Baldur’s Gate 3 player witnesses one of the most hilariously bizarre companion deaths ever

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Astarion and Lae'zel in Baldur's Gate 3.
Credit: Larian Studios.

Since it emerged from early access, Baldur’s Gate 3 has surpassed a lot of expectations, having attracted a huge amount of players keen to experience all it has to offer on PC, with PlayStation and Xbox soon to follow.

Despite some debate around the “cut content” data miners believed they’d found in the game’s files, the game’s enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive reception, and its modding scene is in full swing.

Some players have already scythed through multiple playthroughs and begun trying out all manner of strange speedruns and interesting challenges in order to spice things up. Meanwhile, one has recently experienced one of the most bizarre companion deaths you’ll probably ever read about.

Have any members of your Baldur’s Gate 3 party ever met a demise this unfortunate?

Warning: Spoilers for the main story of Baldur’s Gate 3 may lie ahead.

In a post on the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit, user A-Very-Bland-Person has shared an in-depth account of the situation they found themselves in after deciding to treat their party to a long rest following a run through the Gauntlet of Shar.

Having elected to romance Lae'zel during the playthrough in question, the player found that the act of setting up camp had triggered an amorous encounter between their character and the Githyanki warrior, which, as always, would be preceded by a round of loving fisticuffs.

This, naturally, woke up the rest of the party and lead to a series of events that A-Very-Bland-Person described in the following manner:

Before I could even do anything, Lae'zel's first instinct was to shoot me with her titanstring bow, aiming directly at me... and INSTANTLY downing Astarion, who just got up from bed and walked in front of me. He immediately collapses next to my bedroll.

According to the player, what followed was a round of lovemaking between their character and Lae'zel that took place right next to the injured High Elf Rogue, who was dead by the time A-Very-Bland-Person’s character woke up the following morning.

They concluded what one of their fellow players has dubbed “the greatest story of our time” by asking: “How the hell do I explain this to Withers?”

The best responses to the tale include user ms45 declaring: “What happens in Moonrise, stays in Moonrise,” and l_rufus_californicus simply musing: “Y'all's campsite is wild.” User redflare777, on the other hand, encouraged A-Very-Bland-Person to look at the positives, saying: “At least it was a memorable experience for all parties.”

Judging by the other replies, this isn’t the first time Astarion has gotten up to some weird stuff in someone’s playthrough, but it’s definitely the most bizarre example of that I’ve seen so far.

Regardless of whether you’re now recalling all of the strangest things that have happened during your adventures in Baldur’s Gate 3, make sure to follow us for plenty of guides to its builds, mechanics, and locations.

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