Witcher 3’s Velen area, also named No Man’s Land. The unforgiving, war-torn land – ruled over by a man known as The Bloody Baron.

Witcher 3 Velen Quests

Index:

Man’s Best Friend
Thou Shalt Not Pass
The Volunteer
Hazardous Goods
Witcher Wannabe
Looters (II)
Looters (III)
Blood Ties
Lynch Mob
Loves Cruel Snares
Deadly Crossing (II)
Deadly Crossing (III)
A Dog’s Life
Highwayman’s Cache
A Greedy God
Harassing a Troll
At the Mercy of Strangers
Bitter Harvest
Caravan Attack
Death By Fire
Fake Papers
Funeral Pyres
The Truth is in the Stars
Looters (I)
Highway Robbery
Face me if you Dare
Forefathers Eve
Defender of the Faith (I)
Last Rites
Deadly Crossing (I)
Wild at Heart


Mans Best Friend

Location: Inn at the Crossroads

Head along the path between the Inn at the Crossroads and Border Post, you’ll come across a Farmer’s Hut. Slay the Wild Dog outside and knock the hut’s door to find a group of kids alone who haven’t eaten in days. You can either ignore them and be on your way or show some humanity by giving them some crowns or Food to complete the man’s best friend quest.


Thou Shalt Not Pass

Location: Oxenfurt, Western Gate

If you head to the bridges across Pontar River, you’ll notice that both of them are closed. However, if you speak to any of the Redanian Guards stationed there, they’ll tell you that a Permission Pass is required to cross to the other side. In order to acquire the pass, you need to complete the secondary quest Fake Papers which is further down this guide.


The Volunteer

Location: Oxenfurt, White Eagle Camp

Along the Pontar River, you’ll come across a camp of wrecked boats with a Troll near it. After a hilarious conversation with the Troll, you can either give him some paint to mark the Redanian territory for any Deserters or just kill him, either one completes the quest. The paint is at the general store in Whitebridge, note that you’ll only be able to purchase the paint during the daytime.


Hazardous Goods

Location: Lanka Estate, Reardon Manor

Near the southern riverside, you’ll come across a man being attacked by a bunch of Ghouls. Quickly slay the Ghouls, speak with Gert Borel and use your Igni Sign to burn his cart to ashes. A few days later, you’ll run into the same man east of Reardon Manor. This time he’ll be suffering from Black Pox, end his suffering by burning him to complete the hazardous goods quest.


Witcher Wannabe

Location: Lindenvale

In Lindenvale an old man will harass you about your kind. You’ll soon find out that another “witcher” is in the area, use your Witcher Senses to locate this so-called “witcher” in the cemetery. Kill the Ghoul in your way and you’ll see someone hiding near a coffin. Pretending to be a witcher, he begs you to keep it a secret and that he won’t do it again. You can either reveal his identity or leave him be to complete the witcher wannabe quest.


Looters (II)

Location: Codger’s Quarry

You’ll come across six peasants looting fallen corpses. You can either ignore them or kill them to conclude the quest. If you didn’t kill them, a little later on you’ll run into them being attacked by Ghouls.


Looters (III)

Location: Toderas

Like the first two Looter quests, you’ll find more looters in Toderas. again choose to either kill or leave them be to conclude the looters III quest.


Blood Ties

Location: Nilfgaardian Central Army Camp

Speak with the Noblewoman and offer to find her missing son. Head over to the Quartermaster in the nearby Nilfgaardian Army Camp and question him about her son. At this point, you’ll have several options:

– Offer him 100 Crowns as Bribe
– Use Axii Level 2 Delusion on him
– Complete Patrol Gone Missing before talking to him

After learning about his whereabouts, head over to the area and use your witcher Senses to identify Cavalry Tracks, Dog Tracks, Human Remains, and some Corpses. Return to the mother and tell her that her son died in battle.


Lynch Mob

Location: Near Hangman’s Alley

You’ll come across a group of bandits holding a Nilfgaardian Soldier captive. You can either leave the soldier to be tortured or slay all the bandits and free him.


Loves Cruel Snares

Location: Condyle

Speak with the weeping girl in the northeast of Condyle and agree to help her find her fiancé. Use your Witchers Senses to find his footprints, you’ll find out that her fiancé had been ripped apart by some wild dogs. slay the wild dogs and break the news to the weeping girl.


Deadly Crossing (II)

Location: Lindenvale

Head west of Mulbrydale and a little north of Lindenvale to come across some guards blocking your passage. You can either use axii, pay them 525 Crowns, or slaughter your way through. If you decide to pay them 525 Crowns, you’ll receive a weapon called Mourner.


Deadly Crossing (III)

Location: Dragonslayer Grotto

Head west of Dragonslayer Grotto and you’ll come across some Nekkers and Deserters in the area. Simply kill them all to complete the deadly crossing quest.


A Dog’s Life

Location: Drudge

Head northwest of Drudge and you’ll come across some stray wolves gathering around a small pup. After helping him, the dog will begin following you around. Head southeast and you’ll have to fight a small group of bandits. Note that the dog can be killed during this fight. Afterward use your witcher senses to find the guarded treasure which can be unlocked using the key hung around dog’s neck.


Highwayman’s Cache

Location: Boatmaker’s Hut

You’ll come across 3 Bandits near the Wooden Bridge who demand your coin for the passage across the bridge. You can either start a fight with them or just tell them you’re Geralt of Rivia which forces them to retreat. After passing through, use your Witcher Senses near the bonfire by the Bridge Entrance which will lead you to hidden treasure.


A Greedy God

Location: Wastrel Manor

The Eye of Nehaleni is required for this quest. Head over to the southern edge of Wastrel Manor and speak with the two peasants there. Head over to the objective area and use the Eye of Nehaleni to reveal some hidden steps. You’ll reveal that the “god” is just a demon feasting off the offerings. There’re a few choices to pick from but none of the options change your reward.


Harassing a Troll

Location: Inn at the Crossroads

Head northwest from the Inn at the Crossroads and you’ll run into a bunch of Nekkers swarming a Rock Troll. Slay the Nekkers and speak with Boris the Troll to complete the harassing a troll quest.


At the Mercy of Strangers

Location: West of Mulbrydale near Inn at the Crossroads

Head west from Mulbrydale and you’ll come across some drowners and wolves near the riverside. Slay them and proceed with your Witcher Senses. You’ll reach a man named John Verdun, you can either untie him or leave him to rot there. If freed you’ll find him northwest of the Border Post.


Bitter Harvest

Location: Scavenger Camp near the Border Post

Talk to a man named Albin Hart and agree to protect survivors from Ghouls. You’ll have to fight off waves of monsters and keep them alive to get your reward.


Caravan Attack

Location: Marauder’s Bridge

Head west of Marauder’s Bridge and you’ll come across a group of bandits attacking a couple of merchants. Simply kill the bandits and speak with the merchants to receive your reward.


Death by Fire

Location: Codgers’ Quarry

Near Codgers’ Quarry, you’ll see smoke rising in the distance. Head towards it to see some bandits trying to burn an elf. You can either ignore the situation and be on your way or help free the elf and fight the remaining enemies. She will thank you and tell you about some hidden treasure nearby.


Fake Papers

Location: Scavenger Camp, Border Post

Head over to the south of the river near the Redanian Border Post and speak with Shady Merchant near the campfire. After speaking with him, pay him 100 Crowns or use your Axii to lower the price.


Funeral Pyres

Location: Border Post, Mulbrydale

Speak with a Priest of Eternal Fire near west of Mulbrydale who will ask you to put some rotting corpses to rest. Head to each objective area, tip the oil the priest gave you on the corpses and use your igni sign to burn them. While burning the corpses, you’ll come across an alive man who will tell you about the Priest’s real intentions. Return to the Priest and either choose to keep quiet and accept your reward or kill the Priest and his bodyguards.


The Truth is in the Stars

Location: Benkelham, Dragonsroot Cave

Speak with the Old Sage beside the large windmill and give him something to eat. After inquiring about your future, the Old Sage will ask you to bring some Dragonsroot. Head towards the objective area and go inside the cavern. Once inside use your Witchers Senses to locate the Dragonsroot and return it to the Old Sage to complete the truth is in the stars quest.


Looters (I)
Location: Velen Highway

While journeying along Velen Highway, you’ll come across a small group of bandits looting corpses. You can either leave them be and be on your way or engage them. Nothing interesting or loot worth mentioning here, just some bandits.


Highway Robbery
Location: Boatmakers’ Hut

Just south of Crows Perch you’ll come across a trader being attacked by a group of bandits. You can choose to help him and get rid of the bandits or allow them to kill and loot him. If you end up choosing to save him he’ll show up in a few days inside Crows Perch as an extra merchant.


Face me if you Dare
Location: Bridge into Crows Perch

You’ll come across a man who will challenge you to a single combat duel, he’s completely inexperienced so this shouldn’t be a problem. You’ll come across him again later in the game in Novigrad acting tough, This time he will lunge at you with a shield and a sword. Like before, defeat him and send him on his way. A couple of days later, you’ll again find him but on the west side of the city. At this point, you can either kill him and his buddies or use your Axii Sign (Level 2) to send them home.


Forefathers Eve
Location: Outside Keira Metz cottage after completing A Towerful of Mice

Speak with the Peller about a ritual and head over to the location, protect the Peller and the participants from unholy spirits as he performs the ritual. just before the ritual completes you’ll be disturbed by Witch Hunters. At this point, you can tell the Peller that this is not your fight and conclude the quest or tell the Witch Hunters to stand down. If you decide to fight Witch Hunters, you’ll also have to deal with three Wraiths appearing on the ritual. Once you’ve dealt with them, burn Peller’s father corpse using your Igni Sign. Peller will thank you and now sell you herbs and other merchandise with a discount.


Defender of the Faith (I)
Location: Road heading east from Blackbough or Hillside Shrine of Duen Hen in The Mire

You’ll come across a woman ranting about blasphemous acts and broken shrines. If you agree to help her fix the shrines, you need to locate and lift the wooden statues upright. The shrines can be found in the following areas:

– Hillside Shrine of Duen Hen in The Mire
– Road heading east from Blackbough
– Southwestern edge of Velen, near the southeast side of Byways Signpost

After fixing the final shrine, you’ll come across the vandals. You can either let them continue vandalizing the statues which will result in failing the quest or threaten them to stop and fix the statue to complete the quest.


Last Rites
Location: Blackbough

An Old Woman will call for your help in the northern part of Blackbough. Head over towards her husband’s grave and use your Witcher Senses to find the gravestone. Once you’ve located the grave use Keira’s Magic Lamp to reunite the two souls. Once completed, head back into Blackbough and find the Old Woman’s granddaughter Lessy to collect your reward.


Deadly Crossing (I)
Location: Troll Bridge

Head towards the Troll Bridge and you’ll come across a group of bandits blocking your path. You have several choices, pay the toll, use your Axii sign (Level 2) or simply slaughter them and be on your way.


Wild at Heart
Location: Blackbough

After reading the Area Noticeboard in Crows Perch, speak with a hunter named Niellen. He’ll ask you to help find his wife, you’ll have two objectives: asking the neighbors if they’ve seen Hanna and searching for her in the woods using your Witcher Senses. Once you’ve looked around you’ll be approached by Niellen’s sister-in-law who will ask you to stop the search and tell Niellen she’s dead. Pick one of the following.

– Lie to Niellen about finding his wife and receive 65 Crowns
– Receive 55 Crowns from Niellen’s sister-in-law and continue your search
– Refuse Niellen’s sister-in-law outrightly and continue your search
– Discover Niellen’s wife body nearby, use your Witcher Senses to find the beast responsible.

Velen secondary quests tag list – Man’s Best Friend, Thou Shalt Not Pass, The Volunteer, Hazardous Goods, Witcher Wannabe, Looters (II), Looters (III), Blood Ties, Lynch Mob, Loves Cruel Snares, Deadly Crossing (II), Deadly Crossing (III), A Dog’s Life, Highwayman’s Cache, A Greedy God, Harassing a Troll, At the Mercy of Strangers, Bitter Harvest, Caravan Attack, Death By Fire, Fake Papers, Funeral Pyres, The Truth is in the Stars, Looters (I), Highway Robbery, Face me if you Dare, Forefathers Eve, Defender of the Faith (I), Last Rites, Deadly Crossing (I), Wild at Heart

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