Your next destination is a rather insignificant island on the western edge of the Skellige isles map, between Undvik (the south-western island) and Spikerogg (the north-western island). If you explored Skellige earlier, you might have located “The Pali Gap Coast” signpost, which will take you to the right place, otherwise you’re just going to have to sail there. Just sail west from the “Eldberg Lighthouse” signpost, past the island with the “Kaer Almhult” signpost on it and continue west until you reach your destination.
Child of the Elder Blood (Level 31)
However you manage it, reach “The Pali Gap Coast” signpost and head south-east from the signpost to find the entrance to some ruins, then continue south-east to find Yennefer and Ciri. Talk to the former and she’ll work some magic that gives you access to the rest of the laboratory… but only after waking a Golem (level twenty-eight). Kill it and continue south-east to find cozy little chamber.
After the cutscene wait around for Yennefer to discover something (you can use your Witcher Senses to discover some trivial information about Avallac’h - namely that he has a sweet tooth) then head south-west and talk to Yennefer to learn what she uncovered. Head north-east to the end of the lab and turn south-east, examining a brush on a table if you wish. Turn south-west and go down some stairs, loot a sack, then turn south-east again and go down another flight of stairs to witness a scene concerning Ciri’s genealogy.
Ciri: Confidence or Doubt #4 - The Tantrum
Now turn your attention to the north-east and go through a door to find a bedroom. An occupied bedroom. After some rude words, Geralt and Yennefer will try to cheer Ciri up, giving you another opportunity to boost her confidence or cause doubt to stir behind her troubled brow. During a timed dialogue decision say “Go for it.” to be a bad role model and indulge Ciri’s temper tantrum, boosting her confidence, or say “Calm down.” to cause her to doubt herself.
Ciri: Confidence or Doubt #5 - Last Respects for Skjall
Leave the laboratory and talk to Ciri, who will make another request of you, giving you yet another chance to influence her. She’ll ask about Skjall, and when she gets the bad news, she’ll ask you to accompany her to the grave. During a timed dialogue response say “Yeah, I’ll go with you.” to start the quest “Skjall’s Grave” and boost Ciri’s confidence, or say “No time.” to burden her with more doubt. If you started “Skjall’s Grave” , do that quest next, otherwise, skip to “The Final Battle” section of the guide, where the next story mission “On Thin Ice” will be covered.
|For searching Avallac’h’s laboratory||300 XP|
Skjalls Grave (Level 28)
Ciri and Geralt will head to Hindarsfjall, where Ciri will look for Skjall’s grave. What you say here doesn’t matter, so feel free to respond how you wish. Ciri will see that Skjall is given the burial he deserves, and will react poorly when some Skelligers challenge her. When you two leave you’ll get a chance to head back to Kaer Trolde with Ciri, or pass and mess around some more. Traveling back to Kaer Trolde doesn’t lock you into anything, though - it’s just a free trip. This will be your last chance to complete side quests, visit merchants, and prepare before you confront the Wild Hunt, and it’s a fine time to create some masterwork weapons and armor, if you’re of a sufficiently high enough level. When you’re ready, head on board the ship and talk Avallac’h to complete “Battle Preparations” and start “On Thin Ice” .
|For paying your respects to Skjall||100 XP|