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Rugan is a Human NPC in Baldur's Gate 3. He can be found in a cave on The Risen Road, fending off Flind Flind's gnoll pack.

Involvement[edit | edit source]

The player will find Rugan and Olly Olly taking shelter in a cave while under attack from Flind Flind and their gnoll pack.

Rugan will not fully engage with the party until the gnolls have been defeated. After the battle Rugan will thank the party for the assistance and reveal they are a caravan carrying cargo to Baldur's Gate.

During this interaction the party can recognise that Rugan is part of the Zhentarim merchant network. In any case he will give the party the password (little serpent, long shadow) for entering the Zhentarim Hideout at Waukeen's Rest.

The party can attempt to intimidate Rugan into handing over the contents of the chest they are protecting in the cave.

Should the party successfully take the contents of the chest, Rugan will be found again at the Zhentarim Hideout, tied to a chair and being beaten by one of the Zhents for his failure. If spoken to, he will beg the party to end his suffering. The party can either kill him or release him. Releasing Rugan leads to the other Zhentarim becoming hostile. Rugan will aid in the ensuing fight, but flees immediately after it concludes.

Combat[edit | edit source]

Attacks and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Main Hand Attack.webp
Main Hand Attack Main Hand Attack ()   –  Shortsword
Normal weapon damage

Make a melee attack with your equipped weapon.
 Melee: 1.5 m / 5  ft
Ranged Attack.webp
Ranged Attack Ranged Attack ()   –  Hand Crossbow
Normal weapon damage

Make a ranged attack with your equipped weapon.
 Range: 18 m / 60 ft
Generic Fire.webp
D4 Fire.png 1d4 (1~4) Damage TypesFire damage

Hurl a flask of liquid fire that explodes on impact.
 Range: 30 m / 100 ft

Notable Loot[edit | edit source]

Speak with Dead[edit | edit source]

Rugan can be spoken to with Speak with Dead Speak with Dead.

Party member: Who are you?

  • Rugan: ... Rugan... Zhentarim agent...

Party member: What happened here?

  • Rugan: ... Ambushed... gnolls... saved cargo...
  • (If killed by the Player) Rugan: ... some... killer... looked a lot like you...

Party member: Where were you heading?

  • Rugan: ... tavern... Zhentarim hideout...
    • Party member: And how do I find this hideout?
      • Rugan: ... beneath tavern... need password...

Party member: What's inside the cargo?

  • Rugan: ... wizard's shipment... secret... dangerous...

Related Quests[edit | edit source]