Cats In Baldur’s Gate 3 Can Go To Jail For Killing Rats

What meows around comes around.

Story Highlights

  • A Baldur’s Gate 3 player has found out that your Cat Familiars are sent to jail if they are spotted killing mice.
  • The party member that summoned the Familiar still gets to roam free.
  • This has some pretty interesting implications on how the game’s crime system works. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 has no shortage of downright hilarious interactions. But a player might have just discovered the funniest one yet. Jasondads1 on Reddit recently found out your Cat Familiars are just as liable for their crimes as any other party member. During the early stages of the game, in the Druid’s Grove, the player overheard a Tiefling couple talking about adopting a cat, when they reach Baldur’s Gate since cats help to catch mice.

As it just so happens, close to this Tiefling couple, there’s an NPC rat just minding its own business. While the rat has got nothing to do with Bex and Danis, the Tiefling couple, Jasondads1 thought there might be an interaction involved in killing the rat with their very own Cat Familiar. But as it turns out, that’s not at all what you’re supposed to do. Especially not in front of a guard.

The guard saw the cat commit this act of violence. And like any other crime in the game, asked for a bribe of about 300 gold. That sounds pretty steep, considering it was just a rat that got killed in this situation. But it gets even better. Jasondads1 decided to go to prison instead of paying the fine, and hilariously, only the Cat Familiar got sent to jail, not the party member who summoned it.

The Cat Familiar is sent to prison for its crimes in Baldur's Gate 3.
The Cat Familiar is sent to prison for its crimes in Baldur’s Gate 3.

The interaction is pretty funny when you think about it. According to the game’s logic, it’s not the cat’s owner that’s to be blamed for the crime. But the Familiar itself. What’s even funnier is that because Familiars in Baldur’s Gate 3 can be summoned and dismissed at will, this was probably the easiest prison break in the history of the game.

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Fans poked fun at the whole idea, even calling out the guard who arrested the poor cat. Others chimed in with their own experiences about Baldur’s Gate 3’s crime system being a bit wonky at times. That said, it makes sense why animal life would be considered precious, in a Druid’s Grove of all places. Even more so considering this wasn’t just a random rat. It’s got its own little questline players can do while at the Grove. 

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Ahmed Mansoor

Ahmed Mansoor is a News Writer who has a deep passion for single-player adventure games. He loves to keep tabs on the gaming and technology industries and loves to break stories that interest his audience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and several years of experience writing for games. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Written 600+ News Stories.

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