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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Solve the Open Hand Temple Murders

Here's how to find all evidence to solve the Open Hand Temple Murder in Baldur's Gate 3 and win the trial.

Baldur’s Gate brims with secrets, mysteries, and, apparently, murder plots. Baldur’s Gate 3 offers a thorough combat system, but the battlefield is just one of the challenges to conquer. Upon entering the Open Hand Temple in the city, sister Yannis asks that we grab a magnifying glass and closely inspect the case of Father Lorgan’s death. Inspector Valeria, the flying hollyphant, has missed some clues to solve the Open Hand Temple murder, and it’s up to you to find them.

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All Clues & Evidence to Solve the Open Hand Temple Murder in Baldur’s Gate 3

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The first piece of evidence is inside the Open Hand Temple. After speaking with Sister Yannis, head to the room on the left to enter the temple’s chambers. Once there, speak with Sister Rose to earn her testimony

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Since the corpse of Father Lorgan is still there, why not use a Speak with the Dead spell or scroll to learn more from the man himself? During my questioning, he revealed that a dwarf clad in red killed Father Lorgan and Brilgor. To find out more about this killer, let’s head to the murder scene.

BG3: How to Find the Crime Scene in Open Hand Temple Murder

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The murder took place in the Open Hand Temple Crypt. To find the temple crypt and the murder scene, head to the Open Hand Temple kitchen and look for a wooden hatch. This hatch leads to the crypt, which hides just one more secret.

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Enter the altar room and interact with the two Heraldic Signs metal plates on each side. Press the two buttons to reveal a secret cave. Head into the cave, defeat the enemies, and loot every corpse to find the Key with the Flower Motif. Then, inspect the hole nearby to find the murder weapon: the Stillmaker.

The missing thread is finding the lock where the Flower Motif Key fits.

BG3: Where to Find the Lock that Fits the Flower Key Location

Flower Key Lock Location BG3

The lock that fits the Flower Key is past the gates, so progress through the story to unlock that area. Once in this area, follow these steps:

  1. Enter Fraygo’s Flophouse and walk up the stairs to the second floor.
  2. Look for a ladder in the room with the beds to the north. 
  3. Climb the ladder and interact with the wardrobe.
  4. The shapeshifter’s key will transport you to a room with the “Temple Plans” and a “Bloodstained Parchment.” 
  5. Pick up this evidence and return it to Valeria at Sharess’ Caress to complete the Solve the Open Hand Temple murder quest.

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Cande Maldonado
Though Cande started her journey in the video game industry as a localization specialist six years ago, she soon realized that her true calling was to annoy NPCS, smash virtual pottery, and complete every side quest available in RPGs. Throwing that useless degree out of the window, she has been writing professionally for the past three years ever since. Her passion for games dates to 2006, when she mounted a Chocobo for the first time. Under Nintendo and Square Enix's chokehold, she will willingly pour hours upon hours into reaching 100% completion in the longest roleplaying games ever made. But hey, who needs fresh air and sunlight when you can just live in Ivalice?