Hi. After a long time since I last played BG2, I've completed SoA again and just started ToB (I'm inside the pocket plane in ToB now), and I have a few questions on my mind now regarding the story/lore:
1. Who are the 7 hooded figures in the 2nd half of the ending cinematic (from 1m11s onwards)?
Who is the "fool" they speak of, and why do they say the player ("spawn of Bhaal") is doomed?
2. Is the pocket plane in ToB the same area as the last part of Chapter 7 in SoA?
It is said that your belief has shaped what that sub-plane is like, that's why they look slightly different but still similar (each has 5 paths to "challenges/tests" for example).
Also, the sub-plane at the end of SoA is said to be the Nine Hells (Baator), but when you're in your pocket plane at the start of ToB, it is said that it is Bhaal's former realm which is part of the Abyss instead.
So, is there some discrepancy here of where the Lord of Murder is supposed to be from (the Lawful Evil or the Chaotic Evil plane)?