A Knight's Tales

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Type Secondary Quests
DLC Blood and Wine
Location Toussaint
Suggested Level 40
Prerequisite None
Next Quest None

A Knight's Tales is a Secondary Quest in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. This Secondary Quest is a part of the Blood and Wine DLC. Secondary Quests are optional Quests not required to finish the game. Some of these quests may have a bearing on certain Main Quests or may be a consequence of another Quest.

A Knight's Tales can be obtained by speaking to Tomira, the herbalist east of the Sawmill in White Orchard. She asks for your aid in healing Lena, a victim of the Griffin plaguing the area. 


I need a hard-hineyed man who won't spill his sphincter at the sight of sorcery and can give a witch a good fecking hiding if it comes to it. You'll find me chopping wood near Fox Hollow – my name's Jacob, and chopping wood's what I do.
All you poop-for-brains feckers who think you're jesters, I'm warning you, jesting's over.
Jacob, woodcutter of Fox Hollow.


The Witcher 3 A Knight's Tales Objectives

  • Talk to Jacob the woodcutter.
  • Examine the bleeding tree.
  • Talk to Jacob the woodcutter. 
  • Go to Lynx Crag.
  • Search the hut using your Witcher Senses. 

Geralt politely asks the witch for help and trades a lock of his hair:

  • Find the entrance to the cave under Lynx Crag.
  • Find Sir Gareth's remains.
  • Return to the bleeding tree.
  • Talk to Jacob the woodcutter.
  • Light the southern fire.
  • Light the eastern fire.
  • Light the northern fire.
  • Light the western fire.

Geralt lifts the curse himself:

  • Return to the bleeding tree.
  • Talk to Jacob the woodcutter.
  • Light the southern fire.
  • Light the eastern fire.
  • Light the northern fire.
  • Light the western fire.
  • (Did not bring Gareth's bone) Defeat the wraith from the bleeding tree. 

Threaten Witch:

  • Defeat the witch of Lynx Crag.
  • Return to the bleeding tree.
  • Use your Witcher Senses to find Jacob the woodcutter's tracks.
  • Follow the tracks to find Jacob the woodcutter.
  • Kill Morholt.
  • Examine the woodcutter's body.


Rewards for A Knight's Tales in The Witcher 3

  • 250 exp icon witcher 3 wiki guide
  • 100 crowns oren icon currency witcher 3 wiki guide  for avoiding the Witch
  • 123 Florens for Fighting the Witch
  • Manuscript page: Cursed Oil
  • Of Sweat and Blood


Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 A Knight's Tales

This quest can be activated by either interacting with Jacob or taking his note at the noticeboard at Castel Ravello

After the dialogue, read the book: Tales and Fables then move to the objective marker. Once you're at the Witch's hut, enter and then loot and investigate the area. Examine the pelt on the wall. After examining all the objects, go through the dialogue and then you will have a choice:

  • "Can lift the curse myself"
  • "Lift the curse, or else"
  • "What happened to Sir Gareth, the knight?" 

The ideal choice would be to ask about Gareth then convince her to help. You may have to face the Witch of Lynx Crag after the dialogue.

  • Return to the bleeding tree

Return to the bleeding tree to Jacob. There are a few outcomes based on your decision: Jacob could be killed by the spirit that passed the closest being or you find Jacob and convince him to do the ritual. Convincing the witch to help will allow you to complete the ritual by lighting the fires. 


A Knight's Tales Journal

  • Jacob:

In a loggers' clearing near the village of fox hollow, Geralt happened upon a lumberjack named Jacob. The man claimed to have recently discovered an enchanted tree that seemed straight out of Herreras Tales. He believed a young woman was imprisoned in the tree and desperately wished to free her. Though not one to believe fables and similar tales, Geralt nonetheless had to admit the tree was peculiar, for cut with an axe head it seeped not sap but human blood.

  • Notice:

A short distance from Castel Ravello, Geralt happened on a notice posted by Jacob, a lumberjack. The logger was in search of someone who had no fear of spells and could thus face a witch. This was the very description of the witcher, no two ways about it, so it was no surprise that our hero took an interest in the notice and decided to visit Jacob.

  • Ask for help: "What happened to Sir Gareth, the knight?"

Geralt found the witch of Lynx Crag and did precisely what the knight from Herrera's tale was said to have done. He bowed before her and asked her for help. Though fussy, the witch seemed appeased and betrayed the manner in which the woman imprisoned in the tree could be freed. The success was bitter-sweet, however, as neither the witch nor the witcher could restore to the woman the life she had lost. Shortly after being freed, her spirit left this world, though it did so at peace with its fate.

  • List the Curse yourself: "Can lift the curse myself"

Upon Lynx Crag the witcher encountered the witch, but he decided not to seek her aid in freeing the woman enchanted in the tree. Our hero decided he would employ his own devices to lift the curse. He managed to free Daphne's ghost, yet her specter was crazed and filled with pain. Geralt had no choice but to defeat it.

  • Threaten: "Lift the curse, or else"

Upon Lynx Crag the witcher encountered the witch and resolved to force her to help him. Defeated in combat, she pledged to free the cursed woman from the tree. Yet her pledge proved a ruse. Upon returning to the tree, the witcher found the lumberjack's cold corpse at its foot. Freed by the witch, the young woman's ghost, crazed with pain, had killed Jacob, then disappeared to parts unknown.


The Witcher 3 A Knight's Tales Notes & Trivia

  • Notes, Tips, Other Trivia for A Knight's Tales.



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