The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Don't Take Candy From a Stranger Walkthrough

By
Nathan Garvin

Walkthrough for the Treasure Hunt Hidden Treasure: Don’t Take Candy From a Stranger in The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine.

This Hidden Treasure event is part of the Side Quest Wine Wars: Vermentino, but it can be completed as a stand-alone quest, as well. If you complete this Hidden Treasure quest before starting Wine Wars: Vermentino, you’ll get credit for it retroactively, so there’s no penalty in doing this quest early. You can start this quest by simply approaching its map marker, which can be found a north of the Castel Ravello Vineyard, across a stream.

(1 of 4) Seek out a Guarded Treasure even north of the Castel Ravello Vineyard signpost,

Despite not being very far away from civilization, when you reach the site - a lovely little blue hut in the country - you’ll find it’s nevertheless infested with Rotfiends (level thirty-seven).. Kill the explosive necrophages, then search behind (north of) the house to find a corpse, on which you can recover Augustin Tonnelliay’s Journal and a Key to the chest in sunflower fields. Reading the aforementioned journal will start the Treasure Hunt Don’t Take Candy from a Stranger.

This quest directs you to backtrack yet again, to an estate to the south - the otherwise unmarked Vermentino Vineyard, as it were - near the river east of the Castel Ravello Vineyard. Don’t head straight there, however, as you can nab a nearby signpost to make future trips that much quicker. From the blue hut the Rotfiends guarded make your way along a road to the east, northeast, continuing eastwards as it forks, crossing a bridge, then turning north at another fork. This road will eventually lead to the Prophet Lebioda Statue signpost, which is where you can properly pick up the [Big Feet to Fill] quest… at a later date. For now, it’s enough that you’ve paved the way, so to speak.

Use this signpost and fast-travel back to the Castel Ravello Vineyard signpost, and from there trudge over to the unmarked Vermentino Vineyard, where the quest marker for the quest Don’t Take Candy from a Stranger beckons. At the quest marker you’ll find a search area, and in the center of the search area you’ll find two clusters of sunflower plants, in the midst of which you’ll find a chest containing treasure that’s probably not worth the trouble. Still, this quest is now complete.

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  • Publisher
    CD Projekt
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    24 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    14 August 2022
    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:

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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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  • Added DLC quests “Fool’s Gold” and “Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear”.
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  • Organisational changes throughout the walkthrough to provide a “no skulls” path through the game.
  • Added Death March difficulty tips and commentary throughout the guide.
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