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Mae's Marvelous Mayhem: Unveiling Baldur's Gate 3's Speedrun Secrets

Let's start with Shadowheart, the beloved princess and the most fascinating character of all. In the world of speedrunning, she often faces a rather u...

Nancy Ing Jan 22, 2024
Mae's Marvelous Mayhem: Unveiling Baldur's Gate 3's Speedrun Secrets

Let's start with Shadowheart, the beloved princess and the most fascinating character of all. In the world of speedrunning, she often faces a rather unfortunate fate. One technique involves stuffing her into a box to skip significant portions of the game. A rough treatment, indeed, for God's favorite princess. But fear not, for Mae has devised a different approach—the Shadowbear!

Picture this: Mae casts the enlarge spell on Shadowheart, transforming her into a mighty bear. But that's not all! She then makes Shadowheart invisible, creating an unstoppable stealth bomb. With a weight of 5,005 kilograms, the Shadowbear descends upon the heads of the bosses, crushing them in an instant. The likes of Ketheric Thorm and the avatar of Myrkul tremble before this unconventional force of nature.

But Mae's exploits don't stop there. She unravels the mysteries of developer rooms, those hidden spaces where game designers tinker with their creations. In Baldur's Gate 3, one such room holds Orin the Red, the shapeshifting boss who torments players in act three. When Orin transforms, the NPC she replaces gets whisked away to the dev room. And guess what? Mae seizes this opportunity to make her way there.

How does she do it? It's a clever maneuver involving reverse-pickpocketing the protagonist's corpse into the NPC's inventory. Yes, you heard that right—sneaking a dead body into someone's pants requires a mere sleight-of-hand check. With a touch of a mage hand, Orin undergoes her transformation, carrying the deceased protagonist along for the ride. And with the power of Benign Transposition: Teleport, Mae and her trusty companion reunite in the mysterious dev room.

Within these dev rooms lie peculiar wonders. A sheep, spare Orins, Dribbles the Clown, gods like Bane and Shar, and even the elusive half-orc named Honk. It's a gathering of oddities and secrets that only the most intrepid explorers can uncover.

Now, let us turn our attention to the grand finale of Mae's speedrun—a climactic battle against the final boss. Armed with the illithid power Fierce Perilous Stakes, which enhances damage, Mae unleashes a barrage of magic missiles. Each missile, thanks to the power of Fierce Perilous Stakes, deals devastating damage individually. With a single casting of this powerful spell, the final boss crumbles before her, defeated in a single magnificent display of wizardry.

As I conclude this tale of Mae's marvelous mayhem, dear readers, I hope you find inspiration in her unhurried speedrun through Baldur's Gate 3. Perhaps it's time for us to embark on our own adventures once again, with a newfound appreciation for Shadowheart and the secrets that lie within this fantastical realm. Remember, it's not just about reaching the end—it's about the thrilling journey and the extraordinary tricks that shape our gaming experiences. May your next playthrough be filled with wonder, mischief, and a touch of Mae's magic.