The Witcher 3: The Bloody Baron

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 1 May 2015 04:54 GMT

The Witcher 3 has us on the trailer of Ciri, and The Bloody Baron is the man with the information we need.

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The Witcher 3: The Bloody Baron

Proceed to Crow’s Perch. Your entry route is affected by your actions at the Inn at the Crossroads during The Nilfgaardian Connection.

  • If you resolved matters peacefully and had a drink with the Baron’s men, you can just trot in, taking advantage of the Gwent-playing merchant along the way. Feel free to leave your escort and visit the second merchant and blacksmith as you proceed.
  • If you started a fight or otherwise upset the soldiers, you won’t be able to use the main gate. Circle the island and look for a cave; enter and swim through the tunnels, climbing out to make your way through some caves, and eventually reaching a ladder which delivers you directly to the Baron.

Chat with this local lord and you’ll get the chance to play as Ciri. She can’t use signs (she should be able to, grumble grumble) or access the inventory but she is terrific with her sword. Instead of dodge and roll she has a kind of rapid teleport. You can be hit at the far end of this so come out swinging when you use it.

Initially you’ll have to battle a few wolves, then speak with a child. The child will then lead you into a wolf battle, after which you can examine a body. Check everything to conclude that a werewolf is on the loose. Move onwards with the child to the next clearing where you can kill several more wolves, loot them, and then go flower picking to gather everything you need (Fool’s Parsley is a tall plant with large blooms at the top of long stems).

Ciri will brew and apply an oil automatically, so follow the child into the cave to battle the Wolf King. He’s not difficult; Ciri hits really hard and is super speedy, so just get behind him, hit a few times, and repeat for an easy win.

After a few more cutscenes, strike a deal with the Baron. When you regain control, grab the nearby document (there’s nothing else to loot) and kick off the Family Matters mission and Ciri’s Room secondary mission. We’re off to Family Matters next.

Onwards to Family Matters, or back to The Witcher 3: Act One – Velen.

Back to The Witcher 3 guide and walkthrough.

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