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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Hidden Treasure

Nathan Garvin

Sometimes you just need to kill a few monsters or bandits to claim the various hauls of treasure found throughout the world, but in the case of hidden treasures you’ll need to complete what are effectively mini-quests to get at their plunder. On this page you’ll find a walkthrough for all the hidden treasure events in White Orchard, including how to start each quest and what you need to do to find the treasure at the end.

White Orchard Hidden Treasure Locations

Deserter Gold

Far northeast of the Mill signpost you’ll find a Hidden Treasure event out in the middle of nowhere. Here you’ll find a small campsite and the corpse of its occupant nearby, and perhaps the odd Wolf prowling nearby to keep you company. Kill the Wolves, if necessary, then loot a chest near a tent to find the Spy’s Notes, which will direct you to an “abandoned hut near the old mill”.

At an isolated camp you’ll find a chest containing the “Spy’s Notes”, which directs you to the same cache as in the treasure hunt “Temerian Valuables”.

This is, of course, the mill just east of the Mill signpost and the “abandoned hut” is just northeast of said mill. Enter the house, turn south and drop down into a partially boarded-over pit that leads down into a cellar. Use Aard on a flimsy door at the bottom of the stairs to clear the way, then loot the chests beyond. This is the same place you’ll need to loot to complete another hidden treasure event, Temerian Valuables.

Dirty Funds

East, northeast of the Mill signpost you’ll find a hidden treasure event out in the wilderness. When you arrive you’ll find a campsite infested by Wolves. Prove you’re the deadlier predator, and when the wolves are gone, loot a chest near a tent to find some Scrawled Notes, which will direct you to a bandit camp deeper in the wilderness to the east.

(1 of 3) Loot a chest in a Wolf-infested camp to find “Scrawled Notes”,

This is by far the largest bandit camp in the White Orchard region, occupied by six bandits that you’ll have to fight in two groups of three. Dispatch them and find the large tent atop the hill, inside of which are three chests (two large ones near a bed and a small one in the corner). Loot these to complete this treasure hunt.

Temerian Valuables

To start this treasure hunt, follow the riverside road connecting the town of White Orchard to the Nilfgaardian Garrison until you spot a bridge spanning the river to the east. Search near the shore near the western end of the bridge to find a corpse, on which is a Temerian Lily Key, then walk forward into the water while keeping your witcher senses active and you should see a submerged chest in the depths near the bridge. Dive down and loot it - a feat you can accomplish with the aforementioned key - and you’ll find some Blood-soaked military orders along with other loot. Read it and the quest Temerian Valuables will begin.

(1 of 3) Loot a corpse on the shore near a bridge to find the Temerian Lily Key,

To claim the treasure, cross the bridge to reach the eastern side of the river and follow the road east to the Mill signpost, then northeast to find the mill itself. Enter an abandoned house northeast of the mill and turn right (south) to find a poorly boarded-over cellar. You should be able to just walk down into it, despite a smattering of beams insufficiently covering the way, then head downstairs and blast a door with the Aard sign. Beyond you’ll find a room full of treasure chests - loot them to complete this quest.

(1 of 4) Head to an abandoned hut near the old mill,

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  • Publisher
    CD Projekt
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    24 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    21 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.
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  • Added DLC pages for Blood & Wine, Heart of Stone
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