Impress the Murder Tribunal
Impress the Murder Tribunal is a sub-quest of the quest Get Orin's Netherstone in Act Three of Baldur's Gate 3. It is started automatically after entering Wyrm's Rock Fortress and long resting, or by entering the sewers for the first time.
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Objectives[edit | edit source]
- An unnerving stranger gave us a list of people and asked us to kill from it. If we do so, and bring a severed hand as proof, we can stand before the Murder Tribunal and enter the Temple of Bhaal.
- We found a list of people marked for death. If we kill two targets from this list, and bring a severed hand as proof, we can stand before the Murder Tribunal and enter the Temple of Bhaal.
- Orin asked us to kill the tyrant Enver Gortash, sever his hand, and bring this bloody trophy before the Murder Tribunal.
- We have been asked to kill another target from the list. If we do so, and bring a severed hand as proof, we can stand before the Murder Tribunal and enter the Temple of Bhaal.
Walkthrough[edit | edit source]
Orin's Demands[edit | edit source]
If the party kills Enver Gortash as part of Get Gortash's Netherstone, she sends a bloody note to the party's camp, titled "Congratulations on the Murder of Gortash!" She states that, in order to face her, the party must first face the Murder Tribunal before they can challenge her. Gortash's hand can be used to enter the Tribunal.
Olfaith Olumssdottir[edit | edit source]
If the party acquires the Bloodstained Parchment and chooses to murder one of the victims on the list, Olfaith Olumssdottir appears to the party and tells them they have promise as a murderer. He gives them a list of targets and says if they kill another person on the list and removes their hand, they can become unholy assassins.
If the party does this, Olfaith appears again to congratulates them. He tells them to go to Candulhallow's Tombstones and gives them the secret passphrase - 'Sicarius.'
Facing Dolor[edit | edit source]
Candulhallow's Tombstones[edit | edit source]
Candulhallow's Tombstones is northeast of Elfsong Tavern (X:74, Y:25). Its entrance can either be lockpicked, or a key used if the party killed Dolor. Move into the back office room and remove the Butterfly on Skull painting (X:87, Y:15) to find a button. Press the button to reveal a secret door. The only way to get past this door is to know the passphrase, Sicarius.
Within the basement, there is immediately a sign that says "Flaming Fists this Way." This area is heavily trapped with grease barrels that alight if the party enters that way. Instead, remain on the brick path on the right and enter the door to the Murder Tribunal's antechamber (X:-1302, Y:519).
Infiltrate the Murder Tribunal[edit | edit source]
Enter the Murder Tribunal Antechamber and speak to That Which Guards. The entity provides a riddle, "Present me well from gifts thine own, or I shall rend thy flesh from bone." Choose "I killed to be here - and took the victim's hand as proof" to proceed forward. The party can use the hand bag from Dolor, the hands taken from any victims they chose to kill, or the hand of Gortash to gain entry. Choosing any other option results in a fight with the guards, and the Murder Tribunal becomes hostile as well.
Choosing to go the murder route and not pursue Dolor results in Dolor being at the Tribunal and arguing with That Which Guards. That Which Guards states that only one murderer can go forth into the Tribunal. The party can tell Dolor to either go ahead, persuade him to fight against the Tribunal, or fight him to the death.
If the party chooses not to fight their way through, they come face to face with Sarevok Anchev, along with the Echo of Amelyssan, Echo of Sendai, and Echo of Illasera. The party can ask various questions about Sarevok and how he is still alive, his ties to Orin, and information about what the Murder Tribunal is.
Sarevok states that there is no better mirror in which to see the true nature of a killer than his victim. Thus, he summons the image of one of the murder victims. The spectre cannot speak, as the murderer stole its voice. Thus, the party must speak for it. Sarevok asks how the pitiful creature was slain:
- The deed is done - the details don't matter.
- In combat. Honourably.
- [DECEPTION] First, I ended its sorry existence. Then I cut the hand from its corpse.
- [DECEPTION] Slowly and painfully. I savoured every scream.
- [DECEPTION] With a smile on my face, and pleasure in my heart.
- I didn't kill this person. But I will kill you.
If the soul was actually slain by the party, then no deception checks are needed. Choosing the first two options or the last option make Sarevok and the echoes hostile. Otherwise, Sarevok leads the party to the Dread Lord's Abattoir, for the next challenge. Inside the abattoir is the hollyphant investigator, Valeria. The party must choose to kill Valeria, becoming an unholy assassin of Bhaal, or slay Sarevok.
An additional scene plays if either Minsc or Jaheira is in the party during the tribunal. Sarevok instantly recognizes them and declares them traitors. The party can respond by stating they are sacrifices offered up to Bhaal and kill them, or go through Intimidation or Performance checks to having Jaheira/Minsc kneel before the Tribunal. Doing the latter satisfies Sarevok enough to allow the Tribunal to continue and both Minsc and Jaheira can be baptised as unholy assassins.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
After completing Get Orin's Netherstone, the player may revisit the Murder Tribunal. If Sarevok is still alive, he will express admiration for the party's deeds, and start a fight.
Quest Rewards[edit | edit source]
- and if Sarevok is killed
- Becoming an Unholy Assassin allows to trade with Echo of Abazigal, who sells unique Bhaalist-themed gear
Achievements[edit | edit source]