Baldurs Gate 3 Oskar Fevras Closeup
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Should you buy Oskar Fevras in Baldur’s Gate 3? Answered

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Sometimes, the choices you make in Baldur’s Gate 3 may make you uncomfortable. Sometimes, they may have that impact on your party members. None of them can seem to agree on anything, after all, like when it comes time to determine the fate of a character named Oskar Fevras. Here is our guide exploring whether it is worth buying Oskar Fevras in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 – is it worth buying Oskar Fevras?

When you pay for the freedom of Oskar Fevras, it feels like the right thing to do in the moment. However, Shadowheart and Astarion may not agree. There’s also the matter of the significant hit to your purse. With such factors to weigh, there’s no definitive answer as to the best approach. However, it seems in general that buying Oskar Fevras is the best option available.

Baldurs Gate 3 Meeting Oskar Fevras In Zhentarim Hideout

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If you haven’t yet found Oskar Fevras, it’s time to check near Waukeen’s Rest, along the north side of The Risen Road. You can find a ladder leading to a hidden underground encampment known as Zhentarim Hideout. It has a waypoint near its entrance. For more information, see our guide explaining what to do with the Caravan Strongbox.

In Zhentarim Hideout, head along the main corridor from the waypoint. You’ll reach a central area, where a merchant named Brem may sell you his wares. Nearby, there is a man painting portraits. This man is Oskar Fevras.

Baldurs Gate 3 Oskar Fevras Purchased From Brem

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Talk to Oskar Fevras and he expresses his wish that you buy him. This conversation initiates the Free the Artist quest. Next, talk to Brem and you now have the option to buy the artist. At first, he asks for 1,000 gold. You can use Persuasion to bring the number down to 600 gold. If you decide to buy him, you might as well do so cheaply.

If you pay for Oskar Fevras, you immediately disappoint Astarion. However, you can learn to live with his disapproval. When you tell Oskar what you have done for him, he asks for more gold. You can pay another 200 gold to gain further disapproval from Astarion and now from Shadowheart. However, Karlach approves. You also receive Inspiration. Finally, Oskar leaves for Baldur’s Gate, where he hopes to repay you later in the game.

Admittedly, it’s a high price to pay. I paid it gladly because I had some items to sell to Brem before wheeling and dealing. Unless you’re especially worried about what Astarion and Shadowheart think about you (or short on funds), make the deal and send Oskar on his merry way.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available for purchase on Steam.

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Jason Venter is a contributing writer for PC Invasion since 2022 who can trace his love for video games back to the Apple IIe port of Mario Bros. in the late 80s. He remains a diehard Nintendo fan to this day and loves JRPGs, adventure games, and platformers in particular, but he still plays games in most genres and on most hardware. After founding indie gaming site HonestGamers in 1998, he served as an editor at Hardcore Gamer Magazine during its entire print run. He has since freelanced for a variety of leading sites including IGN, GameSpot, and Polygon. These days, he spends most of his time writing game guides and entertaining readers with his fantasy novels.