The story of Baldur’s Gate 3 unfolds over three acts, the last of which takes place entirely in the city that gives the trilogy its name. The locations here are huge, and every locked door hides a secret waiting to be revealed, but sometimes things can turn out to be much more mysterious and sinister than you expected.
So in the Lower City of Baldur’s Gate you may be interested in a strange mansion that has no entrance. When, succumbing to curiosity, you finally get inside, you will be shocked by what you see. However, as often happens in the world of Baldur’s Gate, even the most terrible picture can represent the ordinary everyday life of the local inhabitants.
Inside the mansion sits someone called the Mystical Scavenger, who, surrounded by corpses and undead, is doing God knows what. Oddly enough, he does not pose any threat to you, at least not yet. Moreover, you can trade with him.
In addition to his goods, the Carrion Man will offer you something else: find his missing zombie servant named Trumbo or bring him his corpse. As we understand, the reward in the form of necromantic artifacts turned out to be a strong enough argument for you to agree to get involved in this dark story. Well, let’s try to figure it all out together.
How to get to Filgrave Mansion
Perhaps you are reading this guide after finding this mysterious sealed mansion, but still not sure how to get inside.
There are two ways: open the secret door (difficulty 25) on the western side of the building, or enter through a hole in the wall on the eastern side, after first shrinking in size or turning into a small animal.
Inside you will come across mountains of remains and body parts, as well as some monstrous humanoid creatures, but do not be alarmed – they will not harm you if you do not go up to the third floor. The owner of this wonderful establishment is located on the first floor.
As we mentioned earlier, in addition to providing its own services, the Mystic Scavenger may be interested in your detective skills. According to him, he just wants to find his servants who fled, led by a certain Trumbo. But for some reason, he doesn’t really care in what condition they return.
As an experienced detective, you should know that the best place to start your search is where the missing person was last seen. We advise you to immediately go up to the second floor of the mansion and search the small room near the stairs (you will have to open it, but the local inhabitants will not particularly interfere with you).
With a sufficient Magic score, one of your characters will pay attention to the painting lying on the floor. There you will find a note left by Trumbo, which mentions a meeting in a certain secret place; naturally, its exact location is not disclosed in the text.
Of course, if you want to do some real investigating, you can try to figure out who Trumbo left that note to. Perhaps, while walking around the Lower Town, you noticed strange, sickly-looking tramps staggering through the streets. Conversations with them will lead you to believe that the Carrion’s servants did not think twice and settled down not far from their master’s house in one of the abandoned houses.
From the Junkyard Shore waypoint, go down three flights of stairs leading to wooden piers and boats. If this is your first time here, you may have to fight some sahuagin fishmen that jump out of the water. Climbing the stairs to the second floor you will find Trumbo hiding in the closet to the right of the entrance.
Should I help Trumbo?
The undead will tell you a creepy story that the Mystical Scavenger is actually a revived mummy necromancer who turns the corpses of the people he kills into eternal slaves. He himself is also not subject to death in the usual sense, since his vital organs are distributed among vessels that feed his dead servants with vital energy and, accordingly, they cannot harm either themselves or each other.
What happens if you kill Trumbo?
If you decide to kill Trumbo, take the jar with the heart from his body and take it to the Carrion Man. As a reward, he will give you the Torch of Cancellation ring, which is needed for another quest related to the artist Oscar.
What happens if you agree to help Trumbo?
If you decide to help the unfortunate undead and kill the cruel necromancer, you will have to work hard, since you cannot harm him until you collect all the remaining organs, and they are scattered throughout the city. On the other hand, there is an appropriate reward for these efforts. This will begin a new big quest, the passage of which we will devote a separate guide to.
Based on materials pcgamer.com