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Shaella and the quest "Find the Great Book of the Unknowing"

kamuizinkamuizin Member Posts: 3,678
edited April 2013 in Not An Issue
Description of the quest:

You meet Shaella in the "Blade and Stars Inn" first floor (southeast section of Baldur's Gate). She's a priest of Leira, the god of mist and the unknow. By always answer her with questions or statements that you don't understand what she wants, she will be most pleased and will grant you the "Find the Great Book of the Unknowing" quest.

"Find the Great Book of the Unknowing" consists in find the sacred book of Leira inside Candlekeep, it's a book that confers ignorance instead knowledge.

In the old game, this quest didn't made any journal entry, now it does. So many people on the old time thought at this quest as an easter egg and of D&D and a funny joke, as you complete the quest by not completing the quest (however you didn't get any reward or note on your journal as a done quest).

Now that the quest get an register on the player's journal, did the devs fixed the quest? It's possible now to complete it?

So to follow the rules:

Current Behavior -

Find the Great Book of the Unknowing quest is recorded on the journal but impossible to be concluded.

Expected Behavior -

Fix the quest and give the player a conclusion that will send the note on the journal to the done quests section.

Post edited by Jalily on


  • JalilyJalily Member Posts: 4,681
    To clear the quest, talk to Shaella again and choose either option 2 (success) or option 3 (failure). The successful conclusion will add an entry to Done Quests in addition to removing the entry from Quests.
  • kamuizinkamuizin Member Posts: 3,678
    I just finshed the quest now, but option 1 and 3 doesn't make any entrance on the journal, making the quest forever uncomplete.
  • TressetTresset Member, Moderator Posts: 5,434
    This quest has been a giant confused player and conspiracy theory breeding ground since the original. I'm not sure anyone really knows what the original intent of the original devs was here. Suffice it to say that the only purpose this quest has served for years has been to confuse players and breed conspiracy theories as to how to "complete" it.
  • kamuizinkamuizin Member Posts: 3,678
    Well, then they fullfiled Leira's Misty god's desire upon the years :)! On the old game this quest didn't even added an entry on the journal.
  • DrakoDrizztDrakoDrizzt Member Posts: 5
    edited December 2014
    Has anyone been in Candlekeep in search of the book?... cause if youdon't, stop with the conspiracy theory.. ;)
  • kamuizinkamuizin Member Posts: 3,678

    Has anyone been in Candlekeep in search of the book?... cause if youdon't, stop with the conspiracy theory.. ;)

    Conspiracy theory is the blood and life of Leira's portifolio.
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