Baldur's Gate 3: Walkthrough for the quest "Investigate the Selunite Resistance"
Baldur's Gate 3 offers centuries of history and background knowledge, and there are two deities that repeatedly appear: Selûne and Shar, twin sisters ...
Baldur's Gate 3 offers centuries of history and background knowledge, and there are two deities that repeatedly appear: Selûne and Shar, twin sisters whose disdain and animosity towards each other are tempered within their followers.
During your exploration of the shadow-cursed lands in the second act, you can undertake the quest "Investigate the Resistance of the Selunites." This quest provides you with some background information on the shadow-cursed lands. While it may not reward you with the best loot, it takes you to important locations within the shadow-cursed lands and grants your party a significant amount of experience points.
Where To Pick Up The Investigate The Selunite Resistance Quest
The quest "Investigate the Resistance of the Selunites" is obtained by looting the Potter's Chest found on the ledge in the Potter's Ruined Workshop (X:30, Y:9).
However, it is by no means easy to reach the Potter's Chest. You must eliminate the group of Meazels that have taken over the Potter's Workshop.
Meazels will divide your group by teleporting the party members away from each other.
Once you have defeated the Meazels, open the potter's chest. You will find the key to it hidden behind a loose brick at the entrance of the workshop.
To find the loose brick, you must pass a perception check. If you receive a notification indicating a failed perception check, you are in the right area.
You can open the potter's chest with a lockpick if you have a set of thief's tools in your inventory.
Opening the chest triggers the start of the quest "Investigate the Resistance of the Selunites." Inside the chest, you will find a clue that leads you to the Last Light Inn.
Investigate The Last Light Inn
The clue hidden in the potter's chest suggests that hidden artifacts of Selûne can be found in the basement of the Last Light Inn. You need to enter the basement of the Last Light Inn to find the next piece of the puzzle.
The cellar door (X:57, Y:142) is located directly below the entrance of the inn. To access the basement, you can either enter the lower level of the inn from the harbor or go down the exterior staircase east of the main entrance.
How To Get Through The Last Light Inn Cellar
Once you are in the basement, take the key to the holding cell of the Last Light Inn with you, as you will be leaving this area after finding the next clue.
Go to the opposite side of the room to find a stack of crates in front of a large door. Move the crates aside and destroy the spider web covering the door.
The door opens to a small storage room. In the corner, you will find a fragile wall and a barrel of smoke powder. Use a fire projectile like Fireball to ignite the smoke powder and destroy the wall.
Clearing The Knotted Roots Of Meenlocks
Enter the newly formed tunnel to reach a cave opening. At the end of the cave, you will find the artifacts of Selûne. However, be extremely cautious as you will have to fight against multiple Meenlocks.
Meenlocks are malevolent crab-like creatures that can gaze at their targets and sprint over long distances.
They have razor-sharp claws and emit an aura of fear that freezes your group members in terror, preventing them from moving. This makes the fight against Meenlocks challenging for melee-oriented characters.
To combat the Meenlocks, we recommend deploying a rogue to attack them from a distance with a surprise attack. Use attacks with knockback effects like the "Repelling Blast" enhancement of Eldritch Blast invocation to push the Meenlocks back, dealing additional damage and avoiding the fear aura.
Read Halfred’s Note
After the Meenlocks have been killed, make your way to the Shrine of Selûne and look for Halfred's Note, a book located on top of a crate (X:40, Y:695). Halfred provides a clue about the Masons' Guild as the next place you should visit.
To exit the basement of the Last Light Inn, take the key for the side entrance of the Last Light Inn and unlock the door at the end of the southern path. Then, ignite the barrel of smoke powder to blow up the fragile wall and bring yourself back to the holding cell of the Last Light Inn.
Investigate The Mason’s Guild
You must either obtain the Moon Lanterns or the Pixie's Blessing in order to pass through the Shadow Curse unharmed.
The Masons' Guild is located in the city of Reithwin, on the other side of the river from the destroyed potter's workshop.
To find the final note and complete the objective of the quest "Investigate the Masons' Guild," you need to enter the Masons' Guild and descend through the ornate wooden trapdoor (X:129, Y:26).
Go past the elevator located all the way to the west of the room and insert the tower-shaped key into the keyhole banner (X:126, Y:688). You must pass a perception check to uncover the keyhole banner.
The tower-shaped key can either be purchased from Mattis or persuaded to be given to you by him.
Fighting The Shadows Of The Mason’s Guild
This will open the wall into a corridor that will lead you to the main chamber. Here, you will be surrounded by shadows and a spectral entity.
These malevolent creatures will phase in and out of the prime material plane, draining the strength of your character, thereby enhancing their attacks. Area-of-effect and multiple-target spells such as Fireball and Scorching Ray are excellent in the initial battle, as the shadows will gather there.
Completing The Investigate The Selunite Resistance Quest
Once you have defeated the shadows of the Masons' Guild, read the Mason's Logbook on the long table (X:107, Y:746). The Mason's Logbook reveals further information about the conflict between the Selunite resistance and the Shar worshippers.
With that, the quest "Investigate the Selunite Resistance" is completed. However, before leaving the Masons' Guild, go to the second level of the chamber and press the button on the wall (X:121, Y:739) to reveal a secret chamber full of treasures.
You can also mark a hidden area in Moonrise Tower on your map by picking up the map on the table next to the button.