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Moonrise Towers Shadow-Cursed Lands

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"Moonrise Towers" iconMoonrise Towers, situated west of Elturel, is a fortified building in Baldur’s Gate 3. It is a pivotal location where players can infiltrate and interact with NPCs, influencing the storyline.

How to Find / Access

  • Traverse the Shadow Cursed Lands, meeting diverse characters.
  • At (X:-156 Y:-97), find a bridge with glowing lights and a Waypoint.
  • Approach the bridge to encounter guards, Zealot Malik and Adept Merim.
  • Dialogue options determine interaction outcome.

Zealot Malik Conversation Options:

  1. “Little from the field. What news inside?”
  2. “I might ask the same. Why is one of our ranks on guard duty?”
  3. “That’s for your superiors to know.”
  4. “I’ve infiltrated an encampment of Harpers protected by a cleric of Selune.”
  5. “Great news: I’m here to take your head.”

Entering "Moonrise Towers" iconMoonrise Towers:

  • Choose dialogue to gather information.
  • Proceed up the stairs despite ghouls on sides.
  • Interact with Heavy Oak Doors to enter.

Zealot Brinn and Araj Oblodra Interaction:

  • Encounter Zealot Brinn in the tower’s center.
  • Beware of Scrying Eye presence.
  • Explore Main Floor to meet trader Araj Oblodra.
  • Choose from dialogue options.

Araj Oblodra Conversation Options:

  • “I’m listening.”
  • “What does a ‘trader in blood’ do exactly?”
  • “What are you interested in, my pale friend?”
  • “I just want to see what you have in stock for now.”
  • “Leave.”

Araj Oblodra’s Potion and Blood Trading:

  • Araj trades blood, creating unique potions.
  • Agreement leads to potion brewing.
  • Blood extraction and experimentation described.
  • Query Araj about blood usage.

Continuation of Araj Oblodra Interaction:

  1. And what exactly will you do with the blood you keep?“
  2. “Sounds interesting. Let’s do it.”
  3. “No, I’m not interested.”

Araj Oblodra’s Request to Bite "Astarion" iconAstarion:

  • Astarion refuses her request to bite her.
  • Araj proposes a potion to increase strength permanently.
  • Astarion asks for your input, providing options.

Astarion’s Reaction to Biting Request:

  • “He said no. There’s nothing more to discuss.”
  • “I am surprised, Astarion. I thought you’d jump at a chance like this.”
  • “Just bite her—the potion sounds useful.”

Outcome of Biting Request:

  • If Astarion bites her, gain unique potions.
  • Elixir of Dragonborn Prowess: "Fire" iconFire.
  • Potion of Everlasting Vigour (Strength +2).

Optional Araj Oblodra Interaction:

  • Engage with Araj Oblodra again to explore her wares.
  • She’s a trader dealing in Moonrise Towers.


Notable Loot

  • "Moonlantern" iconMoonlantern
  • Potion of Everlasting Vigour
  • Spellcrux Amulet

Notable NPCs

  • Araj Oblodra
  • Barnabus
  • Dame Aylin
  • Jaheira
  • Ketheric Thorm
  • Lann Tarv
  • Nightsong
  • Roah Moonglow

Notes / Other Information

1. Ketheric’s Room Investigation:

  • Search Ketheric’s room to uncover connections with Gortash.
  • Discover letters and a diary about his wife and daughter.
  • Utilize this information to persuade Ketheric to surrender.
  • Persuasion can avert a battle at the Mind Flayer Colony.

2. Looting Cultists During Siege:

  • During the "Moonrise Towers" iconMoonrise Towers siege with Jaheira and Dame Aylin, loot dead cultists.
  • Collect Mind Flayer tadpoles from these fallen enemies.

3. Significance for The Dark Urge:

  • Moonrise Towers holds importance in The Dark Urge’s narrative.
  • Explore this area to unravel their story and motivations.


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