Act 3 of Baldur’s Gate 3 features a plethora of new characters, side quests, and one of the campaign’s final companions, Minsc. Players will have to complete the Aid the Underduke and The High Harper questlines in order to recruit the Rashemaar Berserker.
However, going through these quests will eventually lead you to the Lower City’s Counting House in BG3, where you will witness Minsc and a phony Jaheira carry out a heist. While both of them flee the crime scene, you will have to confront some of the Bhaalist Cultists and defend the head banker named Rakath Glitterbeard.
You can eventually interact with Rakath, who will reveal his secret of working with the Guild to lure in Minsc. However, the plan came to an abrupt stop, and the gold within the vaults was stolen by the ranger. This will start the Return Rakath’s Gold side quest in Baldur’s Gate 3. So if you are looking to complete the quest and earn some reward by helping the head banker reclaim all the Baldurians’ gold, then here is a guide you should check out further.
Where to Find Rakath’s Stolen Gold in Baldur’s Gate 3
After interacting with Rakath Glitterbeard and starting the side quest, you will have to investigate the Counting House’s Vault atx:-691, Y:873. Once you investigate the crime scene and pass the perception check, muddy footprints will appear inside the vault. Players will have to immediately head towards the sewers, although there are numerous ways to track down Minsc.
For players looking to avoid puzzles, you should access the sewers through the door tagged “Keep Out” found in the garden area north of the Steel Watch Foundry and South of Lady Jannath’s Estate. Once you enter the door, ungroup your party members and have two of them stand on the two pressure plates at the east and west walls.
The pressure plates will open up a secret area for players to access. After passing through the doorway, you will come across an Ornate Wooden Hatch that will lead you down to the sewers in the game.
Upon entering the sewers, a cutscene will play with Minsc and the fake Jaheira who will hand over the stolen gold to a Zhentarim Agent. The agent can either be Roah Moonglow or Friol, depending on whether or not Roah lives during Act 1 of Baldur’s Gate 3.
How to Get Rakath’s Gold in BG3
Players will have their very first chance to acquire the stolen gold by killing the Zhentarim Agent. Once engaged in battle with Minsc and all the cultists, Friol or Roah will try to flee the scene and players will have to defeat them before they do. However, it is worth mentioning that you will get another chance to get that gold if you fail to do so.
For players who couldn’t kill the Zhentarim Agent in time, you will have to return to the Guildhall. The Zhentarim Agent will then offer an alliance to help them take down the Guild. However, since you are looking to complete Return Rakath’s Gold quest in Baldur’s Gate 3, you will have to carefully decline and defeat the Zhentarims in the game. After which you can simply loot the stolen gold from the agent’s deceased body.
How to Return Rakath’s Gold in BG3
Once you have all the stolen gold at your disposal, you will have to head back to the Counting House and return it to Rakath Glitterbeard. It is worth mentioning that players can attempt to convince Rakath that it was the Guild’s fault and they owe some money in the game. If you are successful in passing any of the Intimidation, History, or Persuasion DC 20 checks then he will only take half the stolen gold.
The rewards for completing this side quest are the key to the High-Security Vault inside the large vault along with 2635 Gold and 400 experience in Baldur’s Gate 3.
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