To Bait a Forktail...

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To Bait a Forktail... is a Quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.


Yennefer asked - or rather, if I am to be completely honest with you, dear reader, ordered - Geralt to help Eskel hunt a forktail. The sorceress needed ingredients from this dangerous beast's body and clearly thought two witchers would get the job done sooner than one. Geralt thus set out to track the monster - but first, he had to find Eskel.

In the end, the hunters bagged their prey. Using their traditional and, while we're being honest, rather unrefined methods, the two witchers first lured the forktail close, then wounded the beast and gave chase as it fled, finally finishing it off in its lair. And so they acquired the ingredients Yennefer needed and, no less important, had a bit of time to catch up - Eskel and Geralt had not seen each other in years.


The Witcher 3 To Bait a Forktail... Objectives

  1. Search and track Eskel using your Witcher Senses.
  2. Fight the Forktail with Eskel.
  3. Chase after the Forktail and track it using your Witcher Senses.
  4. Kill the Forktail inside the cave with Eskel.
  5. Return to Kaer Morhen with Eskel.
  6. If you choose to race with Eskel: Beat Eskel in a horse race.


Rewards for To Bait a Forktail... in The Witcher 3

  • 600 xp


Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 To Bait a Forktail...

The quest begins precisely at the Kaer Morhen fast travel point, thus if you teleport there from another spot, the quest will update right away. To locate and follow horse footprints, use your witcher senses. You will eventually come across Eskel's mount, Scorpion. Inspect the dish there if you require Improved draconid oil because it will disappear later. Otherwise, search the region there. Then, keep an eye out for Eskel's and a goat's footprints and follow them for a short while until the rough route causes them to vanish.

If you teleport to Kaer Morhen from another location, the quest will update immediately because it starts exactly at that fast travel point. Make use of your witcher senses to find and trace the tracks of horses. You will ultimately encounter Scorpion, Eskel's mount. If you need Better draconid oil, check the dish there right away because it will vanish later. Instead, look at that area. Then watch for the tracks of Eskel and the goat, and follow them for a short while until the rocky path causes them to disappear.

The Forktail is there again, but this time it can't escape. Eskel will suggest a race back to the keep after you finish it as you leave the cave. Even if you choose to decline, you will still need to travel by horseback. You will receive 200XP gained based on the Tale and Swords if you concur and defeat Eskel! He will then rate your level of difficulty and present you with an award, which you can politely decline or accept. If you agree, he will offer you a pair of Mountain Folk boots and Hanged Man's Venom. If you decline, Geralt will just request that Eskel buy him a drink the next time they cross paths; however, nothing similar occurs later in the game. The Ugly Baby quest will update, but this quest is now complete.

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The Witcher 3 To Bait a Forktail... Notes & Trivia

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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 Nilfgaardian Connection  ♦  The Plays the Thing  ♦  The Sunstone  ♦  The Whispering Hillock  ♦  Through Time And Space  ♦  To Bait a Forktail  ♦  Ugly Baby  ♦  Va Fail, Elaine  ♦  Veni Vidi Vigo  ♦  Wandering in the Dark  ♦  Whatsoever a Man Soweth...

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