The Calm Before the Storm

Type Main Quest
Location Lofoten
Suggested Level 14
Prerequisite Nameless
Next Quest  N/A

The Calm Before the Storm is a Main Quest 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.

It describes Ciri's journey to Lofoten and what transpired immediately after.


Craven's reanimated corpse told Geralt and Yennefer about Ciri's stay on Hindarsfjall. She had made a dramatic entrance, popping out of thin air in a narrow escape from some unknown danger. Exhausted and wounded, she was carried by a mysterious companion who then entrusted her into Craven's care. He took her home, where his family tended to her with warmth and kindness. For the first time in a very long while, Ciri had a moment to catch her breath and enjoy life's simple comforts.

Sadly, she was not given long to savor these blissful moments. The Wild Hunt had caught Ciri's scent. Dark clouds gathered in the sky, puddles began to ice over and the ruthless wraiths rode towards the village. Ciri knew she was in no shape to defeat her assailants. Craven, or rather Skjall, for that was the unfortunate lad's true name, decided to help her, putting his own life and honor at risk.

Ciri raced off to Drowned Dead Rock, where she rejoined her masked companion. From what Skjall could see the two got into some sort of quarrel, which the mysterious man ended by putting Ciri to sleep with a spell. He then set her down in a boat and sailed off with her into the thick fog blanketing the surrounding sea.

Ciri had thus escaped the Wild Hunt once again. Skjall was less fortunate - the wraiths had wounded him and left him for dead. Yet he had life in him still and fought his way back to consciousness. When his eyes opened, he saw he was lying on the beach near a boat - the very same vessel in which Ciri and her companion had sailed away the night before. Now it bore but a single, highly unusual passenger -- the ugliest man in the world.


The Witcher 3 The Calm Before the Storm Objectives


  1. Follow Astrid to the sauna
  2. Leave your clothes in the changing room
  3. Follow Astrid
  4. [Optional] Jump into the water to cool off and regenerate
  5. [Optional] Drink a shot of Freya's Firewater to warm up
  6. Join Skjall in the stable
  7. Try to defeat the warriors of the Wild Hunt
  8. Get on a horse and flee towards Drowned Dead Rock
  9. Make it to Drowned Dead Rock while avoiding the riders of the Wild Hunt


Rewards for The Calm Before the Storm in The Witcher 3

  • None


Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 The Calm Before the Storm

Skjall is gathering crabs on the sea when a woman falls from the sky. You come to as Ciri and are sent to take a bath for warmth. Follow Astrid to the sauna and enter a changing room. Access the mirror where you can put on a towel and head to the sauna, go into the sauna without a towel or ignore the sauna and leave. You must disrobe and enter the sauna to continue the quest. Speak to the people and you have the option to take a shot of whiskey to warm up. 

Make your way back to the dressing room and head to the village. At the stables you can flirt with Skjall. Wild Hunt riders will invaded the settlement. Kill 3 or 4 of them and return to the stables. Thank Skjall or ask about his family which will slightly change your conversations in Child of the Elder Blood.

Head south following Skjall out of Lofoten. Avoid the hounds and gallop on to a boat and are taken abourd. The quest concludes and Nameless resumes.


The Witcher 3 The Calm Before the Storm Notes & Trivia

  • Notes, Tips, Other Trivia for The Calm Before the Storm.



The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt All Main Quests
A Favor for Radovid  ♦  A Poet Under Pressure  ♦  A Princess in Distress  ♦  Battle Preparations  ♦  Blindingly Obvious  ♦  Blood on the Battlefield  ♦  Bloody Baron  ♦  Broken Flowers  ♦  Child of the Elder Blood  ♦  Ciri's Story: Breakneck Speed  ♦  Ciri's Story: Fleeing the Bog  ♦  Ciri's Story: Out of the Shadows  ♦  Ciri's Story: The King of the Wolves  ♦  Ciri's Story: The Race  ♦  Ciri's Story: Visiting Junior  ♦  Dead Man's Party  ♦  Destination Skellige  ♦  Destination: Skellige  ♦  Disturbance  ♦  Echoes of the Past  ♦  Evil's Soft First Touches  ♦  Family Matters  ♦  Final Preparations  ♦  Get Junior  ♦  Hunting a Witch  ♦  Imperial Audience  ♦  Kaer Morhen (Quest)  ♦  Ladies of the Wood  ♦  Lilac and Gooseberries  ♦  Missing Persons  ♦  Nameless  ♦  No Place Like Home  ♦  Novigrad Dreaming  ♦  On Thin Ice  ♦  Open Sesame!  ♦  Open Sesame: Breaking and Entering  ♦  Open Sesame: The Safecracker  ♦  Open Sesame: Witcher Seasonings  ♦  Payback  ♦  Pyres of Novigrad  ♦  Scenes From a Marriage  ♦  Skjalls Grave  ♦  Tedd Deireadh, The Final Age  ♦  The Battle of Kaer Morhen  ♦  The Beast of White Orchard  ♦  The Final Trial  ♦  The Great Escape  ♦  The Incident at White Orchard  ♦  The Isle of Mists  ♦  The King is Dead - Long Live the King  ♦  The Nilfgaardian Connection  ♦  The Plays the Thing  ♦  The Sunstone  ♦  The Whispering Hillock  ♦  Through Time And Space  ♦  To Bait a Forktail  ♦  To Bait a Forktail...  ♦  Ugly Baby  ♦  Va Fail, Elaine  ♦  Veni Vidi Vigo  ♦  Wandering in the Dark  ♦  Whatsoever a Man Soweth...

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