Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Achievement Guide

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Currently work in progress I think i’ve got something on all the Achievement now and I will continue to flesh it out. Updated BG:EE V2.1.
I don’t know why it took me so long to work this out but if you are having difficulty with any of the achievements you can import your high level characters from BG2:EE



Achievement Guide
Grand Master Grand Master
Become a Grand Master.

The only way to do this is have 5 pips in a weapon skill as a Level 9 Fighter.
I had to do this in Black Pit as the XP Cap in the original game is still lvl 8?

Flying Solo Flying Solo
Complete the game solo.

As the descripion says.

Lord of Murder Lord of Murder
Complete the game on Legacy of Bhaal difficulty.

Can’t get this one to unlock. Bugged?

Friend of Volo Friend of Volo
Complete the game on Story Mode difficulty.

Start and Complete a game in “Story Mode

Godlike Godlike
Increase an attribute score to 25.

There are lots of ways to get a stat up to 25 the easiest will probable be drinking Potions of Mind focus as they stack and will get you +3 Int and + 3 Dex per potion.
Can no longer be gained by starting a new game in story mode.

Untouchable Untouchable
Have an Armor Class of -15 or lower.

A high Dexterity(16+) with good armour and accessories should work try a potion of defense. Potion of defense can be bought from Sorcerous Sundries in East Balder’s Gate. What I used in Black Pit again a Fighter with base DEX 18 (-4 AC).
NB. Use a Potion of Agility to gain a base Dex 18 if it is under 18, alternatively;

  • Take a potion Mind Focusing – DEX +3 (-1/-2 AC) You can drink multiple of these and it stacks up to DEX 25
  • Take a potion of Defense (Base AC 0)
  • The Dusty Rose Ioun Stone Helm (-1 AC)
  • Pellans Shield +2 (-3 AC)
  • The Guards ring +2 (-2 AC) or Improved Cloak of Protection +2 (-2 AC)
  • Boots of Phasing (-2 AC)
  • Caste the level 4 Priest spell Defensive Harmony (-2 AC)
Leave No Friend Behind Leave No Friend Behind
Finish the game without any party members dying.

This appears to only apply to the party members dying whilst fighting Sarevok

Sacrifices Must Be Made Sacrifices Must Be Made
Finish the game with a full party of dead allies.

Finish the game with a full party of dead allies.

Juggernaut Juggernaut
Reach 150 Hit Points.

A Fighter with high Constitution(17+) might work with a Monk.
Again had to do this in Black Pit I had a Lvl 10 Fighter with;

  • The Pale Green Ioun Stone Helm (+10% HP)
  • A Potion of Fortitude (18 CON)
  • A Potion of Heroism (+10% HP)

The Potion of Heroism stacks so if you have enough you should be able to boost it all the way to 150. There is also a Potion of Power (+20% HP) you can buy it from Black Lilly in the thieves Guild. There is one on the mage in the ruins under Jenkals house.

Hero Hero
Acquire Heroic reputation.

Reputation starts between 8-12 depending on alignment and you need to get 18. Most of the main quests and a number of sub quests will increase your reputation.

Villain Villain
Acquire Despised reputation.

Can be gained with Oathbreaker below. In the prologue kill the two nobles upstairs in the Inn. Would not recommend doing this with a character you will be using.

Murder Incarnate Murder Incarnate
Kill 1,000 creatures.

Needs to be done in one playthrough. What I did was go to Gnoll Stronghold before fighting Sarevok keep resting and you can spawn small groups of Xvarts and Gnolls.

Loremaster Loremaster
Have a Lore skill of 100 or more.

I believe the only way to get a lore over 100 is with a high level Bard. If you are close try a potion of Wisdom if you have less than Wis 18

Oathbreaker Oathbreaker
Become a Fallen Paladin or a Fallen Ranger.

As a Paladin or Ranger murder someone. see above, Villian on how to get this the easy way. Would not recommend doing this with a character you will be using.

Best Day Ever Best Day Ever
Have Bless, Chant, and Luck active at the same time.

Cast the Lvl1 Cleric spell Bless, Lvl 2 Cleric spell Chant and the lvl 3 Wizard Spell Luck on your charcter. Bless and Chant are AOE so it it is only the Luck spell that needs to be cast on yo

Worst Day Ever Worst Day Ever
Have Disease, Fatigue, and Poison active at the same time.

Best to start with fatigue then disease and finally poison.- as mentioned by Gugulug5000 you can use the lvl 4 Wizard Spell Contagion and the lvl 4 Cleric spell Poison after your character is fatigued. Save between each spell.

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On My Own On My Own
Leave Candlekeep, the only home you’ve ever known.

Complete the Prologue

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Friendly Faces at the Friendly Arm Friendly Faces at the Friendly Arm
Speak to Khalid and Jaheira at the Friendly Arm Inn

Self explanatory

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Victory Is Mine Victory Is Mine
Killed Mulahey and ended the threat to the Nashkel mines.

Complete Chapter 2

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Bandits Banished Bandits Banished
Ended the bandit threat to the Sword Coast.

Complete Chapter 3

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Water, Water Everywhere Water, Water Everywhere
Killed Davaeorn and shut down his mining operation.

Complete Chapter 4 Seems buggy took me a couple of attempts to get

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On the Trail On the Trail
Reported Rieltar’s activities to Duke Eltan in Baldur’s Gate

Complete Chapter 5

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On My Own... Again On My Own… Again
Made your way through the catacombs beneath Candlekeep.

Complete Chapter 6

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Hero of Baldur's Gate Hero of Baldur’s Gate
Killed Sarevok and ended his threat to Baldur’s Gate and the Sword Coast.
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Mercenary of the Month Mercenary of the Month
Side with Silkie against the mercenaries in Beregost

Speak to Garrick outside the Burning Wizard Inn in Beregost. Agree to help him and he will take you to Silke. Speak to her and the mercenaries will turn up. Kill them

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Worst Bodyguard Ever Worst Bodyguard Ever
Side with the mercenaries against Silke in Beregost.

Speak to Garrick outside the Burning Wizard Inn in Beregost. Agree to help him and he will take you to Silke. Speak to her and the mercenaries will turn up.  Kill Silke

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Scent of a Kobold Scent of a Kobold
Discover who let the kobolds into Gullykin.

Enter Jenkals House in Gullykin go down the stairs and Jenkal will question what you are doing here reply with option 3. Thanks to FhqwhGOD for pointing this out

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Only Mostly Dead Only Mostly Dead
Return Drienne’s cat.

Drienne can be found by the waterfall in the area SW of Nashkel or East of Gnoll Stronghold.
The cat can be be found at the bottom of the waterfall.
You will need CHR 10 to get this achievement – thanks to FhqwhGOD

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Unpetrified Unpetrified
Restore Camah to life.

The person you are looking for is actually called Tamah. You will need another Flesh to Stone spell. You can find Tamah in the area North of Gullykin in the NW of the map in a small clearing. Be careful as there are Basilisks in the area. Don’t ask for a reward or you will get a reputation penalty.

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Sobering News Sobering News
Return Joseph’s greenstone ring to his wife.

The ring can be found at on the third floor of Nashkel Mine at the start. Return the ring to Joseph’s wife in Nashkel.

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Save the Cow! Save the Cow!
Save Hulrik’s cow.

Hulrick and his cow can be found in the area north of Nashkel Carnival. – Bugged save before entering the area.

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Forest Friend Forest Friend
Side with Seniyad in the Cloakwood forest.

Speak to Aldeth outside his cabin in Cloakwood. The cabin is located in the middle of the first Cloakwood area. Agree to his request and Seniyad will show up.
You will need CHR 10 again for this quest to show up.

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Noble Assistant Noble Assistant
Side with Aldest Sashenstar in the Cloakwood forest.

Will be unlocked as part of the quest obtained in “Forest Friend”

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The Legend of Durlag's Tower The Legend of Durlag’s Tower
Explore Durlag’s Tower and defeat the evil growing within it.

Before going to Durlag’s Tower Go to Ulgoth’s Beard and enter the Inn speak to Hurgan Stoneblade and he will give you a quest to get the Soultaker Dagger. After it is pretty straight forwarded make your way through Durlags Tower and Labyrinth and defeat the Demonknight at the end for the achievement. Don’t forget to take the Soultaker Dagger from It’s body for the next achievement.

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The Written Word The Written Word
Appease the ghost in the Ulcaster ruins.

At night near near the ruins in Ulcaster you will find a ghost. Speak to him several times and he will give you a quest completed it and you will gain the achievement.

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Faerûnian Idol Faerûnian Idol
Find and keep an artifact at the archaeological dig.

Next Kill Charlston for “Assist Gallor”. Leave the tomb and kill the creature for “Faerunian Idol”. I Would however save before becasue killing Charlston will result in a large reputation drop.

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This Belongs in a Museum This Belongs in a Museum
Assist Charlston Nib at the archaeological dig.

Enter the tomb and after the cut scence defend yourself and open the sarcophagus, take the idol. You should get “This Belongs in a Museum”.

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Gallor's Plot Gallor’s Plot
Assist Gallor at the archaeological dig.

In the Archaeological Site an area West of Nashkel and North of the Gnoll Stronghold. Speak to Charlston Nib and convince him you arn’t there to rob him. After Gallor will approach and talk to you, agree to kill Charlston.

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Fishermen's Friend Fishermen’s Friend
Side with the fishermen near Baldur’s Gate.

This quest starts by speaking to Sonner in the area North of Friendly Arm Inn. He will mention a witch affecting fishing. Go to the bridge in to Baldur’s Gate and keep walking along the coast to speak to Tenya, the “Evil” Witch, and she will attack. Kill her and you will get the achievmeent. Dont kill her to begin getting “Fishermans Foe”

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Fishermen's Foe Fishermen’s Foe
Return Tanya’s stolen property.

This quest starts by speaking to Sonner in the area North of Friendly Arm Inn. He will mention a witch affecting fishing. Go to the bridge in to Baldur’s Gate and keep walking along the coast to speak to Tenya, the “Evil” Witch, and she will attack. Try not to kill her and you will get another quest to aid her.
Depending on your choice you get the corresponding achievement.

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Second Chance Second Chance
Convince Captain Brage to return to the temple of Helm.

Captain Barge can be found SE of the Tomb mentioned previously with a lady called Laryssa. She will approach you and ask for help. you can choose to help or kill Captain Barge. If you choose to help the answer is DEATH.

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Judge, Jury, Executioner Judge, Jury, Executioner
Put an end to Captain Brage’s mad rampage.

Captain Barge can be found SE of the Tomb mentioned previously with a lady called Laryssa. She will approach you and ask for help. you can choose to help or kill Captain Barge. If you choose to help the answer is DEATH.

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A Work of Art A Work of Art
Protect Prism until he completes his masterpiece.

Prism can be found by a large rock on the Nashkel mines map south of the mine. Speak to him and tell him you will protect him. Once done collect the emeralds for the next achievement.

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Philistine Philistine
Return the stolen emeralds to Oublek.

Take the emeralds from Prism and return them to Oublek in Nashkel.

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Damsel Out of Distress Damsel Out of Distress
Help Abela the nymph escape.

In North Baldur’s Gate behind the Palace a man named Ramazith will approach you and ask for your help. Agree and he will give you a quest to get a Nymph from a Mage named Ragefast. Ragefast can be found in his house behind the Hall of Wonders. Kill Ragefast and release the Nymph for the achievement.

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Reunion Reunion
Bring Casson’s body to Tremain.

North of the Hall of Wonders is a guy called Varci he will ask for your help, agree and follow him to the house. Here speak to Tremain and he will give you the quest to retrive Casson’s body.

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Master Thief Master Thief
Steal a telescope from the Hall of Wonders.

Speak to Brevlik in the Elfsong Tavern, East Baldur’s Gate and he will give you the quest to steal the telescope. The Hall of Wonders can be found in West Baldur’s Gate.

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Use Your Words Use Your Words
Convince Marl to back down without resorting to violence.

When you enter Feldepost’s Inn in Beregost a man named Marl will speak to you.

Use the following conversation options; 1, 1, 3, 3, 1 to gain “Use Your Words”

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He Started It He Started It
Teach Marl a lesson.

When you enter Feldepost’s Inn in Beregost a man named Marl will speak to you.
Threaten him and kill him to gain “He Started it”.

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Completionist Completionist
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Complete the following quests during the prologue:

  • Dreppin’s Cow
  • Phyldia’s Book
  • Reever’s Storehouse
  • Hull’s Sword
  • An Errand For Fuller
  • Firebead’s Scroll
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Foreshadowing? Foreshadowing?
Bring Firebead a copy of “The Fateful Coin.”

Firebead’s home is accross from Feldpost’s Inn and you can buy a copy of “The Fateful Coin” from Feldpost’s Inn.

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Safe For Now Safe For Now
Defeat Carbos and Shank

Carbos and Shank are the two assassins who try to kill you during the Prologue. They can be found in the Bunkhouse and Priest’s Quarters.

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Witch Slayer Witch Slayer
Send the witch Dynaheir to the afterlife

Dynaheir is found in the east pit in the Gnoll Stonghold. You will need to speak to Edwin in Nashkel to gain Witch Slayer by completing his quest to kill Dynaheir.

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Witch Savior Witch Savior
Set the witch Dynaheir free from her prison.

Dynaheir is found in the east pit in the Gnoll Stonghold. You will need to speak to Edwin in Nashkel to gain Witch Slayer by completing his quest to kill Dynaheir. To gain Witch Savior just release her fom the Gnoll Stronghold.

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The Stone Cleric The Stone Cleric
Return the stone maiden at the Nashkel carnival to life.

You will need a Stone to Flesh spell. Go to Nashkel carnival outside the armour tent there is a stone lady use the spell on her.

All the Options All the Options
Have Neera, Dorn, and Rasaad in the party at the same time.

Neera can be found in Beregost, slightly South East from where you enter. Defend her from the wizards and let here join your party.
Dorn is first met in the friendly arm in where he mistakes you for a server. After speaking to him you will get a Journal entry “How Rude”. You will meeting him again when you try to travel to Nashkel Mines. You will be waylaid by bandits and Dorn will come along and aid you. After the fight you can get him to join.
Rasaad is outside the Nashkel Inn surrounded by commoners. Speak to him and he to get him to join you.

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Entertained Entertained
Find Baeloth the Entertainer and convince him to join your party.

Baeloth can be found in South Larswood by the broken tower. You will need to be level 5 or higher for him to appear. just use option 1 for the conversation.
When I first tried to get this I did “All the Options” first and when I recruited Baeloth the Achievement didn’t unlock

Back to Basics Back to Basics
Speak to all the Candlekeep tutors and learn what they have to teach you.

There are 14 tutors now in Candlekeep, 2 in the Inn 11 in the outer wall and 1 in the inner wall with Keep, he is by the entrance near where you start. – Thanks to shade169 for pointing out the “new” one.

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Lover's Sacrifice Lover’s Sacrifice
Sent Tamoko to the afterlife.

When you return to Baldur’s Gate after escaping head to Sorcerous Sundries. Outside you will find Tamoko, the Cleric who attacked you with Sarevok. Be nice and agree to meet her by the Flaming Fist HQ. This can be tricky with the Flaming Fist hunting you.
When speaking to her outside the Flaming FIst HQ agree to her request and kill Cythandria.
Your final encounter with Tamoko is outside the Temple of Bhaal in the Undercity. use the following conversation options 1, 3, 2. Depending on your CHR will depend on how well it goes she will either attack you or walk away. Killing her will unlock the achievemet. I had CHR 16 and it took a couple of reloads to get it to work.

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Lover's Redemption Lover’s Redemption
Convinced Tamoko to aid you.

When you return to Baldur’s Gate after escaping head to Sorcerous Sundries. Outside you will find Tamoko, the Cleric who attacked you with Sarevok. Be nice and agree to meet her by the Flaming Fist HQ. This can be tricky with the Flaming Fist hunting you.
When speaking to her outside the Flaming FIst HQ agree to her request and kill Cythandria.
Your final encounter with Tamoko is outside the Temple of Bhaal in the Undercity. use the following conversation options 1, 3, 2. Depending on your CHR will depend on how well it goes she will either attack you or walk away. I had CHR 16 and it took a couple of reloads to get it to work.

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An Ancient Evil An Ancient Evil
Destroyed the demon Aec’Letec.

Return to Ulgoth’s Beard with the Soultaker Dagger and you will be robbed of it when you enter the area. Speak to Hurgan again in the Inn and tell him what happend. He will ask you to retrive the dagger from the cult in the storehouse. Head in to the storehouse kill the cult members and the demon Aec’Letec for the achievement.

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The End of Korlasz The End of Korlasz
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A Long Journey A Long Journey
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Your Father's Grave Your Father’s Grave
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The Key Forward The Key Forward
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A Critical Moment A Critical Moment
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Dark Places Dark Places
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Hasty Retreat Hasty Retreat
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Defender Defender
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The Devil You Know The Devil You Know
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Grim Deeds to Come... Grim Deeds to Come…
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Know Thyself Know Thyself
Help Ammon in the Korlasz family tomb.
Family Secrets Family Secrets
Discover a secret hidden away in the Korlasz family tomb.
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Seeker of Secrets Seeker of Secrets
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Far Out Far Out
Summon three creatures to the Prime Material Plane using the Spectacles of Spectacle.
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Dragon Slayer Dragon Slayer
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Remote Control Remote Control
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Diffusion Diffusion
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Not The Battle We Came For Not The Battle We Came For
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Give The Enemy No Quarter Give The Enemy No Quarter
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Inside Job Inside Job
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Strange Bedfellow Strange Bedfellow
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Dumathoin's Disappointment Dumathoin’s Disappointment
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String Cutter String Cutter
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Blessed By Talona Blessed By Talona
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Divine Pact Divine Pact
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Atonement Atonement
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The Last Duty The Last Duty
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Stand Alone Stand Alone
Defeat the elite crusader Ashatiel in a one on one battle.
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A Reunion of Friends A Reunion of Friends
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Thorough Thorough
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Kanaglym Cleansed Kanaglym Cleansed
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Appeal to Reason Appeal to Reason
Present evidence of the crusade’s crimes to Julann.
Detailed Investigation Detailed Investigation
Find the traitor within the coalition camp.
Trivium Trivium
Perform a task worthy of the Terrible Trivium.
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It Wasn't Me! It Wasn’t Me!
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Breaking Point Breaking Point
Persuade Rigah to turn against Julann.
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In the Name of the Father In the Name of the Father
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Amendments Amendments
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Painful Recital Painful Recital
Fail to impress the ancient menhirs with your singing ability.
He's Just Misunderstood He’s Just Misunderstood
Side with Tsolak the vampire.
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Four on One Four on One
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Stone to Flesh Stone to Flesh
Save all the missing refugees in the Coast Way forest.
A Complete Set A Complete Set
Find all of Takos’s missing heirlooms.
Well Done Well Done
Deal with an angry water elemental.
Whipped Into Shape Whipped Into Shape
Train all of Vigilant Halasan’s recruits properly.
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Nature Lover Nature Lover
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Dark Ally Dark Ally
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Family Reunion Family Reunion
Track down all of Glint’s family members.
Get Out! Get Out!
Get the strange voice out of Neera’s head.
Harper's Gift Harper’s Gift
Aid Khalid with his romantic request.
Grub... Doubled Grub… Doubled
Help M’Khiin find her path.
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I Don't Care I Don’t Care
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Unpopular Unpopular
Have Baeloth, Viconia, M’Khiin, Dorn, and Edwin in the same party.
Newer Kids on the Block Newer Kids on the Block
Have Corwin, Glint, M’Khiin, and Voghiln in the same party.
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You Chose... Poorly You Chose… Poorly
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The O.G. The O.G.
Reunite with old friends.
Explorer Explorer
Explore all unique encounters.
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Scales of the Beast Scales of the Beast
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Tapped into the Void Tapped into the Void
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Darkseer Darkseer
Use infravision to navigate an area of darkness.
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Well, It's Heavy Well, It’s Heavy
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Urge to Kill Urge to Kill
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I'm A Wizard and That Looks... I’m A Wizard and That Looks…
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All the Allies All the Allies
Recruit all the bonus allies possible for the final battle.
All the Enemies All the Enemies
Fight all the bonus enemies possible at the final battle.
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The Hard Way The Hard Way
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Proud of Yourself Proud of Yourself
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Riddlemaster Riddlemaster
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