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 "The Necromancy of Thay" in the Blighted Village.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

Objectives and journal entries may vary pending player 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 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.

Destroying the book is simple - drop it on the ground. Then, attack the book with divine spells, such as Guiding Bolt. Be forewarned that destroying the tome summons several shadow enemies.