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Find Ketheric Thorm's Relic Sub-Quest

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Find Kethetic Thorm’s Relic is a sub-quest of Infiltrate Moonrise Tower quest in Act Two of Baldur’s Gate 3. It can be started by speaking with Thisobald Thorm in The Waning Moon, by speaking to Disciple Z’rell in Moonrise Towers, or by reading Balthazar’s diary in his chambers in Moonrise Towers.

Related Quests

  • Infiltrate Moonrise Towers


  • Search Balthazar’s chambers.
    • Minthara told us that the necromancer Balthazar might know more about Ketheric’s invulnerability. She suspects the answers we seek lie in Balthazar’s chambers on the upper floor.
  • Investigate the Thorm Mausoleum.
    • Disciple Z’rell instructed us to assist General Thorm’s advisor, Balthazar, in recovering a powerful relic from the Thorm’s family mausoleum.
    • The Brewer revealed that ‘her cage’ is located in the Thorm Mausoleum. It’s unclear who this woman is, but Ketheric must have caged her for a reason.
    • We found Balthazar’s diary and learned that he went to the Thorm Mausoleum to find a relic called the ‘Nightsong’. It seems to be the key to Ketheric’s invulnerability.
    • A mysterious voice in the Mausoleum warned us to leave. If we wish to find Balthazar, we should press on.
  • Follow the secret passage.
    • We uncovered a secret passage in the Thorm Mausoleum. The relic must be further inside.
  • Find Balthazar.
    • We uncovered a secret passage in the Thorm Mausoleum. Balthazar must be inside.
    • We encountered a group of patrolling skeletons who likely serve Balthazar. They mentioned the temple’s shadowy defenders.
    • We encountered Balthazar’s undead servants. They have barricaded themselves in a room as they prepare to defend their master.
  • Talk to Balthazar.
    • We defeated the temple’s shadowy defenders and found the missing Balthazar.
  • Find a path to the relic.
    • We encountered Balthazar - General Ketheric Thorm’s advisor. He’s been tasked with finding a powerful relic. He asked us to clear the path - by any means necessary.
    • We defeated Balthazar, but the relic is still at large. We should search for it.
  • Complete the Gauntlet of Shar.
    • To enter the temple’s Inner Sanctum, we must complete the Gauntlet of Shar - trials made for her elite soldiers, the Dark Justiciars.
    • We found an Umbral Gem. More are needed to unlock the temple’s Inner Sanctum.
    • We acquired another Umbral Gem from one of Shar’s trials.
    • We acquired a new Umbral Gem from Shar’s trials.
    • We acquired an Umbral gem from the lair of the orthon.
    • We inserted an Umbral Gem into the altar. This activated a platform that will allow us to travel deeper into the temple.
    • We found an altar in front of a locked door. There are three slots for Umbral Gems. We’ll need to find more if we want to enter the temple’s Inner Sanctum.
  • Place Umbral Gemstone in Altar
    • We have enough Umbral Gems. We should insert them into the altar.
  • Open the door to the Inner Sanctum.
    • We’ve collected enough Umbral Gems. Now to gain access to the Inner Sanctum.
    • We inserted an Umbral Gem into the altar. This activated a platform that will allow us to travel deeper into the temple.
  • Find the relic.
    • The path to the Inner Sanctum is open. The relic lies just ahead.
  • Reach the relic.
    • Balthazar followed us into the Shadowfell. He intends to claim the relic. We should hurry after him.
    • We entered the Shadowfell, the heart of the relic.
  • Defeat Balthazar.
    • We found the ‘relic’ - a woman named Nightsong. Balthazar wanted to bring her to Ketheric. We turned on the necromancer instead.
  • Decide Nightsong’s fate.
  • The relic is a woman called Nightsong who was trapped in the Shadowfell by Ketheric and Balthazar. Her fate is in our hands.
  • Report to Moonrise.
    • We helped Balthazar capture the Nightsong. He was pleased. We should return to Moonrise.
  • Report to Disciple Z’rell.
    • We helped Balthazar return Nightsong to Moonrise Towers. Disciple Z’rell would be happy to hear this.
    • Disciple Z’rell was pleased we assisted Balthazar and brought Nightsong to Moonrise.
  • Report to Ketheric Thorm.
    • We helped Balthazar return Nightsong to Moonrise Towers. Ketheric Thorm would be happy to hear this.
    • After capturing the Nightsong alongside Balthazar, we reported our success to Ketheric Thorm.
  • We killed Nightsong, making Ketheric Thorm vulnerable.
  • We freed Nightsong and she flew across the shadow-cursed lands to Moonrise Towers, where she intends to face Ketheric Thorm.
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