Envoys, Wineboys Main Story, Blood and Wine Quest
This is the first quest of the Blood and Wine expansion. It will automatically be added to your journal once you finish the A Poet Under Pressure quest.
Suggested level: 34
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Stages of "Envoys, Wineboys" quest
1. Look for a new contract on notice boards in Velen.
It was a time when there seemed to be two Geralts. One was a celebrity, at least in certain circles, while the other remained a mercenary who did dirty work for coin. At any rate, both these Geralts happened on a contract of an unusual sort, not least because it marked the start of a new adventure. And this adventure I will gladly relate.
Check one of the notice boards marked on your map. You will find Appeal to Sir Geralt of Rivia, the Bridge his Crest.
Geralt of Rivia,
At the behest of our merciful sovereign, Her Illustrious Grace Anna Henrietta, we have journeyed to the Northern Realms to lay before you our mission. A terrible monster has appeared in the Duchy of Toussaint, a beast that has committed heinous crimes against Her Grace's subjects. Only the Most Famous Among Witchers has the ability to destroy the Beast, thus we humbly beseech you to appear in the village of Holloway, where we shall await you in full hope that you will deign to hear of our woes and liberate our land from the clutches of fear.
Your humble servants:
Sirs Palmerin de Launfal and Milton de Peyrac-Peyran, Knights in the Service of Her Grace and the Duchy
2. Meet the knights from Toussaint in Holloway.
It began in a manner most ordinary, with a notice posted on a board in Velen. The witcher read the notice and set out to see what else he could learn.
Knights and some villagers are waiting for you in front of one of the houses in the Stonecutters' Settlement.
In Holloway, the witcher came upon two friends of years long past - Palmerin de Launfal and Milton de Peyrac-Peyran, who had come to Velen as emissaries of their sovereign duchess.
During the conversation with the knights you have to make a choice (two dialog options):
1. Lemme help you with the bandits. (Bandits must die.)
2. Get rid of these bandits, worse ones'll come in to replace 'em. (Leave bandits alone.)
3. Go with Palmerin and Milton to Toussaint.
If you killed the bandits.
If you find yourself wondering why these knights errant seemed stuck in this slipshod backwater hamlet in Velen, I hasten to explain - they had decided to wage war on some local bandits. Palmerin, ever eager to resolve crises peacefully, intended to address the robbers, appeal to their sense of decency and thus direct them onto a path of virtue. Geralt expected Palmerin's rhetoric to fall on deaf ears. When the bandits arrived, Palmerin put in a valiant effort, yet ultimately a bloody fight broke out. The witcher assisted the knights from afar to deal with the local rabble. Though this could seem a somewhat unpatriotic act, there is no doubt Geralt's choice was thoroughly justified and that he had taken the moral high ground.
If bandits were not punished.
If you find yourself wondering why these knights errant seemed stuck in this slipshod backwater hamlet in Velen, I hasten to explain - they had decided to wage war on some local bandits. Though it was a course worthy of knights of the errant variety, Geralt managed to dissuade them from pursuing it. For experience had taught him nature bears no void, and a band of hoodlums cut down to a man would soon be replaced by another, possibly of a yet meaner disposition. And after all, the knights did not have their sovereign's leave to remain in Velen indefinitely.
Knights have a message for you from duchess Anna Henrietta. You will receive Summons from Duchess Anna Henrietta.
4. Quest completed.
Yet in telling a story, one should never get ahead of oneself. Suffice now to say the knights delivered their message, and the witcher agreed to take on the contract. He then promptly set off for Toussaint in their company to face the Beast that tormented the duchy. And thus the adventure was underway.
Next / new quest is The Beast of Toussaint (Main Story, Blood and Wine).