What Happens If You Steal the Druids’ Sacred Idol in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)?

You have to know the afterward consequences before you steal the Sacred Idol in Druid's Grove.

By GamesRecon

In Baldur’s Gate 3, every choice feels like it’s pulling you in a dozen directions. Early on, you’ll bump into Mol, this sneaky tiefling leader hanging out at Shadowheart Reef. Get on her good side, and she’ll slip you a ‘Steal the Sacred Idol‘ side quest – where you have to steal the idol from druids. Sounds like a quick gold grab, but hold onto your d20s, because getting that idol could flip your game upside down and you need to prepare yourself for some consequences. So want to know what happens if you go full heist mode and steal the druids’ Sacred Idol in BG3?

Baldur’s Gate 3 Steal the Sacred Idol Quest

When you enter the lush and leafy Druids’ Grove, you’ll stumble upon the shimmering pool. Floating in the middle is a super mystical Idol of Silvanus. This little trinket isn’t something simple but puts you in a difficult dilemma. The druids are pretty jazzed about it because it’s the star of their big ritual. They’re using it to seal off their hangout spot. But there’s a twist: their ritual might lead to them tossing innocent folks in magical jail.

So, Mol, our sly tiefling friend, is like, “Help me snatch that shiny idol and there might be something in it for you.” On paper, it sounds easy-peasy, but swipe that idol, and you are in for a rollercoaster.

Consequences after Stealing the Druids' Idol in Baldur's Gate 3

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Consequences of Stealing the Idol in Baldur’s Gate 3

No sooner do you steal that idol, than every Druid and their guards in the grove flips their lid! You might as well have kicked a beehive because they’re buzzing mad and coming for you. Basically, any friendly or “meh, I don’t care” NPCs will now be all taking you as the idol stealer and treat your group like public enemy number one.

This part is a heartbreaker: In the chaos, Sazza the goblin and Nettie the tiefling, both potential quest-givers and pals, end their lives. And Kagha, the head honcho Druid with the wavy hand magic who was doing the ritual task will also be out of the picture too. This means…any quests tied to them will now be gone.

On the bright side, once the dust settles (and it’s a lot of dust), you’ll be swimming in XP and loot. You might feel like you hit the jackpot, but remember, you’ve just ticked off a whole community of Druids and made them your true enemy for the rest of the storyline. Amidst all this chaos, only one dude’s still got your back – Druid Halsin, but he’s locked up.

Alternative: Stopping the Ritual Without Stealing the Idol

Baldur's Gate 3 - Druids performing ritual in the grove.

If you’re feeling a bit uneasy about snatching that idol and dealing with all those crazy consequences, here’s the lowdown on the chiller route:

Why jump straight to theft when you can flex those charisma muscles? Try having a chit-chat with the NPCs and do some detective work to learn what Kagha’s really up to. There’s more to her than meets the eye. Furthermore, instead of running around making everyone mad, how about saving Druid Halsin from the underground cage? He’s got some handy insights (and maybe a spell or two) that could help you sort out this ritual ruckus.

Stall! Who said you need to fight or steal to make things interesting? Get creative and look for other ways to hit the pause button on that ritual. It might not be that simple, but you get the gist. Moreover, keeping NPCs on your side means more quests, more stories, and more loot down the road. All without making the entire Druid Grove your personal enemy club.