What Lies Unseen is a main quest in the Blood and Wine expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Journal entry Edit

Geralt now knew how to find the Unseen Elder's lair. He went to fetch Regis, and together they set off to meet the ancient bloodsucker. I can only imagine how difficult a [sic] Regis' predicament was. After all, he was about to help his dear friend set a deadly trap for another of his close comrades...
Regis had expressed some concerns about meeting with the Unseen Elder. These proved not at all unfounded nor in any way exaggerated. To say the ancient vampire treated his guests impolitely would be a gross understatement. In a matter of moments, the Unseen paralyzed Regis, while he took Geralt and, much as if he were a rag doll, hurled him to the floor of the cave. The witcher was hurt rather badly. Yet somehow he needed to find an understanding with the vampire...
The Unseen's ghastly reputation proved entirely deserved. He had exactly no tolerance for unexpected guests. And he was mortal danger embodied. In the end Geralt managed to convince the creature to help him, but persuading the beast had almost cost the witcher his life. I have no doubt the witcher breathed a sigh of relief after their meeting, and drew comfort from the thought it would not be the Unseen he would face during the final confrontation at Tesham Mutna.

Objectives Edit

  • Go to the Unseen Elder's lair.
  • Open the entrance to the Unseen Elder using Orianna's key.
  • Enter the Unseen Elder's lair.
  • Find a healing potion.
  • Drink a health potion to regenerate Vitality.
  • Get out of the cave.
  • (Optional) Collect the items and gear you lost as you fell.
  • Find a way to appease the Unseen Elder.
  • Find a way to get to the exit.
  • Find the mage.
  • Search the body.
  • Read the mage's notes.
  • Find an offering for the Unseen Elder.
  • Destroy the wall using the Aard sign.
  • Jump into the water.
  • Reach the platform and get out of the cave.
  • Talk to the Unseen Elder.

Notes Edit

  • Do NOT ask more than one side conversation when talking to the Unseen Elder. He will give a warning not to waste his time with the first one, and if asked a second, he will instantly kill Geralt.

Trivia Edit

  • There's a wall mural on the left as you enter the cave which appears to be a direct reference to reliefs of the Sumerian god, Anunnaki.