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Omeluum is a friendly mind flayer and trader in Baldur's Gate 3. Omeluum can be found at Ebonlake Grotto in the Underdark after being contacted by Blurg. It is a member of the Society of Brilliance and can be asked for help to remove the tadpole.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Omeluum was born with a propensity for arcane magic, giving it the strength to resist the elder brain and defect. Following its ambitions to better the world, Omeluum joined the Society of Brilliance, and now conducts research with its friend and fellow member, Blurg. Currently, they are working to improve living conditions in the Underdark.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Involvement[edit | edit source]

Act One[edit | edit source]

The player can first meet Omeluum after talking to the Hobgoblin trader Blurg at the Myconid Colony. Blurg is a fellow scholar of the Society of Brilliance, who will bring Omeluum to help the player.

The player has several opportunities to attack Omeluum during dialogue, and some Companions might actually suggest it. If the player listens to Omeluum they will learn that it is a rogue member of its society who was born with special powers that allow it to resist the control of the Elder Brain of its colony. Omeluum feeds on the brains of cruel and sadistic creatures of the Underdark, and wishes to help the Illithid society by discovering a brain-free diet.

Should the player accept the Help Omeluum investigate the parasite quest and bring Omeluum the required ingredients, it will attempt to remove the tadpole. Omeluum will not only fail, but also make the tadpole more powerful (granting whomever drank the potion Survival Instinct). The Mindflayer will be surprised and worried about the power of the tadpole, and will apologize for not being of service. Omeluum will then offer to sell the Ring of Mind-Shielding, which can limit the powers of the tadpole. The player can either buy this ring or convince Omeluum to give it to them.

Purchasing and reading On Illithids, Volume XXVI earns the Inspiration Icon.pngInspirational Event The Forbidden Arcane (Sage background).

Act Three[edit | edit source]

If Steal a Githyanki Egg was resolved without Lady Esther receiving the githyanki egg, then in Chapter Three Blurg informs us at the Society of Brilliance Lodge that Omeluum travelled with him to report their findings to the Society of Brilliance, but it has now gone missing. He asks you to track Omeluum down. This starts the Retrieve Omeluum quest.

You will find Omeluum in the south west corner of the Iron Throne. It will become a temporary companion with the ability to Teleport to Submersible. Once rescued, Omeluum returns to the Lodge. It cannot be traded with, although it can be pickpocketed.

Shop[edit | edit source]

Corresponds to UND_SocietyOfBrilliance_Mindflayer.

Notable items sold[edit | edit source]

Once Help Omeluum investigate the parasite is complete, Omeluum will sell the following items:

Attacks and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • As an illithid, Omeluum is addressed using the "it" pronoun.
  • Omeluum's origins are remarkably similar to Grazilaxx, another illithid appearing within the Fifth Edition module, Out of the Abyss. Both of them previously worked with a lich before working with the Society of Brilliance.
    • Omeluum is specifically differentiated as not being the same character, as the text of 'An History of the Society of Brilliance as Told by Its Members' mentions both Omeluum and Grazilaxx as separate colleagues in the society, having founded it together with Blurg and several others.
    • As Blurg was initially mentioned as an Orog in Out of the Abyss, with some remnant dialogue that seems to make reference to this idea, it is possible that both of them underwent changes in development; with Omeluum originally intended to be Grazilaxx.
  • Omeluum will teleport away after repeated pickpocket attempts.

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