Firebead's Scroll is a side quest in the Baldur's Gate Prologue. Like other side quests in the prologue, its purpose is more to teach the mechanics of the game than to earn the meagre rewards available at this stage.

Inside the Candlekeep Inn you will find Firebead Elvenhair. He has lent a scroll to a scholar, Tethtoril, near the Candlekeep central area and wants you to retrieve it.

Do so for a small reward: a Healing Potion and 50 xp. Firebead also casts Protection From Evil on you as part of the reward.



Beginning journal entry for the Firebead's Scroll side quest.

  • Triggered By: Speaking to Firebead Elvenhair in the Candlekeep Inn
  • Journal Section: Quests, Done Quests
  • Quest Title: Firebead's Scroll
  • Entry Title: Firebead's Scroll
  • Quest Begins:
    Firebead Elvenhair, an old mage who makes the occasional visit here from Beregost, has left an identify scroll with Tethtoril, in the inner grounds. I swear, without me to run its endless errands, this keep would crumble into the very dust from which it sprang.
  • Quest Completed:
    Old Firebead was grateful for for my help. He cast a spell on me and said it would protect me from any evil I might meet tonight... I don't know what's out there beyond these walls but I guess I'll find out soon enough.