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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Investigate Kagha

You don't have to investigate Kagha in BG3, but you should.

Kagha may be temporarily standing in for Halsin at Emerald Grove, and she’s not wasting any time in securing it from Goblins and Thiefling refugees. She’s one of the earlier characters you may want to bring down a peg or two, and it’s very possible. Here’s how to investigate Kagha in Baldur’s Gate 3. Some spoilers follow, but I keep Kagha’s secret a surprise.

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How to Inverstiage Kagha in Baldur’s Gate 3

Investigating Kagha is a totally optional objective. In fact, it closes as soon as you deal with the situation at Emerald Grove, whether you stick your nose into her business or not. It’s worth dealing with directly for the extra XP, loot, and additional worldbuilding, though.

Where to Find Kagha’s Chest in Emerald Grove

First, you need to find a particular note in the inner sanctum of the Grove itself, hidden in the Servants’ Quarters. Head into the Servants’ Quarters and look to the left to find a shelf covered in stone tablets. You’ll find Kagha’s Chest behind the shelf, as you can see in the below image.

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Use Hide to sneak behind the shelf without being detected, then pick the lock on the chest to get it open. The chest only has a DC of 10. You’ll find a book, a gem, and, most notably, a Half-Torn Note meant for Kagha. Reading the note updates two quests in your journal and indicates someone named Olodan wants to meet her at a tree in the swamp.

Luckily, reading the Half-Torn Note adds a new quest marker to your map, indicating you’re to head to the southwest to continue this quest and actually investigate Kagha. No guesswork involved on the location, at least.

How to Get to the Swamp

Head south from the Blighted Village to find an easy pathway down to the “forest.” You’ll likely run into a conversation between Ethel and the parents of a woman named Mayrina on your way down. It has absolutely no bearing on this quest, but you’ll probably be dealing with Ethel soon enough.

There’s also a roll check to see if you discern that this lush forest is actually the swamp you’re looking for. This isn’t necessarily a check worth reloading for, as your party will figure it out one way or the other. You’ll want to traverse the swamp carefully as it’s laden with traps.

Once you get near the marker, you’ll be ambushed by Wood Woads and Mud Mephits. You might want to do a Long Rest beforehand if you haven’t in a while. The Wood Woads are trouble, and you’ll likely need all your skills at your disposal, but the fight shouldn’t be too much to handle.

What Are You Looking For in The Swamp?

Once defeated, loot the Wood Woads and have a look around the massive tree stump in the middle of the area. A small Wooden Crevice can be found in the stump, where you’ll find another note. This is the one you’ll need to prove Kagha isn’t what she seems, but I’ll refrain from spoilers here.

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With the note in hand, go back to the Emerald Grove and confront Kagha with your findings. This will initiate a combat encounter directly within the grove. Once you’ve finished the fight, you’ll have a bit more dialogue and the Investigate Kagha quest will complete.

That’s all you need to know about how to investigate Kagha in Baldur’s Gate 3. You won’t have an opportunity to or need to handle this quest directly if you just progress through the main quest and either save or kill Halsin, so take care of it while you can. Otherwise, maybe check out some of our other BG3 guides here on GameSkinny, such as how to complete Find Your Belongings or how to open the Necromancy of Thay.


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