A Poet Under Pressure Main Quest Walkthrough And Complete Guide – The Witcher 3’s main mission, “A Poet Under Pressure,” brings Geralt and his lifelong companion Dandelion back together. The completion of the prior mission, “The Play’s The Thing,” will automatically start this one, which takes place near Novigrad’s outskirts.
The witcher’s search for his old acquaintance begins when Geralt learns Ciri briefly hung out with Dandelion when he was looking for her. Instead of discovering Dandelion, he discovers that the poet was held captive at Temple Isle and was about to be transported to Oxenfurt for execution. Naturally, Geralt embarks on a mission to save the bard because he is the white knight and wonderful — albeit reluctant — friend that he is.
How To Begin The A Poet Under Pressure Main Quest
As long as the quest and goal are live, you can easily locate the ambush place, which is where Zoltan will be waiting for you, on your mini-map along a road outside of Novigrad. Priscilla will deliver Dudu’s message shortly after Geralt arrives and will not go, even if Geralt begs her to.
While the party waits, Geralt has the chance to play the obstinate songstress in a game of Gwent, but it is entirely optional. Applying some Hanged Man’s Oil on Geralt’s sword right after the game and cutscene would help him dispatch the Witch Hunters in the forthcoming assault with ease.
If Geralt was able to successfully recover the spy’s treasure during the quest, Count Reuven’s Treasure, Dijkstra might also send a small company to help with the ambush. He’ll then need to make a pit stop at the bathhouse to get more assistance. Even though Dijkstra is generally someone Geralt should be wary of, by being honest with him this time, Dijkstra will send six men, not three, to help in the battle.
When the ambush begins, a guard will leave on a horse while Dandelion follows at Zoltan’s urging. However, continuing to assist Zoltan in battle does no harm and rewards Geralt with greater experience and treasure for his trouble.
Following The Trail
Immediately after, Geralt is likely to still lose the escape rider and will need to use his witcher senses to find them.
An easily missed aim during this mission is to locate and deliver Dandelion’s ring before following the pair too far. If you choose to do so, stop Geralt’s pursuit after riding past the lake, dismount, and kill a few drowners before utilising Geralt’s witcher senses to search the area for the small object.
Follow the extensive series of horseshoe tracks in the same direction that Geralt started his pursuit after he takes up the trail once more. Using his witcher senses, Geralt can spot several scattered sheets of poetry that the kidnapped bard had left behind.
The witcher might inquire of the on-site blacksmith which direction the horse and two riders took by following the traces to a tent situated at a fork in the road. Although the smithy lies and leads Geralt down the route to the left, this will just slow down his search. Geralt should locate Dandelion’s cap by using his witcher senses to determine the appropriate path, from which he can extract the bard’s fragrance and continue the search by smell.
Geralt will come upon the unfortunate, collapsed horse that was pulling the Witch Hunter and the bard as the scent takes him closer to a remote cabin. In order to establish that the guard and Dandelion are inside the cabin, Geralt should approach a group of irate dwarves who have been abruptly removed.
The dwarves will provide Geralt with the key to enter and tell him about a cellar entrance in the field beyond the hut. To access the well-stocked basement, Geralt must enter through the cellar hatch. Geralt can take his time sorting through the stuff in the cellar because there are some fantastic crafting material finds, despite the dreadful circumstances, and have faith in the bard’s spectacular delaying abilities.
The lone Witch Hunter inside should be reasonably simple for Geralt to take care of once he reaches the other end of the cellar and enters via the entrance at the top of the ladder. This will allow him to release his mouthy friend. Dandelion will then reveal his most recent escapades with Ciri once he is back outside and with Pricilla.
Ciri’s Story: Breakneck Speed
The goal of “Ciri’s Story” gameplay when the scene transitions to it is to get away from Whoreson’s men and get for Temple Isle. Although it’s a rather straightforward tag-on quest, Ciri will need to move out of the estate using a combination of her skills and sword.
Geralt will come to the conclusion that Skellige is the only place left to look for Ciri after gaining yet another minor piece of information about Ciri’s still unknown fate and earning the substantial 1,000 experience points awarded. To receive the “Painting of Hierarch Hemmelfart” the dwarves gave Geralt in appreciation for freeing up their workshop, remember to check in with them one more time before rushing to the docks.
The Witcher 3: A Poet Under Pressure Main Quest FAQs
What to do before A Poet Under Pressure?
If you assisted Dijkstra in finding his treasure:
At the location of the ambush, meet Zoltan.
You can find the path by using your Witcher Senses.
Find out if any campers have spotted the person who kidnapped Dandelion.
If Dandelion's hat were examined:
Investigate the area around the cottage in the woods.
Where can I find A Poet Under Pressure?
The Witcher 3's main mission, "A Poet Under Pressure," brings Geralt and his lifelong companion Dandelion back together. The completion of the prior mission, "The Play's The Thing," will automatically start this one, which takes place near Novigrad's outskirts.
What happens if you tell Dijkstra about Dandelion?
Dijkstra can be found in his office in the bathhouse, however after enquiring about Dandelion, he will need a favour in return. It turns out that someone has stolen all of his treasure from his vault, and he has hired Geralt to get it back for him.
How do I rescue Dandelion in Witcher 3?
How to rescue Dandelion from the hut's cellar
Investigate the area around the cottage in the woods. Examine the dead horse by turning on your Witcher Senses.
Use the hidden passage to enter the halflings' house. Make your way around to the back of the hut by heading north toward it.
Dandelion for free.