The Nilfgaardian Connection

Type Main Quest
Location Velen
Suggested Level 5
Prerequisite Imperial Audience
Next Quest Bloody Baron, Hunting a Witch

The Nilfgaardian Connection 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.

Several missions, such as In Ciri's Footsteps, Pyres of Novigrad, and Destination: Skellige, will have been started in the diary when Geralt approaches the Hanged Man's Tree. Since these are all Act I primary quests, one can take their time doing them.


Geralt traveled to Velen in search of Ciri, an act that attested to the depth of his devotion. Only a man who has been to this land can know just how vile it is. At this time it was commonly known as No Man's Land. Why? Well, the emperor of Nilfgaard had not yet claimed it, Temeria was in disarray, and the Redanians had already retreated north. No Man had been left in charge, and he had proved a terrible ruler.

Geralt needed to find Hendrik, an imperial agent who had been working on Ciri's case, and to collect from him what information he had managed to gather.


The Witcher 3 The Nilfgaardian Connection Objectives

  1. Find a Nilfgaardian spy in Velen
  2. Find Hendrick


Rewards for The Nilfgaardian Connection in The Witcher 3

  • 100 EXP


Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 The Nilfgaardian Connection

Once you have completed the Imperial Audience quest, you'll start off the first act of the game proper with this fairly straightforward quest. Your task is to find a Nilfgaardian spy in Velen who may have information on Ciri's location. When you've fast travelled from the palace in Vizima you'll appear on a path in Velen, in sight of a rather grim hanging tree.

Follow the marker on your mini-map to your first destination, a tavern in a small hamlet. Speak to the Innkeeper (who also acts as a merchant) and he'll inform you that Hendrik, the man you seek, is laying low in a small village not far from you. Right now, this is all you can do in the hamlet, so use the mini-map and world map and make your way over to Hendrik's supposed location.

When you reach the village, the colour palette changes and Geralt remarks about the smell. You'll see three rabid dogs attacking a man, kill them and speak to him. He'll tell you of how the Wild Hunt came to the village, killed everyone and paid special attention to Hendrik. He'll direct you to where Hendrik was hiding out, so head to the hut and use your Witcher sense to search Hendrik's body. In his boots you'll find a key. Search the rest of the hut and you'll uncover a trapdoor under a rug. Open it and head down.

In the cellar, explore, loot and eventually you'll come across a candlestick that opens a hidden cupboard. In the cupboard is a chest containing a ledger. Read all of the entries in the ledger and you'll have two leads for Ciri's location and two quests to do, Bloody Baron and Hunting A Witch. Pick whichever you want and move on.


The Witcher 3 The Nilfgaardian Connection Notes & Trivia

  • Notes, Tips, Other Trivia for The Nilfgaardian Connection.



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 Calm Before the Storm  ♦  The Final Trial  ♦  The Great Escape  ♦  The Incident at White Orchard  ♦  The Isle of Mists  ♦  The King is Dead - Long Live the King  ♦  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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