|Important Items in this Area|
|Diagram: Gnomish Gwyhyr|
|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” .
|For using Axii on Ronvid||40 XP|
|For dealing with Ronvid||50 XP|
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.
|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.
|For using the Axii Sign on the Skelliger||40 XP|
|For telling the Strumpet the good news||25 XP / 15 Crowns|
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.
|For selling the key to the Dwarves||20 Crowns|