Act One

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Act One of Baldur's Gate 3 opening on the Crashed Nautiloid - Baldur's Gate 3 Wiki

Act One of Baldur's Gate 3 begins immediately after the events of the Prologue with the crash landing of the Nautiloid and the Player Character waking up on the Ravaged Beach.

While the main quest might be focused on the search for a cure, Act One revolves around the conflict between the Goblin Army gathering under the banner of the Absolute and the Emerald Grove, and the tension between the Tiefling Refugees and Druids in the Emerald Grove. It is up to the player who to side with and who to side against, or whether to ignore it all and head straight towards Baldur's Gate.

Companions[edit | edit source]

The following companions are available to the player in Act One, with each of them also having an associated quest.

Summary[edit | edit source]

As the first act of the game, Act One sets the scene for Baldur's Gate 3. The main quest at the beginning of Act One is Find a Cure. This quest tracks the search for ways to remove the Mind Flayer Parasite. As the player interacts with the world around them, more subquests will open up. These subquests will lead to characters with unique insights into the players condition.

While the main quest of Act One is Find a Cure, the party is likely to become embroiled in the main conflict of the area. Goblin search parties canvas the Wilderness in search of the Emerald Grove, as well as survivors of the Nautiloid Crash. It appears that they are all gathering under the banners of a supposed new god called the Absolute.

The druidic circle at the Emerald Grove are experiencing internal trouble as well. Their First Druid, Halsin has gone missing after heading out alongside adventurers in search of an ancient relic. In his absence, self-appointed First Druid Kagha has started the Rite of Thorns, a dangerous ritual that will seal the Grove off and expel the Tiefling Refugees currently seeking shelter with the Druids.

Deciding the Fate of the Emerald Grove

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The Ramparts of the Emerald Grove after the Rite of Thorns has been completed.
The Ramparts of the Emerald Grove after the Rite of Thorns has been completed.

The Emerald Grove is sealed with the Rite of Thorns if...

The Rite of Thorns will be cancelled if...

If Minthara learns about the location of the Grove, the goblins will Raid the Grove. The party can assist Minthara and betray the Grove, or help the tieflings fight them off.

Investigations into a cure are likely to eventually point the player towards Moonrise Towers. This will open up another main quest: Reach Moonrise Towers. Travelling into the Mountain Pass or Shadow-Cursed Lands before resolving the conflict in the Emerald Grove may lead to the Grove being sealed off.

Quests[edit | edit source]

For a full list of Act One Quests see: Act One Quests

Main Quests[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Act One is limited to the Wilderness, the Underdark, Grymforge, and their constituent zones. Leaving these zones will advance time to Act Two, causing several events to be resolved based on the player's progress. For example, if the player did not stop the Rite of Thorns, the ritual will be successful and The Grove will become inaccessible.

Wilderness[edit | edit source]

A region map showing most of the locations in the Wilderness.

For more information see: Wilderness

The Wilderness is a region comprised of multiple locations in Act One of Baldur's Gate 3. In-game, it is also the name of one of the largest locations on the Act One main map; an area that connects most of the other locations in this region.

Emerald Grove[edit | edit source]

The Sacred Pool of the Emerald Grove, and the ritual site of the Rite of Thorns.
The Sacred Pool of the Emerald Grove, and the ritual site of the Rite of Thorns.

For more information see: Emerald Grove

The Emerald Grove, also known as Silvanus' Grove and Druid's Grove, is an area and location in the Wilderness of Act One of Baldur's Gate 3. It encompasses the large cavern known as the The Hollow and the Sacred Pool.

The Druids of the Emerald Grove are led by Kagha who serves as the leader of the druids in First Druid Halsin's absence. They are providing a temporary refuge for the Tiefling Refugees from Elturel, though tensions are high. The Grove is on high alert due to the aggression of nearby goblins. Kagha has ordered the Rite of Thorns be preformed to shut the grove off, which would displace the Tieflings.

Goblin Camp[edit | edit source]

For more information see: Goblin Camp

Underdark[edit | edit source]

For more information see: Underdark

Trivia[edit | edit source]