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Payback

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Secondary quest
"Payback"
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Details
Type
Secondary quest
Suggested level
28
Location(s)
Temple Isle
The Golden Sturgeon
Farcorners
Region(s)
Novigrad
Source
Ciri
Reward
700 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level
Related
Get Junior
Final Preparations

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Journal entry[edit | edit source]

Cities like Novigrad have their own, special magic. They attract folk from all corners of the world, becoming delicious stews of diverse flavors, giant circuses filled with colorful characters just waiting to extend a helping hand - or swing a sharp elbow. Ciri had experienced the fullness of this during her stay in Novigrad, so when she found herself back in the city she decided to repay a few debts - and settle a few scores...
If Geralt previously killed Whoreson Junior:
First name on her list - Whoreson Junior. Though Geralt swore he had killed Whoreson with his own hands, rumor had it the mafioso was alive and well. Geralt and Ciri thus decided to pay him a surprise visit. They discovered Dudu had turned Whoreson's death into a prime business opportunity. He took on the underworld boss' form, and then took over his criminal organization, transforming it into a legal, and more profitable than ever, enterprise.
If Geralt previously spared Whoreson Junior:
Geralt decided to accompany Ciri on her sentimental journey. First name on her list - Whoreson Junior. They finally found him wallowing in the gutter in the Bits. One look at his pathetic state and Ciri lost all desire for vengeance. Whoreson was a husk of a man, alone, disgraced and embittered, in no way resembling the old Whoreson Junior, member of the Big Four and terror of Novigrad. Ciri decided she could think of no worse fate for him and left him to it.
The next debt Ciri had to repay was with a young woman named Bea. She took an immediate liking to our friend the witcher, and he in turn was not left indifferent by her considerable charms. Ah, had they but world enough and time… But they hadn't, so Ciri and Geralt moved on to an itinerant circus troupe's camp outside Novigrad.'
It was here that Valdo and his comrades had taken Ciri in when she had no place to stay and not a copper to her name. She was welcomed no less warmly upon her return. Valdo proposed she and Geralt stay for some friendly horseracing and a pleasant evening of drink and dance around the fire. Geralt knew they both could use a moment to catch their breath and accepted the invitation.
If Geralt and Ciri help the circus performers:
Our friends were eating, drinking and delighting in the joyful atmosphere of the circus performers' camp when a certain Aegar came to them and asked for help. He needed to steal some horses from a Novigrad merchant. Geralt let Ciri convince him to participate in this heist. And he didn't regret it. What a rollicking adventure they had! First the tense thrills of sneaking into the stables, then the mad joy of galloping off, the wind in their hair. A spark of happiness flashed in Ciri's eyes, the first in a long, long while. This was the best reward the witcher had ever received.
If Geralt and Ciri do not help the circus performers:
Our friends were eating, drinking and delighting in the joyful atmosphere of the circus performers' camp when a certain Aegar came to them and asked for help. He needed to steal some horses from a Novigrad merchant. Geralt did not think this was the sort of thing Ciri and he should be getting involved with, but Aegar wouldn't relent. One thing led to another and soon this petty disagreement had turned into an all-out brawl. Afterwards no one, Ciri least of all, was in a festive mood. She went for a riverside walk to cool her head, the circus performers returned to their tents and the witcher... well, the witcher took care of some witcher business.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  • Wait for daylight
  • Meet Ciri at the Gildorf market square
  • Go with Ciri to see Whoreson Junior
  • Follow Ciri into Whoreson Junior's hideout (200 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level)
  • Follow Ciri (200 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level, for speaking with Bea)
  • Talk to Valdo
  • Take part in the race
  • Meet Ciri and Aegar near the Novigrad stables
  • Sneak into the stables
  • Find a way to open the stable doors from the inside using your Witcher Senses
  • Calm the horses with the Axii Sign (3 horses) (300 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level, for completing the quest)

Notes[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]