How to Save Mayrina in Baldur’s Gate 3 – Quest Guide

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Trying to figure out how to save Mayrina from Auntie Ethel in Baldur’s Gate 3? Stick around. We’ll walk you through one of the trickiest quests in the game with handy tips.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has quickly become one of the biggest games of the year, receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews following its PC launch for Larian Studios. The fantasy RPG title expertly employs the mechanics and lore of the cult classic tabletop game, Dungeons & Dragons, to drive your campaign forward in the world of Faerûn. On your travels, you’ll encounter a handful of potential companions as well as enemies, including some especially formidable foes like the Green Hag, Auntie Ethel. On your quest to defeat the cunning witch, you’ll be doubly tasked with saving a hostage named Mayrina. Here’s what you can do to rescue the caged girl and best Auntie Ethel in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Overview of rescuing Maryina

Auntie Ethel is a powerful hag boss fight who has kidnapped Mayrina, a pregnant widow. You must rescue Mayrina from Auntie Ethel’s lair and defeat the hag. You can also find a wand that may be able to help Mayrina.

To start the quest, speak to Auntie Ethel and Johl in the Sunlit Wetlands. Then, enter the Riverside Teahouse waypoint and find Mayrina. Follow the fireplace to the Overgrown Tunnel and defeat Auntie Ethel. Rescue the girl from Mayrina’s cage and find the wand in the Acrid Workshop. Finally, give the wand to Mayrina or keep it for yourself.

  • Auntie Ethel is a powerful hag and one of the bosses who can be difficult to defeat. She has three clones that she can summon, so it is important to focus on the real Auntie Ethel.
  • The bitter divorce wand that you find in the Acrid Workshop may be able to help Mayrina. However, it is also possible that the wand is cursed.
  • The decision of whether to give the wand to Mayrina or keep it for yourself is up to you. There is no right or wrong answer.

How to Save Mayrina in Baldur’s Gate 3

In Baldur’s Gate 3, you can help Mayrina, a pregnant widow who has been kidnapped by the hag Auntie Ethel. To save Mayrina, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Talk to Auntie Ethel and Johl in the Sunlit Wetlands. Johl is Mayrina’s brother, and he will ask you to help him find her. Auntie Ethel will deny any knowledge of Mayrina, but you can persuade her to tell you where she is.
  2. Enter the Riverside Teahouse and find Mayrina. The Gnarled Teahouse is located in the Sunlit Wetlands. Mayrina is being held captive in the teahouse, and you will need to rescue her.
  3. Follow the fireplace to the Overgrown Tunnel. There is a fireplace in the Riverside Teahouse that leads to the Overgrown Tunnel. This is where Auntie Ethel’s lair is located behind the Gnarled door, you made need the whispering mask. avoid the vents, noxious fumes, and putrid bog that you must complete various persuasion and perception checks through to find Maryina.
  4. Defeat Auntie Ethel and rescue Mayrina. Auntie Ethel is a powerful hag, but you can defeat her with the help of your party. Once you have defeated her, you will free Mayrina. If you are having trouble defeating the old hag check out our walkthrough.
  5. Give Mayrina the Bitter Divorce wand. The Bitter Divorce wand is a powerful artefact that can be used to cure Mayrina’s husband, Connor. Give the wand to Mayrina, and she will use it to revive Connor.

Here are some additional tips for saving Mayrina

  • Be prepared for a difficult fight. Auntie Ethel is a powerful hag, and she will not be easy to defeat.
  • Use traps to your advantage. The Overgrown Tunnel is filled with traps, which you can use to your advantage against Auntie Ethel and her minions.
  • Talk to Mayrina’s husband, Connor in the husband’s coffin. Connor can give you some helpful information about Auntie Ethel and her lair.

You can save Mayrina from Auntie Ethel in one of two ways in Baldur’s Gate 3.

  1. Activate the Control Orb to the west of the pit.
  2. Put out the fire with some water.

Depending on your chosen party members, one method may prove easier than the other. Let’s take a closer look at each to help you discern which option is best for you.

Option 1: Activate the Control Orb

If you opt to save Mayrina by activating the Control Orb near the pit, there are a few ways you can go about doing so. You could simply send one of your party members over to the orb, target it with Mage Hand, or hit the orb with a ranged attack. The only caveat with this method is you’ll need to defeat Auntie Ethel before the Gnarled Cage holding Mayrina falls. The Barbarian, Karlach, proves to be an exceptionally helpful companion in accomplishing this, as she has Advantage.

Option 2: Put Out the Fire

If you choose to put out the fire in an attempt to save Mayrina, you’ll need either a bottle of water or a Spellcaster with access to the Create or Destroy Water spell. Once the fire has been eliminated, Auntie Ethel will take on the appearance of Mayrina to confuse you. However, it’s relatively easy to discern which of the women is disguised, as the real Mayrina will still be wet from the water. Even so, you’ll then need to beat the hag once and for all.

For more walkthrough guides on Baldur’s Gate 3, check out these additional pieces from our team: Baldur’s Gate 3 – How to Enter the Zhentarim Hideout and How to Become Oathbreaker in Baldurs Gate 3 – What Happens when Paladins Break their Oath.

Tips to help rescue Maryina

The Sunlit Wetlands is an illusion.

  • You can talk to a sheep to learn the truth.
  • If you have the Potion of Animal Speaking, you can talk to the Addled Frog for more information.
  • You can sneak attack Auntie Ethel in the Gnarled Teahouse.
  • The Overgrown Tunnel is filled with traps.
  • You can burn the poison pits to clear them with magic missile.
  • You can use pushing attacks and Grease spells to keep enemies away from you.

We hope this guide to saving Maryina has given you the wisdom and a swift ever-seeing eye to charm your way through the hags lair.


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