Skip to main content

The Witcher 3: The Child of The Elder Blood walkthrough

Here's how to complete The Child of The Elder Blood quest in The Witcher 3.

The Child of the Elder Blood is, of course, Ciri in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. In this quest, which is one of the most important ones throughout the game, you'll need to investigate Avallac'h's intention for the young woman that Geralt considers his daughter.

While this quest is rather simple, you are tasked with an important decision that can affect how The Witcher 3 ends for you. If you need a helping hand, here's our guide on how to complete The Child of The Elder Blood quest in The Witcher 3.


The Witcher 3: The Child of The Elder Blood walkthrough

The Child of The Elder Blood is one of three child quests required to complete the Battle Preparations questline in The Witcher 3. I recommend doing it after you've finished Veni Vidi Vigo and The Sunstone. If you've completed both quests and this has not become available, speak to Avallac'h, and then to Yennefer to trigger it.

Unless you happen to have stumbled across Avallac’h’s workshop while exploring, you’ll need to sail there. Find your closest fast travel signpost with a boat nearby – Svorlag, Marlin Coast and Eldberg Lighthouse are good ones. Whichever way you sail, sail smart; use custom waypoints on the world map so you don’t sail into intervening islands while blindly following the waypoint. When you get close enough, a fast travel harbour icon will open so you can skip the last bit of the trip.

When you finally get in there, meet Yennefer and Ciri, who are trying to open the door. Apply Elementa Oil before you speak with them, as Yennefer’s attempt to open the door awakens a Gargoyle sentry. Ciri helps you out in the battle. When it’s dead, wait for the door to fully open and enter the lab.

You’re supposed to search with your Witcher Senses but Yennefer finds something right away, so go take a look. Then check around the antechamber to discover Avallac’h’s dark secret: he likes candy.

Presumably there are more secrets inside, so keep searching. On the passage to the next area you can find a hairbrush. On the lower level, Geralt calls Yennefer and Ciri to examine a huge family tree. Suggest looking at Avallac’h’s notes.

Loot the cabinet under the tree – it’s tricky to find the spot – for some very interesting notes. Yen spots movement behind a nearby door, but check out a mirror and some perfume on a little table before you go through.

SPOILER WARNING: In the dialogue ahead, you make another important choice with an effect on the ending. Skip past the italics if you want to make your own decision without knowing the consequences:

  • Tell Ciri “Go for it”, encouraging her to chuck a tantrum, to push towards a positive ending.
  • Tell Ciri “Calm down”, talking up her genetic history, to push for a negative ending.

When the conversation and cutscenes end, head outside and meet Ciri.

SPOILER WARNING: In the dialogue ahead, you make another important choice with an effect on the ending. Skip past the italics if you want to make your own decision without knowing the consequences:

  • Tell Ciri “Yeah, I’ll go with you”, unlocking the extra quest Skjall’s Grave and pushing for a positive ending.
  • Tell Ciri “No time”, skipping the next quest and pushing for a negative ending.

The quest ends after this dialogue. Onwards to Skjall’s Grave if available, or On Thin Ice otherwise.


If you fancy doing something else as Geralt for a bit, here's our The Witcher 3 guide and walkthrough, as well as our Hearts of Stone walkthrough, and Blood and Wine walkthrough to help you out with whatever endeavour you embark on.

Read this next

news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news