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Now or Never is one of the story related secondary quests available in 'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with Triss Merigold of Maribor.


Journal entry Edit

Novigrad was once famed as a place of tolerance and the rule of law. That is why it attracted mages from all over the world, those persecuted by Radovid and Emhyr alike. The Free City did not live up to their hopes, however, and rather than being a safe haven it became their slaughterhouse.
Triss Merigold, with whom you, dear reader, are already well acquainted, decided to evacuate all mages still alive to a place far removed from the front lines - Kovir. This was no simple task, and so the sorceress asked the witcher for help. Geralt agreed out of concern for the persecuted mages' fate - and Triss' fate most of all...
When it seemed the mages were finally safe and would set sail for Kovir's snow-covered shores, witch hunters swarmed over the docks and attacked their ship. Like setters who track down hares in even the deepest burrows, they had picked up Triss' trail despite her painstaking efforts to cover it. Luckily, Geralt stood in defense of the mages - as did, surprisingly, Dijkstra, for whom "love thy neighbor" had never been a guiding principle, nor the fate of the mages a matter of particular importance.

If Geralt tells Triss he loves her:

With the witch hunters dispatched, the time had come to say goodbye. Geralt sensed his heart accelerate as he realized he might never see Triss again. The thought was unbearable, so before it could overwhelm him, instead of bidding her farewell, he asked her to stay. Though the circumstances on the blood-spattered docks were decidedly unromantic, in that instant all the feelings between Geralt and Triss came rushing back in full force.

If Geralt lets Triss go:

With the witch hunters taken care of, the time had come to say goodbye. Though much had bound Geralt and Triss in the past, on this black day, on the blood-slicked planks of the Novigrad harbor, their paths parted. Witcher and sorceress would, true enough, meet again on several occasions, but only ever as friends. Their flight from the Eternal Fire had been the last flicker of the fires of their mutual affection.

Walkthrough Edit

Meet Triss Edit

When Geralt enters, Triss is being hassled by the homeowners who sheltered her, demanding she give them her necklace as pay, since the risk for sheltering a mage has increased dramatically. Geralt can either choose to step in, or do nothing. Afterwards Triss explains to Geralt that she's in a bind: she has to evacuate the mages as soon as possible, but two of them haven't reported in and she is worried they have been turned in. Triss must either risk everybody to try and save the two, or leave them to a certain death. Geralt can make the choice here by advising Triss on the matter.

Follow Triss Edit

On the way out of Triss' former apartment, the pair are ambushed by a group of temple guards. After the fight is over, Geralt and Triss continue on, but must stop and wait for a patrol to pass before continuing on. If he chose not to save Berthold and Anisse, then Geralt and Triss head straight for the Kingfisher, where Olivier will let them into the basement. If Geralt chose to save the two, he and Triss head to the couple's hideout, where they have to defeat the witchhunters before they kill the mages. After the fight, Geralt will get a chance to use Axii on the two mages to convince them to follow him to the inn (40Tw3 icon xp). However, due to the time spent rescuing the mages, Geralt will arrive too late and Olivier will die.

Enter the mage's hideout and follow Triss Edit

Mages and the like have gathered here, ready to go to the port through the sewers. Sigi Dijkstra is there as well, not to flee Novigrad, but to help the mages on their way, and at the same time to assure he'll have some friends and allies amongst them once they reach safety. Triss makes a speech to rally the mages before outlining the plan for escape.

Find a path through the sewers Edit

Geralt and Triss must then clear a safe path through the sewers so the others can follow their trail and reach the ship. After killing several drowners along the way, Geralt comes to a wall that can be opened using Aard, revealing an ancient library. Geralt and Triss then kill more drowners and several swarms of rats before finding corpses. Investigating these leads Geralt to conclude that a katakan is lurking nearby. Triss provides support, but Geralt still needs to beware of this vampire's regenerative abilities. After eliminating it (25Tw3 icon xp), Geralt and Triss make their way to the end of the sewers.

Meet Dijkstra at the port Edit

On the docks, Dijkstra starts a conversation, only to be interrupted by several witch hunters who must be defeated. Triss starts to say farewell and Geralt is left with a choice. If he says farewell to Triss, then she boards the ship and leave with the mages. Dijkstra then offers to tell about his romance with a sorceress. If Geralt asks Triss to stay and tells Triss he loves her after romancing her during the previous quest, she comes back as Dijkstra is talking. Geralt and Triss then escape to a lighthouse for a private moment together.

Objectives Edit

  • Read the mysterious perfumed letter
  • Meet Triss
  • Kill the Eternal Fire guardsmen
  • Follow Triss
  • The following objectives only apply if Geralt searches for Berthold and Anisse:
    • Follow Triss to Berthold and Anisse's hideout
    • Kill the witch hunters
    • Follow Triss
  • Enter the mage's hideout and follow Triss
  • Enter the sewers
  • Find a path through the sewers
  • Find a way across the rats' feeding ground
  • Meet Dijkstra at the port
  • Kill the witch hunters

Notes Edit

Videos Edit

Now or Never - The Witcher 3 DEATH MARCH! Part 58 - Let's Play Hard

Now or Never - The Witcher 3 DEATH MARCH! Part 58 - Let's Play Hard

Now or Never on Death March!