Steal the Sacred Idol

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Mol wants revenge.

Steal the Sacred Idol is a quest in the Druid Grove in Act One of Baldur's Gate 3. It can be initiated by speaking with Mol after earning her trust by helping the various tiefling children in the Druid Grove.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

Objectives and journal entries may vary pending player decisions and outcomes.

Steal the druids' sacred idol.
  • Mol asked us to steal some kind of idol from the druids.
Fight the druids.
  • We took the sacred idol and disrupted the ritual - but now the druids are attacking the tieflings.
Give the Idol of Silvanus to Mol.
  • Mol asked us to steal a sacred idol from the druids. Luckily, we already have it.
  • We stole the sacred idol and killed all the druids. Now we just need to deliver the idol to Mol.
  • Even though the ritual to seal the grove had been halted, we stole the sacred idol. Now to deliver it to Mol.
Find Mol in Baldur's Gate.
  • We gave the sacred idol to Mol. She promised to repay us in Baldur's Gate.
  • Mol and her crew left for Baldur's Gate before we could speak with her. We should look for her in the city.
Quest Complete
  • We gave the sacred idol to Mol. She promised to repay us in Baldur's Gate.
  • We angered Mol and her gang - they won't deal with us anymore.
  • We decided to keep the sacred idol for ourselves.
  • The tieflings were forced out of the grove before we could steal the sacred idol.
  • We left the grove without stealing the sacred idol.
  • We weren't able to return the idol to Mol.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Hatch to the tiefling hideout.

In order to receive this quest, the party must be on good terms with the tiefling children in the Grove. A variety of quests influence how Mol sees them:

The most effective way to gain Mol's respect is to rescue Mirkon. He informs the party about the location of the tiefling hideout and the password needed to enter, allowing a simple path forward. Once inside, Mol greets the party and thanks them for all the good deeds they've done for the children. Choosing "Thought you might need help with something" causes Mol to request stealing the Idol of Silvanus as revenge for hurting Arabella and the other tiefling refugees. Agreeing to steal the idol starts the quest. If you don't choose the dialogue option to help Mol you'll be blocked out of the quest and its reward.

Idol of Silvanus in the Sacred Pool.

The Idol of Silvanus is in the center of the Sacred Pool X: 243 Y: 507 right in the middle of the Rite of Thorns ritual and surrounded by druids. It is possible to simply walk up and take the idol, but doing so results in the druids becoming hostile. All of the druids must be killed in that instance. Attempting to steal the Idol at all while the Rite is ongoing results in hostile druids. Or, you can place the idol in a crate to bypass the Druids becoming hostile. [Needs Verification]

The Idol can be stolen without angering the druids. To do this, Investigate Kagha must have been completed and the Rite stopped (but note that you must start the quest before halting the ritual or it will not be offered). After this, the party can use sneaking skills to stealthily steal the idol. Spells like Darkness, Fog Cloud, and Greater Invisibility are also immensely helpful. If the party is caught, the druids can still be bypassed with a DC 15 Deception, or Intimidation check

Another option is to Stealth, steal the idol and fast travel before being talked to by a druid. Returning to the grove will no longer consider you hostile. Returning to Mol will still trigger normal quest dialog.

Quest Reward[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • After completing the quest, the idol can simply be bought back from Mol, price depends on character's Charisma and standing with Mol allowing the bonuses to be kept.
  • You cannot start this quest if you finish Investigate Kagha, Save the First Druid or anything that decides the grove's fate prior to talking with Mol.