Bald Mountain

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Bald Mountain is a Main Quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

"Vesemir's death tore a gaping hole in Ciri's heart and left only a burning drive for revenge to fill it. This drive burned all the higher when she learned from Avallac'h that Imlerith, the general of the Hunt who murdered Vesemir, would be attending the Crones sabbath on Bald Mountain. Ciri smelled blood and decided at once to travel to No Ma,'s Land and kill Imlerith. Geralt, that calculating, practical-minded witcher, as usual caved immediately to his adopted daughter's wishes and agreed to accompany her on this expedition. The pair thus slipped out of Kaer Morhhen in the cool light of morning and galloped off to find vengeance.

Vengeance is what they found, and, though served warm, it was nonetheless sweet. The duo found their way to the top of Bald Mountian and there Ciri killed two of the three Crones while Geralt triumphed in a deathmatch against Imlerith. The only bitter note - the third Crone escaped, taking with her Vesemir's medallion, the only memento Ciri had kept of her dead friend and mentor."

Bald Mountain Objectives

  1. Talk to Thecla and get permission to climb the mountain.
  2. Retrieve the coin Thecla threw in the water by using Witcher Senses.
  3. Give the coin to Thecla.
  4. Travel the path to the peak of Bald Mountain.
  5. Kill the three Crones.
  6. Use blink to strike all three Crones and disturb their spell.
  7. Find Imlerith.
  8. Kill Imlerith.
  9. Talk to Ciri once you are ready to go to Novigrad.



  • ?? xp
  • ?? gold
  • ?? items



Disembark from the boat and ask Ciri what she knows about the place and why she think Imlerith is present. As you walk along the road she will warn you about Aen Elle elves. At the top of the steps speak to guard and man. Ask them about the feast, why the gates are closed and the ladies descending to the village. You will be directed to see Thecla aftewards.

Head down the village's main path. You meet up with Johnny the Godling and Sarah the Godling if you removed her during Novigrad Dreaming. Speak to Johnny and he will tell you the only way up the mountain is by permission from Thecla and that she has a guest. 

Cross the wooden bridge and go into a tent on your right and see Marlca and Thecla. Ciri is accepted but you are not. Answer how you wish and prepare for a judgement.

Dive off the ledge and swim to the underwater tunnel, avoiding the drowners. Use your Witcher Senses to scan the area for the coin which is near the junction of the deadend alcove and the exit tunnels. Swim to the exit tunnel and head west to exit the pool. Mind the fiend prowling the area here. Climb over the rocks to the wooden stairs on the southeast and make your way back to the tent. You are deemed worthy and allowed to keep the coin.

Head back across the wooden bridge and turn east at the petroglyph rock and head towards the entrance to the mountain. You will meet Fugas, who will attack you. Defeat him and discuss with Ciri who will face the Crones and who will face Imlerith. After a game of rock, paper, scissors, Ciri gets the crones and you get Imlerith.

You are now controlling Ciri. Head along the tunnel and swim into the pool heading southwest. Climb up and head into the crones' cave. They welcoome you in and the conversation turns violent. They are a tough fight and you must stay nimble through it. Target the large one first, and be mindful of the bloody water. Inspect the corpses when they are slain. Weavess comes to and tosses you.

You now switch back to Geralt. Take the path up Bald Mountain and cross the bridge, climbing the rock ledges to a bonfire. Be prepared for a battle, by preparing your potions and meditating before you confront Imlerith. He will ask where Ciri is. Regardless of your answer, the fight will begin.

Imlerith is not as slow as he looks and can teleport around. Use the potions at your disposal to improve your chances against him. The mace can only be dodged or rolled from, so stick close and dodge. Flank him and attack behind his shield. Otherwise his shield will stop everything it encounters. When he teleports he gains a frost coating which can be burnt off with Igni.  Eventually you can warp his shield to the point where it gets knocked aside, letting you make an attack.

When he's down to 20 percent, he tosses his shield down and swings wildly. In the final phase, focus on dodging and rolling until Imlerith gets his mace stuck in the ground. He rcovers as soon as you strike him so be ready to dodge. Be patient, waiting for openings and whittle his health down. 

Once Imerith is defeated, Ciri joins you and you compare your notes. She suggests you meet up with Yennefer and Triss in Novigrad. You can either set off or say not yet. If you explore a little around Bald Mountain and Imlerith's corpse you can find a strange acorn that the villagers say is an important seed. Once ready to set off, 2 villagers stop and ask you about the acorn. You can say you don't know about them, give them the acorn so another tree may grow, or keep it and eat it to earn 2 skill points.

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  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

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