Scavenger Hunt: Grandmaster Manticore Gear Treasure Hunt, Blood and Wine Quest
This is default path but you can also start this quest by looting any of the diagrams and you can do it in different order.
Suggested level: 40
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Stages of "Scavenger Hunt: Grandmaster Manticore Gear" quest
1. Find all the diagrams in the set: 0/6
Only once in his life had Geralt ever seen armor made from diagrams hailing from the School of the Manticore. What's more, said suit had been incomplete and, truth be told, the worse for wear. So when the opportunity arose to assemble Manticore gear, and at a grandmaster level to boot, the witcher did not hesitate a moment before setting off in search of what was required.
3. Search the ruins of Bastoy Prison.
Climb the ruins of the tower and examine the loose stone. You will find Diagram: Manticore steel sword and Prisoner's journal.
4. Read the prisoner's notes.
8. Read Merten's prayer.
Merten wrote a prayer on the back of the Diagram: Manticore armor.
10. Search for tracks left by Merten.
Blast walled passage with aard sign, kill Great Beggar's Ghost (40) and find the small box lying on a small table. Inside the box you will find Diagram: Manticore trousers, Diagram: Manticore boots and The Great Beggar's journal.
You will also find here a skeleton with Bones of the Great Beggar. Looting it will start a new, short and simple secondary quest - The Words of the Prophets Are Written on Sarcophagi.
10.1. Defeat the wraith.
11. Read the Great Beggar's journal.
13. Search the hidden chapel.
Don't get too close to nude women. If you do, they will attack you.
Give alms to every beggar.
Kill kikimore workers (40) attacking a man.
Blast a wall with aard sign.
14. Search the hidden chapel.
Come closer to the spirit, it will disappear, but in the place where he stood, you will find a little box with Diagram: Manticore silver sword and Merten's notes.
15. Read Merten's notes.
17. Search the Lake of Cleansing.
Dive, in the box at the bottom of the lake you will find Diagram: Manticore gauntlets and Merten's last letter.
18. Read the notes on a scrap of paper.
19. Quest completed.
I venture to say none would have expected these diagrams' owner, the witcher Merten, to convert honestly and truly to the creed embodied in the Prophet Lebioda. Geralt retraced Merten's story and stopped to think how perverse fate could sometimes prove. But he considered the matter but a brief moment, for he had in hand a complete set of diagrams needed to craft gear of the School of the Manticore, and he could now take the drawings to the right craftsman.