Sage is a Background in Baldur's Gate 3.


You’re curious and well-read, with an unending thirst for knowledge. Learning about rare lore of the world will inspire you to put this knowledge to greater purpose.



By performing certain actions that align with this background, you will be awarded Inspiration. Completing the events will also award SageP to characters with the background.


Location Exp Reward Name Description
Anywhere 20 Reanimator Successfully Gale's instructions to resurrect him
Anywhere 20 Whispers from the Grave Glean some wisdom from Speaking with the Dead

Act 1[edit]

Location Exp Reward Name Description
Dank Crypt 20 Secrets of the Sundering Unlock and read the Book of Dead Gods
Emerald Grove 20 Roots of the Grove Learn local history from the druidic frescos.
Emerald Grove 20 Secrets Of The Shadow Druids Discover and read Faldorn's Canticle.
Blighted Village 25 All Knowledge Is Worth Having Finish reading the Thayan tome of necromancy.
Blighted Village 30 A Natural Alliance Recognize the druid and Harper armor. These are found under the broken bridge North of the Blighted Village
Blighted Village 25 A Solitary Spider Read the arachnomancer's journals at the bottom of the well.
Blighted Village 25 Secrets Of The Necromancer Discover the strange nature of the Thayan tome.
Goblin Camp 25 Secrets Of The High Chieftain Read Volo's Guide to Goblins: On Goblins My Life Among the Conquering Host from Booyahg Piddle at the top of the tower in the center of the Goblin Camp
Goblin Camp 25 The Phases Unfold Solve the moon puzzle sealing the door to the Underdark.
Underdark 30 If I Can't Have It... Discover the secrets of the Adamantine Forge from all three drow wizards.
Underdark 30 Secrets Of The Sussur Tree Disable an arcane turret using a sussur flower.
Underdark 30 The Forbidden Arcane Read Omeluum's notes on illithid magic in On Illithids Volume XXVI
Underdark 30 Secrets Of The Matron Read the obscure text by a drow matron.

Act 2[edit]

Location Exp Reward Name Description
Shadow-Cursed Lands 50 Corrupted Beyond Recognition Find and read the dead druid's journal about how the shadow curse came to be. The book is found in the Northeastern part of the map
Last Light Inn 60 Waking the Sleeper Wake Art from his catatonic slumber.
Last Light Inn 50 Theskan Tactician Help Mol
Reithwin Town 60 Hippocratic No More Find the surgeon's research notes.
Reithwin Town 60 Partaking in Local Customs Perform the ritual within the Sharran Sanctuary
Reithwin Town 60 Snuffed Spark Find Olam's Journal
Reithwin Town 60 Tenets of Loss Open the way to the Sharran Sanctuary
Moonrise Towers 50 Secrets of The Necromancer Solve Balthazar's secret within his study
Moonrise Towers 60 A Little Too Familiar with the Grotesque... Solve Balthazar's secret within his study flawlessly
Moonrise Towers 50 They're in the Walls! Discover the Meat Sound by interacting with the Cracked Wall in the kitchen then do nothing and either choose Do Nothing or fail the first ability check, triggering the cut scene of the Absolute's introduction
Moonrise Towers 60 Thorm Family Secrets Discover the fate of Ketheric's family
Gale must be the one to "judge the goblins" in first interaction with Ketheric
Moonrise Towers 60 To Have Loved and Lost Discover the Letter to Ketheric inside the locked chest inside Ketheric's bedroom
Gauntlet of Shar 60 History Never Forgets Open the way into the Gauntlet of Shar.
Gauntlet of Shar 75 Emblem of the Moonmaiden Discover the truth about the Nightsong.
Gauntlet of Shar 75 Rat King Discover the truth behind the numerous rats in the Gauntlet of Shar.
Mind Flayer Colony 95 Brain Blast! Successfully complete the Mind Puzzle within the Mind Flayer Colony

Act 3[edit]

Location Exp Reward Name Description
Rivington 135 Assistant to the Extra-Planar Agent Take up Valeria's on the serial killer investigation
Rivington 135 Knowledge of the Heart Get the best outcome from Zethino's relationship quiz
Rivington 170 A Foul and Awesome Display Use Wulbren's [[Baldur's Gate 3: Runepowder Bomb|runepowder bomb.
Rivington 170 A Grand Prize! Figure out Akabi's scheme and obtain the 'grand' prize.
Wyrm's Crossing 135 New Normal Let yourself be scanned by a Steel Watcher.
Wyrm's Rock Fortress 170 Coronation of the Dreadmaster Meet Gortash in Wyrm's Rock and witness his coronation.
Wyrm's Rock Fortress 170 Crossing's Namesake Find the undying sentinel underneath Wyrm's Crossing.
Wyrm's Rock Fortress 170 Heavy is the Head Find the Helm of Balduran.
Lower City 170 An Exotic Charter Obtain access to the House of Hope portal.
Lower City 170 Blood of the Convenant Find out how Araj's blood experiments are going
Lower City 170 Membership Admittance Ask to join the Society of Brilliance.
Lower City 170 Rennaissant Ingenuity Uncover the machinery powering the printing press.
Lower City 220 Stopping the Repetition of History Defeat Lorroakan.
Lower City 220 The Karsus of Our Times Give Nightsong to Lorroakan.
Lower City 220 The Returned Cap'n Behold the true Captain Grisly in all her piratical glory.
Lower City 220 Using the Proper Means Find and use the Torch of Revocation.