Unlocking the Meaning Behind a Controversial Line in Baldur’s Gate 3 With a 28-Year-Old Book

Game news To understand this controversial sentence from Baldur's Gate 3, you need a 28 year old book!


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Several months after its release, Baldur's Gate 3 still has so many mysteries to solve, and some require a lot of resources.


A GOTY full of mysteries

When it was released, Baldur's Gate III attracted a lot of attention. Larian's title broke all records, which was unexpected for a T-RPG game inspired by Dungeon and Dragon. On the day of its release on PC, more than 800,000 players simultaneously gathered on the software according to Steam DB. With its release on PS5 and Xbox Series later, a whole community was created which then allowed the title to win the Game of the Year (GOTY) award. What we liked was of course its gameplay, but above all its richness. Thus, it was almost unlikely to have the same adventure as another player, even though it was the same game at the same time, so each person was able to experience a different quest with colorful characters and varied ambitions. Everyone was also potentially able to discover a subtlety that remained hidden. Added to this, the original lore of DnD is extremely vast and hides many secrets, such as the one surrounding this ultra-controversial dialogue. Please note, this article will refer to the end of Baldur's Gate 3.

Enver Gortash, the imposter

If, like many players, you were able to go through Baldur's Gate 3 until the end of Act 2, you have surely already come across Enver Gortash, the archduke of the city. Technically, he is seen harshly in Act 1, but as a silhouette with the descriptions “a male elf in armor”, and “a handsome young man with a spontaneous smile”. Problem is, when we see him in the flesh later in the adventure, it's a bit of a cold shower, because he doesn't really look like that. The man we meet is a human with tanned skin, with the first signs of age, and numerous scars. Obviously, the fans were very surprised by this difference and went so far as to moder Gortashfor which it is more similar.

If many players left it there, some began to wonder why Larian, usually so complete, retained this inconsistency. This is where fans had the idea to look for the answer in Dungeons and Dragons and this is what it came up with:

Bane preferred never to be seen in person and therefore almost never sent a pure avatar into the Realms. He possessed mortals from time to time to serve as his replacement avatars, preferring young, handsome men of slim build, cultured tastes, wealth, and power—often bored young nobles. Anyone Bane possessed quickly took on the appearance of a handsome man with black hair, an oily look, and a mocking, even cruel manner. — Faiths & Avatars: Bane Character Description

For the fans, everything matches. Once again we have the description of a young man with brown hair. This therefore suggests that one of Gortash's appearances was therefore false. In addition, as Baldur's Gate 3 players will have noticed, this antagonist intervenes in the game as the chosen one of Bane, the god of darkness. Everything suggests that he was therefore possessed. For the moment, nothing has been confirmed by Larian, but it is consistent. Unfortunately for fans, as there will be no DLC, we will have to settle for the basic software to solve this mystery.

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