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Secondary quest
"Now or Never"
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Secondary quest
Suggested level
700-2300 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level / 0 crown(s)
A Matter of Life and Death
A Deadly Plot
The Nobleman Statuette
The Soldier Statuette

Now or Never is one of the quests available in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This quest can have significant impact on the game ending as it gives Geralt the opportunity to declare his love for Triss.

Journal entry[]

Novigrad was once famed as a place of tolerance and the rule of law. That is why it attracted mages from all over the world, those persecuted by Radovid and Emhyr alike. The Free City did not live up to their hopes, however, and rather than being a safe haven it became their slaughterhouse.
Triss Merigold, with whom you, dear reader, are already well acquainted, decided to evacuate all mages still alive to a place far removed from the front lines - Kovir. This was no simple task, and so the sorceress asked the witcher for help. Geralt agreed out of concern for the persecuted mages' fate - and Triss' fate most of all...
When it seemed the mages were finally safe and would set sail for Kovir's snow-covered shores, witch hunters swarmed over the docks and attacked their ship. Like setters who track down hares in even the deepest burrows, they had picked up Triss' trail despite her painstaking efforts to cover it. Luckily, Geralt stood in defense of the mages - as did, surprisingly, Dijkstra, for whom "love thy neighbor" had never been a guiding principle, nor the fate of the mages a matter of particular importance.
If Geralt tells Triss he loves her:
With the witch hunters dispatched, the time had come to say goodbye. Geralt sensed his heart accelerate as he realized he might never see Triss again. The thought was unbearable, so before it could overwhelm him, instead of bidding her farewell, he asked her to stay. Though the circumstances on the blood-spattered docks were decidedly unromantic, in that instant all the feelings between Geralt and Triss came rushing back in full force.
If Geralt lets Triss go:
With the witch hunters taken care of, the time had come to say goodbye. Though much had bound Geralt and Triss in the past, on this black day, on the blood-slicked planks of the Novigrad harbor, their paths parted. Witcher and sorceress would, true enough, meet again on several occasions, but only ever as friends. Their flight from the Eternal Fire had been the last flicker of the fires of their mutual affection.


  • Meet Triss
  • Kill the Eternal Fire guardsmen
  • Follow triss
  • Read the mysterious perfumed letter
  • Follow Triss to Berthold and Anisse's hideout (200 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level)
  • Kill the witch hunters
  • Follow Triss
  • Enter the mage's hideout and follow Triss
  • Enter the sewers
  • Find a path through the sewers
  • Find a way across the rats' feeding ground
  • (Optional) Kill the ekimmara in the sewer (500 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level)
  • Meet Dijkstra at the port (200 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level)
  • Kill the witcher hunters
  • Geralt either tells Triss that he loves her, or watches her sail away with the other mages and sorceresses


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