Baldur’s Gate 3 player accidentally discovers evils of Necromancy with brutal result

Emily Stander
Nina Dortmell in Baldur's Gate 3Larian Studios

Baldur’s Gate 3 has many interactions with people living within Faerun that add color to the story and world, but not all of them are pleasant. One in particular left a mark on a player’s memory and taught them the difficult way that Necromancy isn’t what it’s chalked up to be.

When you first enter the city in Baldur’s Gate 3, it can be a little daunting. It is rich with people to talk to, shops to explore, quests to finish, and loot to find. That time and effort are worth all the interesting interactions with people you find. 

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One such person is a little girl named Nina Dortmell. She can be found in the Baldur’s Gate Graveyard in the Lower City, trying to raise her brother from the dead. When you interact with her, you are presented with two options: teach her the ways of Necromancy, or convince her it’s better to leave the dead to rest. 

Morally speaking, players found that this decision was actually one of the more difficult to make. The choice, like many others in the game, is not immediately presented as ‘one option is good and the other bad.’ 

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In a Reddit post titled “What’s your favorite morally misleading choice?” players went into detail about this interaction. While initially it may seem like a non-obvious choice in the beginning, it’s made pretty clear which decision was the right one once you make the wrong one. 

“You see a little girl who is upset and asking for help – help that you know how to provide because you, for some reason, know how to raise the dead – so you give her that help,” one Baldur’s Gate 3 player explained.  “Then the whole graveyard gets up,” they continued.

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If you decide to try and help the girl, then the spell will go awry and you are flung into battle with a bunch of zombies. Afterward, she runs away, and you are unable to help her any further. 

As another player put it, it goes “from [a] ‘touching scene where Karlach shows us her parents’ grave’ to ‘seeing them rise up’. Nope nope nope, reloaded that save asap.”

Whether you decided to help Nina or not, the choice made players understand that Necromancy in the world of Baldur’s Gate 3 is still not really a great thing to get into. Rather stick to helping your party when they die in battle, and move on from any little girls trying to raise their dead brothers. 

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If you want to know more about the crazy things players get up to in Baldur’s Gate 3, you can read about this secret new area a player found after 1000 hours and the impressive way a player beat the game in cat form.

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Emily is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. Most of the time, you can find her playing RPGs and platformers - but she enjoys engaging in the rage of Overwatch 2 or Apex Legends from time to time. Emily has a Masters in Media Studies and has been working as a journalist for over 5 years, both freelance and full-time. You can contact her at [email protected]