Evil's Soft First Touches

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Type Main Quests
DLC Hearts of Stone
Location Seven Cats Inn
Suggested Level 32
Prerequisite none
Next Quest Dead Man's Party

Evil's Soft First Touches 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.

Evil's Soft First Touches is the first quest that immediately becomes available upon starting the Hearts of Stone expansion.


When Geralt later told me the story which began at the Seven Cats Inn notice board, he mentioned he had felt drawn to that place, as if some strange, undefined force wanted him to appear there on that day and at that time. I didn't give this remark a second thought until I heard the tale to its conclusion, and realized its beginning had been no accident...


The Witcher 3 Evil's Soft First Touches Objectives

  1. Check the notice board outside Seven Cats Inn.
  2. Go see Olgierd von Everec about the contract. 

If Geralt starts a fight at the estate:

  1. Defeat your opponent. 
  2. Enter the Oxenfurt sewers.
  3. Search the sewers using your Witcher Senses.
  4. Go to the spot where the monster attacked Shani and the Redanian soldiers.
  5. Find the key to the lower level of the sewers using your Witcher Senses.
  6. Search the lower level of the sewers using your Witcher Senses.
  7. Find the monster's lair.
  8. Kill the monster. 
  9. (Optional) Defeat the Ofieri warriors. 
  10. Meet Master Mirror at midnight at the crossroads beneath the willows. 
  11. Go see Olgierd.

If Geralt starts a fight at the estate:

  • Defeat Olgierd.


Rewards for Evil's Soft First Touches in The Witcher 3

  • up to 1,450exp icon witcher 3 wiki guide
  • 450 crowns oren icon currency witcher 3 wiki guide


Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 Evil's Soft First Touches

This is the first quest begins once you activate the Hearts of Stone expansion and immediately presents your first objective: Check the notice board outside Seven Cats Inn. Track the quest and it will lead you to the objective location. Interact with the notice board and a cutscene will trigger. You will then be able to access all other contracts available at the notice. 

Go see Olgierd von Everec about the contract. Approach your next location to begin the next cutscene. Ask about Olgierd. Eventually, this is also your opportunity to discuss the reward which should amount to 450 crowns. Accept the quest then you will be led to the Oxenfurt Sewers. On your way out of this manor, a lady will initiate a conversation with you and give you the opportunity to begin a secondary quest: Rose on a Red Field.

This should lead you to a well opening with a ladder leading down. Once down there, activate your Witcher Senses and clear the Drowner enemies in the area.  You should be able to observe some prints, a drowner corpse and a body before the next cutscene. When the cutscene ends, you are released to loot the area then make your way to the next location. After the cutscene here, you will need to find the key within the search area. Use your Witcher Senses to highlight points of interest. You may need to use Aard against any obstacles. The key to the sewer gates will be found on a dead soldier. This will activate the next objective: Search the lower level of the sewers using your Witcher Senses.

Drop down to the lower sewers. You will have to clear a few more Drowner enemies here to clear before Shani rejoins you and you will be tasked to find the monster's lair. Investigate the area to eventually lead you to the monster's lair. You will need to head deeper into the sewers and clear a few more Drowners until the next cutscene and you will find yourself at the monster's lair.  Geralt will lure the monster out, and you will need to kill it. Be aware of its gushing poison and tongue whips. Defeat it to trigger the next cutscene. 

When the cutscene finally ends, you will be released in the middle of combat. Your optional objective is to defeat the Oferi warriors. Then you can Meet Master Mirror at midnight at the crossroads beneath the willows. You may need to wait till midnight and then finally Go see Olgierd.

If you start a fight, you will face Olgierd in combat and it'll add an additional objective to beat him. The end of this encounter will complete the quest.


Evil's Soft First Touches Journals

And it began like this: One day Geralt arrived at Seven Cats Inn Inn in search of his next contract. He perused the notices hanging there, yet found none to be of much interest, and was about to go on his way when a man came to nail a new parchment to the board. The notice announced a certain Olgierd von Everec, residing in the nearby Garin Estate, was looking for someone to kill a dangerous monster lurking in the Oxenfurt sewers. "Sounds like a job for me," thought Geralt, and he set off to see this Olgierd and learn more about the contract. Little did he know this was to be the beginning of a great adventure, one filled with both delightful diversions and deadly dangers...
As you might have guessed, what looked like a run-of-the-mill monster hunt, the kind Geralt had already completed countless times, turned out to be but the very tip of a very large iceberg. The first icy underwater hunk exposed itself when Geralt quite unexpectedly encountered our old friend Shani, an Oxenfurt medic, in the sewers during his hunt for the toad monster. He promised to visit her as soon as he took care of his task, and kept his promise – but not before going on quite the detour.
When Olgierd mentioned rumors floating around that the sewer monster was an enchanted prince, the thought never even occurred to Geralt to grant them any credence. When he finally found and slew the beast, he learned the error of this disbelief. Once slaughtered, the toad revealed itself to be, as rumored, a prince. Geralt was dumbstruck – partly by this surprise twist, I'm sure, but mostly by the poisonous gasses that had escaped from the toad's body and still filled the air. He was thus in no state to resist the unit of heavily armed men led by a mage which suddenly appeared and captured him.
When he next awoke, he was on a ship, imprisoned with a strange man who informed him they were bound for Ofier. There Geralt was to be executed for the crime of killing the Ofieri crown prince. Geralt was wracking his brain for a way to jump out of this pot of trouble, when, suddenly, out of the shadows came Gaunter O'Dimm, a merchant Geralt had met earlier on his path, with an offer of help. The merchant charged a high price for his assistance: he left his mark on Geralt's face and forced him to make an open-ended promise of repayment. And then... then a terrible storm broke out, flinging the ship against the rocks.
Geralt made it out of the resulting chaos unscathed and went to meet O'Dimm. The merchant asked him to carry out three wishes for the man who'd sent him after the toad, Olgierd von Everec. Willing or not, Geralt agreed, and the two set off together to the Garin estate. Once there, they discovered the manor was on fire. The witcher decided to see what was afoot.
Near the burning manor two of Olgierd's men were setting up the execution of a third.
If Geralt intervenes and saves the man's life:
Geralt decided to intervene. As soon as he did, Olgierd emerged from the manor – and did not stand idly while Geralt interfered with his orders. Instead he engaged Geralt in unrestrained combat, during which the witcher sliced off his head. This proved but a temporary setback for Olgierd, who simply placed his decapitated head back on the bloody stump of his neck.
If Geralt doesn't intervene and lets them kill the man:
When Geralt asked what the poor fellow was accused of, Olgierd emerged from the manor. They had barely begun to discuss the matter when a bereaved young woman thrust a sword into his back, blaming him for the death of her father. This grave – deadly, it would seem – wound did not bother Olgierd one bit. With the blade still stuck in his guts, he began to calmly explain to the young woman that he was not responsible for her daddy's death.
It then became crystal clear Geralt was dealing with no mere mortal.
Soon thereafter Master Mirror appeared and introduced Geralt to Olgierd, explaining the witcher would, as his assistant, carry out Olgierd's three wishes. This turn of events did not please Olgierd one bit, but he clearly had no choice but to agree and tell Geralt his wishes. For his first, he demanded Geralt bring him the house of Maximillian Borsodi [sic], and for the second, he asked Geralt to show his brother, Vlodimir von Everec, the time of his life. Geralt then turned his attention to these laborers...


The Witcher 3 Evil's Soft First Touches Notes & Trivia

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