Baldur's Gate 3: Rescue the Grand Duke [Quest Guide]

Published: Nov. 08, 2023
Updated: Nov. 08, 2023

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Wyll's father, Grand Duke Ravengard, is taken to a hidden prison in the course of the story of Baldur's Gate 3, and only you can save him.

That's what this guide is about: If you recruited Wyll in Act 1, sooner or later the game's story will automatically lead you to the Grand Duke Ravengard, or rather tell you about him. At the end of the second act, he is taken to the “Iron Throne” prison, and it is up to you to rescue him in Act 3. We have already played this quest in Baldur's Gate 3 and managed to rescue the Grand Duke. In this guide, we'll show you how to do it without any problems.

Mizora's Pact in BG3

To find out where the Grand Duke is being held, you or Wyll must first reject Mizora's new contract offer. She offers Wyll to reveal the Grand Duke Ravengard's location. In return, however, she demands eternal loyalty from him.

Baldur's Gate 3 Mizora Pact

We recommend rejecting Mizora's pact.

If Wyll refuses, the Grand Duke dies. You are welcome to decline the pact, as you have enough time to free Wyll's father.

Rescue the Grand Duke in Baldur's Gate 3

Ravengard is being held in the underwater prison “Iron Throne”. You can only get there with the help of a submarine. Go to the warehouse called “Flymm's Cargo” in the southwest of Baldur's Gate and open the locked door inside with the “Knock” spell or with enough luck with the dice. Once you are through, kill the dogs and climb through the hatch on the floor on the left-hand side of the room. At the bottom, you will meet a dwarf who will take you to the prison by boat.

Baldur's Gate 3 Zwerg

This nice colleague will take you to the Iron Throne.

You can also fight the dwarf and steer the submarine yourself. However, this is not necessary, as the helmsman is not exactly on good terms with the prison operator Gortasch. He will blow up the prison when you have docked there with the boat. You then have a total of eight rounds to rescue the prisoners, including the Grand Duke. The water will continue to rise with every round that passes.

The Fight in the Prison

There are several ways in the underwater prison. It is best to split up your group. The Grand Duke is in the eastern wing with other prisoners. The middle path forks again into two chambers, both can be opened with a lever. More prisoners are waiting inside. During your rescue mission, you will be harassed and attacked by enemies. Make sure you close the doors again with the levers as soon as all the prisoners have passed through. As soon as you free the Grand Duke, Mizora also appears and unleashes exploding crabs on Ravengard.

Baldur's Gate 3 Mizora

You should definitely bring one or two protective spells for the fight.

Without protective spells, these monsters can spell a swift end for the duke. However, if you manage to get him into the submarine and home safely, the quest is complete.

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Markus has been part of our team since June 2022 and writes about many topics as a dedicated gamer. But he is especially fond of Path of Exile and other ARPGs.
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