Should You Let Yenna Join You?

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Navigating the intricate web of choices in Baldur’s Gate 3 is no easy feat, and often, seemingly-straightforward decisions come with unexpected repercussions. As such, by the time Act Three rolls around, you might find yourself hesitating when a seemingly innocent red-headed girl named Yenna pleads for help in finding her lost mother.


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And you’d be right to do so. There’s certainly a twist to this girl: her story is deeply intertwined with Orin The Red, one of the game’s formidable villains. But should this revelation make her unwelcome among your party? This guide will delve into the consequences and merits of inviting Yenna into your camp.


Who Is Yenna?

Baldur's Gate 3 Yenna

Yenna is a little girl who approaches you when you arrive in Rivington, at the start of Act Three.

Complete with a sob-story about an ailing mother and hungry pet cat, Yenna might seem like the perfect trap to any seasoned Baldur’s Gate 3 or Dungeons & Dragons player.

Surprisingly, however, Yenna is actually just an innocent little girl—for now!.Unfortunately for her, however, Yenna’s story quickly becomes hijacked by one of the game’s antagonists: Orin the Red, a murderous changeling woman who serves Bhaal, the God of Murder.

What Happens If You Invite Yenna To Your Camp

Yenna in camp in Baldur's Gate 3

There are several scenarios that can occur if you invite Yenna and her cat, Grub, to your camp after learning about her separation from her mother. All of them, however, involve her abduction at the hands of Orin the Red one way or another.

Gortash’s Warning

If you encounter Gortash at Wyrm’s Rock Fortress, he’ll warn you of an imposter at your camp.

Though there is no way to figure out whom exactly the imposter is initially, a long rest will reveal them as Orin the Red—she’ll have taken the place of one of your companions, and will hold them hostage in exchange for usurping Gortash.

It appears that the kidnapped companion is chosen at random from your camp, from anyone who isn’t in your active party. Keep your best friends close while you’re in Baldur’s Gate.

Cat Stew

In this scenario, Yenna will offer you some soup during a long rest at camp. After you drink it (or decline), “Yenna” will reveal that the soup is made from her pet cat Grub, and that this “Yenna” is actually Orin the Red in disguise.

Orin will reveal that she’s kidnapped the real Yenna, and will hold her hostage for the aforementioned ultimatum.

In The Sewers

This time, Yenna can be found being chased through the sewers (near the Emperor’s Hideout) by Orin the Red—only for her to reveal that she’s actually Orin in disguise, and that Orin has Yenna or one of your companions hostage in exchange for the aforementioned ultimatum.

The Missing Companion

Here, you’ll find one of your companions holding Yenna at knifepoint, claiming that she’s a doppelganger who snuck into the camp. You’ll have the choice to convince the companion to stand down, or to encourage them to kill Yenna.

In this case, however, it’s the companion who is Orin in disguise—regardless of whether you let her kill Yenna or not, Orin will reveal that she’s kidnapped the companion whom she was disguised as, and will—surprise!—again, hold them hostage until you usurp Gortash.

Should You Invite Yenna To Your Camp

Baldur's Gate 3 - Lae'zel holding a knife to Yenna's throat

Ultimately, it seems that it makes very little difference whether Yenna joins your camp or not—she or your companion will still be kidnapped and held hostage by Orin regardless.

In this case, it may be best to do what best fits your player character’s playstyle.

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