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"You have spent your life in service to a temple, learning sacred rites and providing sacrifices to the god or gods you worship. Serving the gods and discovering their sacred works will guide you to greatness."

Background Feature[edit | edit source]

Background Goals[edit | edit source]

Performing certain actions that align with this background will reward Inspiration. These goals can be accomplished by any member of the active party, and Inspiration points are pooled, up to a maximum of 4. Completing an inspiration event will also grant experience to characters with that background.

Location XP Reward Name Description
Anywhere 20 Fate Must Wait Resurrect anyone in your party.
Act 1
Dank Crypt 20 Divinity Undone Unlock and read the Book of Dead Gods.
Druids Grove 25 Silvanus' Solitude Witness the ritual that seals off the grove from the world.
25 Treefather's Sorrow Unleash Silvanus' curse upon the grove.
Owlbear Nest 25 Her Gift of Silver Recover Selûne's lost treasure through prayer.
Shattered Sanctum 25 A Kiss Without Mercy Endure the ritual of Loviatar until Abdirak is pleased.
25 Saving the Heretic Learn about Maglubiyet and safely free his priest.
Waukeen's Rest 30 A Unified Spirit Pray with the Flaming Fists at Waukeen's Rest.
Underdark 30 Last Rites of the Dark Dancer Complete Eilistraee's ritual of sorrow and obtain her blessed blade.
30 Shatter the Moon Destroy Selûne's protection over the Underdark fort.
The Festering Cove 30 Tipping the Scales Earn the worship of the Kuo-toa.
Grymforge 50 Acolytes of the Demonweb Pits Persuade the spiders in Grymforge to remain faithful to Lolth.
Act 2
Ruined Battlefield 50 No Rest for the Wicked Assist He Who Was in his task.
50 Let Sleeping Dogs Lie Prevent He Who Was from completing his task.
Last Light Inn 50 Moonweaver's Prayer Witness Isobel's ritual to keep up the protection of Last Light.
50 Tragic Love Witness Yonas' funeral.
Reithwin Town 60 Blessed's Final Rest Find the aasimar's journal.
60 Did My Homework Recite Shar's dogma to the surgeon.
60 Honing the Darkness Pass all of Shar's tests in the middle of the cursed town.
Gauntlet of Shar 75 In Her Footsteps Solve each of Shar's trials in the Gauntlet of Shar.
75 Sole Survivor Discover the truth behind the numerous rats in the Gauntlet of Shar.
75 Those for Whom the Bell Tolled Kill all of Balthazar's undead.
Shadowfell 75 Cerimonia Alārum Release the Nightsong.
75 Cerimonia Compedum Execute the ritual to bring Nightsong to Ketheric yourself.
  • Ally with and allow Balthazar to take Nightsong, rather than actually doing it yourself.
Mind Flayer Colony 60 A Piece of Three Piece together Ketheric's allegiances.
Act 3
Rivington 135 Needs of the Many Persuade the merchant to let the refugee squatters stay in his home.
135 Food for the Soul Donate a Long Rest's worth of food to the donation chest.
135 A Test of Faithfulness Ask the Master of Love to test your bond.
135 The Dismemberment of Dribbles Find all the pieces of Dribbles' body and return them to Lucretious.
135 A Scorned Closed Heart Side with the open-minded priest.
  • In the dialogue with the priests, choose "Sounds like your god would be proud of Father Logan".
135 A Wounded Open Heart Side with the close-minded priest.
  • In the dialogue with the priests, choose "If Father Logan had been pickier, he might still been alive".
Wyrm's Crossing 135 Carnal Rituals of Sharess Take part in the... erm... negotiable affection provided in Sharess' Caress.
Wyrm's Rock Fortress 170 Shaking Bane's Hand Agree to an alliance with Gortash.
Lower City 170 Ordinary Practises in Extraordinary Times Offer appropriate offerings to a deity in the Stormshore Tabernacle.
  • The offering is the same amount as needed to get a merchant to 100 Attitude as seen here.
170 What Remains of the Dead Guide Nina to acceptance or prowess.
170 Child Protection Agents Find and rescue Lora's daughter, Vanra.
220 True Exorcism Burn Kerri's portrait with the Torch of Revocation and banish Kerri from the Material Plane.
220 Rites of Loss Complete the Mapping of the Heart.
170 Offering to the Waves Make an offering for the dead waveservant.
Murder Tribunal 220 Liturgy of Blood Embrace Bhaal and complete the Murder Tribunal.
220 Revulsion of Blood Free Valeria during the Murder Tribunal.
Lower City Sewers 170 Grinning with Bhaal Agree to an alliance with Orin.
220 Forgotten, Bloodied, Halls Discover the Temple of Bhaal.

Cut Background Goals[edit | edit source]

  • Justice Sees All: Discover why Anders betrayed Tyr.
    • In Early Acess Anders was a fallen paladin of Tyr however in the release version his backstory was changed to simply be a servant of Zariel, therefore the dialogue that would trigger this inspiration was removed.