At the Inn at the Crossroads a small group of local thugs try starting some trouble, but Geralt plays it cool and they back off. You can fight them, but it doesn’t make your task any easier.
After five days of riding Geralt finally makes it to Velen. He starts out at Hanged Man’s Tree, makes his way through what’s left of the village of Mulbrydale, rescues some starving children from some wild dogs, and carries on to the Inn at the Crossroads where he’s supposed to make contact with a Nilfgaardian agent who’ll help him.
White Orchard is the best place to get the Power Overwhelming achievement, which requires that you have all five of the Place of Power bonuses active at the same time.
This concluding part of the quest “The Warble of a Smitten Knight” contains spoilers.
This duel – on horseback, with swords – is an optional part of the quest “The Warble of a Smitten Knight”. If you do it, though, it counts as ‘proof of honour’ for the quest “There Can Be Only One”, so it’s worth doing – unless you’ve already proven your honour elsewhere.
The horse race segment of the quest “The Warble of a Smitten Knight”. In this Geralt must complete the course without running out of time, and to do that he must hit dummies with his sword and targets with a crossbow, for time extensions.
An encounter with a level 48 werewolf at Basane Farm. Werewolves are actually scarier than they look. Yes, they can kill you with just a few hits (if they’re significantly higher-level than you), but they are quite easy to dodge and hit, so are worth the risk of taking on.
To find the location of the Beast’s next victim, Geralt must find a clue inside the Unicorn’s horn, and a key inside the Golden Fish.
The dramatic penultimate quest of the base game – racing to find Ciri at the ancient tower of Tor Gvalch’ca.
Bandits on horseback can be dangerous to lower-level players, but at the level I’m at here (level 34), they’re fairly easy to deal with. Just blast them off their horses, run up to them, and give them a taste of steel.