|Prerequisite||A Towerful of Mice|
Forefathers' Eve 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.
Forefathers' Eve can be obtained after completing A Towerful of Mice. The Pellar will approach you just outside Keira Metz's house in Velen and ask for your help in overseeing the safety of all the people taking part in the Forefathers' Eve ritual.
During his travels through No Man's Land Geralt ran into the pellar once more. The strange fellow had a favor to ask of the witcher. He wanted Geralt to help him perform a cherished local peasant rite known as Forefathers' Eve. During this ritual, he explained, lost spirits are summoned and their deeds judged - fantastic material, by the way, for a poet looking to make his name with an atmospheric ballad. This Forefathers' Eve was set to be held at midnight on Fyke Isle, and Geralt, having no other plans and his curiosity piqued, promised to attend.
The Witcher 3 Forefathers' Eve Objectives
- Meet the pellar in the stone circle on Fyke Isle at midnight.
- Protect the ritual's participants.
If Geralt stands up for the pellar:
- Defeat the witch hunters.
- Defeat the wraiths.
- Find the body of the pellar's father in the swamps using your Witcher Senses.
- Burn the pellar's father's body.
- Talk to the pellar.
Rewards for Forefathers' Eve in The Witcher 3
- 50 Exp
- 50 Crowns
Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 Forefathers' Eve
Locations: Fyke Isle, Blackbough, Pellar’s Hut
Characters: Pellar, Old Man Ambros
Enemies: Drowner, Water Hag, Witch Hunters, Wraiths, Rotfiends
The Pellar will approach you to request your assistance with protecting him from souls during the Forefather's Eve ritual at Fyke Isle. If you accept, your objective will direct you to the south-west side of the island, where a group of peasants are awaiting the ritual.
At the right time, the Pellar will begin the ceremony and a group of drowners will attack along with a Water Hag. You must protect the Pellar so lure them away from him.
Following, the Pellar's father, Ambros will be summoned as a ghost to discuss matters with The Pellar, but their conversation is disrupted by a group of Witch Hunters who believe the rite is necomancy. Here Geralt will make a choice. You can:
- Disagree with the Witch Hunters and fight them
- Bow out of the confrontation, which allows the Witch Hunters to end the ritual and makes the quest ends.
If you chose to fight, defeat the three enemies and allow the ritual to continue, now with the increased risk that the hallowed ground is a target for evil spirits. You now must fight three Wraiths. Once they are defeated, you will be tasked with finding Ambros's corpse and burning it to destroy its bindings.
The corpse can be found by crossing the Lake and looking around to the West of the Orphan Village. You will now see that the Pellar killed his father with a blunt hit to the head. Burn the corpse with Igni and return to The Pellar. You can comfort him about his actions, and then unlock him as a merchant.
The Witcher 3 Forefathers' Eve Notes & Trivia
- Notes, Tips, Other Trivia for Forefathers' Eve.