What Can Silence the Nightsong? Solving Baldur’s Gate III’s Riddle

As you delve into the depths of Baldur’s Gate III, you’ll encounter a perplexing conundrum that stands between you and the treasures beyond – the Riddle of the Night. Shrouded in mystery, this puzzle demands you uncover the answer to a cryptic question: “What can silence the Nightsong?”

Navigating the Silent Library

Your quest begins in the newly opened area, where a pedestal beckons you with its inscribed riddle. Tread cautiously, as successful passive perception checks will reveal treacherous Gas Pit traps lying in wait. You can either attempt to disarm these traps or skillfully avoid them.

Hover over the pedestal and select the option labeled “Riddle of the Night.” The clue you seek is clear: “What can silence the Nightsong?” But to solve this enigma, you must unearth a specific tome hidden within the Silent Library.

Retrace your steps eastward, back to the bookshelves where you previously battled formidable foes. On the northern wall, you’ll find the key to unlocking the puzzle – a bookshelf guarded by a devious trap. With steady hands and keen perception, you can attempt to disarm the trap, but beware: a failed attempt will unleash a torrent of acid upon you.

Once the trap is neutralized (or its wrath endured), claim the book titled “Teachings of Loss: The Nightsinger.” This ancient tome holds the answer you seek.

Unveiling the Solution

With the sacred text in hand, return westward to the room housing the pedestal. Here, you must insert the “Teachings of Loss: The Nightsinger” book onto the pedestal, thus solving the two puzzles that have guarded the Silent Library.

Upon completing this task, the path to the Treasure Room will be unveiled, beckoning you with tantalizing rewards for your efforts.

Treasures Await

Within the Treasure Room, a trove of powerful weapons and armors awaits those who have unraveled the Riddle of the Night. Behold the spoils that await:

Dark Justiciar Half-PlateRare Medium Armor– Shar’s Umbrae: Advantage on Stealth Checks while obscured – Advantage on Constitution Saving Throws and Checks – Shar’s Aegis (Level 1 Abjuration Spell)
Spear of NightRare Weapon– 1d8 (1d6) Piercing damage – Shar’s Blessing: Can be used to kill Nightsong, if Shar allows it – Weapon Enchantment +1
Dark Justiciar HelmetVery Rare Armor– Medium Armor – Magical Durability: +1 bonus to Saving Throws against spells – Covert Critical: Reduced Critical Hit roll required while obscured (can stack) – +1 to Constitution Saving Throws

With these powerful relics in your possession, you’ll be better equipped to face the challenges that lie ahead in your epic journey through Baldur’s Gate III.

Remember, the path to greatness is paved with riddles and enigmas, and those who possess the wisdom and tenacity to unravel them shall be rewarded with the spoils of victory. Embrace the challenge, and may the Nightsong be forever silenced by your triumph.