A Portrait of the Witcher as an Old Man Secondary Quest, Blood and Wine Quest
To start this quest talk to the Painter at the city market.
Suggested level: 43
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Stages of "A Portrait of the Witcher as an Old Man" quest
1. Meet the painter around noon by the western gate of the palace.
One day Geralt got an unusual proposition. A portrait artist, inspired and delighted by the witcher's singular appearance, asked if he would pose for a painting. Largely open to the varied experiences life offers, the witcher agreed to model for the painter. Though he later claimed he was driven primarily by a desire to support the arts (an impulse laudable in and of itself!), I suspect plain old vanity might also have come into play.
The witcher and the artist set off together for the countryside, where the beautiful landscape was to serve as the backdrop for the portrait.
You can start this quest by talking to the Painter at the city market.
Go to the western gate of the palace.
3. Find the painter's paints.
The tracks will lead you to the Nekker Lair. After killing a few Nekkers / Nekker Warrior (43) you will be able to grab the Painting accessories.
5. Follow the painter.
Follow the painter to the new area. At location, you must choose in what pose you wish to be immortalized.
7. Wait one day to see your painting.
Once they arrived at their destination, it turned out that some picnickers had occupied the vista the artist had chosen. To make matters worse, the artist's painting tools had disappeared, and the witcher had to find them.
In the end he could finally get down to posing and was pained to learn that a portrait takes much longer to produce than he had supposed. He did not manage to grow thoroughly bored, however, thanks to a griffin that swooped in unannounced. Geralt had to defeat the beast to save both the painter and his emerging work. He received payment for posing and learned he would be able to view the finished portrait the next day in the main town square.
9. Quest completed.
Geralt finally saw the work that generated quite a lot of interest from the inhabitants of Beauclair. As it turned out, in the portrait the painter had rendered the witcher in the nude. Though explicit, the representation was flattering. To this day I remember the sheepish grin on Geralt's face as he related the tale to yours truly!