Rescue the Trapped Man & Dowry Location in Baldur's Gate ... (2024)

For those of you who are participating in the Waukeen Manor storyline, where you can rescue the Grand Duke, you may also encounter another person needing help. On the far west side of the burning manor is a trapped man. You can save this man, and uncover yet another short questline. If you fancy assisting him, here’s how to complete the Rescue the Trapped Man quest in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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How to Complete Rescue The Trapped Man in Baldur’s Gate 3

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(1 of 2) Break down the broken door, walk into the room, and start the Rescue the Trapped Man quest in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Break down the broken door, walk into the room, and start the Rescue the Trapped Man quest in Baldur’s Gate 3. (left), Once you rescue the man, you can learn more about what happened, and about the Trapped Man’s Dowry. (right)

From our experience, the best way to rescue the Trapped Man in Baldur’s Gate 3 is to head inside the building on the west side of Waukeen Manor. Enter the building littered with dead Paladins and Goblins, and enter the somewhat torched building. Now go upstairs, and follow the pathway to the second floor of the Manor.

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  • We also recommend doing this before the Rescue the Grand Duke Quest, as the fire takes out the large bedroom you find him in. This could spread depending on how the Grand Duke quest plays out, which may prevent you from getting this quest in the first place.

You should get the quest when you get to the end of the pathway. To rescue the man, you must beat down the door using your weapon. Once that’s free, you can speak to the Trapped Man. When you do so, he will plead for help, and you can either succeed by rolling a Strength or Investigation option. Both require a ten, so, there are fairly good odds you can win this roll. Feel free to use a bonus as well, such as a Giant Elixir for the bonus strength or some other party member’s modifier. Now you know this, you can also plan who you want to speak to the Trapped Man in the debris to get the best odds, as it’s either someone with higher strength or higher intelligence to make the check.

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Once the man is free, then you will enter turn-based mode. The fire will spread at every turn and eventually engulf the room in flames if you do not escape in time. Chances are the only character that needs to escape the Trapped Man, is the character that did the freeing. Either way, go through the door you broke down and head back into the room corridor you were previously in to escape it. Once you’re safe, end the turn-based mode and watch as the man’s room succumbs to flame.

Now the man is out, you can speak to him next to the corpse of his lover. He will tell you about their spat, and why it is only him left. The usual. However, the man does inform you of his wife’s Dowry. Now there’s money potentially involved!

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Rescue The Trapped Man: Dowry Location in BG3

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(1 of 2) You need to make the pathway to the barns less hazardous by creating water patches and removing the fire.

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You need to make the pathway to the barns less hazardous by creating water patches and removing the fire. (left), Head inside the barn and check the Hay Bale for the Rescue the Trapped Man ’s Dowry Location. (right)

To find the Trapped Man’s Dowry, you must go down the stairs and leave the building. To the west of the Manor’s main doorway is a pathway that leads to a few barns. However, that pathway is actively burning. You have a few options for this. Use either a Create Water scroll, have Gale learn it and cast it, use Shadowheart as she likely has to Create and Destroy water unlearned, or, grab the water barrel from the building you left and throw it the burning patch and extinguish as much of the fire as you can. Once you have dealt with as much fire as possible, you can now safely navigate through the barn area.

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Now, keep your eye on the barn on the side of the pathway, rather than the one at the end of the path. This small barn will have a haystack in the corner of the room. Characters can roll Perception Checks, and doing so, will reveal the Dowry’s location. Have a character interact with the Hay, and you will find a Gilded Chest inside. Now the Chest is visible, loot it, and grab the Dowry Ring. It is worth around 155 gold, so it is a decent investment if you want to pocket it. But, first, return to the Trapped Man and get the XP at least for completing the quest.

When you return to the formerly trapped, now grieving man, you can now either return the dowry or rub it in his face that it’s now yours. Returning the Dowry can yield some goody points with the goody companions, or, you can pocket it, ruining this man’s life even more, grabbing some extra gold, and getting some baddy points. The option is entirely yours. Either way, once you decide on what happens, you will complete the Rescue the Trapped Man Quest in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Rescue the Trapped Man & Dowry Location in Baldur's Gate ... (2024)

FAQs

Where is the dowry for the trapped man? ›

Finding the Dowry

She'll mention it's in a barn near the tavern, which is just northwest of the building you're currently in. Head outside and enter the eastern barn, interacting with the large pile of hay in the corner to discover the dowry, a ring.

Should I give Benryn the dowry? ›

The right thing to do here is give Benryn the ring—man's just lost his wife after all—but you can pocket it if you wish and sell it later.

How to save the trapped man? ›

Upstairs, to save the trapped man, target the broken door in front of him with melee or ranged attacks to bust it open (click your weapon then on the door to target outside of combat). Do not stand in front of the door when you do this or it will throw you backwards when it breaks.

Is there a way to save Benryn? ›

Saving Benryn

Cast the Misty Step spell to get to Benryn. Save Benryn with either Strength or Investigation check. Cast Create Water on Benryn.

How to find dowry? ›

BG3: How to Find Dowry - Location Guide

Use the Speak with the Dead spell on Mirileth. The spell can also be cast for free using the Amulet of Lost Voices. When used, ask, “Did you have any valuables nearby?” She'll respond that the dowry is in the barn. Go northwest of the tavern into the barn.

Where can I find Miri's dowry? ›

This dowry is in a pile of hay in the barn area.

The dowry is in a chest, which is hidden inside a pile of hay in the barn. Pass a Perception check or learn of its location from Miri's corpse using Speak with Dead.

Can you save Waukeen's rest? ›

Waukeen's Rest is destroyed thanks to the Goblins. Baldur's Gate 3 is full of choices that affect the world around you, but while you couldn't prevent the attack on Waukeen's Rest, you can still save some people.

Should I give the pearls to Roy or chumberlee? ›

However, it seems Joyful Roy has a slightly better drop rate than Chumberlee, so if a player wants to make the most out of the quest, they should give the pearls to Chumberlee. Upon completing the quest, the player will receive 268XP and $35,825, no matter who they chose.

Can you revive Miri in BG3? ›

Unfortunately, she was killed in the invasion. She is dead before the player gets there so don't bother reloading the game after making a save file. return to Benryn, tell him the bad news, and he'll go back up to see Miri for himself.

How to end Rescue the Trapped Man BG3? ›

Someone in the party must approach him and use the help action to help him up, otherwise he stays knocked down. There is a door next to Benryn that can be destroyed and leads to a safe area. Then, the party can control Benryn and have him dash out of the room.

Where is Benryn in Baldur's Gate 3? ›

This quest begins by finding the man named Benryn in Waukeen's Rest, which is notably ablaze when you arrive. He is inside the house closest to the fast travel point, and trapped under a large wooden log. Pass either an Intelligence or Strength check to lead him out of the fire and save his life.

Where is the dowry waukeen's rest in BG3? ›

The dowry is in the barn at Waukeen's Rest.

Go into the barn and investigate the big pile of hay in the corner. You'll need to pass a Perception check, but do so and the chest containing the ring will pop out. Once you've got it the choice is yours, return it to the man or keep it for yourself.

Can you save Mirkon? ›

During this encounter, you'll also meet a young Tiefling boy named Mirkon, who can be saved from certain doom depending on the actions of your party and your approach in battle.

How to save Florrick and Benryn? ›

Just break down the doors in the rooms where they each are. Florrick will run to you and a cutscene begins. In Benryn's case, just approach him. The author of this thread has indicated that this post answers the original topic.

Is it possible to save Rogier? ›

If you want to learn the lore behind the Elden Ring's shattering, don't speak with Ranni the witch before talking to Rogier again, or he'll die before the quest finishes. There is no benefit we've yet found to keeping Rogier alive aside from the lore, though.

Where is dowry Waukeen's rest? ›

The dowry is in the barn at Waukeen's Rest.

Go into the barn and investigate the big pile of hay in the corner. You'll need to pass a Perception check, but do so and the chest containing the ring will pop out. Once you've got it the choice is yours, return it to the man or keep it for yourself.

Which reward for rescue the Grand Duke? ›

Rescue the Grand Duke Rewards

The Sparky Points. The Joltshooter. The Spellsparkler.

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