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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Witcher 3 Get Junior Walkthrough: Choices, Locations & More

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Important Items in this Area
Income and Outlays
List of Debtors
Ashrune
Certificate
Igor’s Key
Massage from Igor
Mysterious Letter

Before you can go after Dandelion, you need to find this Whoreson Junior character, and you have three places to search; the Casino, his house, and his arena. But before you go do any of that business, we should go see Cleaver, who is also looking for the Whoreson. Why not help each other out?

The Gangs of Novigrad (Level 9)

Head west along the southern end of Hierarch Square then take some stairs north to-and through-a tunnel, where you’ll find Cleaver’s henchmen. Head inside a house to the north to find Cleaver in the middle of some business. After he’s seen to it, he’ll talk to Geralt and propose an alliance - a Witcher is a mighty asset alongside some dwarven muscle, after all.

If you accept, this quest will run parallel to the stages of “Get Junior”. Cleaver will rule out Whoreson’s house as a target, suggesting instead that you focus on the casino and arena. If you accept his offer, it will remove any opportunity of finesse or subtlety when dealing with the “Get Junior” quest. A group of angry dwarves tends to do that. Because of that the arena and casino sections, below, will be separated depending on whether you’re working with Cleaver or not.

Whoreson Juniors Hideout

Whether you accept Cleaver’s offer or not, it’s still not a bad idea to check out Whoreson’s hideout. Cross St. Gregory’s Bridge to reach the Temple Isle, then follow the road north, west, south, then west again to reach the house you’re looking for just in from of an arch. Outside you’ll see Cleaver’s Henchmen, and more are inside making a mess of the place.

Talk to one of the “henchdwarfs” to learn more about what happened, although it should be painfully obvious. On top of it, the dwarf isn’t very helpful. Search some documents on the floor, head upstairs and investigate some more rubbish on the floor, then take a look at some torture implements on the wall. After those three things are searched Geralt will decide that this place is a bust… but you can at least loot the house before you leave.

You’ll interrupt Cleaver conducting a bit of “business” (left). Searching Whoreson’s hideout is an exercise in futility - and an example of what happens if you let over-eager Dwarves get to the scene first (right).

Witcher 3 Get Junior Casino (Sided With Cleaver)

Follow the quest marker to find Whoreson’s casino, which is along the eastern side of Novigrad’s central district, north-east of Hierarch Square. If you decided to work with Cleaver, you’ll find some of his goons out front. Talk to their leader and tell him you’re ready to go, then head around the corner and into the casino, killing everything man-sized you see. Grab a “List of Debtors” off the counter, then continue upstairs, murdering as you go.

On the third floor search a chest to find the Steel Sword “Ashrune” , then go through the door and talk to Rico. He’s been worked over well enough by Whoreson’s men, and he’s more than willing to talk to get out of here. Listen to what he has to say, then decide whether to set him free or not. In the former case, it’ll start the quest “Honor Among Thieves” .

Clear out Whoreson’s casino (left) and rescue Rico, who has been poorly treated by Whoreson’s goons (right).

Whoresons Casino (Did Not Side with Cleaver)

If you didn’t side with Cleaver (or you just decide not to bring his goons along for some reason) you’ll have to talk to the Bouncers out front and either pick a fight, bribe them (200 Crowns) or use the Axii Sign on them. If you pick a fight… well, things will proceed much like they would with Cleaver’s goons, and if you’re going to do that, why not side with Cleaver?

Objective Reward
For using Axii on the Bouncers 40 XP

Defeat Whoreson’s goons at Gwent (left) and you’ll be invited upstairs for some “high stakes” games - which of course means you’ve won too much money, and the gangsters are angry at you (right).

Once inside grab the book “Income and Outlays” , then head up to the second floor to find some people to play Gwent with. You won’t win any cards here, but you can bet for a good deal of money (up to 100 Crowns). Win twice and you’ll be invited upstairs, where some goons will declare that they’ve decided you were cheating. Kill them and talk to Rico, decide whether to set him free or not. In the former case, it’ll start the quest “Honor Among Thieves” .

Loot the body of one of the goons to find the note “List of Debtors” , then leave the room and open a chest to score the Steel Sword “Ashrune” . Head downstairs and kill all of Whoreson’s Henchmen (level twelve) that oppose you, being sure to thoroughly loot the place as you do.

Objective Reward
For freeing Rico 150 XP

Get Junior: Arena Location (Sided With Cleaver)

Leave the casino and head south, turning east under an arch then go through a tunnel to the north. Continue north until you find another group of Cleaver’s men, talk to their leader, then carry on to the north. Kill two Guards (level twelve) outside a gate and head down some stairs and through some gates until you reach another room with more guards. Kill them, then head down a tunnel to the south, where you’ll have to fight another batch of guards in another chamber. Further east is a large cluster of foes including the leader of this operation, Igor (level thirteen). Kill them and loot the bodies to find “Igor’s Key” , which opens the small chest on the table near the chair, which contains a “Message From Igor”. Read it to learn about some stash - Whoreson’s money.

Backtrack to the west and go through a gate to the north, then head down a ramp to the east. Follow the linear tunnel to the south, through a gate, then continue south into a chamber. Turn on your Witcher Senses and explore the eastern wall to find a secret door, which can be opened by manipulating a torch to the south. Head through the not-so-secret door and loot around… mostly accumulating junk. In a chest along the eastern end of the room, however, you can find a “Mysterious Letter” , which confirms Whoreson Junior’s little alliance.

Either fight your way into the arena with Cleaver’s thugs (left) or be more subtle and prove your worth in the arena (right).

Whoresons Arena (Did Not Side with Cleaver)

Leave the casino and head south, turning east under an arch then go through a tunnel to the north. Keep heading north until you find two Bouncers, whom you can provoke (again, picking a fight here mandates a fight throughout the rest of the area, and if you’re going to do that, you might as well score Cleaver’s gratitude… and coin), bribe them (100 Crowns) or use the Axii Sign. If none of those relatively direct approaches appeal to you, however, you can always head north from the bouncers to find a body in a grassy area, which you can loot to score a “Certificate” . Read this Certificate and return to the bouncers and you’ll able to pass yourself off as a combatant named Zdenek

Objective Reward
For using Axii on the Bouncers 40 XP

Breeze past the Bouncers and head down a series of stairs and through some gates. Enter a chamber occupied by several guards and go down a tunnel to the south. Reach another chamber and turn east, where you’ll find a man named Igor sitting on a chair. Geralt will ask for a job, more specifically tell Igor you want to be a bouncer for the arena and he will decide to test your credentials by throwing you in the arena.

Your first foe will be Gustav Roone (level twelve). If you kill him, well… that’ll be that. If you spare him, however, he’ll join you for the rest of the fights, but you’ll have to face a trio of Dogs (level nine) for displeasing the crowd. Deal with him how you wish and you’ll next have to face two brothers from Skellige who wield heavy weapons. The third round will be against a Wyvern (level eleven), while the fourth will be against two Endrega (levels ten and twelve). The final round is against Boris the bear (level eleven). Kill all these critters and Whoreson Junior himself will show up to congratulate you. Unfortunately, Cleaver picks this time to attack, which causes Whoreson to run off. Dispatch Igor (level thirteen) and his goons, searching the former for “Igor’s Key” , then head east through the gate they entered.

Approach the eastern wall and Geralt will comment about some peculiar wear he spots on the floor. Activate your Witcher Senses to spot a secret door, then interact with a torch on the wall to the south to open said door. In a chest along the eastern end of the room beyond the secret door you’ll find a “Mysterious Letter” , which confirms Whoreson Junior’s little alliance.

Read the mysterious letter, then leave the secret chamber. Go up a tunnel to the north, through a gate, turn west around a corner, then go up some stairs and finally through a gate to the south. Help Cleaver’s dwarves kill Whoreson’s henchmen in the room to the east, then loot the small chest on a table near the chair from which Igor once presided to find a “Message from Igor” . Backtrack west, then go up a tunnel to the north (not back through the gate down to the arena) when you get the chance. When you reach the room you entered into, go through a series of gates and up stairs which eventually lead to the surface.

Objective Reward
For finding Whoreson’s documents 150 XP
Important Items in this Area
Key to Whoreson Junior’s Estate
Balton Dubis’ Notes
Gwent Players in this Area
Herbalist - Random Card

Collecting Debts

Dijkstra, a former political animal himself, would certainly love to know what you discovered about Junior. First however, you should pay Cleaver a visit (if you decided to help him) as well as the King of Beggars (if you freed Rico) as both might just owe you for helping them out. Cleaver will suggest that Whoreson Junior will not be wise enough to keep his head head down after his casino and arena were raided and proves that he pays generously. The King of Beggars, for his part, also proves he’s not stingy. For saving Rico you’ll score the Silver Sword “Eirlthrad” and some “Freya’s Warriors’ Armor” . This completes the quests “The Gangs of Novigrad” and “Honor Among Thieves” , respectively.

Objective Reward
For helping Cleaver raid Whoreson’s establishments 50 XP / 300 Crowns
For returning to the King of Beggars after saving Rico 100 XP / Eirlthrad / Freya’s Warriors’ Armor

Return to Dijkstra’s bathhouse and head into his office to find the portly former spy and tell him about Junior’s Redanian connection. Dijkstra will instruct you to pay your old Temerian buddy Vernon Roche a visit, as he might be able to help find Whoreson Junior. Since you’ve already visited him, you just need to fast-travel to the “Temerian Partisan Hideout” signpost. Turns out you’re in luck, too, as Vernon was just about to meet with a Redanian contact, and he’ll kindly invite you to meet him near Oxenfurt.

Objective Reward
For getting aid from Vernon Roche 150 XP

Herbalists Hut

Now, you could just fast-travel somewhat closer to your destination, but let’s use this time to cover new ground. Head south and slightly east from the Temerian Partisan Hideout to find the “Herbalist’s Hut”, the location and the signpost. Inside you’ll find a well-stocked halfling Herbalist who plays Gwent, albeit with a rather pedestrian Scoia’tael deck. Expect a few “Muster” cards and some weather cards, but little else. Beat him, take his card, then ask him about “master formulae” to start the quest “Practicum in Advanced Alchemy” , which requires you to travel to Skellige.

The huckster sells a fanciful story on the origin of “basilisks”… to a Witcher, of all things (left). When his ruse is exposed you have no choice but to put down the poor Wyvern (right).

A Bogus Basilisk

The Herbalist’s Hut got you around halfway to your destination, now it’s time to continue on to meet with Vernon. Make your way south-west along a road from the Herbalist’s Hut to reach the coast, then follow another road along as it runs along the river until you find a bridge leading to Oxenfurt’s smaller, eastern isle.

One more diversion before you talk to Vernon, however, who is patiently waiting to the south-west. Instead, however, head up to the road to the north-east to find a merchant showing off a “basilisk” to a crowd of Redanian soldiers. Talk to him and Geralt will point out the fraud, at which point the soldiers get upset at being swindled by a somewhat less exotic beastie. During the commotion the Wyvern will escape its cage, forcing you - with the aid of the Redanian soldiers - to put the malnourished beast (level ten) down.

Objective Reward
For killing the bogus basilisk 25 XP

Crowns and Complications

Return back south-west and talk to Vernon Roche at the end of this bridge, then follow him to the meeting place, where Vernon astutely notices that something is amiss. Inside you’ll find a person… most well-suited to speak of matters concerning Redania. Indulge the ramblings of your new acquaintance and he’ll practically hand Whoreson Junior to over to you on a silver platter. As you leave Roche will ask you for a favor, starting the quest “An Eye for an Eye” .

Objective Reward
For talking to Radovid 150 XP

Travel to Oxenfurt with Vernon Roche and meet his Redanian contact (left), then assault Whoreson Junior’s estate (right).

Raiding Juniors Estate

Head north-west along a road from the house Radovid was in to find a bridge leading into Oxenfurt, marked by the “Novigrad Gate” signpost. Cross it, then head to a house just north of the “Western Gate” signpost, easily spotted as some of Whoreson’s goons are out front in their typical mask-and-paint getup. Greet them, first with words, than with swords and loot their bodies for a “Key to Whoreson Junior’s Estate” .

Use the key to open the gate, where you’ll find that Whoreson didn’t come to Oxenfurt alone, and he doesn’t intend on going down without a fight. Or at least, without making his henchmen fight. Head east, killing as you go, to reach his estate. Enter the house and kill a few more henchmen, then go through a doorway to the north-east and up some stairs to discover that Radovid was understating when he claimed that Whoreson hasn’t been kind to the women who were being sent to him. Investigate a dead woman at the end of the hallway to the south, then go through a door to the east to find Whoreson. Geralt will give him the beating he deserves (well, as much of one as possible while still allowing him to breathe) then he’ll ask about Ciri, which prompts Whoreson to relate his tale of Ciri…

Confront Whorseon Junior in his estate (left) then witness (and replay) his earlier interactions with Ciri (right).

Ciris Story - Visiting Junior (Level 9)

As Ciri, respond to Dandelion however you wish, then climb a nearby ladder and scale a number of ledges to reach the roof. Continue across the roof to the south-east until you’re over-looking a balcony. Drop down onto the balcony and go through a window to the north to find Junior picking on Dudu. Here you’ll have to face Whoreson Junior (level sixteen) in a fight. He hits pretty hard and has a poisoned weapon, but just wait for him to attack and after you parry, dodge behind him, then land several fast attacks. Just don’t attack him while he’s got his guard up, as he’ll parry the second attack, and somehow his parries inflict poison. Afterwards you’ll have to fight your way through the building, killing henchmen on each level. Whoreson Junior’s recollection will end when you walk out the front door.

Objective Reward
For killing Whoreson Junior 500 XP

A Favor for Radovid (Level 9)

After the recollection Geralt will get to choose whether to kill Whoreson or not. Either way, the quest “Get Junior” is over, and the quest “The Play’s the Thing” begins. Grab and read “Balton Dubis’ Notes” from the bookshelf near the door, then leave the estate. As you go you’ll be accosted by some Redanian soldiers who take you to meet Radovid again. Radovid makes a request of you (and a request from a king is a demand in reality), which starts the quest “Redania’s Most Wanted” . Everything from leaving Junior’s estate to talking to Radovid - which included very little autonomous gameplay - encompassed the quest “A Favor for Radovid” .

Objective Reward
For meeting Radovid… again 50 XP
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Quests "Get Junior" and "Gangs of Novigrad" can be completed in parallel without failing any of the subquests.

After the first conversation with Cleaver, you need to refuse his offer, then go to the hideout, complete this task. Next, go to the Arena, where the dwarfs must kill Zdenek, from whose body you need to pick up a letter that you can use on the guards (yes, you will not get experience for Axii, but you will get a green checkmark, it's up to you). ATTENTION! At this stage, no dialogue can mention Whoreson, and that you are looking for him, choose neutral answers. After winning the arena choose "Thanks", don't ask anything, and after clearing the area, you MUST NOT read the letter you pick up from the crate in the secret room. And make sure the dwarfs don't get killed.

After that return to the Cleaver and accept his offer and only after go to the casino, but DO NOT TALK to the dwarfs near, you can use the Axii to enter the casino, and again, do not mention Whoreson. Go to the casino, beat two players, and then find yourself in the interrogation room. Kill the attackers and DO NOT TALK to the halfling. And another important point, you must leave at least one enemy alive, you can freeze him with a bomb or you can stun with Aard. Leave him, run out of the casino to the dwarves and call them for help, run back, where the enemies will respawn. Cut out everyone, and ONLY AFTER THIS, talk to the halfling, and let him go, exit the casino, and only now you can read the note, that you take at the arena.

Go collect the reward from Beggar and Cleaver, Cleaver will give less orens, because you did not help in the arena, but you will recieve the same amount of experience. After that, continue the quest "Get Junior" as described in the guide, but after talking with the king, when you approach the guards, choose the option about girls and "I'm new here." You will be pointed to a secret passage through which you will enter the Estate, (it's where we take "Enhanced Feline Trousers" diagram earlier).

Funny, after you get to the Estate from the passage, you can go to the locked gates and "activate" dialogue with guards again.. and choose another option this time if you want. :)

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Quests "Get Junior" and "Gangs of Novigrad" can be completed in parallel without failing any of the subquests.

After the first conversation with Cleaver, you need to refuse his offer, then go to the hideout, complete this task. Next, go to the Arena, where the dwarfs must kill Zdenek, from whose body you need to pick up a letter that you can use on the guards (yes, you will not get experience for Axii, but you will get a green checkmark, it's up to you). ATTENTION! At this stage, no dialogue can mention Whoreson, and that you are looking for him, choose neutral answers. After winning the arena choose "Thanks", don't ask anything, and after clearing the area, you MUST NOT read the letter you pick up from the crate in the secret room. And make sure the dwarfs don't get killed.

After that return to the Cleaver and accept his offer and only after go to the casino, but DO NOT TALK to the dwarfs near, you can use the Axii to enter the casino, and again, do not mention Whoreson. Go to the casino, beat two players, and then find yourself in the interrogation room. Kill the attackers and DO NOT TALK to the halfling. And another important point, you must leave at least one enemy alive, you can freeze him with a bomb or you can stun with Aard. Leave him, run out of the casino to the dwarves and call them for help, run back, where the enemies will respawn. Cut out everyone, and ONLY AFTER THIS, talk to the halfling, and let him go, exit the casino, and only now you can read the note, that you take at the arena.

Go collect the reward from Beggar and Cleaver, Cleaver will give less orens, because you did not help in the arena, but you will recieve the same amount of experience. After that, continue the quest "Get Junior" as described in the guide, but after talking with the king, when you approach the guards, choose the option about girls and "I'm new here." You will be pointed to a secret passage through which you will enter the Estate, (it's where we take "Enhanced Feline Trousers" diagram earlier).

Funny, after you get to the Estate from the passage, you can go to the locked gates and "activate" dialogue with guards again.. and choose another option this time if you want. :)

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    RPG
  • Guide Release
    24 June 2015
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    18 July 2024
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    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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