Wandering In The Dark is a main quest in Velen in The Witcher 3.
Your task is to meet Keira and follow her to the mage’s hideout to get information.
Here’s a walkthrough of Wandering in the Dark in Witcher 3.
This quest is recommended for level 6 and above.
Meet Keira at the entrance
After the previous quest, you can either go to the mage’s hideout immediately with her or take your time.
If you chose to go later, then you need to ride to the mage’s hideout. The location is shown in the map below.
You’ll find Keira waiting at the entrance.
Enter the portal
You’ll then see the Wild Hunt inside. Keira creates a portal. Enter the portal.
You will be teleported elsewhere – right into a drowners’ nest.
Kill the drowners.
Look for Keira
You need to then look for Keira within the yellow circle. You’ll meet more drowners here.
Keep looking until you find a narrow path and Keira’s inside. She’s in her magic barrier, surrounded by rats.
Destroy the rat nests
There are rats around and two rat nests.
You just need to destroy the nests. Use Igni to burn the nests and the rats will stop spawning.
Follow the swallow
Next, follow Keira until you see a projection of the mage.
You’ll then need to follow the swallow symbols. Keep going.
You’ll come across some wraiths along the way. Take them out.
Look for the swallow symbol on the pillar. Use your witcher senses to see them properly.
Continue going until you reach this room with another projection.
Look for Kelpie’s symbol
Your next aim is to look for a horse symbol.
This one’s actually at the bottom. Jump into the water. You should see the symbol on the wall.
Next, dive into the water and look for an opening to swim to the next area.
Once you surface from the water, keep going until you see another Kelpie symbol.
After finding and interacting with the symbol, the door near Keira should be unlocked.
Go back to Keira.
Inside, you’ll see another symbol. Interact with the smaller symbol on the wall to open the portal.
Enter the portal to continue your journey.
Fight the guardian
You’ll then come across a Golem inside. You’ll need to defeat the Golem first.
Just dodge around the Golem and you should be able to avoid his attacks.
Once the Golem’s down, follow the route to find the next swallow symbol.
Use the first left turning. If you had used the further route, you will end up with a Gargoyle inside a trapped room, but you may get a rare loot here.
Otherwise, just use the first turning and you’ll come across this wall. Interact with the symbol to open the portal.
Keep close to Keira
After going through the portal, you will meet the Wild Hunt.
Keira will create a magic barrier to protect you guys against the cold spell.
Stay within the barrier and kill the creatures coming out from the rift, as Keira attempts to close the rifts.
Once you’ve done closing the rifts, follow Keira. She’ll open a route.
Defeat the Wild Hunt’s warriors
You’ll then come across a warrior from the Wild Hunt.
Defeat Nithral. Try to land as many blows as you can first, before he spawns creatures.
When he creates rifts and spawn monsters, he is not touchable. You need to defeat the underlings first.
Once the underlings are dead and Nithral’s barrier is down, keep attacking him. Continue the process until he dies.
Look for information about Ciri
Next, you’ll see a projection of the mage again.
Look around the area for more clues on Ciri.
Use your witcher senses to spot them.
You’ll be given a new medallion to detect illusions and get rid of them.
The quest completes here. You can now choose to help Keira find her magic lamp which is another quest.