Firebead's Scroll is a Side Quest in the Prologue stage of Baldur's Gate. 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.
Do so for a small reward: a Healing Potion and 50 xp. Firebead also casts a Protection from Evil spell on you as part of the reward.
In your JournalEdit
- 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.
In some versions of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition this quest is bugged, which sometimes makes it impossible to complete. Tethtoril will not give the scroll when this quest is active, so it's impossible to complete unless you steal the scroll from Tethtoril. This bug is fixed by patch 1.2. This was made available to Beamdog users on 31 October 2013, and 7 November 2013 for Steam users.