oh wow, that's very disappointing. i just got to twin elms and i'm at level 11, 50 hours in. was finally almost getting to that baldur's gate 2 feel of wielding true power too. god, i just want to cast a timestop so bad.
perhaps they were considered too conventional for an obsidian rpg. instead, we get a priest who seems a hair away from murdering you in your sleep, some grey-woman without a name and a guy eating raw deer intestines when you first meet him. delightful.