Baldur’s Gate 3 In Case Of Death Quest: How To Revive Gale

In Case of Death quest in Baldur's Gate 3 teaches you how to revive a fallen party member using a true scroll of resurrection with a hilarious side quest.

In Case of Death is a quest in BG3 that is strictly associated with a specific party member, Gale. This quest also serves as a tutorial for players to learn how to revive their dead party members using scrolls of resurrection. But in true Baldur’s Gate 3 manner, In Case of Death manages to convert a simple tutorial into a hilarious side quest. 

In this tutorial, we will teach you how you can easily revive Gale. This involves a couple of puzzles, solving and guessing the name of a demon. You can follow the on-screen instructions, or you can give this article a thorough read to learn everything in one go.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Gale’s In Case of Death quest guide

In Case of Death quest in BG3 automatically starts after the first death of Gale. For this purpose, you must have Gale recruited as your party member. Once Gale is a part of your crew, make sure he dies.  

If Gale dies outside of battle, his ghost appears instantly. In case of battle, you need to wait until the battle is over for his ghost to appear. Gale’s ghost will chat with you and implore you to resurrect him. Select the following dialogue options.  

  • “How am I supposed to bring you back to life?”  

This will prompt Gale to give you a lot of instructions. We will be explaining all the instructions in detail below.

For the first step of the In Case of Death quest in BG3 to revive Gale, interact with Gale’s body and retrieve a pouch from around his neck. Next, rotate the purple string (this is extremely important) in a counterclockwise direction. This is the only way to open Gale’s pouch. By doing this, you will obtain a folded letter and a flute. Read the letter and then use the flute to read the letters again, starting from the bottom right corner clockwise.  

The letters on the piece of paper are ADDE (from the bottom left corner going anti-clockwise). The first letter on the bottom right corner is D. If you keep going in a Clockwise direction, the next three letters are EAD, making it DEAD. Use the flute to read DEAD to progress In the Case of Death quest in BG3.

Upon doing so, a demon (megma memphit) will appear and ask for his name in Ignan. Make sure to answer with the name “ASH” on its end. Once you answer the riddle correctly, the demon will hand over a scroll of true resurrection. Use the scroll on Gale’s dead body to revive him. This also marks the end of In Case of Death quest in BG3.

However, if you don’t revive Gale once he dies, this will spell doom for your game. Gale is a walking, talking atomic bomb. Nothing will happen instantly, and you will believe that Gale was lying about his condition all along. However, once you take two long rests, Gale’s body will detonate, resulting in destroying the whole universe alongside it. The game turns to a black screen with a Game Over notice. We implore you to revive Gale as soon as possible to avoid catastrophic damage in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Usman is an Associate Editor at Segmentnext who is obsessed with retro gaming. His love for video games begins all the way back in 91 with Final Fight on arcades and is still going strong ...