Baldur’s Gate 3: Where Is Durge in a Normal Playthrough?

“Where is Durge in a normal playthrough?” Some Baldur’s Gate 3 players have finally found the answer.
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In Baldur’s Gate 3, you can recruit characters like Astarion, Gale, Karlach, Lae’zel, Shadowheart, and Wyll into your camp. However, finding The Dark Urge isn’t as straightforward. Unlike the others, Dark Urge, also known as Durge, is both a custom and an origin character. While their backstory remains fixed with memory loss and a dark impulse to kill, you can freely customize their race, look, class, and more. As a result, many assume Durge doesn’t show up in a standard playthrough, considering Dark Urge is essentially the players themselves.

Yet, this is not the case. Some Baldur’s Gate 3 players have encountered the Dark Urge as a normal Tav. But before revealing where Durge is, please be aware that we are talking about the Dark Urge, so spoilers are ahead!

Where Is Durge in a Normal Playthrough?

During a normal playthrough, you can find Durge in Act 3. But before that, you have to complete a series of quests crucial for unlocking the Temple of Bhaal. You can either enter Orin’s room and talk to her deceased mother, or you can confront her immediately to put an end to the crimson nightmare she has unleashed upon Baldur’s Gate. Regardless of your choice, once you enter Orin’s room, you will see the corpse of a white Dragonborn lying on the floor near her bed.

Of course, the appearance of this corpse resembles Dark Urge’s default appearance. However, this is not the sole clue hinting at their identity. Upon hovering your mouse over the white Dragonborn, you will notice that it's named the “Fallen Bhallspawn.” And if that’s still not convincing enough, remember that when you first enter Orin’s room as Durge, your character must have said something along the lines of “This might have been my very own chamber.” 

Orin went to great lengths to claim Durge’s inheritance as the Chosen of Bhaal. She desired everything that belonged to the God of Murder’s favored child. So, it’s plausible that she took Durge’s chamber for herself, considering it’s The Chosen's room. Following Durge's demise, to assert her ownership over the chamber, Orin adorned it with her "masterpieces" made from the remains of her rivals. Her mother, now a piece of art, rests on one side of the room. Meanwhile, the once-almighty leader of Bhaal’s Temple now lies lifelessly beneath her feet. Both serve as symbols of Orin's victory, ambition, and her unwavering dedication to Bhaal.

Does Dark Urge Have Any Impact on a Normal Playthrough?

While existing as nothing more than mere flesh and bones decaying in the darkness of Orin’s room, Dark Urge still significantly influences the main storyline that drives the events of Baldur’s Gate 3. Dark Urge collaborated with Gortash to devise the Absolute plan. Together, they schemed and executed the daring heist to steal the Crown of Karsus from Mephistopheles' Vault. This set the stage for the main adventure in Baldur’s Gate 3. So, without Dark Urge, many of the pivotal events in the game wouldn’t even be able to happen at all.

So there you have it, the answer to your question of “Where is Dark Urge in a normal playthrough?”If discussing Durge’s whereabouts piques your interest in exploring the darker aspects of Larian’s masterpiece, then be sure to check out our Top 10 Most Evil Things to Do in Baldur’s Gate 3!