In Larian Studios' highly-acclaimed RPG Baldur’s Gate 3, Love Leads to Tragedy
In Larian Studios' highly-acclaimed RPG Baldur’s Gate 3, a player found that pursuing love can also lead to deadly consequences. In an unfortunate turn of events, while attempting to romance Lae’Zel, the player accidentally brought about the demise of Astarion, one of the most favored characters in the game.
Baldur’s Gate 3: A Liberating RPG
Baldur’s Gate 3 stands out as one of the most liberating RPGs of the generation. The gameplay allows players extreme freedom, from blowing up an entire goblin camp to choosing their morality. Along with expansive world choices, the game also offers layers of depth through potential romance routes with various in-game characters.
A Twisted Romance
During one such playthrough, a player was pursuing a romantic relationship with the character Lae’Zel. In the process of strengthening this bond, they accidentally executed the character Astarion. The hilarious and shocking sequence began with Lae'Zel waking the player up and initiating a battle- a strange but intriguing prelude to their intimate moments together. This fight led to other members of their group waking up to the commotion, except for Astarion, whose untimely awakening led to his surprising end.
The Deadly Ritual
Being caught in the crossfire of the lover's ritual, Astarion was fatally wounded by an arrow shot by Lae’Zel and immediately collapsed. Yet this tragic incident did not deter the two lovebirds, who proceeded with their amorous adventures right beside the injured Astarion. Eventually, Astarion succumbed to his injuries. The player and Lae'Zel woke up to find his lifeless body beside them, an awkward aftermath to their passionate night.
A Grim Reminder
Despite the bizarre circumstances, the player felt that Astarion's sacrifice was a crucial step toward winning Lae’Zel's heart. This incident serves as a grim reminder for other players about the possible consequences of their choices in this wildly unpredictable RPG.