Search the Cellar Objectives
- Find the Necromancer's Book
- (Optional) Destroy the ancient tome
- (Optional) Unlock the ancient tome
Search the Cellar Walkthrough
Inside the doctor's basement, there is a hidden lever behind three chests. Pull it to reveal the hidden passage behind the bookshelf.
To open this mirror, you need to make it believe you are an ally of its master. Tell it you despise Szass Tam (A legendary lich and leader of Red Wizard of Thay), and you seek survival and power. If you give the wrong answer, this mirror will send an exploding construct to destroy you.
Behind this mirror, you find the necromancer's lab, read his note to start the quest. The book is placed on an altar behind a locked door. Be careful when you take it, the door will be locked again and two fireball trap will be activated (pressure sensitive). Lockpick the door and run as soon as you got that book, or put some other object on the panel to deactivate the trap.
Now you will need the Dark Amethyst to open the tome, it can be found in Whispering Depth. There are 2 ways to enter this area. Either by using the well in Blighted Village, or through the basement of the house on the right of the village front gate.
(Break the wall to enter the Whispering Depth.)
You can use your rogue to sneak in and get the Dark Amethyst, or fight your way there. (Be very careful when you explore this area, there's Phase Spider Matriarch near the waypoint. Defeat her and you can get Poisoner's Robe )
Before you open the book (right-click and select to put on Dark Amethyst), save the game for better results. You will need to pass multiple Wisdom checks to finish reading. (Grants exp and Speak with Dead spell)
If you decide to destroy the tome, use spells with radiant damage type. (Guiding Bolt for example)
How to unlock Search the Cellar
- Research note
Search the Cellar Rewards
- Speak with Dead spell
Search the Cellar Notes & Tips
Be careful when you exploring Whispering Depth, there's Phase Spider Matriarch near the waypoint. Defeat her and you can get Poisoner's Robe (Uncommon clothing).
- With the Feather Fall spell, you can directly jump to Underdark from this Whispering Depth.