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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Last Rites

Nathan Garvin

In the world of The Witcher 3, even the relatively trivial malcontent of the dead can affect the living. Case in point, when a mysterious old woman near Blackbough asks a wandering Witcher to help exorcise her deceased husband in the quest Last Rites. This page will provide a walkthrough the secondary quest Last Rites in The Witcher 3.

Quest Objectives

Starting Last Rites

This quest can be somewhat tricky to start, as it’s one of the few quests in the game that’s time sensitive. To start Last Rites, cross the bridge north of Blackbough to find an Old Woman standing on the northeastern side of the bridge. Catch is, she’ll only appear at night, so rest until around 11:00 PM before you head to the area. If you rest near the bridge, she might not appear when you’re done meditating, but inversely if she’s there (look for the yellow exclamation point on your map) she’ll remain even if you rest until daylight. Odd.

(1 of 2) Find an Old Woman standing near a bridge north of Blackbough,

Find an Old Woman standing near a bridge north of Blackbough, (left), and talk to her to start the quest - she wants you to place her wedding ring on the tombstone of her head husband. (right)

When you get the Old Woman to appear, talk to her and she’ll tell you that the ghost of her dead husband, Jackamar, haunts her dreams. She’s not willing to join Jackamar in the grave before her time, but leaving her ring on his tombstone might be a more palatable way to assuage the spirit. Problem is, the woods are dangerous, but a strapping Witcher has little to fear. Exhaust the Old Woman’s dialog options and despite the discrepancy in her timeline, agree to help out by saying “I can do it.” to start the quest.

Leave the Ring on Jackamare’s Grave

After you accept, the Old Woman will show that she’s still spry enough to vanish without a trace. Odd. Cross the bridge southwest and at a fork turn north to follow a trail into the woods. Continue north and you’ll eventually reach a graveyard just north of the Pellar’s Hut - if you’re visiting the Pellar during the quest Family Matters you’ll need to give the place a wide berth to avoid getting dragged into events near the Pellar’s Hut.

When you arrive, a search area will pop up. Activate your Witcher sense and look for the glowing red grave - an aged, humble structure along the trail northwest of the center of the search area. Examine the grave, then interact with it again to leave the ring, whereupon you’ll gain a minor EXP boost and you’ll see swirling motes of light. Equip and use the Magic Lamp to witness a ghostly reconciliation and gain a second, largely EXP boost. Nice.

(1 of 2) Locate the tombstone in a graveyard north of the Pellar’s hut,

Locate the tombstone in a graveyard north of the Pellar’s hut, (left), and after you deposit the ring, use the Magic Lamp to see a scene of two ghosts reconciling. (right)

Collect Your Reward

Geralt’s good deed for the day is done, time to visit the Old Woman in Blackbough to collect your reward. You’ll find her house just east of the Blackbough signpost, but you won’t find the Old Lady, instead you’ll find a woman named Lessy busily sweeping the dirt outside the hut. Talk to her and say “I delivered the ring.” and she’ll make a startling revelation. Despite the unusual situation, Lessy was raised right and will reward you by giving you 20 Crowns for helping her gran. You’ll get another EXP reward and the quest will end.

Talk to Lessy in Blackbough to gain a reward and complete the quest.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    CD Projekt
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    24 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    18 July 2024
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin (Haeravon)

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You are Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster-hunter known as a Witcher. You’ve fully regained your memories since your miraculous revival and escape from the Wild Hunt, and have cleared your name of the false accusations of regicide. In the wake of the assassination of Foltest, king of Temeria, the north have been rent by warfare as Nilfgaard launches its third major invasion, and the northlands have been united under the insane king Radovid. Overshadowing these petty politics is the mysterious return of Ciri - Geralt’s adopted daughter, who is now being pursued by the Wild Hunt.

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  • Side quests, including monster contracts and treasure hunts for obtaining powerful Witcher sets.

  • Descriptions of decisions, quests, and events that influence the various endings of the game.

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  • Information on how to complete all the Gwent quests and obtain all the Gwent cards, including detailed Gwent strategies.

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