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"You live to sway and subvert your audience, engaging common crowds and high society alike. Preserving art and bringing joy to the hapless and downtrodden heightens your charismatic aura."

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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.

Location XP Reward Name Description
Act 1
Druids Grove 20 A Bard's Muse Inspire Alfira the bard.
20 Made You Look Earn Mattis' respect by taking his ring.
25 A Very Tall Tale Tell Volo a dramatic story fit for a chapbook.
30 A Story for the Ages Turn someone to your side with a well-timed tale.
  • Convince Kagha to abandon the Shadow Druids.
  • Alternatively, read the four Druid frescos in the room before confronting her.
Goblin Camp

25 Chicken Chase Extraordinaire Win a match of chicken chase.
25 Feel the Beat Successfully perform on the goblin war drum.
25 Give Them A Show Get the goblins on your side while duelling Crusher.
  • Defeat Crusher in a duel and, after he surrenders, choose the Intimidate option to make him kiss your foot.
25 Life of the Party Take part in the Goblin Camp's toast.
25 The Art of Agony Perform for Loviatar's pleasure in her ritual.
Campsite 25 Celebrant Enjoy a dance in camp with the tieflings.
  • Dance with Zae, a Tiefling who only appears if Lakrissa has been killed or knocked out.
Zhentarim Basement 30 The Price of Ink Free Oskar the painter from the Zhentarim.
Arcane Tower 30 Heart of the Creator Perform in a play with Bernard the automaton.
Act 2
Shadow-Cursed Lands 50 Plucking the Lyre's Web Play the Spider's Lyre to attract the drider.
75 A Tale of Two Souls Complete the saga of Art, Halsin and the spirit of the land.
Last Light Inn 50 Living Legend Accept Jaheira's invitation to talk.
50 Memento Mori Offer condolences to Meygan.
  • At the funeral for Harper Yonas.
60 Strings of Fate Bring Art his lute.
Reithwin Town 60 A Story You Won't Believe Pass all Performance checks when telling a tall tale to the brewer.
60 Town of Shadows Find out the fate of each of the major characters in the town: the brewer, the surgeon, the toll collector and the mason.
60 Tales of Yore Piece the scriptures together correctly and reveal the secret in the town square.
Moonrise Towers 50 Danse Macabre Make the gnolls stay under the influence of their master.
50 A Different Kind of Muse Connect to the strange consciousness in Moonrise.
75 It Came From Shadows Discover the source of the Shadow Curse.
95 Eclipse of the Heart Recount Ketheric Thorm's past to him, shaking his resolve.
Gauntlet of Shar 75 Catchy Tune Hear the orthon's contract.
Act 3
Rivington 135 Blabbermouth Complete Lens' interview.
135 Drama Sleuth Take up Valeria's investigation.
170 Explosive Artistry Obtain the runepowder from Wulbren.
135 Taking the Spotlight Willingly step up to the circus' stage.
135 Skald's Song Witness the Gur funeral.
Wyrm's Crossing 170 Giving a Private Performance Accept one of the offers at Sharess' Caress.
Wyrm's Rock Fortress 170 Personal Invitation Witness Gortash's coronation.
Lower City 135 At Least They Didn't Throw Overripe Bananas... Lose the comedy contest in the Elfsong Tavern.
170 A Stand-Up Adventurer Win the comedy contest in the Elfsong Tavern.
170 Finding her Stage Reunite with Alfira in Baldur's Gate.
170 Playing Sune Nudge Svend to accept Siggy's proposition.
170 Sea Memorial Offer something during the Water Queen's funeral procession.
170 Thread of Fame Obtain a piece of clothing from the famous Figaro.
170 Alien in the Big City Meet and acquaint yourself with Ptaris.
220 Making It Sing to Your Tune Sabotage the printing press.
220 The Throes of Love Save Oskar's life.
220 Villain of the Ages Encounter Sarevok, wretched spawn of the dark God Bhaal.