What can silence the Nightsong in Baldur's Gate 3?

Baldur's Gate 3 Gauntlet of Shar
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What can silence the Nightsong in Baldur's Gate 3? The silent library puzzle in the Gauntlet of Shar is a difficult puzzle found near the end of the dungeon, but what you actually do there can be a real sticking point. The Baldur's Gate 3 Gauntlet of Shar has a few tasks that will bewilder people, but this is one of the most confusing for many. Fortunately it's actually much simpler than it seems at first glance, it's just a little hard to intuit what it is you're actually supposed to be doing. We'll help you though - here's how to find the right book to work out what can silence the Nightsong in Baldur's Gate 3.

What can Silence the Nightsong in Baldur's Gate 3?

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To silence the Nightsong you'll need the book you can find in the Silent LIbrary. After defeating the justiciar duellists, disarm the trapped bookcases all around you and search the second bookcase on the right as you enter. You find Teachings of Loss: The Nightsinger, a book which can then be inserted into a pedestal at the back of the library just past the grate.

To unlock the grate, you'll need to use a lockpick. I used Baldur's Gate 3 companion Astarion for the job, since his sleight of hand proficiency is a huge bonus for the dice throws. Once unlocked, just click on the pedestal in the middle of the room, open your inventory, and click and drag the correct book into the square before hitting "confirm". This should cause the wall just behind the pedestal to open up and reveal a secret chamber, where Shadowheart will find the Spear of Night. 

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