BG3 Baelen – How to save Baelen and the Noblestalk in Baldur’s Gate 3

BG3 Baelen – How to save Baelen and the Noblestalk in Baldur’s Gate 3
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Want to save Baelen in Baldur’s Gate 3? This merchant goes missing in the Underdark right in the game’s first Act and it’s up to players to find him. While a marker might make this quest seem easy, you’ll run into a rather explosive problem.

Here are all Underdark entrances in Baldur’s Gate 3 for players who have yet to take in its glow-in-the-dark sights. You can also get the Baldur’s Gate 3 Sussur Tree Bark here. And if you’re still in the Emerald Grove, here’s how to help Pandirna in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur's Gate 3 save Baelen: An image of the party near a bunch of explosive bibblebang plants.

How to start the Find the Mushroom Picker quest in Baldur’s Gate 3

You can get the quest Find the Mushroom Picker from Derryth Bonecloak in the Myconid Colony in Baldur’s Gate 3. She’s a merchant who’s on the lookout for powerful mushrooms and other herbs in the Underdark. She sends her husband Baelen Bonecloak to get some Noblestalk mushroom, a powerful healing item. 

Head to the Dread Hollow north of the Myconid Colony towards the marked location. Leave the colony via the southwest exit. Then keep going on the walkway towards the west. Expect Hooked Horrors to impede your path. You’ll find Baelen stuck in a field of explosive bibberbang plants. Baelen’s location has the potential to trigger a chain reaction with a single mushroom. The general area places your entire party in a dangerous situation.

How to save Baelen in Baldur’s Gate 3

To save Baelen, throw a scroll of Misty Step, use Enhance Leap, or use Misty Step in Baldur’s Gate 3. Save beforehand as one wrong move can kill Baelen and your entire party. These are the main ways to rescue Baelen in BG3:

  • Pass a Strength – 10 check to throw a scroll of Misty Step from your inventory. Try using a high-strength character like a Barbarian or Fighter and not a Wizard or Warlock. I was considering using the throw skill to see how he’d react but luckily, it’s one of the conversation choices.
  • If you or one of your Baldur’s Gate 3 companions like Gale has the Misty Step spell, get Baelen’s pack, then get Baelen. This bag has a scroll of Misty Step for him. Alternatively, consider Dimension Door.
  • If you’re a Githyanki or are with Lae’zel, use Enhance Leap to boost jump distance and leap across the bibberbang. Try not to get too close to the explosive mushrooms.
Baldur's Gate 3 save Baelen: An image of the character Derryth Bonecloak.

How to get the Noblestalk in Baldur’s Gate 3

To the right-hand side of this cave, you’ll find the Noblestalk mushroom near the wall. You’ll need to extinguish the torch here with an ice or water spell. Collect it before you leave as it can be used in multiple quests. Teleport to it or jump to it and collect this precious item. You can bypass the poisons exhaled by the plants with an Elixir of Poison Resistance for a safe return. Baelen will automatically make his way to Derryth near the Myconid Colony waypoint.

Noblestalk choices explained in BG3

Here’s what you can do with the Noblestalk mushroom in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Cure the poisoned gnome next to Sovereign Spaw. We don’t recommend this move because you can use a basic antidote or a Duergar antidote to fix this. It’s not a time-limited quest so you don’t have to worry about failing this mission.
  • Give the Noblestalk to Derryth. This improves your reputation with her and gives her enough funding to keep her shop open in Baldur’s Gate. Here’s how to reach Baldur’s Gate in Baldur’s Gate 3. You also get a pair of gloves as a reward for completing this quest. The Gloves of Uninhibited Kushigo are a good pick for players who like throw attacks.

That covers how to save Baelen in Baldur’s Gate 3. For more interesting quest encounters, here’s how to stop the windmill in Baldur’s Gate 3. And if your antics get you in trouble, here’s a guide on how to get out of jail in Baldur’s Gate 3. We’ve also got a bunch of Baldur’s Gate 3 cheats to spice things up.

Where is Baelen?

Baelen is in the west region of the Underdark in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How do you stop Bibberbang from exploding?

Teleporation magic like Misty Step and Dimension Door prevents Bibberbang from exploding in BG3.