There are several methods for stopping the Windmill in Baldur’s Gate 3 and rescuing the Gnome. When you cross the stone bridge in the Blighted Village, you’ll see a Gnome being roped to a windmill by a gang of rogue Goblins.
You’ll have the choice of stopping the windmill to save the Gnome or letting him perish. However, we urge that you reserve the Gnome for a tough and rewarding encounter.
How to Stop the Windmill in Baldur’s Gate 3
A dialogue with the Goblins will begin as soon as you approach the Windmill. They will either attempt to extort money from you or threaten you with the Gnome on the sword. You can take a no-nonsense approach and just kill all the Goblins in combat.
However, employing the Persuasion Charisma check is the preferable way to handle this problem. This will lead the Goblins to believe they may choose an inferior victim. They will depart the location quickly, allowing you to rescue the Gnome in Baldur’s Gate 3.
To stop the Windmill in Baldur’s Gate 3, here is what you will need to do:
- Go around the back of the windmill and you will see multiple gears rotating inside.
- Once you are in, you will notice two levers “Release Brake” and “Brake”
- Just be very careful when choosing what lever to pull, remember that releasing the brake will end up killing the poor Gnome.
- You must pull the “Brake” lever to stop the Windmill in Baldur’s Gate 3.
Once the windmill stops moving, you can return outside and liberate the Gnome. He will indicate that you may have the contents of his backpack as a prize before departing the area. Return around the rear of the windmill to discover the Gnome’s bag. You will find a hatch that goes to the windmill basement here. Once inside, you’ll discover the Gnome’s Heavy Backpack. It will include:
- x1 Smokepowder Satchel
- x4 Gold
- x2 Red Apples
- x1 Baguette
So that’s how to stop the Windmill in Baldur’s Gate 3 as I’ll see you in the next guide.