The world of Baldur’s Gate 3 should have ended long ago

Actually, the world of Baldur’s Gate 3 should have ended long ago given all the threats. On Reddit, the community is now discussing why Faerûn still exists.

What kind of world does Baldur’s Gate 3 take place in? Baldur’s Gate 3 is set in the world of Faerûn, the default world of the pen & paper game Dungeons & Dragons. Specifically, your adventures take place in the area west of the city of Baldur’s Gate, along the Chionthar River.

We have marked the area for you here on the official map of Faerûn from Wizards of the Coast. You can find a high-resolution version on the official website.

But Faerûn is not simply a world modeled on the historical Middle Ages, but rather is interspersed with magical creatures, powerful magic users, gods and demons.

In now over 50 adventure books for Dungeons & Dragons and also in Baldur’s Gate 3, small and large problems threaten the world – that’s a lot for just one continent.

Faerûn should have perished long ago, but there is always a bigger fish

Why hasn’t the world ended yet? In fact, Faerûn could have fallen several times in the D&D adventure books alone. On reddit, user VonGoth asks accordingly: […]Considering all the things you come across in the game, how can this continent still be populated and thriving?

The general tenor of the commentators is that adventurers save the day. However, another Reddit user has a pretty good answer: There’s always a bigger fish, and they don’t appreciate people who don’t stay in their lane.

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The world of Baldur’s Gate 3 always has an emergency plan

Specifically, the Reddit user explains that there is always a suitable answer for every level of threat: If gnolls attack a village, it is up to local young adventurers to eradicate the problem. If a cult destroys an entire city, the surrounding cities gather their armies and confront the problem.

When an opponent on a level like Sauron from Lord of the Rings appears, huge armies are summoned and great heroes are sent to the front. If this Sauron-level villain wins, the gods will intervene.

Should a threat become so powerful that even the gods can no longer do anything, there is always someone above it: Ao, a god who stands above all gods. The Manager of the Gods or Game Master of the World as the reddit user calls him.

If Ao really needs to intervene, it would be like shutting down the game servers and applying a patch. This corrects whatever the enemy threatening the universe has done.

In short: No matter what level an enemy, villain or good-for-nothing is, the world of Faerûn always has a suitable answer to keep the balance. Once you have finished playing Baldur’s Gate 3, you are the adequate answer to the Cult of the Absolutes and all the associated threats. By the way, you will find one of the most difficult opponents in the game in Act 1.