Baldur’s Gate 3 player accidentally discovers “disturbing” detail about Orin

Emily Stander
Orin in Baldur's Gate 3

Orin is one of Baldur’s Gate 3’s most complex villains and one of the Dead Three who hold the Netherstones. What fans might not know, however, is that she has a pretty disturbing backstory. 

Orin is a Daughter of Bhaal in Baldur’s Gate 3 and actually plays quite an important role in The Dark Urge’s story if you decide to play as them. She is a Changeling, which means that the first time you meet her, she may not be wearing her own face. 

Given that Orin is quite murderous and a staunch follower of the God of Murder himself, one can expect that whenever you come face to face with her, it won’t necessarily be the most pleasant experience. 

As one player has discovered, her backstory is as unhinged as she is. In a note called “A Note from Sarevok’s Book,” you can find more details about Orin, where she comes from, and what her destiny may have been. 

“The page from his book says: ‘Helena, my shapeshifting beauty, my daughter, and Bhaals waiting womb. In her I planted my Lords seed, and thus did we beget the blood-lamb Orin,’” one player shared on Reddit. “Is he saying Helena is his daughter, and he boinked her to create Orin?”

Players in the comments confirmed that the OP’s suspicions were true. “Yes. That’s exactly what he is saying. She’s an incest baby. Another level of disturbing that BG3 was not afraid to grab and run with lol,” a player explained.

Another pointed out that Orin awaited the same fate if Tav or The Dark Urge hadn’t intervened, and it’s pretty clear through a dialogue choice that she isn’t aware of how she was truly conceived.

“You can also throw that in Orin’s face during the encounter with her. She handles that info about as well as you’d expect,” they explained. 

While this information is not the easiest to digest, some players were surprised that Orin’s origins specifically were often the thing that got players shocked. Especially since Baldur’s Gate 3 does not shy away from difficult topics. 

“In a game that showcases child murder, cannibalism, racism, necrophilia and slavery, I always find it curious how so many people are as disturbed by Orin’s origins,” a player commented. 

It’s not for the faint of heart, but the way that the game unabashedly deals with these topics is something that has resonated well with players.

If you want to know more about hidden details from Baldur’s Gate 3, you can check out this Astarion detail a player discovered after 1000 hours, or tips to solve a dreaded Honour Mode fight.