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"Hung Over"
Chapter I
100 XP
Ves's key
Thrower (if Geralt defeats Ves)
Indecent Proposal

Hung Over is a quest in Chapter I of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.


Spoiler warning: Significant plot details follow.

Upon entering the Blue Stripes headquarters in Flotsam, Geralt is offered a drink in celebration of the soldiers' defacing a statuette of a local god.

After several rounds of drinks, Geralt competes with Ves in a knife-throwing competition in which the soldiers call out various objects as targets. After more drinks, Geralt challenges two soldiers, Thirteen and Fenn, to arm wrestling. The Sword of Creyden is won upon defeating the second soldier.

Locals barge into the quarters demanding retribution for the sacrilegious actions of the troops. An argument ensues between Vernon Roche and the locals and Geralt is given the choice to break up the confrontation or walk away. If Geralt choses to calm Roche down, he can try persuading him, but if that fails, he is forced into a fistfight with the commander. After the fight, the drinking continues until Geralt blacks out.

The following morning, Geralt finds himself hungover and naked by Flotsam Harbor with a tattoo on his neck. He is approached by a local who, after a bribe or successful intimidation check, will direct him to the Madame of Flotsam's Brothel. She will then, after another bribe, tell Geralt to see 'the girl in the Blue Stripes' (Ves)

Ves is found in the Blue Stripes lodging next to the tavern. After discussing the events of the night before, including the several attempts at crossing the river atop prostitutes and story behind the tattoo, Ves directs Geralt to a chest where his possessions are held.

50 experience is awarded after speaking with Ves.

When talking to Triss Merigold in the Tavern, the sorceress will laugh at the witcher's expense and tell him that she can remove the tattoo with the following:

All of the ingredients can be purchased just outside of Flotsam, in Lobinden from Anezka.

There is no dialogue to remove the tattoo after the ingredients are collected, however by repeating the dialogue option "Do you know how to remove a Tattoo?", Geralt will say that he has the items Triss needs. The option will then be given to remove it or keep it. It will immediately disappear upon selection.

The collection is a hidden quest and will not be displayed in the journal. The tattoo removal may also completed with the same ingredients in Chapter 2 by giving the items to Philippa Eilhart (if you sided with Iorveth) or Síle de Tansarville (if you sided with Vernon Roche).

Journal entry[]

You may remember that Geralt decided to have a friendly drink with Roche's men. He awoke later on with a monstrous hangover and a nagging feeling that he had done something he should not have. He decided to learn the truth and questioned the madame.
Well, the get-together had gone so well that virtually all its participants had lost touch with reality. Only Ves had remained lucid and tried to rein in her friends and the witcher. To no avail. Geralt went to speak to the young woman.
So, what had happened? Believe it or not, in a drunken stupor, the witcher had his neck tattooed. From that raucous evening onward, he was forever to wear the brand of the Blue Stripes.


Significant plot details end here.