The Witcher 3: quest «Cabaret»
Location: Novigrad / Rosemary and Thyme
Type: Secondary quest
Reward: 220/250 ОО
At the end of the quest "A Poet Under Pressure", where Geralt finally saved his old-faithful friend the bard Dandelion (aka Julian Alfred Pankratz, Viscount de Lettenhove), the Witcher became aware of information that can help in the search for Сirilla and will shed light on some events involving Dandelion and Ciri.
Dandelion suggested meeting at the "Rosemary and Thyme" establishment, which as it became known earlier, now belongs to the bard. It is quite a curious fact that before the events of the third part of the game, this institution was a brothel and belonged to the influential criminal Alonso Wiley, not much is not enough-the father of the Whoreson Junior.
Arriving in Novigrad in "Rosemary and Thyme" Geralt finds Dandelion and Priscilla arguing, who accuses her colleague of being frivolous and lacking resolve.
In a Frank conversation between two friends, Dandelion confesses that he dreams of turning an old brothel into a cabaret. Of course, such a dream requires financial investments, which the bard naturally does not have.
But we know Dandelion. A dream is a dream, and Bart turns to Geralt for help in obtaining a loan from a certain Sophronia, a former lover of Dandelion, whom he left under very hurtful circumstances for her.
Having experience with former "ladies of the heart" Dandelion, you should understand that a simple conversation with a Scholastic can not do.
We will have to play a small performance, the scenario of which will be described by the bard.
Geralt will have to borrow a fake wooden sword from Madame Irina, whom we met during the passage of the quest "The Play's the Thing".
After receiving the necessary props, go to the house of Sophronia, marked on the map, and wait for the evening and the appearance of the girl (at 20:00).
The Witcher will play the role of a daring robber who does not stint to attack a defenseless girl. To help the beautiful lady will come a certain "The Crimson Avenger ", of course, in the execution of Dandelion.
Choose one of two options that will have small consequences:
1. "To give Dandelion" - missed a few beats "The Crimson Avenger", a hapless thief in the face of Geralt will go back home, and the Savior will be invited in to the girl, in order to obtain a reward.
2. "Defeat the Crimson Avenger " - as you know, from Dandelion fighter, to put it mildly, inexperienced. Therefore, after a few missed blows, Sophronia will stand up to protect the bard. The bard will hint to the spook that it is time to finish the performance, and together with the girl will go to her home.
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Choice of style
Despite the fact that you agreed to meet Dandelion in the morning (at 06: 00), the bard did not appear at the appointed time, which is not surprising.
But several dwarves will come to the establishment, whose foreman will ask Priscilla and Geralt to decide on the style of "Cabaret":
1. If you choose "Theater", you will please Dandelion, since this is the subject close to the bard;
2. If you choose "Boudoir", then the bard's assessment will be somewhat different, but there will be nowhere to go;
3. If you leave the choice for Priscilla, she will choose "Boudoir", but Dandelion, learning that the decision was made by his girlfriend to agree with her vision and say that the theme is really suitable.
Dandelion came to «Rosemary and Thyme». Geralt decides to go in search of Polly, who was supposed to become a choreographer in a new institution, perhaps Dandelion can be found there.
The bard can be found next to Polly's house, banging on a closed door and swearing.
You can find the key in a wooden bucket nearby.
Once in the house, the spook and the bard find a couple arguing. The essence of the conflict is quite clear – the husband does not want to let his wife go to an institution with a dubious reputation.
You will have to choose exactly how to convince a young person to change their mind:
1. "Leave the initiative of Dandelion during the conversation" - the bard will be able to convince Polly's husband, promising a solid percentage of the performances.
2. "Fill the face of a jealous man" - Polly, oddly enough, is not particularly upset by this outcome and is happy to go to a new job.
It will remain a small matter. Dandelion will tell you that he recently ordered posters advertising upcoming performances, which were already supposed to be delivered, but never brought.
The spook will have to solve his friend's problems again.
The posters were commissioned from an old friend of Dandelion's, Henri Rautlec, who can be found in his Studio.
Arriving in the marked area, the spook instead of Henry find the bandits. They are also looking for a portrait artist to collect a debt from.
The Witcher doesn't need any competitors now, and Geralt, having stuffed a couple of bandit faces, will find out where to find the portrait painter – in the Vegelbud Residence.
There you will find a lowlife trying to pay off his debts at the races.
You will need to choose a solution to this problem:
- "You win the race" - this will free Henry from debt, and you will also get a master saddle and 80 coins;
- "You will lose the race" - you will need to pay a debt of 275 crowns out of your own pocket;
- "You will ignore the horse race" - just pay the portrait artist's debt of 200 crowns and send him to take up the job;
- "Leave Henri to deal with his own problems" - you will not get the posters, but the task will not fail. Not so much these pictures are needed.
Upon returning to the new institution Dandelion, the bard will tell about his impressions of the chosen topic and Express his heartfelt gratitude for the help.
Dandelion decided to name the place "Chameleon" to wash away his former reputation and start with a clean slate.
But the friends will not be happy for long, because in the midst of the fun, a messenger will break in with the terrible news-Priscilla was attacked..., which will activate the next quest "Carnal Sins".