rugan portrait
Location The Risen Road
Act Act 1
Quests Find the missing shipment

Rugan is an NPC in Baldur's Gate 3. Rugan can be found at The Risen Road. Rugan is a leader of a caravan that's been ravaged by gnolls. There is a massive amount of NPCs in Baldur's Gate 3, and their ideals, needs and way of living are strictly related to the actions they perform during the course of the game. Their attitude towards you and your party may be affected by the deeds and decisions you and your party have taken on.


Where to find Rugan

Can be found at:

  • Act 1
  • Inside a cave on The Risen Road (X: 45; y: 626).
  • Zhentarim Hideout


Rugan Quests


Rugan Dialogue Options

You will encounter Rugan at the entrance of a cave on The Risen Road. Your interactions with him will update the Find the Missing Shipment quest. He will mention the cargo that he needs to be delivered.

He mentions that this area has become much more dangerous than before and expresses that you are one of the few friendly faces they've encountered since Elturgard. Respond with the following:

  1. Elturgard is quite a distance from here. Where are you headed?
  2. I'll remain friendly, provided you hand over all your goods.

Opt for the first choice, and Rugan will inform you that they're on their way to Baldur's Gate to deliver cargo, but they need to make a stop en route. Reply with:

  1. Where's that?
  2. Maybe I should accompany you to ensure a safe journey.
  3. What exactly are you transporting?

Choose the third option, and Rugan will explain that they are transporting trinkets for someone in Baldur's Gate in exchange for Tarenths. The narrator provides a brief explanation of Tarenths as currency used by the Zhentarim. With this knowledge, respond with:

  1. You're Zhentarim. Your people deal in more than just 'baubles.'
  2. Many people lost their lives for those baubles.
  3. [Intimidation] Whatever your cargo is, I'll consider it as payment.
  4. I'll leave.

Opt for the first option, and Rugan will be impressed that you recognize their affiliation. He issues a mild warning not to interfere with Zhent business and suggests that you walk away. Respond with:

  1. [Intimidation] No, this is where I stop asking and start cutting.
  2. [Persuasion] This is your employer's issue, but we can benefit. Let's sell the cargo ourselves.
  3. I'll leave.

If your charisma is strong enough, you can effectively pick the second choice. Rugan will give you the cargo, but he'll warn that it can't be opened. 

  • You can choose to open the chest using Thieves' Tools. If your dexterity is high enough, the chest will open. Inside, you'll find a Potion of Feather Fall and an Iron Flask. Opening the chest will mark the completion of the "Find the Missing Shipment" quest. Warning: doing so will prevent you to get the Harold crossbow.  
  • You can do what he asks and deliver the package to the Zhentarim Hideout. 

He also mentions that he knows someone in Baldur's Gate who can take the cargo from you. He cautions against trying to deceive him because he has connections all over. Rugan invites you to his hideout and tells his associates to expect your arrival. You can also continue to explore the cave, which holds more treasures and chests to discover.


Second Encounter, Zhentarim Hideout: 

If he survives, the next time you see Rugan is at the Zhentarim Hideout. Your interaction with Zarys will determine what happens next and you can choose to further accept more tasks by offering to work with her. 

  • Zarys and Rugan will welcome you and she will offer you more work for providing her with the shipment still sealed. 
  • Rugan will be strapped to a chair and held captive by Zarys. She wants him killed. This happens if you previously used Persuasion during your interaction and convinced him to sell the cargo themselves.

If you took the good path, and Rugan is on good terms with the Zhentarim, you can choose to take her up on her offer for more work. 

If Rugan is tied down, your Dialogue options are the following: 

  1. [PERSUASION] I've already shown I've got more wits than Rugan. Let's work together.
  2. [INTIMIDATION] I'm going to walk out of here alive. Play it right, and so will you.
  3. Can we just skip to the killing?

If you choose to persuade her and successfully pass the Persuasion check, she will then ask you to deliver the shipment to Baldur's Gate. She also asks that you kill him. 

  1. Obey - kill Rugan.
  2. I won't do that. 
    • Doing so will result in a fight. Saving Rugan awards Karlach approval and Rugan thanking you before running away.

If you obey, Astarion will approve and Rugan will begin to beg. You will ultimately complete the task and you can loot his body afterward to receive:


Rugan Stats

Rugan General Information

race icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideRace: Human
hp icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideHealth: 28
armorp icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideAC: 14
movement speed icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideBase speed: 0m
size icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideSize: Medium
weight icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideWeight: 75kg
attitude icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideAttitude: 0

Rugan stats

strength ability baldursgate3 wiki guide 75pxStrength: 12
dexterity ability baldursgate3 wiki guide 75pxDexterity: 16
constitution ability baldursgate3 wiki guide 75pxConstitution: 12
intelligence ability baldursgate3 wiki guide 75pxIntelligence: 12
wisdom ability baldursgate3 wiki guide 75pxWisdom: 14
charisma ability baldursgate3 wiki guide 75pxCharisma: 10

Proficiency Bonus: ???

Initiative: ???

Rugan Passive Features


damage slashing icon bg3 wiki guideSlashing: None
damage piercing icon bg3 wiki guidePiercing: None
damage blunt icoin bg3 wiki guideBludgeoning: None
damage fire icon bg3 wiki guideFire: None
damage lightning icon bg3 wiki guideLightning: None
damage psychic icon bg3 wiki guidePsychic: None
damage poison icon bg3 wiki guidePoison: None

Rugan Notable Loot


Rugan Notes and Tips

  • Notes & Tips.
  • Killing Rugan gives 60 XP

If you let Flind and the gnolls get to him, or kill him yourself you can loot him, he drops.


Rugan Character Sheet

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    • Anonymous

      Saved this man by throwing healing pots (To avoid him getting murdered) at him during talk in the hide out, stealing all the boom crates before fight, and heck even throwing water on the ground to get rid of the oil just to be certain. At the end, -5 affection, heck even gets into a fight with us for saving his ass. I just want my thanks.

      • Anonymous

        5th attempt and 5th failure, for some reason this time Rugan got - 5 attitude torwards Lezel and runs away, for **** sake

        • Anonymous

          My god this game is ultimate dipshit bugfest! I killed her and went to save rugan, so i throw some healing potion at him as i was out of other healing sources and syupid npc artist, prisoner, gets - 20 attitude and runs away

          • Anonymous

            The entire olace is mined! On turn 1 one of shitheads will fire arrow nuke the entire bottom, killing everyone down there. Including the artist and this ruger who is tied up to a chair

            • Anonymous

              They added Shadowheart disapproval everywhere! Don't kill the man, disapproved, don't help people in need, disapproved. She is supposedly neutral of emotions, but they are downright presenting her as cold blooded sadist

              • Anonymous

                In the fight in the basement, I threw a potion of invisibility on Rugan to stop everybody from immediately nuking him. I did spot him a few seconds later sprinting out of the cave. A thank you would've been nice.

                • Anonymous

                  Yeah. We decided to steal the Iron Flask and split the profit. Later I found in in the hideout tied up. Killed everybody and saved him, after I freed him he just runaway without saying a word and narrator said some nonsense. Also got -5 from Karlach for some reason. Looks like a really buggy interaction.

                  • Anonymous

                    Tied to a chair in the Zhentarim hideout if you steal the Iron Flask. Freeing him currently results in the dialogue sequence not ending.

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