Dead Man's Party

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Type Main Quests
DLC Hearts of Stone
Location Brunwich
Suggested Level 33
Prerequisite Evil's Soft First Touches
Next Quest Scenes From a Marriage

Dead Man's Party is a Main Quest from the Hearts of Stone 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.

Dead Man's Party can begin after completing Evil's Soft First Touches. The Secondary Quest, A Midnight Clear is also activated upon completing this quest long with the next main quest in the DLC: Scenes From a Marriage


As Master Mirror forewarned, Olgierd von Everec asked Geralt to perform several tasks for him. One of these was to show his brother, Vlodimir, the time of his life. As I know from many pleasant personal experiences, the witcher, grim as he may sometimes seem, is more than capable of arranging a fantastic night out. Yet in this case, there was one particularly tricky catch: Vlodimir was dead. As a first step to overcoming this obstacle, Geralt decided to go see Shani, who, as a Redanian subject, an Oxenfurt resident, and a woman of great learning, might just have some information about where Vlodimir is buried.


The Witcher 3 Dead Man's Party Objectives

  1. Talk to Shani about the von Everec family crypt. 
  2. Meet Shani in front of the von Everec family crypt.
  3. Enter the von Everec family crypt.
  4. Defeat the wraiths as they appear.
  5. Use your Witcher Senses to explore the von Everec family crypt.
  6. Spread the incense in every room of the crypt.
  7. Light the main votive to continue the ritual.
  8. Defeat the wraiths of dead von Everecs. 
  9. Meet Shani by the farm where the wedding will be held. 
  10. Follow Shani and meet the newlyweds.
  11. Talk to the newlyweds.
  12. Take part in the wedding activities until midnight.

Wedding Activity objectives:

  • Drive the pigs into the pen. 0/2
  • Defeat your opponents.
  • Fish Shani's shoe out of the lake and give it to her.
  • Give Shani the shoe you fished out of the lake for her.
  • Use your Witcher Senses to find the fire swallower.

If convinced the fire swallower to stay:

  • Escort the fire swallower back to the wedding.
  • Protect the fire swallower from the "bear". 

If the fire swallower left or died:

  • Inform the bride's mother about the fire swallower's fate.

If volunteered to help:

  • Juggle to amuse the wedding guests. 
  • Talk to Master Mirror at the wedding. 
  • Go to the barn for the capping ceremony. 
  • Inform Olgierd the task has been completed. 


Rewards for Dead Man's Party in The Witcher 3

  • 1,050exp icon witcher 3 wiki guide
  • King of Swineherd's crown
  • Ass ears


Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 Dead Man's Party

This quest begins as a natural part of the progression of the main quest storyline in the Hearts of Stone DLC after the Evil's Soft First Touches main quest. When the quest begins, you must first look for Shani and talk to her. After the cutscene, Meet Shani in front of the von Everec family crypt then follow her to enter the crypt. When you enter the chamber, you will face a number of wraiths. You will need to defeat them as they appear in the room. Once they are cleared, use your Witcher Senses to explore the von Everec crypt. Observe the highlighted parts. There will be a broken wall towards the north side of the room. Use Aard on it to get through. This is where you will find the body with the crypt key. Loot the rest of the area. Return to the tomb chamber and observe the tomb on the east wall. You can then Spread the incense in every room of the crypt. Follow the location markers on your minimap to clear all rooms then light the main votive. It will be in the main chamber room. Ignite it to trigger the next cutscene. After this, defeat the wraiths that appear. Once they are cleared Meet Shani by the farm after the end of the cutscene. If you're tracking the quest, the minimap will lead you there. As you arrive, the next cutscene will begin and you will start the next dialogue before the wedding begins. When you are released, follow Shani. she will lead you to the newlyweds nearby. speak to them to initiate the wedding sequence. Then, you will be free to take part in the wedding activities till midnight. Interact with the attendees to trigger different activities and cutscenes. Every activity you partake in will increase your EXP earned. 

Lake: Talk to the townswoman at the lake to unlock the following objectives: 

  • Fish Shani's shoe out of the lake and give it to her.
  • Give Shani the shoe you fished out of the lake for her.

This requires you to dive into the lake and locate Shani's shoe. These objectives are cleared once you fish the shoe out and help Shani put it back on.  

Pig Pen:
Speak to the townsman by the Pig Pen to unlock the following objective: 

  • Drive the pigs into the pen. 0/2

All you have to do is run behind the pigs to lead them into the pen. You can do this circling behind the pigs. Look out for those who are already facing the pen. Slowly walk forward leading them in until you get two pigs into the pen. After the scene, a fight will break out and you will be tasked to defeat your opponents in the pig pen. 

Fire Swallower: 

Speak to the woman outside to begin this objective and you will have the following objective. 

  • Use your Witcher Senses to find the fire swallower.

Follow the tracks with your Witcher Senses and locate him. This objective can go a few ways and the next tasks will depend on what you choose next. Choose to calm the dog and then Geralt can send him away. You can then start to reason with the fire swallower. Make sure you tell him to sober up on the way back otherwise he could leave. Make sure you stay close and clear the bear when it appears otherwise, this will reflect on the quest. Clear the bear successfully then continue to escort the swallower back. If you let the fire swallower go or fail to protect him, you will need to inform the bride's mother about it and will have the following objective instead: 

  • Inform the bride's mother about the fire swallower's fate. 

If volunteered to help:

  • Juggle to amuse the wedding guests. 

When you have participated enough, you will be taken into the dancing sequence. You can then progress through the next part of the quest and speak to Master Mirror at the wedding. He will be seated at a table in the corner of the next room that is slightly fenced off. His name is Gaunter O'Dimm. 

The screen will begin to blur as it gets dark but you must continue to take part in more wedding activities. Explore the wedding area and speak to other partygoers to continue through some of the leftover objectives. 

Finally you can head to the barn at the end of the night once you are done. Head into the objective circle for the next cutscene. This will end the quest and begin the optional side quest:  A Midnight Clear


Dead Man's Party Journals

Shani had been a diligent student – she not only had heard of the von Everec family, but also happened to be in the possession of a tome indicating the location of their family crypt. She and Geralt decided to journey there together. Shani was to bring a censer with her, which Geralt intended to use to perform the ancient ritual of Blood Summoning to bring forth the ghost of Olgierd's dead brother.
Thanks to the Blood Summoning (which, as is the norm during witcher adventures, did not go off without certain complications), Geralt was able to summon the ghost of Vlodimir von Everec. Vlodimir, delighted at the prospect of enjoying a "cracking good time," stated that to do so, he would need a body...and then promptly possessed the witcher's, despite the latter's heated resistance. From that moment till Vlodimir had had his fun, Vlod's ghost accompanied Geralt everywhere the witcher went. And it so happened on that day, he was going to a wedding, where he was to meet Shani. Vlodimir was thrilled at this, for he had taken quite the liking to the young medic, but, learning that she meant something special to Geralt, he promised to keep his hands off her. Yet something about his manner left room to doubt he'd keep this promise...
Once Geralt and Vlodimir arrived at the wedding, the ghost jumped into Geralt's body and threw himself headlong into a whirlwind of merriment, mirth, and amusement.
Hearing Geralt recount that night's festivities, I realized it was a great shame I had not been able to attend. Not only would I have graced the guests with a performance worthy of the occasion, but also I would have witnessed its wonders first-hand, the better to now convey them to you dear reader... Yet I consider my chance to craft an epic nuptial ballad merely delayed, not missed, for Shani caught the garland during the capping, meaning I will surely be a guest of honor at her wedding in the near future. Vlodimir, I hear, enjoyed himself tremendously, though he was forced off the stage and into the netherworld in a rather unpleasant manner by Master Mirror at the end. Before that happened, he wrote a letter to his brother in his own (that is to say, Geralt's) blood, thus providing proof that the witcher had fulfilled Olgierd's wish.
As the witcher had suspected, Olgierd would not simply take Geralt's word for it that Vlodimir had not only risen from the dead (temporarily, at least), but had also had a splendid time. Yet the letter Vlod wrote in blood effectively resolved all Olgierd's doubts. The task was deemed completed.


The Witcher 3 Dead Man's Party Notes & Trivia

  • Notes, Tips, Other Trivia for Dead Man's Party.



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