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The Mad Castaway of Undvik

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Harald "Houndsnout" Tordarroch
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Module
Details
Alias(es)
Octo
The Mad Castaway of Undvik
Titles
Jarl of Undvik
Gender
Male
Race
Human
Nationality
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Eye color
Blue
Hair color
Grey
Location
Undvik
Family
Family
Clan Tordarroch
Relatives
Vigi
Axel

Geralt first meets Harald Houndsnout, aka Octo, the Mad Castaway of Undvik, inside a large semi-constructed ship surrounded by his "crew", Wilmar, Wilfred and Wilhelm.

Associated quests[edit | edit source]

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

Geralt's encounter with the crazed man building an enormous ship while conversing with the cut-off heads of his former crew was, to say the least, an unusual experience.
Though this strange shipbuilder was forced into his labors by the ice giant and his bloodthirsty sirens, it seemed his work had become a kind of escape for his beleaguered mind.
Surely that was why this unfortunate man showed such dedication to his dubiously worthy cause.
In the end Geralt learned the true identity of the mad shipbuilder of Undvik. He was in fact Harald Houndsnout, a jarl who was thought to have been killed by the giant along with his crew.
Though rumors about his death were clearly exaggerated, it was hard to say whether surviving had not proved the worse fate.
If Geralt doesn't find out that the castaway is the Jarl:
News of the Giant's death clearly delighted the madman - but he rejected the witcher's offer to take him back to Ard Skellig. For some reason he felt he could not rest until he finished building the ship.
If Geralt finds out that the castaway is the Jarl:
News of the Giant's death clearly delighted the madman - but he rejected the witcher's offer to take him back to Ard Skellig. He could not live with the knowledge that he had failed as leader of his clan, and thus was determined to build a ship to serve as his funeral pyre.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If Geralt does not hear singing as he approaches the ship being built for the giant, then some crucial steps have been missed. The quest will not technically fail, but far fewer XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level will be earned and the fact that Octo is the missing jarl will never be revealed.

Gallery[edit | edit source]