Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Solve Ketheric Thorm’s Mausoleum Puzzle (BG3)

This man loves his dead wife

Ketheric Thorm in Baldur's Gate 3

Ketheric Thorm’s immortality is an endlessly reviving thorn in our side. But what if there was a way to sever the connection that sustains his accursed life? And what if it happened to be blocked by a puzzle? Here’s how to open the Thorm Mausoleum in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Get to the Thorm Mausoleum Puzzle

The Thorm Mausoleum puzzle can be found in Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3 toward the northwest of the Shadow-Cursed Lands. There are quite a few clues scattered around that push you to the Thorm Mausoleum. You might learn about it from the Blighted Brewer Thorm in the Waning Moon Inn. You might have learned about it from the prison diary in Moonrise Tower.

To get to the Mausoleum, start from the Moonrise Towers and move forward through the House of Healing and through the Reithwin Graveyard northwest of the Masons Guild. Here you’ll find the mausoleum entrance where Raphael is waiting for you if you have the Pale Elf quest. If you want to assist Raphael, you’ll first have to get into the Gauntlet of Shar.

But actually getting into the Gauntlet of Shar, which stretches below the Grand Mausoleum, will require some puzzling, as it’s blocked by a door of Thorm himself. Fortunately, the puzzle is straightforward. If you read a book in the next room, you’ll learn that you’ll need to walk in Thorm’s footsteps “deed by deed. From splendour, to tragedy, to infamy.”

How to Solve Ketheric Thorm’s Mausoleum Puzzle

To solve Ketheric Thorm’s Mausoleum puzzle, follow these steps:

  • Head to the far back room in the mausoleum.
  • Press the button on the mural of the Moonrise Tower.
  • Press the button on the mural of the dead wife (Grief).
  • Press the button on the mural of Ketheric Thorm (General).

And that’s it. After you press the buttons in the right order, a set of doors on the sides of the General mural will open up, and you can then use them to descend into the Gauntlet of Shar.

Screenshots by Prima Games

Location of Each Mural for the Mausoleum Puzzle

In case you’re unsure which mural is which, the first mural of Moonrise Tower is to the left of where you enter this room. The second mural, of Thorm grieving his wife (sorry, Isabella), is to the right of the entrance. And the final mural is the one on the far wall, which shows Ketheric Thorm himself. Go to each mural in that order and you’re all set.

Note, the entire room looks booby-trapped but they’ve all been disarmed. So, wander around freely. The only thing you have to really be concerned about is getting the puzzle wrong. If you do, the room will flood with darkness. But you can still click the buttons just fine without taking any damage.

Now that you’re about to get into the thick of it, it might be a good idea to kill two birds with one stone and find Raphael’s Old Enemy while you’re down there.  

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