Return to Crookback Bog

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Secondary quest
"Return to Crookback Bog"
Tw3 return to crookback bog.jpg
Details
Type
Secondary quest
Suggested level
9
Location(s)
Crookback Bog
Region(s)
Velen
Source
The Bloody Baron
Reward
300 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level / 100 crown(s)
Related
Family Matters
The Whispering Hillock

Return to Crookback Bog is a secondary quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

If Geralt previously killed the Ghost in the Tree:

Geralt decided to help the baron and went with him into the bog. There they ran into unexpected company: Tamara, accompanied by a band of witch hunters, had also ventured out in search of Anna.
They joined forces and, in the end, Anna was found, but, sadly, her mind was lost for good. Driven near mad himself with grief, the baron swore he would take his addled wife away from Velen and search the whole world for someone able to help her. As for Tamara, she and the witch hunters returned to Novigrad. And then... well, dear reader, the ultimate fate of the baron and his family is a tale for another time.

If Geralt previously spared the Ghost in the Tree:

Geralt decided to help the baron and ventured with him into the bog. There they happened upon unexpected company - Tamara and a band of witch hunters, who had also set out in search of Anna.
They joined forces and found Anna, sadly turned into a terrible beast by a curse the Crones had cast. Geralt decided he would try to lift the curse and went to Johnny, the godling, for help.
If Geralt chooses the wrong item to use with the Crones' doll:
And Johnny, as always, proved very helpful indeed. He revealed to Geralt that the Crones worked their magic in the basement of the hut with the tapestry. When Geralt and Graden descended into the basement, they found a collection of dolls with various items attached to them. They tried to reverse the curse by removing the doll that represented Anna, but their efforts ended in catastrophe - Anna burst into flames and died. Tamara returned to Oxenfurt following her mother's death, her spirits crushed. The baron, in no less foul a mood, went back to Crow's Perch. Geralt watched him walk away, wondering if he would ever see the man again.
If Geralt chooses the correct item to use with the Crones' doll:
And Johnny, as always, proved very helpful indeed. He revealed to Geralt that the Crones worked their magic in the basement of the hut with the tapestry. When Geralt and Graden descended into the basement, they found a collection of dolls with various items attached to them. They tried to reverse the curse by removing the doll that represented Anna, but their efforts ended in catastrophe - Anna's curse was lifted, but she died soon afterwards, for the Crones had constructed it to leave death as its parting gift. Tamara returned to Oxenfurt following her mother's death, her spirits crushed. The baron, in no less foul a mood, went back to Crow's Perch. Geralt watched him walk away, wondering if he would ever see the man again.
In the end, Geralt decided he would look in on the baron. When he reached Crow's Perch, he inquired after the man but was saddened to learn he was dead. The lord of Velen had hanged himself, ending his reign and his sorrow.

Walkthough[edit | edit source]

  • Visit Johnny to find out what happened to Anna (+50 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level)
  • Use your Witcher Senses to find Johnny
  • Find the door to the hidden room
  • Enter the cave
  • Find out what happened to Anna
  • Tell the others what happened to Anna
  • Talk to the baron
  • Meet the baron in Downwarren
  • Go with the baron to the Crones' hut in the bog
  • Help the witch hunters fight the monsters
  • Prepare for a fight
  • Kill the fiend and the other monsters (+200 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level)

Video[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • "Gwent: Velen Players" should be completed before completing this quest. If the baron has not been beaten at Gwent before ending this quest a letter and his card can be found in his office at the keep.
  • The outcome of this quest varies wildly depending on the decision made during "The Whispering Hillock"