Mystic Carrion

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Mystic Carrion is an Undead Mummy Lord in Baldur's Gate.

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I assume you came to me seeking an exorcism?
Mystic Carrion

Overview[edit | edit source]

Mystic Carrion resides on the lower floor of Philgrave's Mansion and acts as a Trader. Several Ghouls roam the mansion as Mystic Carrion uses them for his dark work.

Involvement[edit | edit source]

Mystic Carrion is encountered by entering Philgrave's Mansion - either by detecting and lockpicking the stone wall X: -8 Y: -158, destroying the stone wall, using the hole in the wall X: 29 Y: -166 to sneak in, or by lockpicking the balcony entrance.

Carrion asks the party what they are doing because they do not have an appointment. He explains that he is a spirit medium who works with wealthy clients in the Upper City. Carrion believes the party is too poor to seek his services, but asking "Is there anything I can do for you?" will get his attention. He does indeed have a job - seeking out his lost servant, Thrumbo Thrumbo.

This starts the quest Find Mystic Carrion's Servant Find Mystic Carrion's Servant. If the party chooses to ally with Thrumbo and destroy any of Mystic Carrion's organs, then he will become hostile and attack them as soon as they return to Philgrave's Mansion. Likewise if the party has destroyed any of Mystic Carrion's organs before ever meeting him, he will be immediately hostile.

If the party 'kills' Mystic Carrion before destroying Jar of Mystic Carrion's Heart and then takes a long rest, Carrion will resurrect himself, destroy Thrumbo and his friends, and hide his heart in the basement of Philgrave's Mansion.

If the party started the quest Search the Cellar Search the Cellar and obtained or read The Necromancy of Thay, Mystic Carrion offers his services of spirit channeling for 1500 gold. If accepted, the spirits tell of another book called The Tharchiate Codex located in Sorcerous Sundries, which they claim is key to unlocking the power of The Necromancy of Thay.

Store[edit | edit source]

Corresponds to LOW_MysticCarrion_Trade_Magic.

Organs[edit | edit source]

Mystic Carrion has hidden his organs in jars located around the Lower City. He possess powerful buffs as long as these jars remain intact.

Combat[edit | edit source]

Attacks and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Bone Chill.webp
D8 Necrotic.png 1d8 (1~8) Damage TypesNecrotic damage

Prevent the target from healing until your next turn. An undead target receives Disadvantage Icon.png Disadvantage on Attack rolls.

 Range: 18 m / 60 ft
Ray of Sickness.webp
D6 Slashing.png 4d6 (4~24) Damage TypesSlashing damage

Force an undead corpse to explode, wounding nearby creatures and creating a large cloud that deals heavy Damage TypesPoison damage to those lingering within it.

DEX Save
 Range: 18 m / 60 ft
Blindness.webp

Affix a target with your baleful gaze to Frighten it.

WIS Save
 Range: 18 m /  ft
Multiattack Earth Elemental.webp
D6 Bludgeoning.png 2d6 (2~12) Damage TypesBludgeoning damage
+
D6 Necrotic.png 3d6 (3~18) Damage TypesNecrotic damage

Aim multiple attacks at a target that is Frightened Frightened. Each one deals 2d6Damage TypesSlashing and 3d6Damage TypesNecrotic.

 Melee: 1.5 m / 5  ft
Bestow Curse Attack Disadvantage.webp
D10 Necrotic.png 2d10 (2~20) Damage TypesNecrotic damage

Bestow Mystic Carrion's Poisoned Curse Mystic Carrion's Poisoned Curse on a foe.

WIS Save
 Range: 18 m / 60 ft
Unarmed Strike.webp
D6 Bludgeoning.png 2d6 (2~12) Damage TypesBludgeoning damage
+
D6 Necrotic.png 3d6 (3~18) Damage TypesNecrotic damage

Drive your fist into a foe and possibly afflict them with Mummy Rot.

 Melee: 1.5 m / 5  ft

Tactician and Honour Mode[edit | edit source]

Turn an Undead against its mortal master after it makes an attack. Your control lasts until the Undead is destroyed.

Honour Mode[edit | edit source]

Generic Damage.webp

Unleash a barrage of spiritual energy, granting undead Guardian Wraiths Guardian Wraiths while haunting other creatures with Wrathful Spirits Wrathful Spirits.

 Range: 18 m / 60 ft
AoE: 3 m / 10 ft (Cube)

Allies[edit | edit source]

Loot[edit | edit source]

Related Quests[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • As of Patch 5 Hotfix 17, the secret wall door on the balcony can be opened using a Gilded Chest as key. This is likely a bug. It is currently unknown if it is a specific Gilded Chest or any. [Needs Verification]

Gallery[edit | edit source]