The Beast Of White Orchard


The Beast of White Orchard is a main quest found in the first larger map in Witcher 3. You have to complete this quest in order to continue with an another main quest called “Lilac and Gooseberries”.
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Key Facts

Location:White Orchard
Category:Main Quest
Reward:300 Experience Points and 150 Crowns or 500 Experience Points.

Quest Text

The commander of the Nilfgaardian garrison in White Orchard knew where Yennefer had gone. Shrewdly, he was unwilling to share this information for free. A man with substantial experience, he knew full well Geralt would do anything to find the sorceress. As luck would have it, there was a griffin about, a beast the commander’s soldiers had been unable to hunt down. The commander could demand but one thing: the monster’s head in exchange for his help.

The witcher investigated and learned that the griffin he had encountered along the hight road outside of White Orchard had good reason to prey on the local populace. The soldiers the Nilfgaardian commander had sent out to scout had, in fact, killed the griffin’s brooding male. Griffins are know to mate for life, and Geralt thus felt a pang of pity for the beast. But, ever the professional, he could not let his feelings interfere with his work.

Once it came to ambushing the feathery widower, Geralt turned to Vesemir for help. With two witchers lunging at its throat, the griffin of White Orchard proved a lamb for the slaughter. As is the way of his order, Geralt took the beast’s head as his trophy and delivered it to the Nilfgaardian garrison for his reward, which, as you might remember, was to be information about Yennefer.

Starting NPC

Name: Nilfgaardian Officer


Following contains quest spoilers. You’ve been warned

Examine the site of the Nilfgaardian soldiers’ death using your Witcher Senses.

Search the griffin’s nest using your Witcher Senses.

Find some buckthorn on the riverbed using your Witcher Senses.

Search the griffin’s nest using your Witcher Senses.

Prepare to fight the griffin.

Brew the Thunderbolt potion from the Alchemy tab and equip it.

Meet Vesemir in the field where you plan to ambush the griffin.

This is the part where Vesemir gives you the crossbow.

Kill the griffin.

Use the crossbow, or not, to bring down the Griffin from the air. Watch out for its landing attack.

Take the trophy from the griffin’s corpse.

Collect your reward from the Nilfgaardians.

Go to the Nilfgaardian Garrison.
Choice 1

Take the coin.

Reward: 300 Experience Points and 150 Crowns.
Choice 2

Turn down the coin.

Reward: 500 Experience Points.
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