In previous episodes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt… I managed to find Jaskier, who gave me valuable information about Ciri, and I helped Triss Merigold in her quest to free the oppressed of Novigrad. My next objective was clear: the port of Novigrad and then the Skellige Islands.
The innkeeper at the main tavern in the Port in Novigrad tells me that only a madman would be willing to take me to the Skellige Isles. There are three possible candidates. The nearest refuses, but says that the captain of the golden sturgeon probably accept.
meeting captain drunk as a cuba and he asks me 1,000 gold coins for the trip to the islands. It seems a bit excessive to me, but it’s not like it has many options. I sell some valuable items and change some coins at the Bank to have the agreed amount.
The trip could not be worse. Pirates board the Golden Sturgeon off the coast of the Skellige Islands. The assault is very inopportune, as there is a storm from hell. both vessels rush against the coast, formed mostly by cliffs and areas with sharp stones. Useless bitches, I think to myself.
Skellige Islands, land of warriors, honor and mead
I wake up lying on the beach, surrounded by the remains of the Golden Sturgeon and the corpses of its crew. Mermaids and ravens come looking for dead meat. Take the opportunity to loot the luggage and the sailors. To my surprise, I find the captain and my 1,000 gold coins. Let’s say it’s a claim.
After locating myself with the indications of an unfriendly native, I head towards Kaer Trolde. It is a walk of several minutes. Upon arrival, I find a depressing picture: a party is being held Viking funeral in honor of Bran, now ex-king of the islands. I approach Yennefer and tell her that she looks beautiful. She reproaches me that we are at a funeral and I reply that she looks beautiful at a funeral.
Crach an Craite ends the funeral with a speech. Now yes, Yennefer and I are sitting in some barrels of the port to catch up. I tell him everything I’ve done and found out. She does the same: a huge explosion took place long ago, leaving a huge magical trail. We must investigate it.
The first step is get fancy clothes to attend a banquet at the castle of Kaer Trolde. I will not be the one to contradict Yennefer. I meet at the main gate of the fortress after passing our room in the tavern. The sorceress gives me a couple of compliments that make both Geralt and me smile.
The banquet has one purpose: to meet the candidates to be king from the lists. One by one they drop their axes and swords on the table until they reach the last candidate: Cerys, daughter of Crach an Craite, who drops a knife. Those present receive their candidacy with laughter.
At one point in the night, Yennefer reveals to me that her purpose for attending the banquet is not political… but criminal. He needs steal an item from Stoat’s lab, a shaman protector of the lands on the islands. After overcoming various traps and hallucinations, we got the Ouroboros Mask. By picking it up, we activate a stone elemental. Upon defeating him, another trap pops.
I only have time to utter the phrase “Damn Yen, I want to kiss you” before disappearing from the camera and appearing in Yenn’s room in the tavern. The sorceress is satisfied because we have achieved our objective and she prepares to change to return to the castle.
“I wouldn’t mind looking…” I reply to Yenn when she orders me to turn around to change. The sorceress takes the hint (very direct) and decides that we have time before going back to the castle. She goes without saying that we had a very pleasant time and that we used the stuffed unicorn that he has in the room as a toy. Each one with their fetishes. The scene is very explicit. It was worth every disgusting minute in Novigrad.
Yennefer confesses that he has missed me a lot. I reciprocate. Finally, she decides that we’ve messed around enough and we need to go back to the castle… where a very pissed off stoat. Our plan to find Ciri involves trampling on some of the island’s traditions. Crach an Craite tries to mediate, but the shaman and sorceress are led to the kill.
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