Message From An Old Friend


Message From an Old Friend is a secondary quest with some literary aspirations.

Key Facts

Category:Side Quest
Reward:My Manifesto—The Life of Jacques de Aldersberg.

Quest Text

Starting NPC

Name: Markus Thaddeus Knut Hodason

Additional Info

Visit the “Books and Scrolls” bookstore in Novigrad and speak with the owner, Markus.
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The store is on the northern side of Hierarch Square.

Apparently, someone paid him to keep a book for you in his repository, but you will have to look for it yourself. You can now choose to browse through his extensive collections of tomes, or just go and search for the one he mentioned.


Following contains quest spoilers. You’ve been warned

Find a book with a red cover using your Witcher Senses.

If you decide to do just do the latter, or once you’re done perusing the books on sale, head up the stairs and approach the bookcase next to the second set of stairs.

The book you are looking for has a red cover and is named “My Manifesto”. Inside you will find a letter written by Jacques de Aldersberg, the Grand Master of the Order of the Flaming Rose.
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