Following the Thread

Type Secondary Quest
Location Novigrad
Suggested Level 11
Prerequisite Destination: Skellige
Next Quest None

Following the Thread 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.

Following the Thread can be obtained by collecting the notice off of the Notice Board at Hierarch Square in Novigrad. This quest has Geralt track down an elusive Ekimmara and help and old friend in the process.  


While wallowing in the Bits, Novigrad's worst and most notorious slum, the witcher took a contract on a monster committing horrendous murders under the cover of darkness. At the time, he never suspected that a story starting in the gutter would end in a luxurious manor.


The Witcher 3 Following the Thread Objectives

  • Talk to the supervisor.
  • Examine the crime scene using your Witcher Senses.
  • Find the monster that is prowling the area by using your Witcher Senses.
  • Find the place where the monster emerged from the water using your Witcher Senses.
  • Find the ekimmara's lair by following its tracks using your Witcher Senses.
  • Look for the ekimmara in its lair using your Witcher Senses.
  • Kill the Ekimmara.
  • Talk to Lambert
  • Meet Lambert at the Seven Cats Inn.
  • (Optional) Get rid of Vienne and her defenders. 
  • Go to Faroe and look for Hammond.
  • Find Hammond.
  • Find the shrine where Hammond prays.
  • Kill Hammond. Search Hammond's body.
  • Meet Lamert at the Nowhere Inn.
  • Meet Lambert on Hierarch Square, near Karadin's residence.
  • Decide Jan Karadin's fate.
  • (Optional) Kill Jan Karadin.


Rewards for Following the Thread in The Witcher 3


Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 Following the Thread

There are a couple decisions to be made on this quest. 1st you can decide whether or not to kill Vienne. This has no impact on the quest one way or another. 2nd you have to decide to let Jan Karadin live or whether he dies. Lambert will be very upset if you let him live. If you decide he dies then you must fight him. The quest will end after either has been chosen (and you defeat him if you decide to kill him).


The Witcher 3 Following the Thread Notes & Trivia

  • Notes, Tips, Other Trivia for Following the Thread.



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