Gawin is an NPC level 2 in Divinity: Original Sin 2 (DOS2).



Gawin information



Gawin location




  • When a player first approaches Gawin he will converse with them (Choose options stating you are alone). He will inform the player of a way out of Fort Joy, for which he must first obtain the Teleportation gloves from nearby Crocodiles (marked on the map). Once they are obtained he will run out of the gate in Fort Joy (the one you entered through) and go east to a cliffside. The player will be able to teleport him across the chasm, or drop him into the sand bar below. Either way he will betray you and leave alone. His body can be found later, unless you follow him and defend him.
  • If he's dropped in the sand bar he can be found dead by Kniles' pets.
  • If he's dropped on the docks, the magisters located there will kill him. However if you have cleared this area before teleporting him, his body can be found later in the marshes, to the east from the burning pigs. (X:478 Y:164) (Hollow Marshes, Voidwoken Deep-dweller fight). He dies in that spot, even if there are no enemies. If you have not cleared the area before, there's still a possibility you can still arrive there before he is killed. You can save him on that fight (Silent monks, Archers and Magisters targeting him, you can Fortify and Arrmour of Frost him to keep him alive), but it will not trigger a dialog, and upon finishing the fight he will still run to the aforementioned spot and suddenly die, you can see it if you run behind him. 
  • Be aware; once you have teleported him you will not be able to buy his Aerothuerge books, as he will likely be dead. It is advised you buy/pickpocket the books you need before completed his quest. But also before being teleported he can be killed to retrieve the books as well.
  • He has a unique robe that increases Aerothuerge by +1; You can loot it off him if he perishes.



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    • Anonymous

      21 Mar 2021 04:08  

      I always found extremely sad that Gawin always carries a mug of beer with him. Maybe he was just holding it until he was free from Reaper's Eye. Douche or not, he had dreams. Just like us, he hoped for better days.

      • Anonymous

        17 Feb 2021 09:48  

        I somehow got him to stay alive. I cleared out the magisters, undead, voidwoken dweller, and wendigo before doing his quest and he just ran to x:421 y:204 near the vines that lead to where Tarlene is chilling next to the shrieker. I think I bugged him out since the wiki says he dies even if there are no enemies. I can't talk to him, or pickpocket, but I can still kill him for his books. Haha!

        • Anonymous

          19 Jul 2020 09:44  

          In an instance where you come back to do his quest well after, if your level is high enough you will just kill him by using teleport (the actual spell, haven't tried gloves) this is likely due to scaling (either by int, or level). Just an interesting tidbit.

          • Anonymous

            28 Jun 2020 11:29  

            you can teleport companion first, then him. When he says hes dialog attack him. U get 1200 exp plus u kill him and get his loot.

            • 19 Oct 2019 07:03  

              I stole 1 book and some minor loot from him prior to teleporting him to the ledge, then I teleported him to the ledge (gaining 1200 xp), waited for the gloves to recharge, teleported my party member to the ledge, gave him the gloves, waited for Gawin to die, teleported his body to me and got all of his other skill books and his robe. Then I just gave the gloves to my PC and teleported the character with the loot back to the party. No need for sneaking or learning the Leap skill, everything can be done using the Gloves of Teleportation.

              • Anonymous

                24 Feb 2019 23:52  

                Before completing quest, give him 100 gold to get to 100 attitude. Then buy 3 books first from him. Then kill him to gain the other 4 aerotheurge skill books + Gawin's Robe + 200 XP for kill. You won't get the money back, but it's def a discount.

                • Anonymous

                  21 Jan 2019 00:08  

                  He dropped 5 of his 6 books on death (might be rng though?). Was able to complete the quest and loot him right away by teleporting him to his destination then immediately attacking him with a scroll. Once dead, I could teleport his corpse back to me and loot it then trade the gloves to a party member to teleport me back up and go on my merry way.

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Nov 2018 19:18  

                    Depending on when you talk to him, he will run into one of several groups of mobs. The pier with the magisters, the beach with the undead (near the witch), the flaming pigs area, and then his forced demise. I didn't try an AoE, but he was not able to be directly targetted once ported to the far side (had rest of my party camped). Note that you can't get stuck here unless you ignored all waypoints somehow, and you can use them to port your group together again. You could probably cut him off using the bridge waypoint as well, assuming the areas between are clear.

                    • Anonymous

                      22 Oct 2018 19:32  

                      For the tomes u want to get level 4 and as long as you teleport one of your party member over and wait for Gawin to die, you can sneak (Default key 'C') to loot the corpse containing the valuables (tomes and chestpiece). Worked for me at least, dont need any sort of leap skill. Remember to save because there's some weird RNG with the dying position sometimes.

                      • Anonymous

                        22 Sep 2018 18:49  

                        1. Start the Quest 2. Kill the Crocodiles and loot the Teleportation Gloves 3. Inform him that you have the gloves 4. Get to level four and learn a leap skill 5. Go to him and trade so you see his inventory 6. Exit inventory and teleport him to the ledge 7. After he teleports you to the ledge, leap to the other side 8. Teleport him over to you for 1200 XP 9. Follow him as he runs into a fight with the magisters at the pier 10. Kill him with a ranged weapon from behind for 200 XP 11. Go back and loot his body Side Note: If you kill an NPC, they drop random items or nothing at all unless a unique item comes from them. When you check their inventory via trading, they will usually have the more expensive stuff on their person as loot. Essentially, Gawain would just drop his robe if you didn't trade him, but because you checked his inventory, he will also drop his more expensive skill books which is why you waited for level four to finish this quest. Hope this helps for those of you trying to conserve funds.

                        • Anonymous

                          19 Sep 2018 01:11  

                          Or you just find him at Flenser playground dungeon and loot all books from his corpse. D1ngospo ~ Honor mode!

                          • Anonymous

                            05 Jul 2018 19:15  

                            If you wait till 4, you can tp your party over before sending him, engage the fight, and get not only the quest bonus, but also all his books.

                            • Anonymous

                              04 Feb 2018 19:39  

                              He betrayed me, later when i made it to the Fort Joy docks, his corpse was laying there with all the books i didnt purchase.

                              • Anonymous

                                05 Oct 2017 18:31  

                                Dear ALl; i just played into the deepest dungeons of the fort joy prison - Found Kniles- his journal AND GAWIN dead in his prison :) #betrayal to his own death - #Retard for not stayin after all the teleporting - 4x5 20s per teleport is a bit much.. make it 3 - :D
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                                • Anonymous

                                  05 Oct 2017 10:16  

                                  After teleporting him across to the dock, I went ahead and fought all the battles up until the Voidwoken Deepdweller. I ran ahead of him and when I was fighting, he sat back and cowered. Then, after the battle he ran to his usual spot and fell over dead. Is it possible to keep him alive?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    28 Sep 2017 22:05  

                                    Some devs are definetly stupid to screw you over for completing his stupid quest the first time. Now I cant buy the spells I want for a while just because troll devs. Get fired!

                                    • Anonymous

                                      28 Sep 2017 20:33  

                                      If you managed to fight along side him at the peer he will continue running into the wood, you will likely find him dead at the spot where the big ol voidwoken appears.

                                      • 22 Sep 2017 19:14  

                                        After comlete the quest with teleportation Gawin on the other side, later i find him on the battle with magisters, we fight together and after battle without a word he goes away to the wood, but i kill him

                                        • 19 Sep 2017 23:53  

                                          If you talk to her with an elf party member, (before you tell her that her daughter is dead), it will open up more dialog. Note: you can only talk to her with the elf a couple times before she will ignore you.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            18 Sep 2017 00:35  

                                            How long will I have to wait for an opportunity to find/craft/buy aerotheurge skill books after Gawin dies during his quest? Or should I just wait to complete his quest until after I've bought all his aero books?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              17 Sep 2017 07:30  

                                              If you teleport him to the beach below he will go into the cave and then you will find his body in the room with the boss with the meat golems and get some quite good stuff off his corpse (as long as you have not killed the boss first)

                                              • Anonymous

                                                15 Sep 2017 16:45  

                                                Possibly the most pointless betrayal ever in a video game. Makes sense from a gameplay perspective but the writing doesn't explain why he would rather make an enemy out of you than teleport you and go your separate ways or better yet stick with you for protection (you just managed to kill 3 wizard crocodiles after all). Horrible writing in my opinion.

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