Capture the Castle

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Type Main Quests
DLC Blood and Wine
Location Count de la Croix's Mill
Suggested Level 47
Prerequisite The Man from Cintra
Next Quest The Night of Long Fangs

Capture the Castle is a Main Quest from the Blood and Wine DLC in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. Main Quests are the main storyline of the game that can have a major effect towards the endings. Some of these quests may have dialogue choices that will alter the ending of the game.

Capture the Castle immediately begins after the completion of The Man from Cintra. This requires the Blood and Wine DLC.


Ducal guardsmen commanded by Captain Damien de la Tour were to aid Geralt in storming Dun Tynne - this was the duchess' wish and command. The briefing before the assault would be held at the mill where Dettlaff had recently dispatched Count de la Croix in cold blood.


The Witcher 3 Capture the Castle Objectives

  • Meet Damien at Count de la Croix's mill after midnight.
  • Search Dun Tynne for Syanna and Rhena.
  • Defeat Roderick and his men. 
  • Defeat the guards and reach Dun Tynne's keep.


Rewards for Capture the Castle in The Witcher 3

  • 3,000exp icon witcher 3 wiki guide


Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 Capture the Castle

Once this quest begins upon the completion of The Man from Cintra, you will be tasked to Meet Damien at Count de la Croix's mill after midnight. 

Track the quest to be able to follow your minimap to your objective location. If you reach here and you are not at the correct time, you will need to meditate to adjust the time and fulfill the criteria. 

Speak to Damien to begin the cutscene. The cutscene will take you to another location. Once you are released you will be tasked to Search Dun Tynne for Syanna and Rhena. Ahead are the don Tynne Guards you will have to clear in order to proceed. Try to separate the guards to attack them individually. Make sure you watch your back and change your target once someone gets too close. Then continue through while clearing the rest of the guards.

As you start to approach the target location, the quest will update and you will need to Defeat Roderick and his men. You will see how many guards and their positions at a distance. Come in heavy and play aggressive to eventually clear this area and trigger the next cutscene. Follow the dialogue and you will be presented with the option to help Roderick.

  • I'll help you
  • Not my problem

Whatever option you choose will not affect the quest, but will affect how he reacts to your decision. Choosing to help will also count towards a Proof of Compassion during the There Can only be One quest

After the scene, you can proceed to clear through the guards and bandits while advancing toward the keep. Reach the target location to trigger the next scene. After it plays out, you will need to continue clearing the area as you make your way to each objective marker. This was your final objective, so after the next scene, the quest will soon be completed. The next cutscene will play featuring the events that play out after a dew days. Complete the dialogue until the cutscene is finished. This immediately begins the next. quest The Night of Long Fangs.


Capture the Castle Journals

Within Dun Tynne's walls, the witcher came upon Roderick. The old knight had erred many times in his life, yet never as gravely as he had when opening his castle to a group of bandits, a vandaguild. He had been persuaded to do so by none other than Syanna, Duchess Anna Henrietta's sister. The young woman had clearly captured the lord of Dun Tynne's affections, or perhaps merely aroused his passions. This achieved, she had quickly wrapped him round her finger. Interestingly, Roderick seemed to know Syanna well, yet he had heard nothing of her abduction. Having questioned the wounded knight as much as he wished, Geralt set off for the castle's keep, in a room of which he expected to find Anna Henrietta's dear sibling.
While storming Dun Tynne, Geralt was surprised to find he had two allies - Regis and Dettlaff. Naturally, the witcher assisted by two higher vampires plowed through the castle's defenders about like the Nilfgaardian conflagration had plowed through Cintra. At long last they reached the room where Geralt expected to find Syanna... And he was not disappointed. Yet it turned out Syanna was not just the young lady banished from court those many years ago. No, she was also Rhena, the missing, presumed-to-be-kidnapped young woman who was Dettlaff's beloved. The witcher and company learned she had controlled the Cintrian, bidding him to steal Sangreal wine as well as the ducal jewel. She had also sent Dettlaff the names of the intended victims. The vampire needed all his strength to quell his desire to tear her to shreds then and there. He seemed a shard of ice as he set a meeting time and place - Syanna was to appear at Tesham Mutna three days hence to explain herself. The witcher found himself between a rock and a hard place. One the one hand, a vampire consumed by fury demanded he deliver Syanna to him in three days' time. On the other hand, Anna Henrietta awaited, expecting Dettlaff's head on a silver platter.


The Witcher 3 Capture the Castle Notes & Trivia

  • Notes, Tips, Other Trivia for Capture the Castle.



The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt All Main Quests
A Favor for Radovid  ♦  A Poet Under Pressure  ♦  A Princess in Distress  ♦  Battle Preparations  ♦  Be It Ever So Humble...  ♦  Beyond Hill and Dale...  ♦  Blindingly Obvious  ♦  Blood on the Battlefield  ♦  Blood Run  ♦  Blood Simple  ♦  Bloody Baron  ♦  Broken Flowers  ♦  Burlap is the New Stripe  ♦  Child of the Elder Blood  ♦  Ciri's Story: Breakneck Speed  ♦  Ciri's Story: Fleeing the Bog  ♦  Ciri's Story: Out of the Shadows  ♦  Ciri's Story: The King of the Wolves  ♦  Ciri's Story: The Race  ♦  Ciri's Story: Visiting Junior  ♦  Dead Man's Party  ♦  Destination Skellige  ♦  Destination: Skellige  ♦  Disturbance  ♦  Echoes of the Past  ♦  Envoys, Wineboys  ♦  Evil's Soft First Touches  ♦  Family Matters  ♦  Final Preparations  ♦  Get Junior  ♦  Hunting a Witch  ♦  Imperial Audience  ♦  Kaer Morhen (Quest)  ♦  La Cage au Fou  ♦  Ladies of the Wood  ♦  Lilac and Gooseberries  ♦  Missing Persons  ♦  Nameless  ♦  No Place Like Home  ♦  Novigrad Dreaming  ♦  On Thin Ice  ♦  Open Sesame!  ♦  Open Sesame: Breaking and Entering  ♦  Open Sesame: The Safecracker  ♦  Open Sesame: Witcher Seasonings  ♦  Payback  ♦  Pomp and Strange Circumstance  ♦  Pyres of Novigrad  ♦  Scenes From a Marriage  ♦  Skjalls Grave  ♦  Tedd Deireadh, The Final Age  ♦  Tesham Mutna  ♦  The Battle of Kaer Morhen  ♦  The Beast of Toussaint  ♦  The Beast of White Orchard  ♦  The Calm Before the Storm  ♦  The Final Trial  ♦  The Great Escape  ♦  The Incident at White Orchard  ♦  The Isle of Mists  ♦  The King is Dead - Long Live the King  ♦  The Man From Cintra  ♦  The Night of Long Fangs  ♦  The Nilfgaardian Connection  ♦  The Plays the Thing  ♦  The Sunstone  ♦  The Whispering Hillock  ♦  Through Time And Space  ♦  To Bait a Forktail  ♦  To Bait a Forktail...  ♦  Ugly Baby  ♦  Va Fail, Elaine  ♦  Veni Vidi Vigo  ♦  Wandering in the Dark  ♦  What Lies Unseen  ♦  Whatsoever a Man Soweth...  ♦  Where Children Toil, Toys Waste Away  ♦  Wine is Sacred

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