During your Baldur’s Gate 3 adventure, you may have heard about The Absolute many times. While the full nature and objectives of The Absolute are mysterious, one thing is clear – it wields considerable influence, and so any connection to it demands careful consideration. One significant choice you might encounter is the opportunity to acquire the Mark of the Absolute, a magical emblem bestowed upon followers of The Absolute. If you’re curious about how to get the mark of the Absolute, here we’ll explain, and also explore the advantages and disadvantages associated with this mark.
How to Get The Mark of the Absolute in Baldur’s Gate 3?
To embark on your mission to obtain the Absolute Mark, your starting point is the Shattered Sanctum, located within the Goblin Camp. The Goblin Camp is a sprawling settlement situated to the west of both the Druid Grove and the Blighted Village in Baldur’s Gate 3. It’s a rather unsavory place, teeming with goblins, hobgoblins, and assorted creatures. However, our primary objective is to locate Priestess Gut.
Priestess Gut is a True Soul and a Goblin priestess who holds a significant position as a devoted follower of the god known as The Absolute. She can be found within the Shattered Sanctum, a temple in a state of disrepair within the Goblin Camp. Upon entering the temple, you’ll encounter her in the main chamber of the sanctum.
She will quickly recognize you as a True Soul and note your possession of Illithid powers. She will initiate a conversation with you regarding the Mark of the Absolute and may propose cooperation in obtaining it. Undoubtedly, one of your companions will likely voice objections to this proposition, setting the stage for your first major decision: whether to side with your companion and attack the priestess or continue the dialogue with her.
Finally, Priestess Gut will ask you to extend your hands and show devotion to The Absolute. At this point, you will be presented with a set of options: whether to go ahead and accept the mark or to question her intentions further before making your decision. If you choose the first option, she will brand you by giving the Absolute mark.
Should You Get Branded With Mark Of The Absolute?
No doubt, before getting yourself branded this might pique your interest that what are advantages or disadvantages of Absolute Mark. So, here we have the answers:
Mark Of The Absolute Advantages:
- It can give you the ability to use Absolute-specific gear such as Gloves of Power and the Absolute’s Warboard.
- You might unlock specific endings adding more to your gameplay experience.
- More specific dialogue options and role play.
Mark Of The Absolute Disadvantages:
- You might end up decreasing your approval rating among your companions.
- A permanent and potentially evil mark.
You’re free to choose your own path, but for our money, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages which is indeed a green signal to begin this quest. Do keep in mind, though, that every choice has a consequence in Baldur’s Gate 3.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is available for PC and PlayStation 5.