Contract: An Elusive Thief is a witcher contract quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Walkthrough Edit

The quest starts when Geralt finds a contract about an imp. He goes to speak to Sylvester Amello, who tells Geralt about the imp stealing from the market. Geralt follows the trail to the "imp's" home, where he finds different clothes for both man, woman, and child. After finding a letter, Geralt discovers the imp is really a doppler named Janne. After catching the scent, Geralt locates the doppler posing as a guard of the Eternal Flame, harassing an elf for valuables. Geralt calls the guard out for what he is, and the doppler flees.

Once Geralt catches him, Janne transforms into the witcher and the two fight, but the doppler can't mimic the witcher's fighting skills. Janne surrenders, asking for mercy, which Geralt can choose to give or deny. If he chooses to let the doppler go, Janne flees Novigrad and Amelle will only give the witcher half of the bounty.

Journal entry Edit

A Novigrad merchant by the name of Sylvester Amello had hung a notice on the Novigrad board asking for help in tracking down a thieving imp. It seemed the merchants' guild was being pestered by a mysterious creature who kept stealing wares from its members stalls. Geralt accepted the job.
The thief's trail took Geralt to Novigrad's extramural paupers' district. The thought of venturing into that tough quarter makes me wince. Not so much because of the danger - I have braved much meaner places - but because of the smell, which can be so rank as to bring vomit to one's lips upon strolling within ten paces of it. Geralt, however, braved the worst and soon determined the imp was in fact a doppler, one who changed his form more often than other men change their knickers - although, given the hygienic habits of men in this particular district, that was not saying much.
The doppler had no choice but to seek salvation in flight. It seemed Geralt was in for a footrace.
If Geralt spares the doppler:
Geralt has a soft heart. Though this does not always move him to mercy, this time it led him to spare the thieving doppler - under the condition that the shapeshifter leave the city at once. After that was settled, Geralt talked to the merchant who had issued the contract and brought the matter of the doppler thief to a close.
If Geralt kills the doppler:
To this day I think Geralt did wrong in killing that doppler. In my opinion, his crimes did not match the punishment meted out to him - but, in the end, I am no witcher, and so it is not my place to judge. The merchant Sylvester was, unlike me, thrilled with how the witcher resolved the matter and gave him the promised reward without a second thought.

Objectives Edit

  • Go to the marketplace during the day and talk to Sylvester Amello.
  • Follow the imp using your Witcher Senses.
  • Search the house using your Witcher Senses.
  • Read the letter.
  • Find a way to track the doppler using your Witcher Senses.
  • Follow the scene of perfume using your Witcher Senses.
  • Confront the doppler.
  • Catch the doppler.
  • Defeat the doppler.
  • Return to the marketplace during the day to talk to Sylvest Amello.

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