Golbraith Stredivas

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Golbraith Stredivas is a human who can be found on the first floor of his house in the Lower City. He is loosely based on a fan of Baldur's Gate 3, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.[url 1][url 2]

Background[edit | edit source]

Golbraith is a retired mind flayer hunter, and leading expert on mind flayers and counter-illithid strategies. He is currently dedicating his time to tracking those that have infiltrated the city, having passed the mantle and illithid-hunting responsibilities down to his son.

Involvement[edit | edit source]

Golbraith is found on the first floor of his home, a building north of The Blushing Mermaid X: -148 Y: -60. If the player reassures him that they know how to deal with mind flayers, he will give them a shield originally gifted to him by Abdel Adrian, Abdel's Trusted Shield.[note 1]

There is also a locked chest on the first floor with some (not-detailed) correspondence between him and his son, and a book inside a chest in the heavily-trapped basement titled Confidant of a Duke, which recounts his first encounter with Abdel on the Elfsong's terrace.

Golbraith's mail box also has a letter from The Lodge, asking for a consult on illithids, and some fanmail from someone who used his techniques to best an illithid.

Notable loot[edit | edit source]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Apparently, Golbraith was a friend of Abdel Adrian, the canonical identity of Gorion's Ward, the main character of the previous installments of the Baldur's Gate series. Some details about this can be read about in the book Confidant of a Duke found on a bookshelf beside Golbraith. However, neither Golbraith nor this shield appear in any previous games.
  1. Forum post: Solfaila (2020-10-26). Thanks Larian - Keep it up. Larian Studios Forum. Retrieved 21:07, 2024-05-20. Archived from the original on 2023-11-26.
  2. Forum post: Solfaila (2023-09-03). Golbraith Stredivas - Thank you Larian. Larian Studios Forum. Retrieved 21:07, 2024-05-20. Archived from the original on 2023-11-26.