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In Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3, you can delve into the depths of the Temple to Shar. This expansive Temple contains a whole bunch of trials in order to find the Nightsong for Shadowheart. One of the harder trials to get through is the Silent Library. This location requires you to kill a whole bunch of NPCs and solve a puzzle that was, personally, very challenging to complete.
How to complete the Silent Library’s challenges in BG3
The very first thing you have to do when entering the Silent Library is to kill all the enemies inside it. But there is one big caveat: the whole room is covered in a big bubble of silence. Since you can’t use any spells when silenced, you will need to either counteract the spell or bring along party members that don’t require magic.
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There will be a whole slew of enemies around, and they each have the ability to blind and pull your party members closer. But the most important enemy in the room is the central orb called the Librarian, which is the thing keeping the silence bubble up. It will also summon additional enemies each turn, so dash to the center and take it out as quickly as possible.
How to solve the Riddle of the Night in the Silent Library
After all the enemies are slain, unlock this gate at the far end of the room from the entrance. There is a pedestal in the center labeled the Riddle of the Night. It asks, “What can silence the Nightsong?” It’s a question you might not know the answer to if you haven’t raided the shelves of the library.
There are four bookcases in a row along the wall of the Silent Library, with traps over each one. The second one from the entrance contains a book called Teachings of Loss: The Nightsinger. This book contains the answer to the riddle: only the Nightsinger can silence the Nightsinger.
So, you just need to insert the book called Teachings of Loss: The Nightsinger into the pedestal. This will open up a secret chamber with a spear made just for Shadowheart.
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