Chronologically, it is the first of Ciri's quests that takes place and explains how she ended up Velen.
You'll be attacked by both drowners and Hounds of the Wild Hunt, with the latter constantly appearing from portals all the way to the marker. However, you don't need to fight them. Simply run all the way to the marker and another cutscene will unfold, with Ciri successfully hiding from Imlerith before cutting to the scene where she was running just before she tripped and fell at the beginning of the quest, Ciri's Story: The King of the Wolves.
Journal entry Edit
- When Ciri arrived in Velen, she found herself in the very heart of the notorious Crookback Bog. Exhausted, she sought shelter, but instead found herself in the clutches of three demonic sisters known to the local peasants as the Ladies of the Wood. Ciri quickly realized how poorly that name fit these bloodthirsty hags and fled. She escaped with her life by a hair's breadth, but still had a long and dangerous trek through the marshes ahead of her.
- Crookback Bog is home to more than its fair share of horrifying beasts, but none of them hold a candle to the general of the Wild Hunt who chased Ciri now. Imlerith - for that was his name - had arrived on the Crones' summons to take Ciri back to his king. The young witcher was able to give her pursuer the slip, but the two foes were destined to meet again in the future.
- Escape from Crookback Bog.
- This quest could be considered the shortest of all of Ciri's quests, as one can simply run all the way through without fighting.