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

Every choice in Baldur’s Gate 3 feels like pulling you in a dozen directions. Early on, you’ll meet Mol, the sneaky Tiefling leader at Shadowheart Reef. Get on her good side, and she’ll task you with the ‘Steal the Sacred Idol’ side quest – where you have to steal the idol from druids. But getting that idol could flip your game upside down, and you need to prepare yourself for some consequences. 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

You’ll stumble upon the shimmering pool when you enter the lush and leafy Druids’ Grove. Floating in the middle is a mystical Idol of Silvanus; this little trinket is more complex and puts you in a dilemma. The druids give it a lot of importance because it’s the star of their significant ritual. They’re using it to seal off their hangout spot, but their ritual might lead to them tossing innocent guys in magical jail.

So, Mol is like saying, “Help me snatch that idol and there might be something in it for you.” On paper, it sounds easy-peasy, but the moment you get this idol, you will be in for a rollercoaster.

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

Consequences of Stealing the Idol in Baldur’s Gate 3

No sooner do you steal it, 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. Any friendly or “meh, I don’t care” NPCs will now take you as the idol stealer and treat your group like public enemy number one.

In the chaos, Sazza the Goblin and Nettie the Tiefling, both potential quest-givers and companions, end their lives. And Kagha, the head of Druid, who was doing the ritual task with wavy hand magic, will also be out of the picture. 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 receive XP and good loot. You might feel like you hit the jackpot, but remember, you’ve just ticked off a 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 safer route:

Why jump straight to theft when you can flex your charisma muscles? Try talking with the NPCs and use your dialogue options wisely to do some detective work to investigate Kagha and find out what she is up to. There’s more to her than meets the eye. Furthermore, how about saving Halsin from the underground cage instead of running around and making everyone mad? He’s got some handy insights (and a spell or two) that could help you sort out this ritual ruckus.

Stall: Who said you must fight or steal to make things wrong? 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 and stories, as well as looting down the road. All without making the entire Druid Grove your enemy club.

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