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The Play's the Thing

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Main quest
"The Play's the Thing"
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Details
Type
Main quest
Suggested level
11
Location(s)
Novigrad
Region(s)
Novigrad
Source
Priscilla
Reward
935-1260 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level / 10-130 crown(s)
Related
Get Junior
A Poet Under Pressure
ID
q305

The Play's the Thing is one of the quests available in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

As you surely recall, Geralt knew Ciri had been in Novigrad, that she had contacted Dudu and me and that afterwards all three of us had plummeted straight into a writhing snake pit of trouble. The last person to have seen Ciri was yours truly, but I, too, had disappeared without a trace. Geralt accurately surmised that Dudu would be the easiest of our ill-fated trio to find. He went to the one person who could help him do this – Priscilla.
It should be noted that Priscilla counted an imcomparable ingenuity amongst her many virtues. Barely had Geralt explained the problem when she hit upon a solution. Dudu had taken on some unknown form and gone into hiding. Their only hope of luring him out – a clear sign from his old friends in Madame Irina's mummers' troupe.
Priscilla thus decided to put on a play – one Dudu would be sure to attend and that would clearly convey it was safe for him to reveal himself. Geralt agreed to the plan and the two got down to work.
The play was a success. Although not the finest spectacle to ever grace the Butchers' Yard, it more than sufficed for Priscilla's purposes – Dudu attended the play and revealed himself at its end. Geralt quickly pulled him behind the curtain and began questioning him about me and Ciri. This is how the witcher learned I was a prisoner of the Church of the Eternal Fire.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  • Tell Priscilla what you've learned about Dudu.
  • Help write the script of the new play (300 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level)
  • Take the script to Irina Renarde
  • Head to the docks and hire ushers for the play
  • Defeat the strongmen from Metinna
  • (Optional) Recruit jugglers from the performing troupe called the Puffins (150 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level)
  • Get rid of the thugs lurking outside the Puffins' house (25 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level)
  • Talk to Irina Renard and start the play
  • Perform the play (500 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level) (plus mutually exclusive bonus below)
    • Say the correct lines (150 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level / 50 crown(s))
    • Say mostly the correct lines (125 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level / 20 crown(s))
    • Say the wrong lines (110 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level / 0 crown(s))
  • Did not choose the drunken prince (110 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level / 30 crown(s))
  • Choice of actress (mutually exclusive)
    • Picked Irina as princess (25 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level / 10 crown(s))
    • Picked Priscilla as princess (25 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level / 20 crown(s))
  • Talk to Dudu in Irina Renard's room

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If Geralt helps the Puffins to get rid of Fatso's thugs, they'll perform in the street to advertise the upcoming play.
  • If you choose the play to be a drama, rather than comedy, in the end of the play Fatso and his thugs instigate the crowd to attack, and Geralt, Sofus, Hal and other ushers have to defend the troupe against the angry mob.

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