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

Mutual of Beauclair’s Wild Kingdom 

Suggested Level: 46 | Prerequisites: N/A  

Check the notice board at the Cockatrice Inn to initiate this quest, then head to the Trading Post up north. Some monster tore this place up, and it’s up to you to find it. Use your Witcher senses to locate the clues around the camp and trigger a cut scene; looks like the basilisk that tore the place up is actually someone’s pet.  

Search for a few more clues, and you’ll get a scent. Follow that trail to reach a band of Reavers. You’ll then have a choice to hunt the basilisk with them, or let the beast live. Let it live, and the quest ends there, with some XP and gold for you. Fight the beast, and you’ll get a different amount of XP, gold, and loot. Your call.   

Knight for Hire  

Suggested Level: N/A | Prerequisites: N/A  

Check the notice board at the Cockatrice Inn to initiate this quest, then head to the camerlengo in Beauclair. He’ll pay you for completing miscellaneous objectives like rescuing Persons in Distress, clearing out Hanse Camps, and restoring Abandoned Sites. Complete the 15 marked all across the map and return to the camerlengo for a big reward and another completed quest.   

Wine Wars: Belgaard (A)  

Suggested Level: 37 | Prerequisites: N/A  

Check the notice board at the Cockatrice Inn to initiate this quest, then head to Plegmund’s Bridge to find two people, Liam and Matilda, quarreling over the sale of a vineyard. During the cut scene, you can choose to help one or both of them with their troubles. The quest will also end after the scene, starting one or two more, depending on your choices.  

Wine Wars: Vermentino  

Suggested Level: 37 | Prerequisites: Complete “Wine Wars: Belgaard.”  

Choosing to help Matilda will send you to her vineyard, Vermentino, to take care of some problems. One of the markers initiates its own quest, so you’ll find that listed here. As for the other markers, one is a Guarded Treasure protected by archespores. Take them out and search the corpse here for more information on the feud between the vineyards. At this point, you can choose to investigate Liam’s vineyard, but that’s up to you.  

Two of the markers are Abandoned Sites guarded by more archespores. Take them out to bring peasants safely back into the area. The final marker is a Person in Distress; take out the bandits holding him hostage to rescue him. Once you’ve dealt with all the objectives, you can return to Matilda to wrap things up (I’d recommend investigating both vineyards, however).   

Don’t Take Candy from a Stranger  

Suggested Level: 37 | Prerequisites: Begin “Wine Wars: Vermentino.”  

The Vermentino sub-quest takes you to this blue house, where some rotfiends are hanging around a corpse. Take them out and loot the corpse to find a key and a note about some treasure. Read it to get a new marker in a nearby sunflower field. Head there and locate the hidden chest to finish this one.

Blood and Wine quests continue on the next page!

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