After traveling through enough sphincters in the Nautiloid Ship, you’ll run into one of your first potential companions in Baldur’s Gate 3. However, you will first need to release her from the Mind Flayer Pod in which she is trapped. Continue reading to learn how to open the Mind Flayer Pod and free Shadowheart in BG3.
Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Open the Mind Flayer Pod – Rescue the Illithid’s Captive Quest Guide
To open the Mind Flayer Pod and free Shadowheart in BG3, you’ll need to find the Eldritch Rune, which can be looted from a Dead Thrall located to the East of the main room. The Dead Thrall is located right behind a console next to a chest.
The Dead Thrall and Eldritch Rune can be found at the coordinates X:63 and Y: -356.
Once you have acquired the Eldritch Rune, you’ll want to go back to the main room with the Mind Flayer Pod and insert the Eldritch Rune into the console next to the pod. Once inserted, the Eldritch Rune will cause the Mind Flayer Pod to open, freeing Shadowheart.
You may now talk to Shadowheart and complete the Rescue the Illithid’s Captive Quest. One step closer to romancing her…
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