Baldur’s Gate 3 caravan strongbox – where is the missing shipment?

Baldur's Gate 3 caravan strongbox Rugan

Baldur's Gate 3 caravan strongbox Rugan

Having some trouble looking for that Baldur’s Gate 3 caravan strongbox? In Act 1 of the latest game from Larian Studios, you’ll come across a quest that involves finding a missing shipment for some Zhent employees.

Since you and your party of companions can freely explore the map in Baldur’s Gate 3, you might not be able to locate the shipment right away. That’s why we’ve come up with this guide to help point you in the right direction.

Getting lost and stumbling into unexpected situations may be part of the game’s appeal, but you’ll need to find this Baldur’s Gate 3 caravan strongbox to progress the story.

Where is the caravan strongbox?

You can find the caravan strongbox inside a cave that is north of the Risen Road. But as established in a different but also very popular fantasy franchise, one does not simply walk from one place to another.

When you get to this cave, you’ll need to fight off some gnolls to rescue a couple of NPCs named Rugan and Olly. Once the gnolls have been dealt with and the NPCs are safe, you’ll be given a chance to obtain the missing shipment.

How you handle the dialogue with Rugan to get your hands on the caravan strongbox and what you do with it afterward is entirely up to you.

Should you open the caravan strongbox?

This decision is yours to make, but know that how the rest of the quest will play out depends on your choice. Here are your options for dealing with the strongbox and what they can lead to.

Open the caravan strongbox

If you decide to open the shipment, the people in the Zhentarim hideout will become hostile to you and your party. On top of that, opening the Iron Flask inside the shipment will spawn a Spectator that’s tough to deal with.

The Spectator will not drop anything of note upon defeat, so it’s not really worth the trouble.

Deliver the caravan strongbox without opening it

Taking the uncompromised caravan strongbox to an NPC named Zarys will net you a crossbow named Harold that has a +1 weapon enhancement. Zarys can be found in the Zhentarim Hideout in Waukeen’s Rest.

Going this route will also grant you access to better wares from the merchant inside the hideout.

And that’s our guide on the Baldur’s Gate 3 caravan strongbox. If you’ve decided to open the box, you might want to take a look at our guide on how to pick locks and how to dual-wield weapons.

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