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"Pyres of Novigrad"
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Main quest
Suggested level
Imperial Audience
Novigrad Dreaming

Pyres of Novigrad is one of the main quests in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Journal entry[]

Ciri's trail took Geralt to Novigrad, the largest city in the North. It would take seas of ink to describe the city accurately, so suffice it to say it is the seat of the Church of the Eternal Fire, a bustling port city and a haven for artists... and all sorts of other shady characters.
Yet Novigrad at this time was not the city Geralt knew from his earlier travels. War raged throughout the know world, and rich cities often prove tempting morsels to armies on the march. It was clear at this time that this particular morsel had both Radovid and Emhyr greedily licking their chops. Within the city, the Temple Guard acted with impunity under the command of a cankerous snot named Caleb Menge and with the support of that terror-spreading band of zealots, the witch hunters. Meanwhile, the kingpings of the city's underworld still held much of it in their sleazy grasp.
Finding Ciri here would be like searching for a needle in a burning haystack - Geralt would clearly need some assistance. Luckily, an old acquaintance of his now lived in Novigrad. Her name was Triss Merigold.
Ever since Radovid had given the witch hunters a free hand, the persecution of mages had ascended to new heights everywhere in the North – and Novigrad was no exception. The smell of burning flesh filled the air as the witch hunters set fire to freaks and mages of all kinds during gruesome public spectacles. Triss had been forced into hiding, and Geralt was forced to go to great lengths to find her. When he finally did, she was glad to see a friendly face, even on that brought back some still-painful memories.
Triss had no knowledge where Ciri might have gone, but she did know an individual who could be of help – a dreamer named Corinne Tilly.


  • Visit Triss in her house.
  • Defeat the witch hunters.
  • Look for thieves on the main square and carefully follow them.
  • Talk with beggars about the King of Beggars.
  • Find an entrance into the sewers outside Novigrad.
  • Find the King of Beggars' hideout.
  • Follow the thief to the King of Beggars' hideout.
  • Follow the thief to the King of Beggars' hideout.
  • Defeat the bandits.
  • Enter the basement.
  • Find the secret passage using your Witcher Senses, then open it.
  • Find the lost parcel using your Witcher Senses.
  • Give the parcel to Triss.
  • Place rat traps around the warehouse – use your Witcher Senses to guide you (3).
  • Tell Triss you've completed your task.
  • Talk to Triss after she activates the spell.
  • Fight the thugs.
  • Leave the warehouse.