Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Find Philomeen’s Hiding Spot

Discover where Philomeen went off to in Baldur's Gate 3.

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You’ll want to know how to find Philomeen’s hiding spot in Baldur’s Gate 3. This Deep Gnome has managed to escape the clutches of the Duergar slavers and the Cult of the Absolute, but you need her help for a particular task. Here’s how to locate her.

How to Find Philomeen’s Hiding Spot in Baldur’s Gate 3

Philomeen’s hiding spot in Baldur’s Gate 3 is in the Abandoned Refuge area of Grymforge (X:-536; Y:464). I have to warn you not to track this location solely via coordinates, since it won’t initially appear on your map. That’s because there’s a hidden pathway you must unlock first.

How to Reach the Abandoned Refuge

To reach the Abandoned Refuge, go to the docks in Grymforge, just across from the waypoint. There, you’ll see Duergar slavers next to a dozen Gnome corpses (X:-609; Y:409). You can persuade them to back off to avoid hostilities, and this will let you enter the room right next to them.

Inside, there’s a button you can press after passing a hidden skill check. This moves the wall, revealing a hidden passageway. Continue up the steps, all while eliminating the enemies that spawn in this area.

Once you reach the top, you’ll be at the Abandoned Refuge. You’ll also see Philomeen at the back of the room. I advise you to keep a backup save for this part.

How to Get the Runepowder Vial From Philomeen

Philomeen is agitated and nervous, and rightfully so. She knows that the Duergar and Absolute Cultists are after her. Choose dialogue options to make her calm down. In my case, I picked: [Persuasion] “Are you sure about this? Once you’re dead, it’s over.”

After a bit of back and forth, Philomeen will agree with your sentiments. She’ll then leave the Runepowder Vial item. Conversely, if you keep acting in a hostile manner, then she might just blow herself up, which will also cause damage to your team.

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In any case, that’s how to find Philomeen’s hiding spot in Baldur’s Gate 3. Now that you have the Runepowder Vial, you can go ahead and free True Soul Nere. Moreover, if you want, you can also cut off his head to complete another quest. For more tips and tactics, visit our BG3 guides hub.

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