Baldur’s Gate 3: Should You Buy And Free Oskar Fevras? 

Oskar Fevras is a broke painter who has been enslaved by the Zhents. Will you buy him the freedom he desperately wants or go the other way?

Oskar Fevras is a struggling artist who has a habit of getting in trouble in Baldur’s Gate 3. Being captured by the Zhents and put up for sale, it is up to you to buy Oskar his freedom. However, the decisions to Buy and Free Oskar come at a very steep cost. No, we are not talking morals here, but a massive amount of gold. Well, it does have its moral implications, too, which we will be covering shortly. Right now, the big question is whether you should buy him or not, and we have a detailed answer to the dilemma. 

Oskar Fevras location

Oskar Fevras has been abducted by Zhents and taken to the Zhentarim Hideout. The only way to find Zhentarim Hideout is by going to Waukeen’s Rest, north of Goblin Camp, during Act 1. 


Waukeen’s Rest will be on fire, and you can start Rescue the Grand Duke side quest here. 

Go to the house at the coordinates (X: -110, Y: 607). Remove the wooden crates and pass a few skills checks to enter the Shabby House. Talk to the person there and receive the key to Zhentarim Hideout. 

Inside the hideout, you will meet a trader named Brem (X: 295, Y: -251). He sells a lot of wares, including a slave known as Oskar Fevras. Unfortunately, he is priced at 1000 gold. 


You can expand Brem’s inventory by completing the Find the Missing Shipment side quest. He will become a lot more friendly towards you. 

Pass the negotiations with Brem to lower Oskar’s price to 600 gold. This is the lowest he will go, so make sure you have 600 gold and more to even think about buying and freeing Oskar. 

Pros and Cons of Buying Oskar Fevras 

Let us talk about the good news first, as they are sparse in this case. 

  • Oskar will leave and ask you to visit him at Baldur’s Gate during Act 3. This will start a major side quest: Free the Artist. It is a long side quest for the completionist with some unexpected outcomes. 
  • You will be rewarded with a personal Portrait at the end of the quest during Act 3. You can request the artist to create a portrait of any of your companions instead of yours. 

Well, the good news here. Let’s talk about the cons of buying Oskar Fevras, 

  • In the best-case scenario, you will need 800 gold to fully free the artist. 600 to purchase him, and he will ask for 200 more gold for his journey. In the worst-case scenario, be prepared to shell out 1200 gold. This is a massive amount in the early sections of the game when every penny matters. 
  • Oskar will promise to return the gold and some more but will fail to do so. Remember, this amount is all but lost. 
  • The reward you will get is not worth it. A cheap painting that fetches only a few gold coins for all the effort makes the whole sequence irritating. Well, you can always throw it at the vents to stop the Noxious Fumes
  • Oskar is a liar and cheater who made his wife kill herself. He doesn’t deserve to be free. 

Shall you buy and free Oskar in Baldur’s Gate 3 or not? 

If you are asking us, our definite answer is NO. Oskar doesn’t deserve any sympathy, let alone 1200 gold. Freeing him will also upset a lot of party members, including Lae’zel and Shadowheart. We only recommend buying and freeing him if you are a completionist and can’t wait to experience one of the most frustrating side quests with zero bonuses. 

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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 ...