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Treasure hunt
"The Things Men Do For Coin..."
Treasure hunt
Suggested level
Isle west of Border Post
Glyph of Aard
Temerian poniard
Tracker's trousers
Hunting boots

Journal entry[]

Geralt never claimed to be an expert in epistolography, but experience had taught him one of its secrets: dead men carry interesting letters. That's why he decided to sit down and study closely a certain corpse-borne missive he happened across during his travels.
Villard, you old bastard!
I ken where you can drub up the coin to pay off your many debts – Velen. Now, blatherheads say those bogs ain't worth a muffled fart from a saggy cow, but don't ye believe them, mate, they dinnae ken shite from sugar! A man can make a klling there – and a dwarf can do twice as good, I'm sure.
So here's the craik. While crossing Velen a week or so past, I spied a few well-dressed stiffs laying about the forest, travel bags untouched. Refugees, see, fleeing the war – and whoever flies up to the first gets all their worldly belongings. You ken what I'm saying, mate? Grab a chest, head off across the Pontar posthaste and strip those stiffs of rings, necklaces and everything else afore some nimbler prick does! Oh, but keep a sharp axe round your belt all the while, for Velen's pure heevin with monsters. But hey, it's all in the name of a good cause – filling your pockets!
Your ever-loving Gruggen
Men are willing to do a great many things for coin – lie, cheat and even loot corpses. Villard and Gruggen were no exceptions in this regard. Like many before them, they died, probably torn to pieces by some necrophage prowling the battlefield. Chalk it up as an occupational hazard, I suppose. Luckily Geralt has good insurance against such hazards – namely the swords he carries on his back.


  • Read the letter you found
  • Find the looters' valuables using your Witcher Senses

When you have found the last mark on the ground and there is still nothing around, just use Aard sign on the barricade.


  • Despite the quest title, the corpse is that of a dwarf. One can also notice from the letter that it is written by a dwarf because of the 'accent'.
  • The quest difficulty (12) is strongly exaggerated. Level 6 – 8 would be more appropriate. You'll have to kill several drowners with a maximum level of 6.


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