In August, the actor who voices Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3, Neil Newbon, mentioned that there was hidden content in the game that players hadn’t discovered yet. But now, the game’s developer, Larian, has clarified what this hidden content is.
Larian explained that the secret content Newbon mentioned is related to a part of the game’s quest called the Blood of Lathander. In this quest, players can obtain a powerful mace as a reward. However, if you’re not careful or try to steal the mace, it can trigger a dangerous solar weapon. If you happen to use this weapon to harm Astarion and then revive him later, he will have some angry things to say to you.
Getting the Blood of Lathander mace can be a bit like a scene from an Indiana Jones movie rather than a typical Dungeons & Dragons adventure. If you try to steal it, a powerful solar weapon starts charging and can destroy a large area unless you can disarm it. Some players have managed to get the mace, but it’s not easy, and there may be casualties in your group. To provoke Astarion’s angry reactions, you need to follow a specific approach and have some bad luck.
This situation shows how Larian has prepared for many different outcomes in Baldur’s Gate 3, highlighting the game’s attention to detail and variety of choices players can make.
The mystery surrounding the hidden content in Baldur’s Gate 3, as mentioned by Neil Newbon, the voice actor of Astarion, has been unraveled. Larian, the game’s developer, clarified that the secret content is part of the Blood of Lathander questline, which rewards players with a powerful mace. However, obtaining this mace can be a perilous adventure, as attempting to steal it triggers a destructive solar weapon. If players unintentionally harm Astarion with this weapon and then revive him, he responds with some strong words.
This revelation showcases the depth and complexity of Baldur’s Gate 3, with numerous possible outcomes and intricate details to discover. It’s yet another testament to the game’s immersive storytelling and the dedication of both its developers and the gaming community in uncovering its hidden secrets. Players can now embark on the challenge of acquiring the Blood of Lathander mace, knowing that they may encounter Astarion’s fiery displeasure along the way.