Geralt begins the quest by picking up a routine notice from the Oreton notice board for a monster contract in the nearby village of Honorton. Though upon further investigation, all that remains there, is evidence of a bloody massacre.
Journal entry Edit
- Life in Velen is not easy. Bandits and monsters prowl the woods. Armies trample the fields and raid the granaries. Disease is on everyone's lips - literally. Yet, as the popular saying in those parts went, nothing's so bad that it can't get worse - the truth of which the inhabitants of Honorton learned in the most brutal way possible. Their entire village was murdered, leaving only necrophages to walk the paths between its huts.
- Geralt would often state that every witcher contract is the same. Read a notice, find who posted it, argue over the reward, seek out witnesses, etc., ad nauseam. I, however, always held that beneath these superficial similarities lay an ocean of difference. For example, Geralt would sometimes discover his employers had brought the beast upon themselves, while other times he'd learn killing the monster in question was but part of someone's larger (usually nefarious) scheme. And once, in Honorton... Ah, now that was another contract altogether.
- It turned out the brutal perpetrator of the massacre of Honorton was not a monster nor even a bandit, but one of Geralt's fellow practitioners - a witcher from the ill-famed School of the Cat.
- Gaetan, a witcher from the School of the Cat, murdered people he had sworn to protect. They themselves were, to say the least, not without sin - instead of showing due gratitude for his completion of a dangerous contract, they had tried to take his life in an underhanded manner.
- If Geralt decided to spare Gaetan:
- Be that as it may, if the matter had been put before a judge, Gaetan would have surely ended on the gallows. But Geralt was no judge. He was a witcher.
- If Geralt decided to kill Gaetan:
- Geralt held his duty was to protect sentient beings from threats no others could vanquish - no matter whether the beings in question were cheats or saints. Gaetan had proven himself just such a threat, so Geralt paid no heed to his justifications and killed the fellow witcher.
- If Geralt took Mellie to her aunt:
- As for the little girl who was the sole survivor of the massacre, the witcher did the only thing he could - he took her to her kin. He then bid farewell, hoping she would be given a warm nook to sleep in and a bowl of nourishing vittles every evening.
- If Geralt wanders too far from the village/Mellie:
- It turned out that the brutal perpetrator of the massacre of Honorton was not a monster nor even a bandit, but one of Geralt's fellow practitioners - a witcher from the ill-famed School of the Cat.
- As for the little girl... to speak truth, I don't know what became of her. Perhaps she managed to find her aunt in Oreton on her own. Or perhaps she ended in a wolf's belly.
- Explore the village using your Witcher Senses.
- Use your Witcher Senses to find the girl.
- Follow the tracks in the stone circle using your Witcher Senses
- Follow the School of the Cat witcher's tracks using your Witcher Senses.
- Escort the girl from Honorton to her relatives in Oreton.
- The quest Take What You Want becomes available if the player decides to spare Gaetan from his crimes.
- The quest will fail if the player ventures too far from Honorton or uses fast travel before returning to escort the girl to her aunt in Oreton. This includes undertaking the quest Take What You Want immediately after conversing with Gaetan.
- A bonus 4 can be acquired for convincing the old auntie to take Millie under her wings.
- If you are wearing Cat School Gear, Gaetan will comment "Feline armor, wolf school medallion... a crossbreed?"