How to Find Thrumbo for Mystic Carrion in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

How to Find Thrumbo in Baldur’s Gate 3

As you explore Baldur’s Gate, you may come across an intriguing character named Mystic Carrion. He will request your help in locating his missing zombie servant, Thrumbo. However, due to the vastness of the area and the lack of precise details, finding Thrumbo can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Luckily, we have narrowed down his location and will guide you through the steps to find him.

Where to Find Thrumbo in Baldur’s Gate 3

To find Thrumbo, head towards the Heapside Strand fast travel point and look for a house to the right of it. The exact coordinates are ‘X: 53, Y: -120’ (at the Karlach marker). It is advised to approach with caution, as enemies may appear when near the beachside.

Thrumbo Location

Once inside the house, open the wardrobe to the right of the door to reveal Thrumbo hiding inside. Interacting with him will not cause any trouble.

Thrumbo hiding in wardrobe

At this point, you will have to make a decision. Thrumbo will ask you to take down the Mystic Carrion instead of him, providing you with more information about the choice.

Should You Side With Thrumbo or the Mystic Carrion in Baldur’s Gate 3?

If you prefer a quick and easy solution, or if you have an evil inclination, you can eliminate Thrumbo and bring his body to the Mystic Carrion to acquire the Torch of Revocation. However, be cautious not to loot Thrumbo’s body, as it will trigger a fight with a powerful creature.

On the other hand, if you are playing on the side of good, you can help Thrumbo and still receive the same rewards. The only challenge is that the Mystic Carrion has the ability to resurrect itself, so you must find and destroy a jar containing its heart. Alternatively, players can avoid a fight by purchasing the Torch of Revocation from the Mystic Carrion at Philgrave’s Mansion for 3,000 gold. The choice ultimately depends on how much time or money you are willing to invest.

Where to Find Mystic Carrion’s Secret Basement in Baldur’s Gate 3

To aid Thrumbo, you can access a hidden route within Philgrave’s Mansion Basement. Look for a hole at the coordinates ‘X: 26, Y: -165’ on the beachside.

Mystic Carrion's Secret Basement Entrance

Once inside, you can move the boxes blocking your way to proceed. Due to the limited space, you may need to use the Gaseous Form to change your shape or the Mask of the Shapeshifter to transform into a Halfling. Alternatively, you can utilize a ladder if you enter the mansion from the other side.

Hidden Route in Philgrave's Mansion Basement

While exploring the basement, you have the option to read the book titled ‘A Mummy’s Memories’ on a table. This will provide you with new information to progress further in your mission to defeat the Mystic Carrion.

Where to Find the Mystic Carrion’s Ancient Lair in Baldur’s Gate 3

The entrance to the Mystic Carrion’s ancient lair can be found in the Lower City Sewers. There are multiple entrances scattered throughout the city, and we recommend using the manhole at the coordinates ‘X: 127, Y: -34,’ located to the left of the Basilisk Gate waypoint in an alleyway.

Lower City Sewers Entrance

As you venture deeper into the sewers, be prepared to face numerous enemies. Take the Undercity Ruins waypoint to access the Passageway to the Mystic Carrion’s ancient lair.

Passageway to Mystic Carrion's Ancient Lair

How to Explore the Ancient Lair in Baldur’s Gate 3

Upon reaching the lair, your objective is to locate a hidden room containing the Mystic Carrion’s heart. To accomplish this, open the Stone Wall at the coordinates ‘X: -1389, Y: 74.’ Keep in mind that triggering a significant battle is inevitable, so it is advisable to cast an invisibility spell on your character beforehand to avoid drawing unnecessary attention.

Location of the Hidden Room

After dealing with the enemies, enter the room and read the book on the table to gather more knowledge. Additionally, you can loot the nearby chests, which contain valuable items such as gold, gems, and tools. Finally, return to the initial location where you found Thrumbo and collect the Jar of Mystic Carrion’s Heart from him.

How to Defeat Mystic Carrion in Baldur’s Gate 3

Once you possess the Jar of Mystic Carrion’s Heart, you must destroy it by placing it on the ground and shooting it with an arrow. It is recommended to position it far away from your characters, as it will explode upon impact.

Now, it’s time to confront the Mystic Carrion at Philgrave’s Mansion. If you do not have access to the side entrance, you can obtain a password during the Free the Artist quest. Once inside, the enemy will summon his Ancient Servants and Ulnar creature. The Mystic Carrion will frequently use the Cloudkill ability, which creates a dangerous fog within a specific radius. To mitigate this threat, focus your attacks on the Mystic Carrion first.

Be mindful of the Ancient Servants, as they can inflict the Mummy Rot effect on your characters, preventing them from healing. Deal with them accordingly. Eventually, you can claim the Torch of Revocation from the Mystic Carrion and continue the Free the Artist quest.

We hope this guide has provided you with the necessary information to embark on the Find Thrumbo for Mystic Carrion quest. For more Baldur’s Gate 3 content, explore the relevant links below, including our class tier list.

About the author

Kristina Ebanez is a Staff Writer at Twinfinite. She has been with the publication for over a year and covers various topics, including Minecraft, The Sims 4, Disney Dreamlight Valley, anime, Call of Duty, and newly released games. Kristina has a keen interest in the Metal Gear Solid series, Rockstar’s Bully, the Horizon franchise, What Remains of Edith Finch, and more. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and grew up playing video games in the islands.