Baldur’s Gate 3 players shocked after sweet Gale reunion ruined by Owlbear

Noelle Corbett
Gale's Tressym Tara in Baldur's Gate 3

A Baldur’s Gate 3 player captured the moment a sweet reunion between Gale and his Tressym Tara was cut short by a rogue Owlbear.

Baldur’s Gate 3 gives players plenty of freedom in how to complete its quests. Whether you want to be a traditional noble hero or a chaotic murder hobo, the game lets you indulge in those fantasies.

This also means just about anyone can die depending on your choices and actions, whether you want them to or not.

One player learned this the hard way in an awful but darkly humorous moment they managed to capture and share.

Baldur’s Gate 3 player shares hilariously horrible Tara clip

Reddit user lmaoolivia shared a clip from Act 3 in which they managed to reunite Gale with his Tressym companion, Tara. The catlike creature can be found on a rooftop in Rivington, where she is part of a quest and will later sell the player items.

However, almost immediately after Gale Misty Stepped onto the roof and spotted Tara, the Tressym’s life was tragically cut short by a falling Owlbear.

Closer examination shows the culprit was Halsin, who, while Wild Shaped, used Crushing Flight.

Making the scene more tragic (and, honestly, pretty funny) is Gale quickly going from excitement at spotting Tara to screaming “Tara! No!” at her demise and the measly 1 XP the party gained from her death.

One user had a potential explanation for why Halsin would do such a thing: “That must be Orin disguised, she tried kill scratch at camp disguised as Halsin.”

Gale’s reaction to losing his companion is another example of developer Larian Studios’ foresight. As one commenter put it, “I love that Larian knew any character that existed was going to be killed by someone and gave Gale a line for it.”