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True Soul
Level 5












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Creature Race Icon.png  Race Lolth-Sworn DrowLolth-Sworn Drow
Creature Type Icon.png  Type Humanoid
HP Icon.png  HP 78
Creature AC Icon.png  AC 12
Creature Speed Icon.png  Movement Speed 9m / 30ft
Creature Size Icon.png  Size Medium
Weight Icon.png  Weight 60kg / 120lbs
Proficiency Icon.png  Proficiency Bonus +3
Initiative Icon.png  Initiative +2
Passive features
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Character information
Location Grymforge
3D Model
Nere Model.png

Nere, also known as True Soul Nere, is a potential boss in Baldur's Gate 3. In Chapter One he can be found at Grymforge, trapped inside a room that suffered a cave-in. He's a pivotal character for the Free True Soul Nere and Deliver Nere's Head quests.

Act One[edit | edit source]

A group of enslaved Deep Gnomes under the whip of Duergar are trying to free a True Soul from a cave-in near the main room of the Grymforge. To save him, the gnomes tell you to go find Philomeen, a runaway gnome in possession of an explosive capable of destroying the rubble.

WARNING: Doing a Full Rest twice after discovering Nere is trapped will cause his death and the death of those who are trapped with him.

After freeing him, the player can decide to kill him and his mercenaries to save the slave gnomes. The player may also convince Elder Brithvar and his companion, another duergar at the entrance of the main room, to side against Nere, making the fight easier. Alternatively, you can betray Brithvar and convince Nere and the Absolute Cultists to turn on the mercenaries.

It is also possible to lock yourself out of either of these options through dialogue choices prior to rescuing Nere, leading him to kill both the gnome slaves and Sergeant Thrinn immediately after he is freed from the rubble. He will then demand that you help him kill the rest of the cultists and duergar mercenaries; this will make all NPCs except for Nere hostile during the battle.

If you choose to defy Nere when he kills the gnome slaves, or when he demands that you kill the other cultists, and you don't have a deal with Elder Brithvar, you will be forced to fight Nere and all of the duergar at the same time.

Should the player decide to fight his mercenaries before freeing him, an option to convince him that the Absolute is a group of cultists will appear once freed.

After defeating Nere, the player can remove his head to bring it to either Spaw or Glut. You can also remove his head if he dies off-screen, presumably from either a revolt or poisoning.

Regardless of his status, the player will receive a Broken Moonlantern Broken Moonlantern, a precursor to a crucial item needed to travel through the Shadow-Cursed Lands in order to get to Moonrise Towers. Unfortunately there is no way to fix this lantern before going to the Moonrise Towers, rendering this item useless, as you will find a working moonlantern before you get a chance to fix this one.

If you manage to keep Nere alive in the Grymforge, he will appear briefly in Act 2.

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