The Witcher 3’s main story is about to get heated, with Geralt calling in the reinforcements to fortify Kaer Morhen against the Wild Hunt. To do so, Geralt is calling upon his old friends he has made during the campaign across Velen, Novigrad and Skellige. To do so, you now have three Brothers in Arms quests that have you travel around the world. Moreso, getting the right amount of allies means players can even get their hands on the unique trophy for all you platinum players. This walkthrough will take you through the Brothers in Arms questlines, teaching you all there is to know.
Bring all possible allies to Kaer Morhen for the battle against the Hunt.
Witcher 3 Full Crew Trophy Guide
In total, there are seven characters you can get your hands on to assist with the Battle of Kaer Morhen quest to get the Full Crew trophy:
- Keira Metz
- Triss Merigold
- Vernon Roche
- Zoltan Chivay
For the most part, you’re going to get Ermion, Triss, and Hjalmar regardless of what you do, Meanwhile, character’s like Keira Metz, Vernon and Ves require certain side plots to go your way. For Vernon and Ves, you need to keep them alive during the side plot, while you need to conmvinve Keira not to run to Radovid with the plague notes, and instead, directing her to Kaer Mohen.
Brothers in Arms: Nlifgaard (Level 22) Walkthrough: Should you Skip?
While all the Brothers in Arms quests are skippable, this is probably the one you want to skip the most. When you go to Vizima and talk to the emperor, where you’ll see if Emhyr is willing to put his army where his heir is. Fast-travel to the “Royal Palace in Vizima” and talk to Emhyr. He makes demands, Geralt makes demands, the two don’t see eye-to-eye, and nothing productive ensues. Well, let’s hope the rest of your attempts will bear more fruit.
So, you can completely avoid this quest if you so wish.
Brothers in Arms: Novigrad (Level 22)
Next stop, Novigrad. There are four people we can get help from here. Triss Merigold should be a lock since you already did “A Matter of Life and Death” and “Now or Never“ . Vernon Roche will join if you did “Eye for an Eye” earlier, just fast-travel to the “Temerian Partisan Hideout” and talk to him. You can also grab Ves as well, presuming she didn’t die in the Novigrad ruler plotline.
After that, fast-travel to the “Gate of the Hierarch” signpost along the southern end of Novigrad and head to Dandelion’s tavern to find Zoltan Chivay out front. If you completed “A Dangerous Game“ (and why wouldn’t you have? Gwent Cards were at stake!) he’ll agree to come along.
Last and least, head to Dijkstra’s bath house and talk to him in his office. He’ll give you monetary and material aid if during “Count Reuven’s Treasure“ you infiltrated Menge’s stronghold sneakily (at Triss’ expense) and asked Menge about his treasure. If not, he’ll tell you to… well, go away, but in less friendly terms.
|For receiving aid from Dijkstra||50 XP / 1,000 Crowns / Diagram: Tracker’s Gauntlets / Greater Stribog Runestone / Greater Devana Runestone|
Brothers in Arm: Skellige (Level 22)
Fast travel to the “Gedyneith” signpost in Skellige, then find Ermion in one of the druid dens built into the hillside. Talk to him and ask for help, but because of Yennefer’s theft and destruction of his mask… nah, just fooling. Ermion’s a stand up guy, and agrees to help defend Ciri in spite of all the crap you’ve put him through.
Return to Kaer Trolde and ask Crach for help. For perfectly logical reasons, he can’t aid you with troops, but he will give you the sword “Winter’s Blade” .
|For asking Crach for help||50 XP / Winter’s Blade|
Now go talk to the new monarch, whomever that may be… if, of course, there is a new monarch. If you completed the quests “Possession” , “The Lord of Undvik” , “King’s Gambit” and “Coronation” Hjalmar will join your quest-regardless of who is actually the monarch.
|For recruiting Hjalmar||50 XP|
Brothers in Arms: Velen (Level 22)
There’s only one person in Velen whom is officially involved in the quest “Brothers in Arms: Velen” and that’s Keira Metz. To get her to help out you’ll have had to have completed the quests “An Invitation from Keira Metz” , “A Towerful of Mice” , “A Favor for a Friend” and “For the Advancement of Learning“ … obviously killing her or letting her run off to Radovid were not the right choices in the latter quest if you wanted to get her aid, but if you sent her to Kaer Morhen, you’ll be fine.
Also, if you told Voorhis that Letho was still alive at the beginning of the game and completed the quests “The Fall of House Reardon“ and “Ghosts of the Past” and sent him to Kaer Morhen, he’ll show up to lend a helping hand. However, this is one that only those importing a save from Witcher 2 will get.