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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Witchers Work in Novigrad

By
Nathan Garvin
Important Items in this Area
Short Letter
Doppler Trophy
Doppler Mutagen
Diagram: Gnomish Gwyhyr
Warrant
Key
Succubus Trophy
Succubus Mutagen
Key to House in Novigrad
To the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

The Nidas Touch

Just a few more things to do before you get back to business, a quest to pick up and a recurring friend to meet for a final time. From where the guard stands, head north-west through the market again, make your way through the arch, then cross the street to the north-west to reach the Golden Sturgeon Inn. Along the road running to the north-east of the tavern you’ll find Nidas, who will ask you about some contract, then proceed to offer you a job. Might as well agree to start the quest “Black Pearl” , which you’ll ignore until you reach Skellige.

Ronvid and Friends

Continue north-west along the road outside of the tavern and, when you reach a fork, follow another road to the south-west. You’ll shortly pass by an arch, where you’ll find your old friend Ronvid standing around. The fool isn’t playing around this time; he’s brought friends, and he doesn’t mean to stop short of death. He’s discovered - finally - that Geralt’s a Witcher, and instead of finding himself lucky to be alive, he’s decided that he’s got to punish the Witcher for being a mutant cheater. Use the Axii Sign to make him go away, or kill Ronvid (level nine) and his goons (level eight). If you opt for the latter course, you can loot him for the note “To the Most Beautiful woman in the World” .

Objective Reward
For using Axii on Ronvid 40 XP
For dealing with Ronvid 50 XP

Ronvid is back, and this time he’s in a foul mood - and has friends. If you can’t calm him down with Axii, this fight will be for keeps (left). Calm down some rowdy Skelligers in the traditional Skellige manner (right).

Hey, You Wanna Look at my Stuff? (level 6) Walkthrough

Return north to the fork and follow another road north until you find a halfling Merchant, who calls out to you. That quest marker means he’s probably got something worth saying to you. As it turns out, the demi-human is just another pest, trying to turn the assets of murder mages into quick profit. When you go to look at his wares, some Witch Hunters will show up and the runt will run off. When questioned, either tell the truth to the Witch Hunters, who will redouble their effort, and you’ll be left alone, with no reward. Lame. If you lie for the halfling, however, the Witch Hunters won’t be terribly impressed with your story, but they’ll leave you alone anyways. This starts the quest “Hey, You Wanna Look at my Stuff?”

After the Witch Hunters are gone, search something the halfling left behind in his haste, then follow the scent trail north, then west to find the halfling. He didn’t run very far, apparently, but you can now do business. He sells a variety of runes, books and crafting components, but nothings to go wild over. Ah well, anything that bothers the Witch Hunters is a good thing.

Objective Reward
For lying to the Witch Hunters 10 XP
For dealing with the Merchant 25 XP

Out on Your Arse! (Level 14) Walkthrough

Rest until night (or until the next night, if it’s already night-time) then head back over to Crippled Kate’s brothel, where you’ll find a Strumpet ranting outside. Talk to her and she’ll tell you that some rude men from Skellige have taken over the brothel. Agree to help her and head inside the brothel where you’ll confront the Skelligers. You have three options; win a fist-fight against their leader, fist-fight all three of them, or use the Axii Sign. Once done, return to the Strumpet and tell her the good news, then decide to take the reward, or leave it… to get the same result either way.

Objective Reward
For using the Axii Sign on the Skelliger 40 XP
For telling the Strumpet the good news 25 XP / 15 Crowns

Follow a scent trail to discover a corpse (left). You can either sell the key you found on the corpse to the Dwarves, or kill them and keep the treasure for yourself (right).

A Feast for Crows (level 20) Walkthrough

Leave the environs around the front of the brothel and run along the canal to the east, past the Herbalist’s shop. Eventually you’ll come across some wooden planking and a dirt path running east and south-east, respectively. Take the dirt path uphill until you reach a short bridge. Veer off the road to the grassy canal-side area west of the bridge where you’ll find a scent trail leading to a corpse. Investigate the corpse, which will start the quest “A Feast for Crows” . Despite being a level twenty quest, it should only be a few levels higher than you are now, even if you’re playing on Death March difficulty.

Search some bloody footprints nearby, then follow the trail back east, then north, before it leads into a house to the east. Inside you’ll find some seedy looking Dwarves, who apparently work for “Cleaver”. After some babbling you’ll be given an ultimatum; give them the key you found on the body, or fight.

The former option ends the quest quickly and cleanly… but the reward leaves much to be desired. On the other hand, if you refuse you’ll provoke the three dwarves (level twenty). It’s an enclosed space, and they have two-handed weapons, so keep Quen up and use the old dodge-and-strong attack combo, which they really can’t defend against. When they’re dead, loot their bodies, then the house in general. The chest in question is upstairs, and contains significantly more loot than you would have obtained by just selling the key.

Objective Reward
For selling the key to the Dwarves 20 Crowns
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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    CD Projekt
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
    RPG
  • 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.

The guide offers the following:

  • A full walkthrough that’s more than just a listing of quests-it’s an “ideal chronological order” that will get you through the whole game and allow you to see and do everything the game has to offer.

  • 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.

  • Crafting and Alchemy information.

  • General strategies on how to take down foes large and small, monstrous and humanoid, boss or mundane.

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

  • Trophy/Achievement information.

MASSIVE UPDATE: 7th September 2016 ongoing

  • Added DLC quests “Fool’s Gold” and “Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear”.
  • Organisational changes in the Velen section of the walkthrough to reflect the increased level of Griffin School Gear.
  • Organisational changes throughout the walkthrough to provide a “no skulls” path through the game.
  • Added Death March difficulty tips and commentary throughout the guide.
  • More XP reward numbers included.
  • Walkthrough now includes additional information based on patch changes.
  • Various typo and grammar fixes.
  • Added DLC pages for Blood & Wine, Heart of Stone
  • Lots more quality of life improvements

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