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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Complete Wake Up Art Cullagh in BG3

Waking up Art Callagh is not an easy task in Baldur's Gate 3, and this guide shows you all the steps on how to do it.

There are several survivors that you can find in the Last Light Inn in Baldur’s Gate 3, many of which are tired, hungry, and ready to give up. One of those survivors is Art Cullagh. Here’s how to wake up Art Cullagh in BG3.

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Where to Find Art Cullagh in Baldur’s Gate 3

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When you arrive at the Last Light Inn, speak with Harper Tumeril on the right side of the entrance. They’ll share with you that they’re standing guard over a particular individual in your Baldur’s Gate 3 playthrough and let you pass and talk with him. Unfortunately, the person cannot remember who they are and cannot speak. However, they do have some personal effects on them.

While you examine Art Cullagh, your Baldur’s Gate 3 party will be assisted by Fist J’ehlar, who will help you with all the details. They’ll assist you with examining the body and going through any personal effects they find. As you work your way through the dialogue trees, you’ll discover a letter from Art Cullagh about having him investigate the House of Healing in the city to the southwest of the Last Light Inn.

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You can choose how to get there, but there are relatively few paths in this region of Baldur’s Gate 3. I had already been down this way with my party, which made it easy to reach this location, and track down my true destination: the House of Healing.

How to Find House of Healing in Baldur’s Gate 3

The next step in your quest to wake up Art Cullagh will take you to the House of Healing. It’s a notable location that you can find in this region, and it will be to the west of the Last Light Inn. I took my Baldur’s Gate 3 party south and crossed the river to reach this area, full of dangerous creatures and dark monsters waiting to tear them apart. You’ll likely need to take a handful of Short Rests to heal your party.

When you arrive on the far north side of the House of Healing, make your way through the house, and you’ll encounter Malus Thorm. They are heading up the House of Healing, and they’re the primary antagonists in this area. If you speak with him and begin a cutscene, you’ll be stuck working through Skill Checks against him or taking him on in a direct fight.

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When I fought against Malus Thorm, I discovered two ways to beat him: Outwit him or partake in a straight fight. If you want to outwit Malus Thorm with your Baldur’s Gate 3 group, I recommend using a character with high Charisma that can use Religion, History, and Persuasion. For that encounter, I used Wyll to speak with him.

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Alternatively, you can go into a straight fight with Malus. If you’d prefer to fight him, I feel it’s still best to convince the doctor to have his nurses turn on each other so you do not have to fight those enemies simultaneously, but the choice is yours. I found it much easier to deal with Malus Throm by himself with my Baldur’s Gate 3 group.

After you defeat Malus, he will drop a particular Lute that you can loot from his body. You will need to use this one on Art Cullagh, and you can now return to the Last Light Inn.

Malus Thorm Loot

Malus Thorm’s loot isn’t worth the difficulty of defeating him. Here’s what you can expect when you defat Malus Thorm:

  • Various alchemical ingredients.
  • Surgeon’s Subjugation Amulet:
    • Rarity: Rare.
    • Price: 125 GP.
    • Paralysing Critical: When scoring a Critical Hit on a humanoid, the wearer can Paralyze the target for 2 turns.

Return to Art Cullagh to Wake Him Up in Baldur’s Gate 3

When you return to Art Cullagh, interact with him, and one of the first dialogue choices should be to use the lute and play the tune he’s humming under his breath. I could do this with any of my Baldur’s Gate 3 characters. Doing this wakes Art Cullagh up, and you’ll discover he’s the one you need to take to Halsin to help cure the Shadow Curse in your Baldur’s Gate 3 playthrough.

Although this quest might seem like something to do on the side, it’s an important task to do if you want to Lift the Shadow Curse in Baldur’s Gate 3. Without this critical part, you could miss out on some important quest progression, and tracking down Art Cullagh’s lute is the key to waking him up.

The Last Light Inn is full of quests and surprises. Check out our guide on investigating the Selunite Resistance in Last Light Inn for more help.

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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.