Phlydia's Book is a side quest in the Baldur's Gate Prologue. A little NE of the inn, you will find Phlydia. She has lost her book, History of Halruaa. To the east you will find a shed with hay and a cow. Check one of the bales of hay for the book. Return to Phlydia for your reward: a lynx eye gem and 50 XP.


  • Triggered By: Talking to Phlydia
  • Journal Section: Quests, Done Quests
  • Quest Title: Phlydia's Book
  • Entry Title: Phlydia's Book
  • Quest Begins:
    Dear, absent-minded Phlydia has lost another of her books, "The History of Halruaa," this time. Last time she was at Candlekeep, she lost an entire four-volume set in the hay we keep for the cows.
  • Quest Completed:
    Poor, absent-minded Phlydia gave me a gem for returning her lost book. Candlekeep, it seems, continues to defy all laws of economics: the more books it holds, the more valuable they become to those who read them. The greater the supply, the greater the demand... Bah, all this thinking is making my head hurt. Time to pawn this gem and get something useful for it.
  • Under some conditions, you may find this text in the Done Quests section instead:
    In classic form, Phlydia almost seemed to have forgotten that she had sent me in search of her book in the first place. Oh well, I guess there's more to a favor than the reward at its end.