Baldur’s Gate 3 theory perfectly explains why Withers resurrects you for cheap

Souhardya Choudhury
Withers Baldur's Gate 3

Withers has helped Baldur’s Gate 3 players resurrect their companions after spending only 200 gold, but there might just be a much deeper meaning to this ability.

Withers is no stranger to Baldur’s Gate 3 fans, and at this point, players know that he is not just an undead old guy trotting about in the camp, but much more than that. Several implications within the game reveal that he is none other than Jergal, Faerun’s original god of death.

Considering Jergal or Withers was a god of death, Ao’s rules state that divine beings cannot intervene in mortal affairs. For those who don’t know, Ao is regarded as the one above all, the true neutral deity who rules above everyone, according to BG3 lore.

Reddit user ‘Tskcool’ simply theorized that Withers charges a small fee to bypass Ao’s restrictions, and there might be some truth to it. Ao has strictly banned any form of Divine intervention in mortal matters, so Jergal cannot retaliate against the Dead Three alone in Baldur’s Gate 3.

However, Withers still wants to help players, and here’s where his charges come into play. Withers is bypassing Ao’s verdict by simply charging a meager sum. Under normal circumstances, this should not be possible, however, it’s a different matter if the Divinity charges something in return.

In one of the books in Baldur’s Gate 3 Act 3, players can discover that Jergal has an ancient vendetta against Myrkul, who took his position as the god of death by force, and consequently, Baal and Bane of the Dead Three as well.

This is why Withers constantly helps you and your allies, so that one day you can destroy the Netherbrain and bring balance to Baldur’s Gate 3, fulfilling Withers’ wish of destroying the Dead Three as well.

If you choose to destroy the Netherbrain, during the epilogue, Withers will go off on a rather stark monologue against Myrkul, Baal, and Bane, happily claiming how their plans of world domination did not come to fruition.

However, another theory as to why it is easy to get your allies resurrected is to give players an easy way out. The devs don’t want to violate DnD 5e rules and also want you to have fun with all of your companions at the same time, offering you an easy way out if things get messy in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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