Death by Fire
Back to Velen
In the north of Velen, along a path to the east of the bridge over to Novigrad, you’ll come across a couple of huts. One of them is on fire with Bandits outside.
When you confront the Bandits you’ll hear someone inside calling out for help. The Bandits will tell you to “piss off”. You can leave or fight the Bandits. Take them out and then use Aard to unblock the door and free the elf. You can blast open the door during the battle and the elf will come out and help you.
The elf doesn’t have much but offers the gold in her chest hidden behind a stump around the back of the hut. Inside you’ll find 20 Crowns.