Paperchase is a secondary quest available in the Blood and Wine expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Walkthrough Edit

To start the quest, you should find a vineyard's owner. Go south from The Gran'place, he's near an armorer and a blacksmith.

Journal entry Edit

One day, an old acquaintance ran into Geralt and pulled him aside for a chat. He was a vineyard owner for whom Geralt had completed a contract some time ago. The man had been bereft of adequate coin at the time, but, determined to compensate Geralt fairly one day, he had set up a savings account in the witcher's name at the local bank. Now that years' worth of interest had accrued and Geralt hadreturned to the duchy, he needed only go to the bank and collect his due.

If you decided to wait a week:

After a long bout of trench warfare against the bank's bureaucracy, Geralt finally reached the bank's owner, Giacomo Cianfanelli. Unfortunately, Giacomo was suffering a small liquidity crisis in regards to Geralt's funds. Geralt decided to take a risk and wait a week, but only oncondition that he would not have to procure any additional documents.
Cianfanelli kept his word and not only gave the witcher his coin, but threw in a present as a bonus -- an old family heirloom. It seems the banker meant what his employees were forced to repeat ad nauseam: with him, the customer is always right and he looks after others' coin as if it were his own.

If you decided to get your coin right away and beat the guards:

The witcher's visit to Cianfanelli Bank ended in a very witcher-like fashion. Geralt pummeled the guards who tried to restrain him, fought his way to the owner and in clear, concise terms made it clear he would not tolerate any more delays. He collected as much coin as he could and ended up with the dubious honor of finding himself on the list of clients no longer welcome in the bank.

If you decided to get your coin right away and got beaten:

- Journal's empty. Dandelion didn't want to disgrace his dear old friend -

Walkthrough Edit

  • Go to the Cianfanelli Bank.
  • Talk to the bank clerk about your account.
  • Obtain an A38 Permit from Window 1.
    • What do you mean, "wrong window"?
    • Can you tell me where I can do it, then? (×)
  • Ask in the archives about an A38 Permit.
    • Make a deal, a bribe fails.
  • Ask in records about an A38 Permit.
    • Form 202? What're you trying to pull?
    • Sorry, which form? (×)
  • Defeat angry bank customer. (~100 Tw3 icon xp)
  • Return to Window 1 to get Form 202.
  • Using your Witcher Senses, find the clerk from Window 1.
  • Sit and wait until the break ends.
    • Play a round of gwent with a Bank Customer while waiting.
    • In any case you get a tip: flatter, give flowers, or perfume to clerk.
  • Return to Window 1 to get Form 202.
    • [Give flowers.] (×) (~50 Tw3 icon xp)
    • [Give perfume.]
    • Tell you the truth, I'm really just here to see you.
  • Got Master Cianfanelli's attention. (~250 Tw3 icon xp)
  • Convince Cianfanelli to pay you your coin.
  • Follow Cianfanelli into the vault.
  • The deposit box 256 is empty, Cianfanelli promises to pay it all back:
    • Got a week. (×)
      • Wait a week and talk to Cianfanelli.
      • Talk to Cianfanelli about your coin. (500 Oren3, The Reckoner)
    • I'll rip that coin out of your throat if I have to.
      • Defeat the guards.
      • Get out of the vault. (Massive key on guard)
      • Talk to Cianfanelli. (200 Oren3)

Trivia Edit

  • This quest refers to an animated film The Twelve Tasks of Asterix, where the 8th task was to find Permit A38 in "The Place That Sends You Mad".

It also heavily references the bank puzzle in Douglas Adams' Infocom trxt adventure 'Bureaucracy', which Geralt references mid-quest.

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