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The Witcher 3: A Bard’s Beloved walkthrough

Rescue a bewitched troubadour in a cave on Ard Skellig.

The A Bard's Beloved quest in The Witcher 3 has Geralt attempt to rescue a bewitched troubadour from a hag on Ard Skellig. It's a short and simple quest, but one that might get a laugh out of you considering how things play out.

Or you may simply be confused how the bard ended up here in the first place. Either way, here's our guide on how to complete A Bard's Beloved quest in The Witcher 3, if you even need it!


The Witcher 3: A Bard's Beloved walkthrough

Northeast of the Palisade signpost in The Witcher 3 is a cave you're likely to visit in the pursuit of one or another treasure hunts. If not, take the east path out of Palisade and turn off to your left (smaller fork, northeast) when the path splits.

Just inside the cave you'll find a bard. He's in love with someone in the cave, but is dreadfully afraid she'll wake up.

Apply Necrophage Oil and push deeper in to find a normal Water Hag, where it becomes pretty apparent that the bard is bewitched! Slay the creature and steal her goodies.

Once she has been slain, you'll find that the Bard is long gone, presumably heading home in the hopes that Geralt takes care of his ex-lover for him. The quest concludes here.


If you're clearing up secondary quests, here's our Skellige secondary quest guide and Novigrad secondary quest guide.

Alternatively, if you fancy doing something else as Geralt for a bit, here's our The Witcher 3 guide and walkthrough to help you out.

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