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.
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.
This short video demonstrates how to take your stuff from your old game into your New Game Plus game.
Just starting out in Velen. I ride Roach from Hangman’s Tree to the Inn at the Crossroads and encounter a few surprises along the way.