The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt side quest and contract guide [inc. Blood and Wine]

Skellige

Crime and Punishment

Prerequisite: None | Suggested Level: 18

Continue counterclockwise around the coast to encounter a gang of harpies and a man chained to a rock. Kill the harpies and speak to him, and he'll claim he's been framed for murder. Release him or let him be to end this quick quest.

The Nithing

Prerequisite: None | Suggested Level: N/A

You'll learn of this quest from the Rannavaig Notice Board. A man named Lothar has a cursed son, so set off for his house to find out how you can help. Start by examining the nithing itself. There's a trail of footprints next to it; follow these to reach a shawl.

This will have a strong scent, so follow the misty trail to back to Rannavaig. Now you'll need to ask around about the shawl. Talk to the woman near the water to learn that it belongs to Jonna the herbalist. Confront her to learn that she was originally meant to marry Lothar, and she'll lift the curse if he comes back to her. Return to him, and you'll have a choice.

If you tell him to return to her, the quest will end. You can also examine the nithing to reverse the curse on Jonna herself. With this ending, Lothar will give you some crowns as a reward.

Contract: Missing Son

Prerequisite: None | Suggested Level: 29

You can get this contract from Rannavaig Notice Board. Talk to Odhen to learn that his son has disappeared, last seen with some thugs looking for treasure in some nearby ruins.

Head to your new marker to encounter a fiend. Battle it - Relict Oil and bombs work well - and it will flee once its health reaches about 30%. When this happens, use your Witcher Senses to spot its footprints. Track these to reach its lair near Boxholm. Kill the beast for good, then use your Witcher Senses to find Odhen's son's corpse nearby. Return to him for a reward.

The Heroes' Pursuits: Kaer Trolde

Prerequisite: None | Suggested Level: N/A

There are several horse races across Skellige, and the first is in Rannavaig. Talk to the race master to enter, then be sure to win to receive a nice set of blinders. As a heads up, the race takes you from Rannavaig to Kaer Trolde.

The Heroes' Pursuits: Fyresdal

Prerequisite: None | Suggested Level: N/A

The next race starts south of Blandare, and it runs from that spot to the town of Fyresdal. You'll receive an upgraded saddle for the win.

The Heroes's Pursuits: Fayrlund

Prerequisite: None | Suggested Level: N/A

The third race starts just northeast of Fayrlund; it's a brief run along the nearby cliffs. You'll receive upgraded saddlebags for winning.

The Heroes's Pursuits: For the Goddess' Glory!

Prerequisite: None | Suggested Level: N/A

This quest unlocks with the other races, but you must win all three of them to truly begin. Head to Larvik and speak to Svana to enter this final pursuit. Beat the previous champion Astrid to receive an even better saddle.

Skellige side quests continue on the next page!

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