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Main Missions: Skellige Isles

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This is a reference section to cover the Main Missions for the Skellige Isles Region here in case you need to check on the requirements for each.

You can also find this information in the game, as you complete each mission, but if you want to look ahead at the requirements this is where you would do that...

Act I: Skellige Missions

To make this guide easier to use we break each of the Acts up into their logical components, with the Main Missions divided as makes sense for that purpose. The following are the missions for the main story that take place during the period in which you are based in Skellige...

Mission: Destination: Skellige

Reach the Skellige Isles

Flagged as a natural part of the story -- Suggested Level: 16

The search for Ciri had taken Yennefer to the windswept Skellige Isles - that is to say, lest your mind fill with visions of our elegant sorceress shivering on some barren rock - it had taken her to a suite of comfortable rooms near Kaer Trolde Castle on the Isle of Ard Skellig. Geralt was to join her there and thus set off to the port of Novigrad, where he hoped to find a captain bold enough to brave the pirate-infested waters en route.

When you find the right captain he charges you $1000 for your passage and is ready to go immediately....

So everything seemed to be going fine until you know, the pirate attack... And then the really bad storm... And, well, I did not expect to end up shipwrecked! That sucked a little... Especially when we woke up to a Scavenger trying to rob us!

After you have a nice and friendly chat with the islander, be sure to loot! One of the chests down the beach has the Enhanced White Honey Diagram and you WANT that. Just saying....

When you are ready it is time to make a decision here... And that is to do the quests from Novigrad first, just to clear them from the journal. That is what we did.... Which basically meant doing the following quests to complete them:

  • Black Pearl
  • Following the Thread

  • Gwent: Old Pals

  • Master Armorers

BUT before we can do that we need to ride around and uncover the places and Fast Travel Signs. We intentionally did not flag new quests during this ride-thru mind you, the idea was just to make it more convenient for closing out our current quests and make travel easier as well as ID locations in the region. So yeah...

When you arrive at Kaer Trolde it is to find a funeral and wake for the King underway! A true Viking Funeral complete with handmaiden.

As the arrows are fired setting flame to the funeral boat, you find Yennefer and talk to her. You ask Yennefer to come to the wake with you, and then it is time to debrief and be debriefed.

That completes this mission.


  • Find a boat headed to Skellige

  • Look for the ship's captain at the Golden Sturgeon

  • Find a boat headed to Skellige

  • Go to the port near Kaer Trolde

Mission: The King is Dead - Long Live the King

Deal with the required appearances

Flagged as a natural part of the story -- Suggested Level: 16

Crach an Craite, an old friend, invited Geralt and Yennefer to a farewell feast for the recently-departed King Bran. Once does not refuse such invitations in Skellige, and so, willing or not, Geralt had no choice but to meet Yennefer at the castle gates and attend the wake at her side.

You need to get ready for the wake and then meet Yennefer there so do that -- then head up the hill to the keep. When you arrive you get a CS of Yennefer having a strategic chat with Birma - the widow of the King.

Upon arriving you get the CS with Arnvald, who takes you to your seat. Crach's daughter is sure a piece of work! She challenges you to a race up the mountain - and of course you agree! The CS cuts to the race and away you go!

Race up the path and grab the axe and disappoint the girl - and then back that boring wake!

Yennefer asks you to come talk in private - on the way to the door you get a CS of two bjorks arguing When you finally do get through the door you find out you are actually on a secret mission - to get the Mask from the Royal Wizard's Chambers!

Of course it is necessary to hide from some chatty guards first and then things go pear-shaped -- for YOU.

Inside the chamber there are some quest items - so loot anything so-tagged. Grab the mead too - you place that in the statues hand to open the secret door.

In the next chamber you find the mask - but unfortunately it is also a trap! You have to defeat an Earth Elemental, and then find a way to escape the poison gas! Oh no's! Even though you hate teleporting it really is the only option - and so Yennefer teleports you both out.and right on to the table at the feast! Yeesh!

You arrive to hear yet another announcement - and then you get to see the rivals for the crown be chosen. Sort of.

But with that done it is time for you to head off and speak with your old friend -- he talks with you about Ciri -- after you agree to his request and the CS plays out the mission is complete!


  • Get to Ynnefer's rooms and put on the formal attire

  • Put on new clothes for your meeting with Yennefer

  • Meet Yennefer at the entrance to Kaer Trolde Keep

  • Go with Yennefer to the wake inside Kaer Trolde

  • Beat Cerys to the top of the mountain

  • Pull Hjalmer's axe otu of the stump

  • Talk to Yennefer in private

  • Go to Ermion's workshop

  • Explore the mysterious room using your Witcher Senses

  • Defeat the aggressive beasts

  • Look for a way to escape from the trap

Mission: Echoes of the Past

Investigate the disaster

Flagged as a natural part of the story -- Suggested Level: 13

A magic cataclysm had devastated a large part of the isle of Aard Skellig, and Yennefer suspected Ciri had had something to do with it. The raven-haired sorceress thus set out with Geralt to the isle's mysteriously deformed woods to look for signs of their one-time ward's presence.

When you meet Yennefer at the Druid's Camp she is in the middle of a heated argument! While the Druid is trying to explain things to you, Yennefer uses the mask!

When you catch up with her she asks you to use the mask while she watches through your eyes. You do that a bunch of times while she interprets what is happening - or rather what has happened.

The Druid catches up with you after you finish - he does not seem to hold it against YOU though... Anyway now you need to look for a body...

You find it under a fallen tree. You find a Wild Hunt Rider's body - vaporized. That gets the Druid's attention! When you explain to him what is going on, he finds it fascinating. He then fills you in on what he knows about the Hunt. You agree on your next destination, Yennefer takes off, and the mission is completed!


  • Meet Yennefer at the site of the magic cataclysm

  • Talk to Yennefer

  • Help Yennefer kill the foglets

  • Follow Yennefer

  • Use the Mask of Uroboros

  • Look for a body

Mission: Missing Person

Continue the investigation

Flagged as a natural part of the story -- Suggested Level: 15

Though Ermion was incensed (no druidic pun intended) at Yennefer and Geralt's theft of an ancient artifact, he was willing to put his anger aside to help them find Ciri. He told them of the Hunt's recent destruction of the village of Lofoten. Geralt and Yennefer knew at once it could not have been a chance attack. Ciri. They went there looking for her.

When you meet Yennefer you have a brief chat about nothing important - then you get a CS in which she discusses the impact on the area by the Wild Hunt - then follow her to Lofoten.

Yennefer interrupts their ceremony to ask about Ciri - and you learn that one of the old women saw Ciri just before the attack... You learn about a bloke named Craven - a coward - who was banished but who might know about Ciri. He is at the garden where you killed the werewolf - and Yennefer wants to head there to see if there are any clues.

When you arrive at the Garden that completes this mission.


  • Meet Yennefer on Hindarsfjall

  • Follow Yennefer to Lofoten

  • Enter Freya's Garden

Mission: Nameless

Continue the investigation

Flagged as a natural part of the story -- Suggested Level: 14

While talking to the inhabitants of Larvik, Geralt and Yennefer found out Ciri had been in the village right before the Wild Hunt had descended upon it. She had ridden off with a man called Craven, heading towards Drowned Dead Rock. Geralt and Yennefer decided they had to find this Craven - though both knew there was little chance he would still be alive when they did. The monster dwelling in Freya's Garden did not take kindly to visitors.

You find Craven's body - following Yennefer's instructions you meet back up and she examines the body - then she outlines the black magic she will use to reanimate him and talk to him.... You know that there will probably be repercussions for doing this magic here - but what choice do you really have?

Yennefer casts the spell and the body reanimates - it sort of works and hey, perfect time for a flashback!

After Yennefer gets what she needs all the leaves fall from the tree - not good. The Garden died. The priestess shows up and there is a confrontation with Yennefer taking the bullet for you...

The conversation that ensues involves going after that thing. Yennefer asks you to meet her in Larvik - and that completes the mission and unlocks the Achievement: Necromancer (15g) Help Yennefer extract information from Skjall's body.

This also completes the mission In Ciri's Footsteps.


  • Search for signs of Craven near the sacred tree using your Witcher Senses

  • Follow Craven's footsteps using your Witcher Senses

  • Get past the barricaded door

  • Find Craven using your Witcher Senses

Mission: The Calm Before the Storm

Continue the investigation

Flagged as a natural part of the story -- Suggested Level: 14

This tells what happened with Craven and Ciri in flashback mode...


  • Follow Astrid to the Sauna

  • Leave your clothes in the changing room

  • Follow Astrid

  • (optional) Jump in the water to cool off and regenerate

  • (optional) Drink a shot of Freya's Firewater to warm up

  • Join Skjall in the stables

  • Get a horse and flee towards Drowned Dead Rock

  • Make it to Drowned Dead Rock while avoiding the riders of the Hunt

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