The Incident at White Orchard is a minor main quest that occurs at the conclusion of the quest Lilac and Gooseberries in the prologue of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Without a doubt the shortest quest in the game lasting on average 20 seconds from start to finish.
Quest Description Edit
- "Witchers should be neutral, avoid meddling in the affairs of others. But at times, it's hard to be indifferent... While searching for Yennefer, Geralt and Vesemir stopped by the tavern in the village of White Orchard. When a row erupted in the establishment soon afterwards, Vesemir decided to defend the besieged innkeep. Unfortunately, instead of claming the situation, he inflamed it. The witchers were forced to draw their steel swords. Those they use to kill humans."
Kill the Bandits EditUpon meeting Vesemir at the tavern in White Orchard, thereby completing the Lilac and Gooseberries quest a cut scene occurs. Although trying to avoid a fight, your hand is all but forced to draw your sword as a group of Temerian bandits surround you and Vesemir. There's nothing to do but dispatch the hateful drunks and when all is said and done you'll be thrown out of the tavern for inflaming the situation.
Once outside you're approached by a Nilfgaardian patrol led by none other than the Yennefer you've been seeking. Your time in White Orchard is over for the time being.
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Closing Quest Description Edit
- "They say idioms are the wisdom of nations. But the saying "With many against one, even a witcher's done" rarely proves true. Though their foes held the advantage in numbers, Geralt and Vesemir tended to them handily. Unfortunately, the innkeeper they had sought to protect hardly appreciated the gesture. Terrified at the bloody massacre, she tossed her saviors out the door."