Baldur’s Gate 3 – Rescue the Tieflings Quest Guide (Act 2)

Rescue the Tieflings Quest

This quest appears only for those who completed Save the Refugees with the tiefling refugees and the Druid Grove protected.

Within the Last Light Inn, Cerys explains that their caravan was ambushed by cultists who killed many of the refugees and kidnapped some others, while only a few were able to escape to Last Light.

She explains that while this happened, Zevlor froze and betrayed them, saying they should all surrender. Speaking to Alfira reveals that Lakrissa was captured, Rolan reveals that Lia and Cal were lost, and Bex reveals Danis was captured.

Finding the Tieflings

Map of Moonrise Towers Prison.

To find the tieflings’ location, the party must go downstairs into the Moonrise Towers Prison (X:-173, Y:-194).

The entrance to the prison is east to the audience chamber, or it can be accessed outside by the docks. From the stairs entrance to the prison, go west and there is a hallway with prison cells. Move northwest and the tieflings are in the second cell to the right.

If the party attempts to speak to the tieflings, they are initially confronted by a guard, who says that no one is allowed to talk to the prisoners, who are property of Balthazar. The party has three options to respond with:

  • [DECEPTION] I have permission from Balthazar. Ask him. (DC 14)
  • [PERSUASION] What are the prisoners going to do? Talk me to death? (DC 14)
  • My apologies- won’t happen again.

Additionally, if the party slips into the cells by Misty Step, Gaseous Form, or other means, the guards don’t confront the party.

Speak with Lia, who explains that the gnomes have some kind of plan, but she doesn’t know the details. They’re two cells down from the tieflings.

Wulbren, the gnome leader, is initially suspicious of the party and why someone who walks around the prison like they own the place would want to help him. If Barcus was saved in Rescue the Gnome and subsequently rescued with the Grymforge gnomes, the party has the option to say Barcus sent them. Wulbren is persuaded without any checks needed.

Otherwise, Wulbren can be persuaded by saying that they know the tieflings in the prison (DC 10), that the Absolute has no control over them (DC 6), or that they’re a Flaming Fist secret agent (Deception DC 6).

Fleeing the Towers

Leaving by Boat

Wulbren’s Hammer is above the Warden’s office.

The party can choose to follow Wulbren’s plan to escape, which involves giving him an object that can smash rocks. This can be any item that causes bludgeoning damage, such as a generic Mace. Wulbren’s Hammer (X:574, Y:-646) can be found by climbing up the iron ladder in The Warden’s office.

This area is guarded by a scrying eye and is considered trespassing, so the party has to either sneak or deceive/bribe their way out of being sent to jail. If the party gets Wulbren’s hammer specifically, he’s extremely gratefully and assumed he’d never see it again.

Once a bludgeoning weapon has been acquired, go back to Wulbren and talk to him. This initiates a trade screen where the item can be “donated” to Wulbren.

Agree to the trade and either tell Wulbren to start or tell him to wait until the party is ready. If a long rest or fast travel occurs at this point, the gnomes begin the escape without the party. If the party is simply standing around when Wulbren breaks the wall, the guards become hostile and combat starts.

The rocky ledge that leads to the back area of the cells.

One strategy to avoid combat is to climb up (or Misty Step/Fly/etc to) the rocky ledge to the west of the cells. Climbing the ledge leads to the back area of the cells, for both the gnomes (X:568, Y:-612) and the tieflings (X:600, Y:-617).

Have two characters who can break the walls down with Force damage and one who can cast Darkness. Split the party up so that two characters are by the boat (X:575, Y:-576) and ready to attack the brittle chains, one is by the tiefling wall, and one is by the gnome wall. Attack both walls until they’re nearly destroyed.

Attack the gnome’s wall and when Wulbren yells “RUN!” walk into the cell and cast Darkness. Then run to the boat to aid the characters breaking the chains while the character at the tiefling wall breaks it down and runs to the boat as well. When all the prisoners are at the boat, speak to Wulbren and accompany him to his next destination.

The party can suggest going to Last Light Inn if they’ve already been there. If the party has not, then selecting “I don’t – but I’ll join you on the boat. We’ll see where we end up.” sends the prisoners to the Last Light and the party gets a scene similar to what they’d get from entering Last Light for the first time.

Leaving by Foot

The prisoners can be forced to abandon Wulbren’s plan and go through the Towers on foot by using a lever in the Warden’s office. There are multiple levers behind the warden and each one opens the door to a specific cell, and the large lever on the floor starts an alarm and opens all of them. If the levers are used, the prisoners flee and combat starts, forcing the party to fight their way through or let the prisoners die.

Fight all of the enemies, then follow the prisoners to the docks, where another fight breaks out. After this battle, the prisoners move to the north and towards the Toll House, disappearing. They safely reappear at Last Light.

Cleaning Out the Prison

As always, the party can resort to murder. If the prison guards are murdered, the rest of the Tower does not become hostile. As such, the party can safely clear out the prison before dealing with the prisoners to safely ensure everyone survives the escape.

An easy way to do this is to murder the Warden in her office, then way. Enemies patrolling nearby will intermittently walk in and can be slowly picked off. Once they’re all dead and the Scrying Eyes killed, give Wulbren his hammer and the prisoners can safely escape without a worry of enemies.

Returning to Last Light

Once the prisoners have escaped, either go with them to Last Light Inn or fast travel there. There are potentially three tieflings to speak to – Alfira at the bar counter, Rolan at the bar, and Bex by the lakeside. Once they’ve all been spoken to, the quest is completed.

Time Limit

While this quest is not limited by long rests, it is worth noting there is a story limitation on the quest. If Find Ketheric Thorm’s Relic is completed, then once the party returns from the Shadowfell, this quest automatically ends.

When this happens, the quest says that the other prisoners were never found.


  • Potent Robe from Alfira if the captured tieflings are rescued


As of Hotfix 6, taking the prisoners through Moonrise Towers has a number of odd glitches.

Once the prisoners exit the prison to the docks, if any of the prisoners are left in the prison before the party moves to the docks, even if the prison has been cleared of enemies, then they remain in the prison and cannot be moved or talked to.

If the party fast travels or long rests, then they show up as dead.

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