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Secondary quest
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Secondary quest
Suggested level
Rosemary and Thyme
?? XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level / ?? crown(s)
Carnal Sins
A Poet Under Pressure
Ciri's Story: Breakneck Speed

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Cabaret is one of the quests available in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Journal entry[]

Ever since that fateful eve near twenty years ago when my dear friend Geralt and I visited a no-longer-extant cabaret in the once-beautiful city of Oxenfurt, I have longed with every fiber of my being to become the owner of just such an establishment. When Alonso Wily, more commonly known as Whoreson Senior, left me the Rosemary and Thyme in his will, my dreams finally began to assume a more concrete form. When Priscilla lent her support to the endeavor, the scales tipped decidedly towards action and the ball threatened to start rolling. I needed just a few things more to begin my planned remodeling of the Rosemary and Thyme into a cabaret - and so I turned to Geralt, the fiercest fetcher in the world.
With the witcher's help I was able to make my castle in the clouds a heaven on earth - I opened my cabaret and called it The Chameleon. Ah, if you'd only seen the pride in Priscilla's eyes when our hard-working dwarven remodelers hung that reptile-adorned signboard above our doors! What a tragic shame later events did not go at all as we had dreamed...
At last I was free - and never had the nectar of liberty tasted so sweet. No matter how I slurped, I could not imbibe it fast enough. I filled every waking hour, and quite a few sleeping ones, with fevered activity - there was so much to do, and so little time in which to do it! Since the witcher had proven a true and reliable friend time and time again, I asked him for help, and he readily agreed to provide it.


  • Meet Dandelion at the Rosemary and Thyme
  • Talk to Dandelion
  • Borrow a prop sword from Madame Irina
  • Meet Dandelion near Sophronia house after dusk
  • Fight the Crimson Avenger
  • Meet Dandelion in the morning at the Rosemary and Thyme
  • Find Dandelion
  • Look for the key using your Witcher Senses
  • Open the door to Polly's home
  • Find Rautlec and get the placards from him
  • Deal with Rautlec's creditors
  • Talk to Rautlec in the Vegelbuds' residence
  • Win the race (80 crown(s) + mastercrafted saddle)
  • Return to Dandelion


  • During the quest because of the Dandelion absence Geralt can chose what interior design inside Rosemary and Thyme/Chameleon would be: Theater or Boudoir style. This will impact the overal look of the cabaret later in the game. Geralt may also make Priscilla decide. She choses either Theater or Boudoir. It is unclear if it is a random choice or based on some of Geralt's actions previously. Dandelion himself prefers Theater style and complains a bit if you chose Boudoir.
  • If you beat Dandel... sorry, Crimson Avenger - you get 25 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level, if you let him win - you get 50 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level for this part of the quest.