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Returning Memories

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"Returning Memories"
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Chapter(s)
PrologueChapter III
Location(s)
Various
Source
Automatic

Returning Memories is a quest which spans the entire game in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. As Geralt regains his memories, those memories are presented as flashbacks.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Spoiler warning: Significant plot details follow.

This quest spans the entirety of the game. It begins with signs of Geralt's memory returning.

  1. Prologue - La Valette Castle
    1. In The Dungeons of the La Valettes, right after Vernon Roche hands him a file concerning the Rivian Pogrom and the death of Geralt. The first fragment of memories returns: Death in Rivia.
  2. Chapter I - Flotsam
    1. Anytime in the chapter, Dandelion, Zoltan Chivay and Triss Merigold will talk about Geralt's memory in dialogue options.
    2. In In the Claws of Madness, at the Burned down hospital, there is a sheet of paper called Medical notes on patient 15. Reading it grants a fragment of the quest's journal entry.
    3. After obtaining the above paper, Vernon Roche will talk about the Wild Hunt with Geralt.
    4. In The Assassins of Kings, when Ciaran aep Easnillen mentions returning to a place where apple trees grow while being interrogated by Geralt and Triss Merigold, the second fragment returns: The Isle of Avallach.
    5. In The Rose of Remembrance, in the Ruined elven baths, there is a book called The Wild Hunt. Reading it grants another journal fragment.
  3. Chapter II (Roche's Path) - Kaedweni camp
    1. Síle de Tansarville and Dethmold will talk about the Wild Hunt but will say they are not interested.
    2. As always, Dandelion and Zoltan Chivay will talk about Geralt's life.
    3. In Death Symbolized, in the Dwarven catacombs, there is a note called Wild Hunt investigator's notes.
    4. After returning to the Kaedweni camp by crossing over the mists twice, in Where is Triss Merigold?, in the Nilfgaardian camp, there is a book called Song of the Hunt in the main tent.
    5. Síle de Tansarville will tell Geralt to seek Myron.
    6. Myron will talk about the Wild Hunt.
    7. In The Assassins of Kings, when Geralt finishes speaking with the dying Serrit, the third flashback returns: Pursuing the Wild Hunt
    8. After speaking with Serrit, Dandelion will talk about both the poem and the research notes about the Wild Hunt.
    9. After concluding The Eternal Battle, Geralt faints while the 4th fragment returns: Letho.
  4. Chapter II (Iorveth's Path) - Vergen
    1. Philippa Eilhart and Felicia Cori will talk about the Wild Hunt but will say she is not interested.
    2. As always, Dandelion and Zoltan Chivay will talk about Geralt's life.
    3. In Death Symbolized and With Flickering Heart, in the Dwarven catacombs, there is a note called Wild Hunt investigator's notes.
    4. After obtaining the notes, Philippa Eilhart will tell Geralt to talk to Cynthia.
    5. Cynthia will talk about the Wild Hunt.
    6. In Where is Triss Merigold?, in the Nilfgaardian camp, when Geralt is caught by Shilard Fitz-Oesterlen, the third flashback returns: Pursuing the Wild Hunt
    7. In the camp, after the big fight and before following Vernon Roche for Royal Blood, there is a book called Song of the Hunt in the main tent.
    8. (Needs confirmation) After obtaining both the flashback and the poem, Dandelion will talk about the Wild Hunt.
    9. After concluding The Eternal Battle, Geralt faints while the 4th fragment returns: Letho.
  5. Chapter 3 - Loc Muinne
    1. Bras of Ban Ard and Felicia Cori will casually talk about the Wild Hunt.
    2. The Incredible Lockhart tells of a sword left by the Aen Elle Aramil.
    3. In The Gargoyle Contract, in one of the unlocked chests, there is the sword mentioned above: Addan Deith. Taking the sword gives Geralt a monologue about the world of Aen Elle.
  6. Epilogue - Loc Muinne
    1. At the final confrontation with Letho, the final fragment returns in the middle of the conversation: Fighting the Wild Hunt.
Significant plot details end here.

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

Prologue

The interrogation in the dungeon of La Valette Castle took its toll on Geralt. The witcher's body, despite its mutations, was beat up, bruised and scarred. At one point, Geralt experienced a shock so extreme that it elicited an old memory - all of a sudden, the witcher recalled the moment of his death. Once more he relived his demise in Rivia. Once more he lay on the ground, pierced by a peasant's pitchfork. Once more he bled to death. When another vision came to him a few days later, Geralt knew he was gradually recovering his memory.
Another vision also came during an interrogation, but this time Iorveth's adjutant was the one interrogated. The smell of apples brought a memory of the Isle of Avallach, a mysterious land where Geralt arrived after the events in Rivia. The witcher once more lived through the wondrous experience of that place, but he was not to cherish them for long. Wonder turned into fury when Geralt saw a woman being kidnapped by the Wild Hunt. The abducted was very important to him. The witcher realised that searching for her became his main goal in life.

Chapter I

Triss Merigold decided to accelerate the process by which Geralt would recover his memory. She wanted to use magic and needed a rose of remembrance for her spells.
However Triss Merigold was kidnapped before she could prepare an infusion from the wondrous flower. Geralt did not regain his memory and had to make do with the random visions that occured during his pursuit of the assassins of kings.

Chapter II

After the kingslayer expired (or After ending his conversation wit Shilard), Geralt experienced the vision of a journey, a trek across the world in the pursuit of the Wild Hunt. Yet the Hunt, remained elusive all the while. The witcher felt the bitterness of disappointment and defeat, but also staunch determination. He now realised just how much he had invested in the search for the woman abducted from the Isle of Avallach.
Another vision came to him after Geralt defeated the draug and passed out. The witcher realized he had known all the kingslayers earlier and had even saved Letho's life when the killer was poisoned by a manticore. In his vision, Geralt joined forces with the three mysterious men. Together they tracked the Wild Hunt.

Chapter III

The meeting with Letho opened up another door in Geralt's mind. The witcher saw the hangman's tree, and the King of the Hunt, his wraiths and the people they had abducted. Amoung them was the woman he had been searching for - the sorceress Yennefer. Geralt had not come there alone - Letho, Auckes and Serrit were at his side. Together they fought the Hunt. When the combat ended in a stalemate, the witcher made a pact with the spectral king - he gave himself in exchange for the lives of Yennefer and Letho. He joined the Wild Hunt, but his beloved was free. Geralt belonged to the Wild Hunt for years, crossing the sky as a harbinger of war and other disasters. At that time he lost his memory and disappeared from the world of the living. Until reappearing before the walls of Kaer Morhen.