Defender of the Faith
Defender of the Faith is a Secondary Quest in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. 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.
Defender of the Faith can be obtained by speaking to an old woman marked with a yellow exclamation mark either right next to the signpost at Duen Hen or at the crossroads southeast of the signpost at Blackbough in Velen. She asks for help in restoring the Shrines to Verna vandalized by unruly students.
Geralt has a "live and let live" policy regarding the gods and their worshippers: if they don't bother him, he returns the favor. Sadly, not everyone follows this sage precept. A distraught woman in Velen informed him someone had been destroying the shrines that dot that region's roadsides. She begged him to repair the damage and, if possible, punish those responsible. Though he did not share the woman's devotion or outrage at this sacrilege, he decided to help all the same.
The Witcher 3 Defender of the Faith Objectives
- Fix all the damaged shrines. 1/3
- Fix all the damaged shrines. 2/3
If Geralt stops the students from vandalizing any more shrines:
- Defeat the vandals.
Rewards for Defender of the Faith in The Witcher 3
- 50 Exp
Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 Defender of the Faith
Once you encounter the old woman at either Duen Hen next to the signpost or at the Crossroads southeast of the signpost at Blackbough in Velen, she will ask for your help to fix the shrine for her, and also ask if you could fix the rest. Fixing the shrine where she is located will reward you with 10 .
After fixing the first shrine, you will need to fix two more. It does not matter in which order you fix the other two shrines, you will be rewarded with 25 regardless after successfully fixing them. The suggested level for this quest is 10, but there will be high leveled enemies in the area, specifically a Griffin. You will encounter the Griffin if you decided to take the main road. If you decide to fix the shrine at Duen Hen second, you will encounter an Endrega Warrior. If you do the shrine between Byways and Frischlow, you will encounter Wolves. If you are looking to avoid as much combat as possible, it is best to fix the one at Duen Hen first then do the ones at Crow's Perch second as it won't spawn any enemies.
After fixing all three shrines, it will trigger the reveal of the vandals: a group of students following the philosophies of a man who thinks religion is pointless and mass delusion. There are two ways to go about the situation:
- You can let the do as they please, but this will fail the mission.
- You can disagree with them and engage in combat, you can beat them up or end up killing them, and it will reward you 50
Choosing the second option will have the quest completed.
The Witcher 3 Defender of the Faith Notes & Trivia
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