Originally Posted by ash elemental
You can save Arabella as a druid by asking the snake for help, which doesn't involve any rolls. It requires animal speech, but I haven't checked if it works also with another class.

However, I am not sure if you actually need any of the above with Gale. My evil warlock hasn't done any of the above, has raided the druid grove, and - after telling her how terrible she is - Gale now said he has something to confess. I guess my warlock will know once she finds something he wants.

The example of talking to the snake and the different dialogue we get from Nettie could be signs that Larian is starting to understand that players want to be rewarded for choices, not penalised for dice rolls. Time will tell if this new insight leads to better dialogue in other areas.

As for Gale, the point I was making was that his approval of you, for the reasons as enumerated by him, has so much to do with pure chance.