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"You’re curious and well-read, with an unending thirst for knowledge. Learning about rare lore of the world will inspire you to put this knowledge to greater purpose."

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Performing certain actions that align with this background will reward Inspiration. These goals can be accomplished by any member of the active party, and Inspiration points are pooled, up to a maximum of 4.

Location XP Reward Name Description
Anywhere 20 Reanimator Correctly follow Gale's instructions to resurrect him.
26 Whispers from the Grave Glean some wisdom from speaking with the dead.
Act 1
Dank Crypt 20 Secrets Of The Sundering Unlock and read the Book of Dead Gods.
Druids Grove 20 Roots of the Grove Learn local history from the druidic frescos.
20 Secrets Of The Shadow Druids Discover and read Faldorn's Canticle.
Blighted Village 25 All Knowledge Is Worth Having Finish reading the Thayan tome of necromancy.
30 A Natural Alliance Recognise the druid and Harper armour.
  • Located underneath the broken bridge to the north of the blighted village.
25 A Solitary Spider Read the arachnomancer's journals at the bottom of the well.
25 Secrets Of The Necromancer Discover the strange nature of the Thayan tome.
Goblin Camp 25 Secrets Of The High Chieftain Read Volo's Guide To Goblins
25 The Phases Unfold Solve the moon puzzle sealing the door to the Underdark.
Underdark 30 If I Can't Have It... Discover the secrets of the Adamantine Forge from all three drow wizards.
30 Secrets Of The Sussur Tree Disable an arcane turret using a sussur flower.
30 The Forbidden Arcane Read Omeluum's notes on illithid magic.
30 Secrets Of The Matron Read the obscure text by a drow matron.
Act 2
Shadow-Cursed Lands 50 Corrupted Beyond Recognition Find and read the dead druid's journal about how the shadow curse came to be.
  • Located in the top north-eastern part of the map
Last Light Inn 60 Waking the Sleeper Wake Art from his catatonic slumber.
50 Theskan Tactician Help Mol win the game of lanceboard.
Reithwin Town 60 Hippocratic No More Find the surgeon's research notes.
60 Partaking in Local Customs Perform the ritual in the Sharran Sanctuary.
60 Snuffed Spark Find the dead aasimar's journal.
60 Tenets of Loss Open the way into the Sharran Sanctuary.
Moonrise Towers 50 Secrets of The Necromancer Solve Balthazar's secret study puzzle.
60 A Little Too Familiar with the Grotesque... Solve Balthazar's secret study puzzle without making a mistake.
50 They're in the Walls! Discover what the 'meat sound' is.
  • Interact with the Cracked Wall up over the kitchen area (ladder in adjacent room)
  • Need to select "Do Nothing" or else fail the first ability check (must activate the cut scene where The Absolute introduce itself)
60 Thorm Family Secrets Discover the fate of Ketheric's family members.
  • Gale must be the one who "judges the goblins" in first interaction with Ketheric, which as of Patch 6 requires Origin Gale. Unique dialog is available here.
60 To Have Loved and Lost Discover the source of Ketheric's shame.
Gauntlet of Shar 60 History Never Forgets Open the way into the Gauntlet of Shar.
75 Emblem of the Moonmaiden Discover the truth about the Nightsong.
75 Rat King Discover the truth behind the numerous rats in the Gauntlet of Shar.
Mind Flayer Colony 95 Brain Blast! Successfully complete the mind puzzle in the mind flayer colony.
Act 3
Rivington 135 Assistant to the Extra-Planar Agent Take up Valeria's serial killer investigation.
135 Knowledge of the Heart Get a fresh perspective on your relationship with a companion.
  • Get the best possible outcome from Zethino's relationship quiz.
170 A Foul and Awesome Display Use Wulbren's runepowder bomb.
170 A Grand Prize! Figure out Akabi's scheme and obtain the 'grand' prize.
Wyrm's Crossing 135 New Normal Let yourself be scanned by a Steel Watcher.
Wyrm's Rock Fortress 170 Coronation of the Dreadmaster Meet Gortash in Wyrm's Rock and witness his coronation.
170 Crossing's Namesake Find the undying sentinel underneath Wyrm's Crossing.
170 Heavy is the Head Find the Helm of Balduran.
Lower City 170 An Exotic Charter Obtain access to the House of Hope portal.
170 Blood of the Convenant Find out how Araj's blood experiments are going.
170 Membership Admittance Ask to join the Society of Brilliance.
170 Rennaissant Ingenuity Uncover the machinery powering the printing press.
220 Stopping the Repetition of History Defeat Lorroakan.
220 The Karsus of Our Times Give Nightsong to Lorroakan.
220 The Returned Cap'n Behold the true Captain Grisly in all her piratical glory.
220 Using the Proper Means Find and use the Torch of Revocation.