Something Ends, Something Begins
Back to Act III – Wild Hunt
Something Ends, Something Begins is the epilogue for the Main quest line of Witcher 3. Your past choices and interactions will determine what happens now.
There are 5 events throughout the main quest that will give you either a positive point or a negative point. To get either of the good endings, Witcher or Empress, you’ll need at least 3 positive points. To get the back, Tragic, ending you’ll need to get 3 negative points.
Blood on the Battlefield – If you tell Ciri you know what might lift her spirits and have a snowball fight with her you’ll get one positive point. If you tell her to relax you’ll get a negative point.
If you take Ciri to see Emhyr this is a necessary condition for getting the Empress ending. If you refuse payment from Emhyr you’ll get a positive point. If you accept payment you’ll get a negative point.
Final Preparations – If you let Ciri go and see the Lodge of Sorceresses on her own you’ll get a positive point. If you go with her you’ll get a negative point.
Child of the Elder Blood – If you tell Ciri to go for it and destroy the lab you’ll get a positive point. If you try to calm her down you’ll get a negative point.
Skjall’s Grave – If you go with Ciri to pay respects you’ll get a positive point. If you choose not to go with her you’ll get a negative point.
Have 3 positive points.
My story began in Temeria, near Vizima, with Geralt dreaming a dream of Yennefer, Ciri and the Wild Hunt. It ends in Temeria as well, with the witcher returning to Vizima to have one last conversation with the emperor – and tell him Ciri would not be coming back.
After his meeting with Emhyr var Emreis, Geralt set off for White Orchard, where he had agreed to meet someone amidst the ruins of the old castle there.
And who awaited Geralt in White Orchard? Ciri – packed and ready to set off on the Path. Where did the witcher and his ward venture, you ask, and what became of them? That, dear reader, is another story.
For this ending you must have 3 positive points, bring Ciri to meet Emhyr and Nilfgaard must win the war. This means you must unlock Reason of State and side with the Temerian patriots.
My story began in Temeria, near Vizima, with Geralt dreaming a dream of Yennefer, Ciri and the Wild Hunt. It ends in Temeria as well, with winter in full force, a blanket of snow wrapping the earth tight, and the witcher and his ward heading out to hunt rabbits.
No rabbits were snared that morning, but a forktail did meet its end. In any case, that did not prove the day’s most important event. Ciri took Geralt for a walk that turned out to be the most momentous of his long life. She told him she had accepted the emperor’s offer and would ride to Nilfgaard. There she would assume her rightful place as heir to the throne – next in line to be empress of the most powerful state in the world. A Nilfgaardian delegation awaited to take her to the City of Towers. And what happened then, you ask? What did fate have in store for Geralt and Ciri? That, dear reader, is another story.
Have 3 negative points.
My story began in Temeria, near Vizima, with Geralt dreaming a dream of Yennefer, Ciri and the Wild Hunt. It ends in Temeria as well. Shortly after Ciri entered the tower on Undvik, never to return, Geralt returned to Velen and entered Crookback Bog.
Geralt found the last Crone in the swamp village and killed her. He reached down to her stiffening corpse and removed Vesemir’s medallion, the one Ciri had kept what seemed like an eternity ago. This would be a memento of his two lost friends. What happened then, you ask? That, my dear reader, is another story altogether.