Should you give Lady Esther the Githyanki Egg in Baldur’s Gate 3? Choice guide

Baldur’s Gate 3: A Guide to Giving Lady Esther the Githyanki Egg

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Baldur’s Gate 3 offers players numerous choices, some of which may appear straightforward but often involve competing interests. One such choice is whether or not to give Lady Esther the Githyanki Egg. In this guide, we will explore the best option for this decision.

Should You Give Lady Esther the Githyanki Egg in Baldur’s Gate 3?

When you encounter Lady Esther, she confides in you her search for the coveted Githyanki Egg. Unable to retrieve it herself, she asks for your assistance. Putting aside any moral concerns, it is recommended to give Lady Esther the Githyanki Egg.

Baldurs Gate 3 Lady Esther On Rosymorn Monastery Trail

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Before you can hand over the egg to Lady Esther, you must first locate her and find the egg itself. If you have yet to find Lady Esther, refer to our guide on where to find her. In summary, she can be found near the entrance of the Mountain Pass region, which you will visit later during Act 1. Be cautious of enemy encounters, especially if your level is below five.

Locating the Githyanki Egg

Upon finding Lady Esther, you will be in close proximity to the Githyanki Egg. Head towards the nearby fork in the road and travel east to reach Rosymorn Monastery, accessible via a Cable Car ride. Follow the circular path to the base of the hill where you’ll find the Rosymorn Monastery waypoint. Proceed around the outside of the building until you witness a scene involving Corliss.

After the scene, you will find yourself at the edge of a large courtyard. Descend cliffs and use ledges and vines to navigate to the lower-left area. Along the cliffs, you will discover a Hidden Passage that leads to Creche Y’llek.

Baldurs Gate 3 Githyanki Egghunting In Creche Yllek Hatchery

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Near the entrance of Creche Y’llek, use your persuasion skills to avoid a fight. Proceed through a door and locate the local waypoint. Journey towards the western area, where the Hatchery is located. Traverse the murky green water near the entrance by hopping from boulder to boulder. Once you climb to higher ground, exercise caution to avoid traps as you make your way towards a man named Varsh Ko’kuu.

Prior to speaking with Varsh Ko’kuu, make sure to save your progress. Engage in conversation with Varsh Ko’kuu and try to persuade him to part with the Githyanki Egg. This may involve passing multiple Persuasion checks, which can be challenging even for a charismatic Bard, depending on luck. As a tip, avoid admitting that you are attempting to steal the egg and focus on highlighting the emptiness of the hatchery.

If successful, you will receive Varsh Ko’kuu’s Boots, which provide protection against Acid. Proceed further to collect the Githyanki Egg.

What to Do with the Githyanki Egg

Once you possess the Githyanki Egg, meet with Lady Esther again. While it is possible to keep the egg for yourself, be aware that Lady Esther will attack you, and you will no longer have the option to purchase her wares. Unless you desire a hostile outcome, it is recommended to hand over the egg and receive a modest reward of 265 gold.

Baldurs Gate 3 Lady Esther Closeup

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Before engaging in the exchange, consider purchasing any remaining items that Lady Esther has to offer. Once she possesses the egg, she will invite you to visit the lodge at Baldur’s Gate and prepare to depart. Although you may miss Lady Esther’s presence, there are no negative consequences associated with this decision. Even Lae’zel acknowledges the lack of drawbacks, and you can trust her to voice any concerns. In the end, it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved (except perhaps the egg).

Baldur’s Gate 3 can be played on Steam.