It’s time for the fight with the Royal Griffin in White Orchard, with – of course – Vesemir’s help. You set the bait and wait for it to arrive.
After agreeing to take on the Griffin contract Geralt visits Tomira the herbalist to ask her about Buckthorn, then goes to see Mislav the hunter to find out where the Griffin’s last victims were found. After investigating the site he then finds out why the Griffin has left its lair.
The opening quest of The Witcher 3 – Lilac and Gooseberries – is relatively eventful. First an encounter with a Griffin, then a visit to the White Orchard Inn where Geralt buys some Gwent cards, uses Axii on someone, then plays a round of Gwent with Aldert Geerd.
A funny quest where Geralt agrees to sit for a Toussaint painter. The artist leads The Witcher to a secluded hill near Beauclair Palace, where things then start to go a little wrong.
The fight with “Opinicus”, the unique Griffin in the quest “Contract: The Creature from the Oxenfurt Forest”.
There are quite a few quests in The Witcher 3. In fact: there are 309 in total. These are my top 30 favourites.
The ‘surprise’ in the quest “A Surprise Inheritance” is the level 39 Archgriffin that is waiting for you when you reach the quest marker.
For a long while during the early parts of the game, this level 25 Griffin is too risky to tangle with. Now, with me at level 35, it only takes a few hits to kill.
Taking on an Archgriffin that is four levels above me. A risky fight against these sketchy creatures. From the Witcher 3 quest “Contract: The Griffin From The Highlands”.
For this guide I’m going to concentrate on the monsters you find in the wilds – the “generic” monsters that can be encountered while out in the world. Not the Monster Contracts – that’s a separate guide.