Out of the Shadows is the a main quest and third Ciri side-mission in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Chronologically in the story, this event occurs immediately following the mission Ciri's Story: The Race as told by Philip Strenger.
Kill the Basilisk Edit
After sufficiently damaging the basilisk a cut-scene occurs. During the fight, the Baron's sword was knocked out. Ciri tires to help the Baron but she gets knocked back. The basilisk then takes the baron and flies to the top of the ruined tower.
Rescue the Baron Edit
Begin climbing the stone ledges with white markings nearby the tower, after climbing just part way up a cut-scene takes over. Ciri, without a way to get to the tower, is forced to use her powers which teleport her in front of the basilisk, killing it before it could hurt the Baron further. The scene immediately moves back to Crow's Perch where Ciri prepares to leave for Novigrad knowing that her recent use of magic would attract The Wild Hunt and threaten all the innocents in the area.
Additional Info Edit
Closing Quest Description Edit
- "Ciri and the baron were testing their mettle in a horse race when a basilisk swooped down and put an end to the competition. The beast snatched the baron up and carried him off to its nest. Ciri, sparing no time for esecond thoughts, ran to his rescue.
Ciri knew that to save the baron she had to act quickly and use her special abilities. She made a desperate decision and, in the blink of an eye, teleported herself next to the monster and swiftly cut off its head.
This decision had consequences, however: Eredin could sense whenever Ciri used her powers, meaning that even that short moment – in which she revealed the strength lying dormant inside her – was enough to alert the Wild Hunt. Wanting to save the area and her new found friends from the destruction that would inevitably follow in the Red Riders' wake, Ciri quickly abandoned Crow's Perch and made her way to Novigrad, where she hoped to find Yennefer."