For the Advancement of Learning

Type Secondary Quest
Location Velen
Suggested Level 8
Prerequisite A Favor for a Friend
Next Quest None

For the Advancement of Learning 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.

For the Advancement of Learning can be obtained after completing A Favor for a Friend. Having been put under a spell by Keira Metz, Geralt sets out to find what she's up to. 


 Nothing about sorceresses should be taken at face value. Their faces least of all - those perfect, ever youthful visages have as little to do with nature as Hierarch Hemmelfart has with charity. If anyone should have learned to think twice when dealing with them, it was Geralt, and yet still he accepted Keira's dinner invitation.

During what Geralt naively thought to be innocent conversation between friends, Keira tricked him into revealing information about the mage Alexander's laboratory and then, when he was least expecting it, sent him to sleep with a spell so he could not stop her from carrying out her nefarious plans...


The Witcher 3 For the Advancement of Learning Objectives

  • Find out what Keira's doing in the tower on Fyke Isle.
  • Find Keira.

If Geralt chooses to kill Keira:

  • Defeat Keira.


Rewards for For the Advancement of Learning in The Witcher 3

If Geralt lets Keria live:

  • 100 XP

If Geralt kills Keira:

  • 200 XP


Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 For the Advancement of Learning

After completing the previous quest named A Favor for a Friend, this quest will automatically begin. Look for Keira in Fyke Isle near the tower. A cutscene will play once you get close enough to the tower where you'll see Keira exit the tower. She then admits that she is planning to bargain with Radovid and believes that he will pardon her for her association with the Lodge by giving him the notes she pocketed just now. You will have three options here:

  • Kill Her.
  • Let her bargain with Radovid.
  • Convince her to go to Kaer Morhen.

If you want to kill her, you would have to select the "used", and "serpent" and then demand the notes. This will eventually lead you two to fight to the death. When you select any option where you ask for the notes or if you say you can't let her bargain with Radovid, it will cause her to become hostile and unfortunately lead to her death. Once she's dead you will burn Alexander's notes. This will reward you with 200 XP.

If you want to let her bargain with Radovid, select "used", and "serpent" then exit out of the conversation. It doesn't matter what dialogue you pick as long as you don't mention Kaer Morhen and demand the notes then say you can't let her go to Radovid. This will reward you with 100 XP.

If you want her to go to Kaer Morhen, ask her about the notes and select "Radovid never forgets" and "It's suicide", then the option where you suggest Kaer Morhen will become available. Note that this is the only chance where you can mention this, if you do not select this option, you either have to let her bargain with Radovid or kill her instead. Once you convince her to go to Kaer Morhen, you can then ask her for the notes without having to kill her. This will reward you 100 XP.


The Witcher 3 For the Advancement of Learning Notes & Trivia

  • Bug - as of 1.03 Keira doesn't go through the portal if you pick the Kaer Morhen option (This is NOT a consistent glitch. If it happens to you reload and retry and it should fix itself).
  • Notes, Tips, and Other Trivia for For the Advancement of Learning.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt All Secondary Quests
A Bard's Beloved  ♦  A Dangerous Game  ♦  A Deadly Plot  ♦  A Dog's Life  ♦  A Dog’s Life  ♦  A Favor for a Friend  ♦  A Feast for Crows  ♦  A Final Kindness  ♦  A Frying Pan, Spick and Span  ♦  A Greedy God  ♦  A Knight's Tales  ♦  A Midnight Clear  ♦  A Portrait of the Witcher as an Old Man  ♦  A Towerful of Mice  ♦  A Walk on the Waterfront  ♦  Amidst the Mill's Grist  ♦  An Invitation From Keira Metz  ♦  At the Mercy of Strangers  ♦  Avid Collector  ♦  Big Feet to Fill  ♦  Big Feet to Fill: The Fifth Group  ♦  Big Feet to Fill: The First Group  ♦  Big Feet to Fill: The Fourth Group  ♦  Big Feet to Fill: The Second Group  ♦  Big Feet to Fill: The Third Group  ♦  Bitter Harvest  ♦  Black Pearl  ♦  Blood Ties  ♦  Cabaret  ♦  Caravan Attack  ♦  Carnal Sins  ♦  Ciri's Room  ♦  Deadly Crossing (I)  ♦  Deadly Crossing (II)  ♦  Death by Fire  ♦  Defender of the Faith  ♦  Duck, Duck, Goosed!  ♦  Enchanting: Quality Has Its Price  ♦  Enchanting: Start-up Costs  ♦  Extreme Cosplay  ♦  Face Me if You Dare  ♦  Faithful Friend (Quest)  ♦  Fake Papers  ♦  Father Knows Worst  ♦  Fencing Lessons  ♦  Fists of Fury: Toussaint  ♦  Fists of Fury: Velen  ♦  Following the Thread  ♦  Fools' Gold  ♦  Forefathers' Eve  ♦  Funeral Pyres  ♦  Ghosts of the Past  ♦  Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Granite!  ♦  Gwent: Never Fear, Skellige's Here  ♦  Gwent: Playing Innkeeps  ♦  Gwent: To Everything - Turn, Turn, Tournament!  ♦  Gwent: Velen Players  ♦  Harassing a Troll  ♦  Haunted House  ♦  Hazardous Goods  ♦  Hey, You Wanna Look at My Stuff  ♦  Hidden Messages of the Nilfgaardian Kind  ♦  Honor Among Thieves  ♦  In the Eternal Fire's Shadow  ♦  It Takes Three to Tango  ♦  Knight for Hire  ♦  Last Rites  ♦  Little Red  ♦  Looters (II)  ♦  Looters (III)  ♦  Love's Cruel Snares  ♦  Love’s Cruel Snares  ♦  Lynch Mob  ♦  Lynch Mob  ♦  Magic Lamp  ♦  Man’s Best Friend  ♦  Master Armorers  ♦  Master Master Master Master!  ♦  Message from an Old Friend  ♦  Missing in Action  ♦  Mutual of Beauclair's Wild Kingdom  ♦  No Place Like Home (Blood and Wine)  ♦  Novigrad, Closed City  ♦  Of Dairy and Darkness  ♦  Of Sheers and a Witcher I Sing  ♦  Of Swords and Dumplings  ♦  On Death's Bed  ♦  Out on Your Arse!  ♦  Paperchase  ♦  Practicum in Advanced Alchemy  ♦  Precious Cargo  ♦  Races: Crow's Perch  ♦  Races: Swift as the Western Winds  ♦  Raging Wolf  ♦  Reason of State  ♦  Return to Crookback Bog  ♦  Rose on a Red Field  ♦  Take What You Want  ♦  The Dwarven Document Dilemma  ♦  The Fall of the House of Reardon  ♦  The Gangs of Novigrad  ♦  The Hunger Game  ♦  The Perks of Being a Jailbird  ♦  The Taxman Cometh  ♦  The Truth is in the Stars  ♦  The Volunteer  ♦  The Warble of a Smitten Knight  ♦  The Words of the Prophets Are Written on Sarcophagi  ♦  There Can Be Only One  ♦  Thou Shalt Not Pass  ♦  Till Death Do You Part  ♦  Turn and Face the Strange  ♦  Twisted Firestarter  ♦  Vintner's Contract: Chuchote Cave  ♦  Vintner's Contract: Cleaning Those Hard-to-Reach Places  ♦  Vintner's Contract: Duchaton Crest  ♦  Vintner's Contract: Dun Tynne Hillside  ♦  Vintner's Contract: Griffin-in-the-Vines  ♦  Vintner's Contract: Rivecalme Storehouse  ♦  Warehouse of Woe  ♦  Wild at Heart  ♦  Wine Wars: Belgaard  ♦  Wine Wars: Consorting  ♦  Wine Wars: Coronata  ♦  Wine Wars: The Deus in the Machina  ♦  Wine Wars: Vermentino  ♦  Witcher Wannabe  ♦  Without a Trace

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