Baldur’s Gate 3: All Ornate Mirror Answers in BG3

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Baldur's Gate 3 All Ornate Mirror Answers in BG3

In Baldur’s Gate 3, after diving into the Blighted Village well, reading the apprentice’s journal, and investigating the hidden cellar, you’ll eventually find an ornate mirror separating you from the area’s latter half. Before you can venture forward, you must prove you’re an ally of the mirror’s master Ilyn Toth, by answering various questions. To learn more, continue reading for a list of every Ornate Mirror question and answer in Baldur’s Gate 3, including figuring out what balsam ointment is used for.

Where to Find the Ornate Mirror in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

To begin the Search the Cellar quest and tackle the Ornate Mirror questions, venture down the Blighted Village’s well and locate the backpack at coordinates (X: -495, Y: -365). You’ll find and read an apprentice’s journal, revealing the cellar as your next destination.

Baldur's Gate 3 Apprentice's Journal Location
Screenshot by Prima Games (click to enlarge)

From here, you’ll teleport back to the Blighted Village waypoint, head inside the nearby building, and follow the quest marker to the cellar entrance.

Upon entering the cellar, your next step is to find a lever revealing the hidden passage to the Ornate Mirror. If you succeed in a Perception Check, it will appear as a glowing lever on the wall. Otherwise, you’ll find it behind a stack of crates near a large bookcase. Activating the lever reveals a path into a grove-like area, with the Ornate Mirror located just south of this spot at the end of a wooden platform.

Baldur's Gate 3 Lever to Ornate Mirror
Screenshot by Prima Games (click to enlarge)

All Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3) Ornate Mirror Questions and Answers

After locating the Ornate Mirror in the Blighted Village cellar, you must introduce yourself, claim you’re an ally of the mirror’s master, and answer three questions.

The questions and answers for the Ornate Mirror are as follows:

  • What think you of the zulkir known as Szass Tam?
    • A foul lich. May he die a thousand more deaths.
  • Tell me, why might one use balsam ointment?
    • To clean a wound?
  • If you could see anything in me, what would it be?
    • I’d look for whatever spell will rid me of this worm in my head.

By answering these questions, you prove you’re not allied with the zulkir Szass Tam, are familiar with balsam ointment’s wound-cleaning properties, and seek survival by removing the tadpole in your head.

Once you answer all three questions correctly, the Ornate Mirror turns into an entrance into a laboratory. Here, you’ll look for and read the Moonhaven Logbook and begin your search for the necromancer’s book.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on PC and soon on Mac, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. To learn more about the game, check out how to get and complete Find the Missing Shipment in Baldur’s Gate 3, or click the game tag below to explore our growing article collection.

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