Help
Help

 


The King is Dead - Long Live the King

(Image of Quest Giver)
Type
Main Quest
Location
Skellige
Suggested Level
16
Next Quest
Echoes of the Past
Previous Quest
Destination Skellige

The King is Dead - Long Live the King is a Quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.


"Crach an Craite, an old friend, invited Geralt and Yennefer to a farewell feast for the recently-departed King Bran. One does not refuse such invitations in Skellige, and so, willing or not, Geralt had no choice but to meet Yennefer at the castle gates and attend the wake at her side.

Bran's wake was in full swing, with mead flowing plentifully and Geralt making quite a splash with the jarls, when suddenly Yennefer announced she needed to meet with the witcher in a more private setting. Yet she did not have in mind what you do, dear reader. Instead, she wanted Geralt to accompany her as she broke into the druid Ermion's laboratory. Her goal? To steal an artifact knowns and the Mask of Uroboros. As you can see, life with Yennefer was full of surprises, a fact Geralt had grown used to and even, one dares say, quite fond of.

After much wandering, Yennefer finally found the mask she had been seeking. When Ermion's laboratory grew dangerous, she teleported herself and Geralt back to her quarters. Once there, they... well. what they did is not really any of your concern, dear reader.
Afterwards, they returned to the wake.

Crach an Craite only arrived as the wake was drawing to a close – he and the other jarls had locked themselves away in a proverbial smoke-filled room to scheme plans for Skellige's future. That business finished, he now pulled Geralt and Yen aside for a talk. When he heard they were searching for Ciri, he agreed at once to provide them with everything they needed.

Luckily for Crach's treasure, Yennefer did not need everything, just Ermion's permission to examine a mysteriously deformed forest – the result of a magic explosion that might have involved Ciri.

Crach promised to convince Ermion, and as his word was as reliable as his beard was red, Geralt and Yennefer set off at once towards the magic-damaged woods."

The King is Dead - Long Live the King Objectives

  1. Go to Yennefer's rooms and put on formal attire
  2. Put on new clothes for your meeting with Yennefer
  3. Meet Yennefer at the entrance to Kaer Trolde keep
  4. Go with Yennefer to the wake inside Kaer Trolde
  5. Talk to Yennefer in private
  6. Beat Cerys to the top of the mountain
  7. Pull Hjalmar's axe out of the stump
  8. Go to Ermion's workshop
  9. Explore the mysterious room using your Witcher Senses
  10. Explore the secret chamber using your Witcher Senses.
  11. Kill the earth elemental.
  12. Look around for a way to escape from the trap.


Rewards

  • ?? xp
  • ?? gold
  • ?? items


Walkthrough

Continue along the path to the buildings and stick to sea level heading north. Open the door to Yennefer's room. You may inspect the room and put on the new clothes. Exit the room and head to the keep.

Head to the main road through the first gatehouse, across the bridge. Go up the tunnel and slow down across the bridge. Depending on how you dressed Yennefer will make a relevant comment. Go inside the hall with her. Cerys challenges you to a race up the mountain. You may opt to accept or decline. 

Walk the hall to find 4 locations marked on your map. Follow Yennefer to speak with the people here. Afterwards follow her and speak to her about her intentions. Head to the window, walk outside and cross the balcony to the next window. Enter and take the stairs down into a room filled with stuffed animals. Use your Witcher senses to investigate the room. Defeat the animals who attack you and you realize you were hallucinating from the mushrooms. Head through the side door and down the stairs. Inspect the items with your Witcher senses to find the following items to proceed:

  • A letter on a board
  • Ermion's pipe on a table near the fireplace
  • A book on a small table by a pillar
  • A goblet of dwarven triple mead on the table by the bed
  • Boiling casks on a low bookshelf
  • A wooden goat on a barrel
  • A human skull on a circular table
  • Ermion's wand against a wardrobe
  • A large pine cone on a table by the bookcase
  • A sword in a stone
  • A statue with an outstretched hand. 

Put the goblet in the statue's hand, and a section of the wall will open. Head down the steps into a cavern. Yennefer takes the mask and an earth elemental will appear. When it is defeated you have 15 seconds to look around. Loot the elemental. You can choose one of 2 options to determine where you are ported to. 

Return to the wake to witness the ceremony. Afterwards Crach promises to help find Ciri. Ask for assistance with Ermion. Crach requests your help with some tasks, triggering the quests The Lord of Undvik, Possession and Echoes of the Past. Agree to help with these 3 tasks and the quest will conclude.

 

  • Video Walkthrough links go here (You must add text)


Notes & Trivia

  • Player notes, bugs, and trivia go here

 

Quests
  1. A Dangerous Game
  2. A Deadly Plot
  3. A Dog's Life
  4. A Favor for a Friend
  5. A Favor for Radovid
  6. A Final Kindness
  7. A Frying Pan, Spick and Span
  8. A Greedy God
  9. A Hallowed Horn
  10. A Matter of Life and Death
  11. A Plea Ignored
  12. A Poet Under Pressure
  13. A Princess in Distress
  14. A Towerful of Mice
  15. A Walk on the Waterfront
  16. An Eye for an Eye
  17. An Invitation From Keira Metz
  18. An Unfortunate Turn of Events
  19. Armed Assault
  20. Bald Mountain (Quest)
  21. Battle Preparations
  22. Battlefield Loot
  23. Berengar’s Blade
  24. Beyond Hill and Dale
  25. Bitter Harvest
  26. Black Pearl
  27. Blindingly Obvious
  28. Blood Gold
  29. Blood on the Battlefield
  30. Bloody Baron
  31. Broken Flowers
  32. Brother Missing
  33. Brothers in Arms
  34. Brothers in Arms Nilfgaard
  35. Brothers in Arms Novigrad
  36. Brothers in Arms Skellige
  37. Brothers in Arms Velen
  38. Cabaret
  39. Carnal Sins
  40. Child of the Elder Blood
  41. Ciri's Room
  42. Ciri's Story Breakneck Speed
  43. Ciri's Story Fleeing the Bog
  44. Ciri's Story Out of the Shadows
  45. Ciri's Story The King of the Wolves
  46. Ciri's Story The Race
  47. Ciri's Story Visiting Junior
  48. Ciri’s Room
  49. Collect 'Em All
  50. Coronation
  51. Costly Mistake
  52. Count Reuven's Treasure
  53. Deadly Crossing (I)
  54. Defender of the Faith
  55. Destination Skellige
  56. Dirty Funds
  57. Disturbance
  58. Don’t Play With Gods
  59. Dowry
  60. Echoes of the Past
  61. Face Me if You Dare
  62. Faithful Friend
  63. Fake Papers
  64. Family Fortune
  65. Family Matters
  66. Fencing Lessons
  67. Final Preparations
  68. Fists of Fury Velen
  69. Following the Thread
  70. For the Advancement of Learning
  71. Forefathers' Eve
  72. Forefathers’ Eve
  73. Freya Be Praised!
  74. Get Junior
  75. Ghosts of the Past
  76. Greenhouse Effect
  77. Gwent Big City Players
  78. Gwent Collect ‘em All!
  79. Gwent Playing Innkeeps
  80. Gwent Playing Thaler
  81. Gwent Velen Players
  82. Hard Times
  83. Hazardous Goods
  84. Hidden from the World
  85. Hidden in the Depths
  86. Highway Robbery
  87. Honor Among Thieves
  88. Imperial Audience
  89. In Ciri's Footsteps
  90. In the Heart of the Woods
  91. In Wolf's Clothing
  92. Inheritance
  93. Ironsides’ Treasure
  94. It Takes Three to Tango
  95. Kaer Morhen (Quest)
  96. King's Gambit
  97. Last Rites
  98. Little Red
  99. Looters
  100. Lost Goods
  101. Love's Cruel Snares
  102. Lynch Mob
  103. Magic Lamp
  104. Master Armorers
  105. Message from an Old Friend
  106. Missing in Action
  107. Missing Persons
  108. Monster Slayer
  109. Nameless
  110. Nilfgaardian Treasure
  111. No Place Like Home
  112. Not Only Eagles Dare
  113. Novigrad Dreaming
  114. Novigrad Hospitality
  115. Novigrad, Closed City
  116. Now or Never
  117. Of Dairy and Darkness
  118. Of Swords and Dumplings
  119. On Death's Bed
  120. On Thin Ice
  121. Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire
  122. Payback
  123. Pearls of the Coast
  124. Possession
  125. Practicum in Advanced Alchemy
  126. Precious Cargo
  127. Precious Haul
  128. Pyres of Novigrad
  129. Race The Great Erasmus Vegelbud Memorial Derby
  130. Races Crow's Perch
  131. Reason of State
  132. Redania's Most Wanted
  133. Redanias Most Wanted
  134. Return to Crookback Bog
  135. Ruins, Hidden Treasure, You Know...
  136. Shortcut
  137. Skjalls Grave
  138. Sunken Chest
  139. Sunken Treasure
  140. Tedd Deireadh, The Final Age
  141. Temerian Valuables
  142. The Battle of Kaer Morhen
  143. The Beast of the White Orchard
  144. The Calm Before the Storm
  145. The Dead Have No Defense
  146. The Fall of the House of Reardon
  147. The Family Blade
  148. The Final Trial
  149. The Gangs of Novigrad
  150. The Great Escape
  151. The Heroe's Pursuit Fyresdal
  152. The Heroes' Pursuit Kaer Trolde
  153. The Incident at White Orchard
  154. The Isle of Mists
  155. The King is Dead - Long Live the King
  156. The Ladies of the Wood
  157. The Last Wish
  158. The Lord of Undvik
  159. The Mysterious Passenger
  160. The Nilfgaardian Connection
  161. The Nithing
  162. The Plays the Thing
  163. The Sad Tale of the Grossbart Brothers
  164. The Sunstone
  165. The Things Men Do For Coin...
  166. The Things Men Do For Coin…
  167. The Truth is in the Stars
  168. The Volunteer
  169. The Whispering Hillock
  170. The Witchers’ Forge
  171. Thou Shalt Not Pass
  172. Through Time And Space
  173. To Bait a Forktail...
  174. Tough Luck
  175. Trail of Echoes
  176. Twisted Firestarter
  177. Ugly Baby
  178. Unlucky’s Treasure
  179. Va Fail, Elaine
  180. Veni Vidi Vigo
  181. Wandering in the Dark
  182. Warehouse of Woe
  183. Where The Cat and Wolf Play
  184. Wild at Heart



Load more

Chat