Destroy the Ancient Tome

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Destroy the Ancient Tome is a sub-quest of Search the Cellar in Act One of Baldur's Gate 3. It is initiated upon finding the book Necromancy of Thay in the Blighted Village.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

Objectives and journal entries may vary pending story decisions and outcomes.

Destroy the book.
  • Evil is inscribed on every page of this book. But all evil has a weakness - there must be a way to destroy it.
  • Only light from the divine can burn away this book's evil.
Quest Complete
  • The book has been destroyed, along with any dark secrets it contained. Good riddance.
  • The book was too valuable to be destroyed - we decided to take its knowledge for ourselves.
  • The book was lost, along with any dark secrets it contained.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

The Necromancy of Thay is obtained during Search the Cellar Search the Cellar within the apothecary's secret laboratory past the ornate mirror. Removing the book from its trapped rooms starts a quest to either unlock the Necromancy of Thay's secrets or destroy it forever.

The book can only be destroyed by dropping it on the ground an then attacking it with Damage TypesRadiant damage like Guiding Bolt Guiding Bolt. Destroying it will net disapproval from Astarion, but approval from Karlach Karlach, Lae'zel Lae'zel, and Wyll Wyll. Destroying the book also will spawn 3 hostile Shadows.