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Witcher Wannabe is a secondary quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The quest takes place in Velen, in the village of Lindenvale. At the central place in the village near the noticeboard, the village's elder can be found muttering to himself in an infuriated way. Geralt of Rivia can ask him about the cause for his anger, leading the elder to tell him about a supposed "witcher" who has impregnated his daughter. Geralt is now asked to investigate the legitimacy of this "witcher" and confront him about his actions.This will trigger the quest.

Walkthrough Edit

Geralt can find the imposter in the local cemetery, hiding from a single ghoul. After the ghoul is slain, the wannabe will thank Geralt for saving his life. However, two villagers appear at the graveyard to check why the supposed "witcher" took so long to kill the monster. When they see Geralt, a second witcher, they apparently grow suspicious of the wannabe's legitimacy.

You can choose whether to expose the fraud or convince the villagers to let him go.

Journal entry Edit

Geralt learned of a witcher who had earned the ire of several villages in Velen. One of the inhabitants of Lindenvale had even accused him of fathering his daughters' child. The whole affair seemed highly suspicious, so Geralt decided to investigate and find out the truth of the matter.
Geralt found the man who was pretending to be a witcher in the nearby cemetery.
If Geralt rats out the imposter...
...and lets him go:
He took pity on the poor incompetent and convinced the villagers to let him go free.
...and has him taken before the village elder:
He decided to hand over the swindler to the villagers to try and punish as they saw fit.
If Geralt covers for the imposter...
...and requests he works out his failure:
He decided not to hand the swindler over to the villagers but meted out his own punishment instead. He took his counterfeit medallion from him and forced him to work off his crimes by laboring in the fields.
...and says he should never return:
He took pity on the man and did not hand him over to the local authorities, instead letting him go free on the condition that he never return there again.

Objectives Edit

  • Find out more about the contract posted by the residents of Lindenvale.
  • Use your Witcher Senses to look for the charlatan in the cemetery.
  • Kill the ghoul.

Notes Edit

  • The quest will only appear if the quest Contract: The Merry Widow has been completed, and 5 in-game days have passed.
  • Once the Ghoul is killed (and either before or after speaking to the imposter and completing the quest), if you go into the building in the cemetery and come out again the two angels that were either side of the door will now be looking at Geralt and will turn to face him every time he has his back to them, an Easter egg in reference to the weeping angels from Doctor Who.
  • The Imposter Witcher, (labelled Witcher) can be found working next to the southern entrance to Lindenvale, with the Village Elder (Old Man) looking on humming to himself, if you chose to allow the imposter to work off his failure. No interaction with the Witcher is possible and the Old Man just hums.

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