The Flaming Fist is the largest and most powerful mercenary company of the fictional continent of Faerûn in the Forgotten Realms fantasy setting. The Fist is based in the city of Baldur's Gate on the Sword Coast, where its members serve as a guard within the city. Their job is to put down (with deadly force) any who commit egregious acts of evil. They also work out of this city, going down just south of Beregost. From Nashkel onwards, the Amnish soldiers keep guard.
The Flaming Fist organization is run by Duke Eltan, one of the four Grand Dukes of Baldur's Gate.
In the Baldur’s Gate series of computer games, the Flaming Fist plays a prominent role in much of the plot. In particular, the following characters are members of the Flaming Fist:
- Officer Vai is the woman who lurks in the Jovial Juggler in Beregost after the player has completed the quest in the Nashkel mines. She will buy the player bandit scalps for fifty gold pieces each.
- Scar is a man in Baldur’s Gate who will offer the player quests, leading to the Iron Throne mystery. He is later killed, and the player is left framed for a crime he or she did not commit.
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