The Perks of Being a Jailbird

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Type Secondary Quests
DLC Blood and Wine
Location Toussaint
Suggested Level -
Prerequisite Burlap is the New Stripe
Next Quest none

The Perks of Being a Jailbird is a Secondary Quest in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. This Secondary Quest is a part of the Blood and Wine DLC. 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.

The Perks of Being a Jailbird becomes available during Burlap is the New Stripe only after Geralt is sent to prison during that quest and if Syanna was killed.  


One could put forward the brashly contrarian thesis that a stay in a prison would be a welcome change for a witcher. I know, I know, but bear with me: remember, a witcher spends his entire life, or at least a good part of it, wandering around trackless wildernesses and sleeping with no shelter but a hedgerow or a few bare branches. Therefore, a penal institution, which by definition will have walls, and most likely a roof as well, will at least protect him from strong winds, unexpected morning rains and the droppings of passing birds. Ergo, it would present an upgrade in terms of comfort... though at the price of a downgrade in terms of freedom.
While becoming intimately acquainted with the charms of prison life, Geralt found a secret stash, used by inmates for purposes of trade.


The Witcher 3 The Perks of Being a Jailbird Objectives

  • Read the notes.
  • Search for a hammer and chisel.
  • Hide the hammer and chisel in the stash.
  • Wait seven days.
  • Check the prison stash.


Rewards for The Perks of Being a Jailbird in The Witcher 3

  • Prison poster


Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 The Perks of Being a Jailbird

The Perks of Being a Jailbird becomes available during Burlap is the New Stripe only after Geralt is sent to prison during that quest and if Syanna was killed.

Use your Witcher Senses in the jailyard. There will be a highlighted brick on the wall. It will be left of the large gate. Loot the area and you will have Notes found in the Toussaint prison. Read the notes then you can now search for the hammer and chissel. It will be on a wheelbarrow below the raised wooden platform for the guards. Hide it where you found the note then wait seven days. Check the stash again and you will find a prison poster. This will complete the quest. 



The Perks of Being a Jailbird Journal

  • If Geralt hides the hammer and chisel, then checks back after 7 days:

The witcher puzzled out what to do to use the stash to make a trade. A certain fellow inmate greatly desired a hammer and chisel, having had enough of the prison's hospitality and wishing to take his leave of the establishment. Geralt placed these objects in the stash, and in return received... a placard.
A very interesting placard, in fact. An object of great desire in its own right.

  • If Geralt decides not to wait the 7 days:

Geralt decided he did not care to check how much a hammer and chisel could fetch in prison currency.


The Witcher 3 The Perks of Being a Jailbird Notes & Trivia

  • Notes, Tips, Other Trivia for The Perks of Being a Jailbird.



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