Grand Mausoleum

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Shadow-Cursed Lands
Gauntlet of Shar
Grand Mausoleum
Reithwin Town

The Grand Mausoleum is a location north-west of Reithwin Town, beyond the graveyard in the Shadow-Cursed Lands in Act Two. It is the Thorm family mausoleum, and final resting place of Ketheric Thorm's late wife, Melodia.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Waypoints[edit | edit source]

This location contains the following waypoint:

caption = Grand Mausoleum Grand Mausoleum X: -173 Y: 80

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Exterior[edit | edit source]

Raphael will be waiting for the party near the entrance, practising his monologue for the player. If Astarion is present, he will ask Raphael about his back markings. Raphael says he will help Astarion in return for killing someone in the Mausoleum for him. Either way, this will begin the quest Kill Raphael's Old Enemy.

Down the cliffs just northeast of the Grand Mausoleum, a band of Cursed Kuo-Toa led by Cursed Kuo-Toa Chief ×1-2 guard the waterside. The chiefs each drop Lightning Jabber. Further along the riverbank is the entrance to the Ominous Crevice.

Interior[edit | edit source]

Past the iron fence is a talking skull telling any intruders to leave, including Minthara. Interacting with it does nothing.

Melodia Thorm's sarcophagus rests centrally in the room, as well as Diary of Ketheric Thorm, Vol 1. In the west wing, the bones of additional Thorm relatives are desecrated, shaped into profane sculptures. Diary of Ketheric Thorm, Vol 2 can be found among these.

The east wing has a symbol of Myrkul ( DC 18 Religion check) and a locked Traveller’s Chest at X: -259 Y: -882. It can be opened with a DC 14 Sleight of Hand check and contains the Vivacious Cloak. Stained Book and Diary of Ketheric Thorm, Vol 3 can be found in this wing.

The North Wing has a plaque here reveals that Isobel is Ketheric’s daughter and that the tomb here belongs to her. Successful DC 10 Perception check here will reveal traps on the vents and tiles on the floor, as well as gargoyle heads on the walls, all around the room. However, traipsing haphazardly across the traps won't have any ill consequences, revealing that they were previously disarmed (the player can still disarm them again if they choose).

To move further in the mausoleum, press the buttons below the three paintings around the room in the right order, a miniature portrait of Ketheric Thorm's personal journey "from splendour, to tragedy, to infamy," hinted at through the Stained Book:

  1. "Moonrise Towers" painting, representing his origin as a Selunite
  2. "Grief" painting, representing the loss of his family.
  3. "General" painting, representing his rise as a crusader for Shar.

This will open up the walls beside the Ketheric Thorm painting, revealing a lift with a glowing Traversal Gem. Successfully solving this puzzle will grant the Inspirational Event History Never Forgets (Sage background). A buried chest containing minor random loot can be found ( DC 18 Survival check) at X: 273 Y: 818. Interacting with the Traversal Gem on the lift will take the player to the Gauntlet of Shar.

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Notable loot[edit | edit source]

Notable items obtained in this location, whether looted, purchased, or obtained as a quest reward: