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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Complete Rescue Orin’s Victim in BG3

Orin has taken one of your companions hostage in Baldur's Gate 3, and this guide shows you where you need to go to rescue them.

Eventually, you’ll face off against Gortash and Orin. These two characters are major antagonists who work with the Elder Brain.

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Orin will invade your camp and disguise herself as a companion. You can save them or bring her Gortash’s Netherstone. Here’s how to complete Rescue Orin’s Victim in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Start Get Orin’s Netherstone Quest in Baldur’s Gate 3

You receive this quest immediately after going to Wyrm’s Rock Fortress for the first time. You’ll need to long rest first before it’s given to you. You can also start this quest by going into the sewers. Essentially, one of your companions will be kidnapped by Orin.

Keep in mind that the start of this quest will play out different, depending on your party composition. For example, if you only have three companions at the time, the NPC Yenna will be kidnapped instead. This also applies if you use a party limit extender mod as well. Any companions at camp and not currently in your party are eligible to be kidnapped.

How to Save Orin’s Victim in Baldur’s Gate 3

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You can go about it for your Baldur’s Gate 3 in two ways. You can comply with Orin’s demand and eliminate Gortash, which might be your goal regardless of the type of character you’re playing, or how you’re going through the game. This is a more direct way to handle the situation, where you’ll need to remove the Steel Watch, and then track down Gortash. However, if you’d like a different way, listen to Gortash and investigate the murders in Baldur’s Gate. After defeating the Murder Tribunal, you’ll learn about the entrance to Bhaal temple underneath the city.

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You can find several manholes leading to the sewer in Baldur’s Gate. Each of the manholes takes you to a different part of the Undercity in Baldur’s Gate 3, but one of the best ones to use is where you can find the Baldur’s Gate Waystone in the north part of the Lower City.

Your pathway to the Temple of Bhaal will take a good amount of time. You’ll want to make sure you have an Amulet of Bhaal to bypass a door and prove you’ve soaked in the blood for this god in Baldur’s Gate 3. My group did it by telling the door we had the amulet of Bhaal, and that we had killed the Murder Tribunal, which was enough to get us through the door.

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When you enter this area, you can make your way into the Bhaal Temple, where Orin will be waiting for you, with your companion on an altar. Depending on the choices you’ve made up until this point, Orin may free your companion, or they will kill them. For my playthrough, I had not only killed Orin’s grandfather, but I had not defeated Gortash. Because of this, Orin will attempt to kill my companion, but I can persuade her from doing it with a proper skill check. After this, you’ll have to face off against Orin.

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Regardless of your choice, so long as you pass this skill check, you’ll have to battle against Orin in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Fighting Orin in Baldur’s Gate 3

Orin will transform into her proper form, that of a Slayer. While in this form, she is the perfect assassin and killer, capable of unleashing a large amount of damage, and she’s partially unstoppable, forcing you and your Baldur’s Gate 3 party members to do as much damage against her as possible so she can lose the unstoppable effect, and she’ll take damage. I recommend focusing on her minions first and then turning on her to make her much easier to take down.

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After taking out her two minions, Orin will be exposed, and you have your entire party focus on her. You might be able to defeat her before the ritual has finished, which I do recommend. After you’ve defeated Orin, the ones around her during the ceremony will appear, and you can take them on. Still, they’re relatively easy compared to Orin and her partners during this Baldur’s Gate 3 encounter.

Now, you can free your companion and explore the rest of Bhaal’s Temple in Baldur’s Gate 3. Orin will have been defeated, and you can acquire her Netherstone.

Orin can be pretty tough to beat, notwithstanding deciding what to do in her quest. Check out our guide on whether you should make a deal with Orin or not.

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Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.