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Dedicated Baldur’s Gate 3 fans have just uncovered a major plot twist from a missing butter knife that spoils one of the biggest plot revelations in the game. Though this may seem absurd, this butter knife reveals significant revelations later in Act 3, so read with caution if you’re trying to preserve your playthrough.
To credit the butter knife’s discovery, TheGamer notes Reddit user CaptainChalky rifling through the pockets of the Emperor, a friendly mind slayer companion, and discovering an odd cutlery set. Upon further examining the piece of cutlery, TheGamer details the Emperor remarking that “this cutlery set was given to him by his mother as a gift, and that the butter knife is missing from the set for some reason.”
While this may seem like an irreverent line that suggests the Emperor has good table manners, PC Gamer details that this line confirms that the Emperor is the Balduran, the founder of Baldur’s gate that was captured by Mind Flayers and turned into one of their own. To specify, a late-game Baldur’s Gate 1 quest tasks the player with locating “the shipwreck of Balduran’s final voyage and finding out what happened to him along with recovering any relics relating to him.”
Among the relics PC Gamer notes is a “Balduran’s Butter Knife that his mother gave to him as an eighteenth birthday gift.” This line confirms the Emperor’s true identity as the Balduran, making our squid companion an incredibly tragic figure and revealing that his mother wasn’t very good at giving gifts (unless the Balduran was a dedicated butter knife fan).
Furthermore, after noticing this revelation, Redditor Wutras pointed out that the game also has this revelation far earlier on with the Song of the Balduran in the Elfsong Tavern camp with lyrics that reveal the Balduran founding Baldur’s gate, transforming into a mind slayer, and later arising to conquer the world.
All-in-all, Baldur’s Gate 3 is jam-packed with references to the prior games that players are still uncovering months later. Besides wacky companion romances and a ridiculous secret game over, who knows what players will find next?
Is Baldur’s Gate 3’s Emperor a Good Guy?
Yes, even if the Emperor might betray us for specific actions, his ending and true identity as the Balduran reveals that he intends to save and protect the people of Baldur’s Gate. Though we should still keep a keen eye on our squid companion, we can generally trust in him if we have heroic intentions and want a good ending for our Baldur’s Gate 3 playthrough.
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