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Shock Therapy is a secondary quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that can be started by talking to some druids in Ard Skellig.

Summary Edit

Near the entrance of a small cave north and just under the sacred oak, Gedyneith, a druid called Geralt over. He tells the witcher that one of his druid friends, Egill, had gone mute and that it can only be restored by strong emotion and experience. The druid wanted to hire Geralt to scare or irritate his friend in return for payment of a rare gwent card.

Near the western Gedyneith signpost, Geralt found Egill as the taciturn druid near his campfire. The witcher talked to him about his predicament but still the taciturn druid refused to answer but only gesturing insultingly with his finger.

Geralt found three options to scare the druid. He could either:

  • Use Aard to extinguish Egill's fire.
  • Use Aard to smack a nearby rack of tin pots to clatter while Egill lays asleep.
  • Use Aard to disturb a nearby hornet's nest for shock therapy on Egill.

Geralt tried to extinguish his camp fire, prompting the druid to gesture insultingly at the witcher. This did not cure the mute druid yet so Geralt continued to find ways to scare him. When Egill lay asleep, Geralt made the nearby tin pots clatter. He also disturbed the nearby hornet's nest which left the druid running. Whichever order Geralt did, each prompted the druid to gesture insultingly at the witcher. Finally after doing all that, this annoyed the druid greatly causing him to shout at the witcher to piss off. He then realized midway how he had broken his vow of silence that he kept for three years. After the taciturn druid curses Geralt and storms off, he returns to the cave to talk to his druid friend only to leave again to curse Geralt once he approaches. The druid rewards Geralt the rare gwent card, Iorveth, before explaining how he only wanted someone to talk to rather than the Gremist.

Journal Entry Edit

Though druids have gained fame worldwide as outstanding healers, even with all their spells and elixirs they at times prove powerless against diseases. Such was the case with Egill – a druid who had lost his voice. His friend decided that, since traditional methods had failed, it was time to try newer, more innovative approaches. It fell to Geralt to test them.
Thanks to Geralt's efforts, Egill did indeed speak once more - in order to give Geralt a thorough tongue lashing. it turned out the druid had not lost his voice due to illness, but had sworn a vow of silence for religious reasons. Instead of helping a man to recover, it seemed Geralt had taken part in a rather awful practical joke.

Objectives Edit

  • Go visit Egill.
  • Help Egill recover his voice by giving him a scare.
  • Keep trying to scare the druid until he recovers his voice. 3/3
  • Return to the druid who gave you the task.

Trivia Edit

  • The quest might be inspired from a scene from the movie "Life of Brian".