Changing the subject:
So, my entire reason for playing Neverwinter Nights was to see who this Valen was (he's a henchman in Hordes of the Underdark and certain Fenris fans were gushing about him. Seems that character was written by David Gaider, too.) and how I had missed him before. Turns out most of his dialog was bugged in the game and I had to resort to a fan-made fix to get it. But, boys and girls, I am here to tell you I am a convert. How they managed it with just a few lines of dialog, I have no idea, but I went completely warm and squishy inside.
For the record, David Gaider wrote Alistair, too.