Geralt surrounded by the Barons men in The Witcher 3
Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Content Type: Gaming Guides

Uma’s Curse

Wild Hunt

At the conclusion of the Ciri flashback, you will resume your conversation with the Bloody Baron. The time has come to begin your investigation into his missing wife and daughter.

After you finish speaking with the Baron, proceed upstairs and head to the large room at the east end of the hallway. This is the only room you have to search to proceed with the quest. Using your Witcher Senses, examine the following objects which will be highlighted red in the room.

  • Candlestick
  • Off-colored wall
  • Painting of baron and his wife
  • Wardrobe behind painting
  • Fresh flowers
  • Wooden pillar near the desk
  • The candlestick again

Tamara’s room is optional, but will provide additional information. In order to complete it, locate the following items

  • Letter to Tamara
  • Ugly Doll
  • Incense and an old key

With the rooms completed, use your Witcher Senses to follow the trail of red mist to the next clue halfway down the stairs.

Return to the Baron with the talisman and ask about the things you’ve found. The Baron will tell you about Pellar in Blacksbough and a woman in Midcopse. Head to Blackbough to find the Pellar. Once you have made it to the hut using the quest marker, you will see a group of bandits gathered outside his home. You have the options of threatening them, offering to cure their friend, or attempting to use Axii. Keep in mind that they will not accept a bribe to leave. Afterwards, speak to the Pellar which will trigger the Princess in Distress quest.

Return to the Baron at Crow’s Perch, as you reach the castle you will see a raging fire. Upon reaching the keep you will have the option to save a man trapped in the burning stables or not. If you choose to save him, head to the stables and climb the ladder. From there, march deeper into the stables towards the quest marker using Aard when necessary to clear debris. After climbing down the ladder inside the barn, head to the main door and open it to save the man.

Regardless of your decision, you will have to fight the Baron. Like most fight-fights, parrying in a very effective technique to beat him. Another method would be to dodge around him and attack from behind. After the fight you will have a conversation with the Baron.

The choice you make here will have little impact on the Baron’s storyline but it will change how you complete the quest.

Geralt during the Family Matters quest in The Witcher 3

If you choose to lift the curse follow the lubberkin and the baron to the fisherman’s hut, there will be several wraiths along the way, but they are easy to defeat.

If you decide to kill the botchling, remember that it is weak to cursed blade oil and the Axii ability. Axii will prevent the creature from regenerating.

Geralt following the Lubberkin in The Witcher 3

At the conclusion head back to Pellar with the vial of blood, you took from the botchling and tell him to perform the ritual. Follow Pellar and light the three fires to begin, you will fight several wraiths and relight the fires as they are put out.

Once complete escort Pellar back to receive a monetary reward.

Regardless of the choice you made, the two shall converge at this point. Speak to the Baron first who will give you a doll to give to Tamara. Head to Oxenfurt and give the letter of safe conduct to gain entry. Follow the quest marker to Tamara’s house and speak to her, once Tamara and the witch hunter that shows up leave head back to the Baron.

After conversing with him regarding the Crones, the quest Ciri’s Story: Out Of The Shadows will start. I

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