Baldur’s Gate 3: Thorm Mausoleum Puzzle Solution

Thorm Mausoleum in Baldur's Gate 3 hides a secret that will lead you to Gauntlet of Shar and help save Nightsong in the process.

The Thorm Mausoleum puzzle in Baldur’s Gate 3 will test your wits and patience limit if you go in blindly. However, if you know the secret information, it will be an easy task for you. During Act 2, while you are within the Shadow Cursed Lands, you will have to go to the Mausoleum to gather some information about Ketheric Thorm.

To find the solution to the Thorm Mausoleum puzzle, you first need to find a stained book. This book contains the correct order to interact with the pictures and the buttons beneath them. Always remember that the wrong order will lead to traps getting activated.

Baldur’s Gate 3: Thorm Mausoleum location

Thorm Mausoleum in Baldur’s Gate 3 is located north of the House of Healing in Act 2, within the Shadow-Cursed Lands. You must pass through the House of Healing and defeat Malus Thorm before you can get to Thorm Mausoleum. Go north of Moonrise Towers, pass through the city and you will see the House of Healing up ahead.


You will meet Raphael at the entrance of Thorm Mausoleum. He will ask you to find and kill Yurgir, the Orthon, in exchange for reading the Infernal Markings on Astarion’s back.

Pass through the House of Healing and then exit out the other side to the North to enter a small graveyard. Pass through the graveyard, and you will reach Thorm Mausoleum, as shown on the map below.

Thorm Mausoleum puzzle solution

Thorm Mausoleum in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a very linear place with nothing much to do. Its map consists of one large hall with multiple chambers and a path in the Northern region leading to the puzzle.


Before starting puzzles that have traps, make sure to ungroup your party and use only one companion who can easily pass perception checks to avoid the traps.

To solve the Thorm Mausoleum puzzle, you need to find the stained book at the altar, which is in the eastern section at (X: -278, Y: -846). Reading the book will give you the order in which you need to press the buttons under the murals. It says, “From splendor to tragedy, to infamy.”

  • Splendor: The construction of Moonrise Towers and their majesty.
  • Tragedy: When Ketheric Thorm loses his daughter, he grieves her still.
  • Infamy: Ketheric’s downfall as he decided to become a General of the absolute.

Once you have read the book, go to the Northernmost chamber where the murals are located. Each painting has a distinct name which becomes visible once you hover the mouse over it. These paintings are called Moonrise Towers, General, and Grief. Each painting has a button beneath it which you can press.

Interact with the paintings and press the buttons in the following order. 

  • Moonrise Towers
  • Grief
  • General

You can also solve this puzzle without reading the book, by just following the above order. Once you solve this puzzle, you can enter the Gauntlet of Shar to solve its trials which offer way more difficult puzzles. Solving these puzzles will lead you to Ketheric Thorm’s relic, Nightsong.

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