Baldur’s Gate 3 Player Laments Lack of Compassion for the Githyanki Nativity Scene

A Baldur’s Gate 3 player has criticized the community for having no sympathy towards the Githyanki Nativity Scene.

Baldur’s Gate 3 ‘s nuanced story challenges players at every turn. Some characters who seem to be taking the path of good later turn out to be less noble. And many users can probably attest to having wrongly judged an NPC they initially perceived as evil.

But certain story arcs in the RPG have divided fans over what constitutes good and evil. The quest for the Githyanki Nativity scene rightly represents a point of division. Recruiting Lae’zel opens the side quest which revolves around the Nursery which may house a cure for the protagonist’s Illithid Parasite.

Later, during the mission, players are presented with the option to kill all the Githyanki in the Crèche. Having learned of the breed’s heinous acts can make the decision easier. However, one person argues that the choice is not that simple.

Lae'zel in Baldur's Gate 3
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Laezel in Baldur’s Gate 3

A Baldur’s Gate 3 player says the Githyanki deserve more sympathy

The fan in question, a Redditor named yesoryes, started the discussion. He claimed “there isn’t enough sympathy for the Githyanki in the nursery.”

Indeed, Baldur’s Gate 3 player noted that sparing the Githyanki unlocks some fascinating dialogue options. One sees the protagonist speaking with a young member of the race who commends the player’s compassion.

Another conversation involves a Githyanki guardian who was almost killed at birth for hatching last. The player then asked, “How many Githyanki were killed because they were seen as weak?””.

He continued to lament how discussions in the subreddit degenerate into fans bragging about killing everyone in the Crèche simply because the entire race is labeled as “bloodthirsty killers”.

There’s not enough sympathy for the Githyanki at the crèche byu/yesoryes inBaldursGate3

Fans seemed divided on this way of thinking about the Githyanki. One person stated that the race receives no sympathy because “they kill anyone who bothers them in their quest to kill the illithids.”

Another user shared a similar sentiment. He noted that “The Y’llek Crib massacred an entire monastery of Lathander monks.”I don’t think they deserve a lot of sympathy.”

Someone else took a middle ground, calling attention to the complications surrounding the Githyanki, while also calling them a “generally evil race of people.” While there are exceptions, this person said not all of them should be welcomed with open arms.

A popular commenter also approached the topic from a different angle, explaining that “The Githyanki in the manger deserve no mercy. The Githyanki as a race deserve a certain amount of sympathy because kindness is hidden within them.”

Like several other aspects of Baldur’s Gate 3, the story of the Githyanki Manger is one that will spark a lot of discussion for a long time.

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