One of Velen's many impoverished villages, its poverty deepened by war levies and the epidemic that spread after the Nilfgaardians' arrival.
NPC: Bookie He will let you Fists Fight
NPC: Fisherman You can let him win one time, next time you should win.
SECONDARY QUEST: The Fall of the House of Reardon lvl:6
Continuing his tour of rural Velen, Geralt stopped by the village of Lindenvale. There he came across a grief Stricken Old Woman. The Cause of her woe? She was homeless, a monster having made its nest in her family manor and forced her into a rental Situation elsewhere that had recently proven unaffordable. When Geralt approached her, she asked him to rid her manor of this beast. In return she gave him a precious token - the key to the chest in which she claimed to keep her life savings. Geralt couldn't refuse to help an elderly person in need, especially not one so eager to reward him handsomely for it, and so decided to do as she asked.
WITCHER CONTRACT: Contract: The Merry Widow lvl:10
Geralt took a contract the gravedigger of Lindenwale had hung on the villages notice board. It seemed the village cemetery was full of monsters who seized children as their Victims.
WITCHER CONTRACT: Contract: Mysterious Tracks lvl:20
In the village of Lindenvale Geralt came across a highly unusual contract. A certain hunter was worried by some strange tracks he had found in the woods and sought someone who could help him determine to whom - or to what - they belonged.
Start of the Trail of Treats for The Ladies of the Wood Quest
Orphaned and unwanted children from nearby villages find a roof over the head and bowl of warm food here.
NPC: Gran Sealed bottle. Talk to her
Talk to kids and play hide and seek with them to be able to lure Gran out of house, enter house and talk to boy.
for The Ladies of the Wood Quest
NPC: Johnny Try to talk to him. There will be no answer. Follow him to raven Nest
ENEMY: Wyvern lvl:9
ENEMY: Harpy lvl:6
ITEM: Raven's feather
ITEM: Sealed bottle
Give sealed bottle to Johnny, talk to him, then follow him.
Return to (05), let johnny talk to Gran, follow gran to talk to Ladies.
Before the war, the inhabitants of this village were known for their intricate lacemaking and artisanal smithery.
WITCHER CONTRACT: Contract: Swamp Thing lvl:12
A mysterious fog that killed all who ventured into it had arisen near the village of Downwarren - inconveniently close to where peat was being dug. Geralt decided to investigate this murderous mist and see if he couldn't put a stop to it.
NPC: Ealdorman Show him dagger from ladies. For The Ladies of the Wood Quest
Go to Bald Mountain (02)
For The Ladies of the Wood Quest
MAIN QUEST: Ciri's Story: Fleeing the Bog lvl:5
When Ciri arrived in Welen, she found herself in the very heart of the notorious Crookback Bog. Exhausted, she sought shelter, but instead found herself in the clutches of three demonic sisters known to the local peasants as the Ladies of the Wood. Ciri quickly realized how poorly that name fit these bloodthirsty hags and fled. She escaped with her life by a hairs breadth, but still had a long and dangerous trek through the marshes ahead of her.
Crookback Bog is home to more than its fair share of horrifying beasts, but none of them hold a candle to the general of the Wild Hunt who chased Ciri now, Imlerith - for that was his name - had arrived on the Crones' summons to take Ciri back to his king. The young witcher was able to give her pursuer the slip, but the two foes were destined to meet again in the future.
Now return to Baron and tell him about Anna.
Go with Baron to (05). Kill the monsters along the way.
NPC: Tamara Strenger
ENEMY: Fiend lvl:10 Kill it.
Pick all chests around
ITEM: Dead Body ror Forefathers Eve Quest. Burn itm and return to Pellar.
NPC: Leslav for Contract: Swamp Thing, talk to him, then use Witcher Senses and Eye of Nehalen, track signs and find hidden cave.
ENEMY: Ignis Fatuus for Contract: Swamp Thing
Search for chests
NPC: Dolores for The Fall of the House of Reardon Quest, talk to her
ENEMY: Bandits lvl:10
ENEMY: Bandits lvl:10
NPC: Gert Borel
SECONDARY QUEST: Hazardous Goods lvl:6
On one of Velens muddy roads Geralt came across an unfortunate soul trapped under his cart. The man had had an accident while hauling corpses of plague victims. The witcher decided to help him.
Geralt helped the man right his cart. He also advised him to burn everything he was wearing and give his body a good scrubbing, yet the man brushed off this bit of sage counsel, claiming no contagion could touch him.
ENEMY: Bandits lvl:6
Once the Evves family estate was located here and the area bore the name of Lord Evves' wife, Mortilanca. When the couple died, their will stipulated their land be turned over to their serfs. The grateful peasants then founded a village of freeholders and named it after their first ealdorman, Lurtch, who had previously served as the Evves family's butler.
ENEMY: Bandits lvl:9
TREASURE HUNT: Out of The Frying Pan, Into The Fire lvl:6
Soldiers have come. Whether ours or theirs - don't know. Don't really matter anymore. I heard them riding down the road. Hid. Nailed the door shut. Maybe they won't get in.
They spent the whole night killing and raping. I saw it all through the cracks in the wall. Bit my finger to the bone trying to keep from screaming. Don't know if anyone else managed to hide. Maybe not. I saw them drag Antosh out. He had hid in the fields, next to the haystack where he'd stashed his things. They flailed him.
They've heard me. Know I'm in here. I didn't open up when they pounded. I thought they'd burn me out, just like they did those who hid in the granary. Then they got on their horses, rode off. Quiet, now. All I can hears the flies circling the bodies.
I tried to knock open the door. Open the window, Dig myself out. Make a hole in the wall or the roof. Nothing doing.
I heard people who came to rob corpses. Don't know of what, alls left is soiled shirts and foot wrappings. called for help. They didn't answer. Only ones who'll come now are the ghouls.
Sadly, the author of these notes, whoever he was, had quite accurately predicted his own future. Since his writing stated everyone but he had died, their was no heir left alive to collect the man's fortune. Geralt thus took it for himself. After all, he reasoned, he would make better use of it than the ghouls. While passing through a burned-down village, Geralt came across a body. After indulging in his bizarre habit of searching every rotting corpse that crosses his path, he found the departed individual had been carrying a set of notes written in a very unsteady hand. Figuring these might be the dying man's last words, Geralt decided to read them closely...
The abandoned estate of the once-prominent Reardon family, relatives to the royal La Louve dynasty.
For The Fall of the House of Reardon Quest
ENEMY: Wraiths lvl:7 Kill all Wraiths to advance quest. Return to Dolores.
ITEM: Sturdy Barn Key This key will open Barn Doors, inside hidden chest.
Notice Board Here you can find monsters contracts and announcements about matters of local concern.
Bandit Camp A group of dangerous bandits has made camp here.
Guarded Treasure A particularly powerful monster guards a valuable cache here
Hidden Treasure A hidden cache of valuable goods.
Monster Nest Destroy monsters nests with Grapeshot or Dancing Star bombs.
Person in Distress
Place of Power The first time you draw from any PoP, you will receive 1 Ability Point
Smuggler's Cache Smuggled goods have beed hidden here
Spoils of War Search here for loot left behind after a battle or skirmish.
Worth of Interest
Armorer's Table It grants you gear increased Armor for a limited duration.
Grindstone A blade sharpened here will deal more damage.
Herbalist Here you can buy alchemy ingredients.