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"Do you really wish to know?"
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Something Ends, Something Begins serves as the epilogue to the main quest of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, following on from the events of Tedd Deireadh, The Final Age. The quest contains three different endings that are directly determined by Geralt's (i.e. the player character's) main decisions regarding Ciri and the political landscape of the Northern Kingdoms.

Conditions Edit

Certain conditions must be met (or not met) to get an ending. These are as follows:

During Blood on the Battlefield: tell Ciri "I know what might lift your spirits" to get a positive point or "Relax, you don’t have to be good at everything" for a negative point.
Take Ciri to see Emhyr (or not): If taken to see the Emperor, this will put her on the path to become Empress if other conditions are met. If not taken, then she'll become a witcher if she comes back.
If taken to see Emhyr during Blood on the Battlefield: refuse the payment for a positive point or accept it for a negative point.
During Final Preparations: let Ciri see the Lodge of Sorceresses on her own for a positive point or go with her for a negative point.
During Child of the Elder Blood: tel Ciri "Go for it" for a positive point or "Calm down" for a negative point.
During Child of the Elder Blood, after the lab: go with Ciri to Skjall's grave for a positive point or don't go for a negative point.

The "happy" ending - Ciri becomes a witcher Edit

Journal Entry Edit

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Geralt of Rivia and Ciri on Path

My story began in Temeria, near Vizima, with Geralt dreaming a dream of Yennefer, Ciri and the Wild Hunt. It ends in Temeria as well, with the witcher returning to Vizima to have one last conversation with the emperor - and tell him Ciri would not be coming back.
After his meeting with Emhyr var Emreis, Geralt set off for White Orchard, where he had agreed to meet someone amidst the ruins of the old castle there.
And who awaited Geralt in White Orchard? Ciri - packed and ready to set off on the Path. Where did the witcher and his ward venture, you ask, and what became of them? That, dear reader, is another story.

Objectives Edit

  • Follow the chamberlain.
  • Go to the ruined fortress.
  • Wait for the person you are supposed to meet.
  • Go to the inn.

Conditions for this ending Edit

One must make equal or greater amount of positive than negative choices. If Ciri was taken to see her father, one must also ensure Nilfgaard loses the war (by either ignoring Reason of State or siding with Dijkstra during it).

The "bittersweet" ending - Ciri becomes EmpressEdit

Journal Entry Edit

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Ciri on ship to Nilfgaard of Golden Towers

My story began in Temeria, near Vizima, with Geralt dreaming a dream of Yennefer, Ciri and the Wild Hunt. It ends in Temeria as well, with winter in full force, a blanket of snow wrapping the earth tight, and the witcher and his ward heading out to hunt rabbits.
No rabbits were snared that morning, but a forktail did meet its end. In any case, that did not prove the day's most important event. Ciri took Geralt for a walk that turned out to be the most momentous of his long life. She told him she had accepted the emperor's offer and would ride to Nilfgaard. There she would assume her rightful place as heir to the throne - next in line to be empress of the most powerful state in the world. A Nilfgaardian delegation awaited to take her to the City of Towers. And what happened then, you ask? What did fate have in store for Geralt and Ciri? That, dear reader, is another story.

Objectives Edit

  • Talk to the hunter.
  • Go to the meeting place.
  • Go to the Griffin's nest.
  • Kill the forktail.
  • Go to the lake.
  • Throw a bomb to scare off a bear.
  • Throw a bomb at the hole in the ice.
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  • Go for a walk with Ciri.

Conditions for this ending Edit

This ending requires the greatest amount of conditions to be met. 3 or more positive points need to be earned here and during Blood on the Battlefield the player must bring Ciri to meet Emhyr.

On top of that, Nilfgaard must win the war, meaning the Assassins' Quests need to be completed and the player must be diplomatic with Dijkstra during Blindingly Obvious to unlock Reason of State. Then, during this quest, one must side with the Temerian patriots to ensure Nilfgaard wins the war.

The "tragic" ending - Ciri does not return from fighting the White FrostEdit

Journal Entry Edit

My story began in Temeria, near Vizima, with Geralt dreaming a dream of Yennefer, Ciri and the Wild Hunt. It ends in Temeria as well. Shortly after Ciri entered the tower on Undvik, never to return, Geralt returned to Velen and entered Crookback Bog.
Geralt found the last Crone in the swamp village and killed her. He reached down to her stiffening corpse and removed Vesemir's medallion, the one Ciri had kept what seemed like an eternity ago. This would be a memento of his two lost friends. What happened then, you ask? That, my dear reader, is another story altogether.

Objectives Edit

  • Talk to the werewolf.
  • (Optional) Follow Berem.
  • (Optional) Defeat the hunters.
  • Kill the last Crone.

Conditions for this endingEdit

For this ending, one must get at least 3 negative points.