Baldur’s Gate 3 players devastated by overlooked detail in Act 3

Emily Stander
Cora Highberry and Dolor Meztli in Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 doesn’t shy away from pulling at your heartstrings, and sometimes you need to look a little deeper to find the details that bring that emotion. As one player discovered, even a small BG3 detail on a tombstone could change the course of your story. 

Act 3 of Baldur’s Gate 3 has a Graveyard that hosts some special scenes in the game, and you can find some interesting items if you take a look around.

With a little more exploration, one player has found that if you take a closer look at a particular tombstone, you may find a detail that explains why Cora Highberry takes it upon herself to look after orphans. 

Before you read any further, keep in mind that this article deals with sensitive topics like child loss and still births.

“I was reading the tombstones at the graveyard and found one that gives a little more insight into Cora’s motivation: ‘Gwynn Highberry – Stillborn but not Forgotten,’” user UDNL shared in a post on Reddit. 

Cora Highberry is one of the victims you need to try to save while you are investigating the murders happening around Baldur’s Gate. If you manage to do so, you can find and talk to several orphans in her home who thank you profusely for saving her. 

As we can assume, Cora takes these children in to look after them, and the OP believes she does this because she lost her own child. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 players in the comments likened her story to that of Ketheric Thorm’s, saying that she is the perfect contrast to how you can deal with grief in a positive way compared to Ketheric’s mad reaction. 

“People deal with the depths of grief every day and while I love stories with motivations like this, this motherf***er had THREE gods all but defy Ao for him and all he can say to me is we are nothing but copper tokens to them man shut the hell up,” a player commented. 

Despite Cora’s character being a positive side of how to handle grief, this did not stop players from feeling sad when they realized what she had been through. Some shared little details they had also found, including a letter Cora and her husband had written to Lathander asking him for another child. 

“Here’s another sad fact: One of the orphans she’s adopted is the child of the dead Flaming Fist that Fist Ephren is praying over at Waukeen’s Rest,” another player shared. 

The nuance of such a small story in Baldur’s Gate 3 impressed players, adding more confidence in the game’s reputation as one of the best of all time. 

If you want to read more about the stories in Baldur’s Gate 3, you can check out where to find Sad Bear (and why you should) and why you should avoid this dialogue choice.

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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]