Baldur’s Gate 3 House of Healing Guide

Lift the curse and secure some innocent people.

By GamesRecon

This guide is going to navigate you through one of the most deceivingly named places in Baldur’s Gate 3House of Healing. This place is more akin to a house of horrors than any sort of sanctuary. You might think, “Healing is giving a good sense.” But it’s exactly the opposite of this name, it’s an establishment under the control of a rather unscrupulous mind flayer and his cronies, who are about as interested in your health as a troll is in a salad.

Instead of offering a helping hand, they’re more into doling out pain and cursing people with something shadowy stuff ‘Shadow Curse‘ that gives even seasoned adventurers the creeps. In this guide, we will explain every nook and cranny of the House of Healing in BG3.

Where to Find the House of Healing in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Baldur's Gate 3 House of Healing Map Location

You’ll be able to access the BG3 House of Healing after your first visit to Moonrise Towers in Act 2. From there, head northwest from the Moonrise Towers fast travel point. It’s not just a place to patch up those battle wounds; you’ll also find it plays a part in the quest to lift the Shadow Curse that’s blanketing the land in darkness.

Once you’re inside, get past some conversation checks, but once you’re through, you’re free to explore. There’s an operating room where you’ll encounter the head honcho, Malus Thorm, and other areas like a library to loot. It’s not just about healing; there’s a certain lute you’ll need to find to wake Art Cullagh at the Last Light Inn. But be warned, the path to the House of Healing isn’t just a walk in the park. There’s talk of needing to pass through areas affected by the curse, and you might need to get creative to get through this area.

Saving Arabella’s Parents

In the midst of all this darkness, you will have a chance to be a beacon of light for a little girl named Arabella. She’s wandering through the Shadow Cursed lands during Act II, looking all kinds of distraught. Her parents went to the house, but they haven’t been sending postcards.

Meeting Sister Lidwin in Baldur's Gate 3

Once you stride into the House of Healing, keep your eyes peeled for the infirmary; it’s marked on your map. Inside, you’ll meet Sister Lidwin, and let’s say she’s not your average healer. With the use of Deception, you will get her to skedaddle. You’ll have a chat with the dead, thanks to the “Speak with the Dead” spell, and who you meet is none other than Komira and Locke – Arabella’s parents.

They’ve got a tale to tell, and it’s not a happy one, but it’s one that Arabella needs to hear for closure. Telling Arabella about her parents’ fate is a heavy burden, but it’s the kind of tough love that’ll earn you respect around these parts. Your companions, like Shadowheart, Gale, Wyll, and Astarion, they’ll all see you in a new and more respected sense.

Awakening Art Cullagh

When you first move into the Last Light Inn, you will find Art Cullagh; He is in a coma and under the effect of Shadow Curse. The only thing that can wake him up is the Battered Lute. But that lute’s been taken by a bloke named Malus Thorm.

BG3 House of Healing Malus Thorm

So, you’ve to get your hands on that lute. For that, you need to sneak or strut down to the underbelly of the House of Healing, where Malus is lurking. He isn’t going to hand over the lute with a please and you’re in for a tussle, and it’s not going to be a cakewalk. Defeating Malus Thorm is the only option here. Get that Battered Lute back, and you can play the hero once again by trotting back to the inn and using its sweet music to cut through the curse to wake up Art Cullagh.

Once you’ve had your fill of the main thrills in the House of Healing in BG3, don’t forget to play a little game of explore-and-find. Up at the very top, there’s a library. Who knows what kind of ancient tomes or forgotten scrolls you might stumble upon there? After you’ve had your fun inside, you can go back to the path that leads to the Gauntlet of Shar, a pretty important piece in the grand adventure of Baldur’s Gate 3.