A New Perspective in Baldur's Gate 3: An Unorthodox Recruitment of Minthara
A player of the well-known role-playing game, Baldur’s Gate 3, has supposedly discovered an unorthodox yet non-violent approach to recruit Minthara into their party. This unique method, however, is raising questions over its morality.
The Traditionally Violent Recruitment
Up until now, most players have been displeased with the way Minthara joins the party. The traditional way of securing her as a companion and potential romantic partner involves the player supporting Minthara in launching a fatal assault against the Tieflings and Druids in Druid Grove. This violent method also aligns the player's character with an evil path, leading to possible abandonment by other companions.
The 'Innocent' Approach
Some players, particularly those aiming for a heroic approach and interested in developing a relationship with Minthara, found themselves in a quandary due to this. Interestingly enough, a so-called 'innocent' solution has been found to recruit the Drow Paladin without any bloodshed.
According to an unnamed player, the match can be won without the main character participating in any destruction. Instead of eliminating the Tieflings or Druids, the player can steal a religious effigy as required and then escape, enabling both factions to clash amongst themselves. Minthara, not witnessing the actual combat, attributes the victory to the player and agrees to join their party.
However, not all members of the game community were completely satisfied with the new solution. Some players argued that this 'clean-hands' workaround, which results in a considerable loss of life, is in fact no more noble than the usual path. In fact, one player humorously noted, 'Oh thank god. Desecrating cultural artifacts and framing children is much more my speed.'
Additionally, companions recruited earlier in the game like Wyll and Karlach still decide to abandon the player over this supposedly 'innocent' method. It thus becomes crucial for players to seriously consider whether recruiting Minthara is worth the potential loss of other companions.