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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Nathan Garvin (Haeravon)
First Published: 24-06-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 18-03-2018 / 11:53 GMT
Version: 1.03 (????) 22-09-2018 / 13:59 GMT

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Novigrad

Novigrad

Get Junior (Part 1)

Important Items in this Area
Income and Outlays
List of Debtors
Ashrune
Certificate
Igor's Key
Massage from Igor
Mysterious Letter

Before you can go after Dandelion, you need to find this Whoreson Junior character, and you have three places to search; the Casino, his house, and his arena. But before you go do any of that business, we should go see Cleaver, who is also looking for the Whoreson. Why not help each other out?

The Gangs of Novigrad (Level 9)

Head west along the southern end of Hierarch Square then take some stairs north to-and through-a tunnel, where you’ll find Cleaver’s henchmen. Head inside a house to the north to find Cleaver in the middle of some business. After he’s seen to it, he’ll talk to Geralt and propose an alliance - a Witcher is a mighty asset alongside some dwarven muscle, after all.

If you accept, this quest will run parallel to the stages of "Get Junior". Cleaver will rule out Whoreson’s house as a target, suggesting instead that you focus on the casino and arena. If you accept his offer, it will remove any opportunity of finesse or subtlety when dealing with the "Get Junior" quest. A group of angry dwarves tends to do that. Because of that the arena and casino sections, below, will be separated depending on whether you’re working with Cleaver or not.

Whoreson Juniors Hideout

Whether you accept Cleaver’s offer or not, it’s still not a bad idea to check out Whoreson’s hideout. Cross St. Gregory’s Bridge to reach the Temple Isle, then follow the road north, west, south, then west again to reach the house you’re looking for just in from of an arch. Outside you’ll see Cleaver’s Henchmen, and more are inside making a mess of the place.

Talk to one of the "henchdwarfs" to learn more about what happened, although it should be painfully obvious. On top of it, the dwarf isn’t very helpful. Search some documents on the floor, head upstairs and investigate some more rubbish on the floor, then take a look at some torture implements on the wall. After those three things are searched Geralt will decide that this place is a bust… but you can at least loot the house before you leave.

You'll interrupt Cleaver conducting a bit of "business" (left). Searching Whoreson's hideout is an exercise in futility - and an example of what happens if you let over-eager Dwarves get to the scene first (right).

Whoresons Casino (Sided With Cleaver)

Follow the quest marker to find Whoreson’s casino, which is along the eastern side of Novigrad’s central district, north-east of Hierarch Square. If you decided to work with Cleaver, you’ll find some of his goons out front. Talk to their leader and tell him you’re ready to go, then head around the corner and into the casino, killing everything man-sized you see. Grab a "List of Debtors" off the counter, then continue upstairs, murdering as you go.

On the third floor search a chest to find the Steel Sword "Ashrune" , then go through the door and talk to Rico. He’s been worked over well enough by Whoreson’s men, and he’s more than willing to talk to get out of here. Listen to what he has to say, then decide whether to set him free or not. In the former case, it’ll start the quest "Honor Among Thieves" .

Note: If all of Cleaver’s dwarves die at any of the areas involved, you’ll fail the quest "The Gangs of Novigrad" .

Clear out Whoreson's casino (left) and rescue Rico, who has been poorly treated by Whoreson's goons (right).

Whoresons Casino (Did Not Side with Cleaver)

If you didn’t side with Cleaver (or you just decide not to bring his goons along for some reason) you’ll have to talk to the Bouncers out front and either pick a fight, bribe them (200 Crowns) or use the Axii Sign on them. If you pick a fight… well, things will proceed much like they would with Cleaver’s goons, and if you’re going to do that, why not side with Cleaver?

Objective Reward
For using Axii on the Bouncers 40 XP

Defeat Whoreson's goons at Gwent (left) and you'll be invited upstairs for some "high stakes" games - which of course means you've won too much money, and the gangsters are angry at you (right).

Once inside grab the book "Income and Outlays" , then head up to the second floor to find some people to play Gwent with. You won’t win any cards here, but you can bet for a good deal of money (up to 100 Crowns). Win twice and you’ll be invited upstairs, where some goons will declare that they’ve decided you were cheating. Kill them and talk to Rico, decide whether to set him free or not. In the former case, it’ll start the quest "Honor Among Thieves" .

Loot the body of one of the goons to find the note "List of Debtors" , then leave the room and open a chest to score the Steel Sword "Ashrune" . Head downstairs and kill all of Whoreson’s Henchmen (level twelve) that oppose you, being sure to thoroughly loot the place as you do.

Objective Reward
For freeing Rico 150 XP

Whoresons Arena (Sided With Cleaver)

Leave the casino and head south, turning east under an arch then go through a tunnel to the north. Continue north until you find another group of Cleaver’s men, talk to their leader, then carry on to the north. Kill two Guards (level twelve) outside a gate and head down some stairs and through some gates until you reach another room with more guards. Kill them, then head down a tunnel to the south, where you’ll have to fight another batch of guards in another chamber. Further east is a large cluster of foes including the leader of this operation, Igor (level thirteen). Kill them and loot the bodies to find "Igor’s Key" , which opens the small chest on the table near the chair, which contains a "Message From Igor" . Read it to learn about some stash - Whoreson’s money.

Backtrack to the east and go through a gate to the north, then head down a ramp to the west. Follow the linear tunnel to the south, through a gate, then continue south into a chamber. Turn on your Witcher Senses and explore the eastern wall to find a secret door, which can be opened by manipulating a torch to the south. Head through the not-so-secret door and loot around… mostly accumulating junk. In a chest along the eastern end of the room, however, you can find a "Mysterious Letter" , which confirms Whoreson Junior’s little alliance.

Either fight your way into the arena with Cleaver's thugs (left) or be more subtle and prove your worth in the arena (right).

Whoresons Arena (Did Not Side with Cleaver)

Leave the casino and head south, turning east under an arch then go through a tunnel to the north. Keep heading north until you find two Bouncers, whom you can provoke (again, picking a fight here mandates a fight throughout the rest of the area, and if you’re going to do that, you might as well score Cleaver’s gratitude… and coin), bribe them (100 Crowns) or use the Axii Sign. If none of those relatively direct approaches appeal to you, however, you can always head north from the bouncers to find a body in a grassy area, which you can loot to score a "Certificate" . Read this Certificate and return to the bouncers and you’ll able to pass yourself off as a combatant named Zdenek

Objective Reward
For using Axii on the Bouncers 40 XP

Did You Know?: Zdenek is a recurring character in The Witcher franchise. in the first game, he was the champion pugilist you could challenge at the end of the "Fistfight" quest. You can encounter Zdenek again in The Witcher 2, during the quest "Fight Club".

Breeze past the Bouncers and head down a series of stairs and through some gates. Enter a chamber occupied by several guards and go down a tunnel to the south. Reach another chamber and turn east, where you’ll find a man named Igor sitting on a chair. Geralt will ask for a job, more specifically tell Igor you want to be a bouncer for the arena and he will decide to test your credentials by throwing you in the arena.

Your first foe will be Gustav Roone (level twelve). If you kill him, well… that’ll be that. If you spare him, however, he’ll join you for the rest of the fights, but you’ll have to face a trio of Dogs (level nine) for displeasing the crowd. Deal with him how you wish and you’ll next have to face two brothers from Skellige who wield heavy weapons. The third round will be against a Wyvern (level eleven), while the fourth will be against two Endrega (levels ten and twelve). The final round is against Boris the bear (level eleven). Kill all these critters and Whoreson Junior himself will show up to congratulate you. Unfortunately, Cleaver picks this time to attack, which causes Whoreson to run off. Dispatch Igor (level thirteen) and his goons, searching the former for "Igor’s Key" , then head east through the gate they entered.

Approach the eastern wall and Geralt will comment about some peculiar wear he spots on the floor. Activate your Witcher Senses to spot a secret door, then interact with a torch on the wall to the south to open said door. In a chest along the eastern end of the room beyond the secret door you’ll find a "Mysterious Letter" , which confirms Whoreson Junior’s little alliance.

Read the mysterious letter, then leave the secret chamber. Go up a tunnel to the north, through a gate, turn west around a corner, then go up some stairs and finally through a gate to the south. Help Cleaver’s dwarves kill Whoreson’s henchmen in the room to the east, then loot the small chest on a table near the chair from which Igor once presided to find a "Message from Igor" . Backtrack west, then go up a tunnel to the north (not back through the gate down to the arena) when you get the chance. When you reach the room you entered into, go through a series of gates and up stairs which eventually lead to the surface.

Objective Reward
For finding Whoreson's documents 150 XP