Contract Deadly Delights Walkthrough
This quest can be acquired via a notice posted on the Golden Sturgeon Notice board, near the docks West of Hierarch Square.
After grabbing the notice from the board by the Golden Sturgeon, you’ll need to track down and speak to a Novigrad Guard on the northern end of the bridge by the Fish market, just south of Hierarch Square. Speak with this fellow and he’ll fill you in with a little more detail on the contract.
Following the conversation, make your way over to the docks to the west and speak with the Medic here about the contract. Once you have quizzed him using all the available conversation options, our objectives will update.
Once we are through with the Medic, we’ll need to head over to the site of the last attack. This can be found in a back alley close to the south of the bridge by the fish market where we started the side-quest. When you arrive at the site of the attack, examine the investigation area. Activate Geralt’s Witcher Senses and explore the area. You can inspect the following points of interest:
- Set of humanoid footprints.
- Set of hooved footprints.
Follow the hooved footprints away from the crime scene along the streets here until they turn into a side alley. You’ll need to hop over a crate blocking the path and your objectives will update. We’re at Crippled Kate’s Brothel! Head around to the front side of the building and head inside to speak with the Madame. During the conversation you’ll have a few options:
- “All the clues lead here.” – You’ll be forced to find your own way to the next objective.
- “Tell me the Truth.” – Geralt will use AXII to learn the next objective location and she’ll give you a Key. You’ll also earn 40XP.
- “Want me to bring the Temple Guard?” – She’ll tell you the next objective location and give you a Key.
If you were unable to convince the Madame to reveal the information required to continue, fear not! Return back to the other side of the building to where the tracks led us earlier. In a small niche to the left of the back door you’ll find smashed perfume container we can examine with Witcher Sense. This will create a scent trail we can follow with Witcher Sense active that will lead us to the next objective location.
The scent trail/objective marker will lead us to a locked door. There is a fellow standing by the foot of the stairs nearby who looks a little out of sorts that we can speak with to update our information.
We’ll now need to get into the locked door. If you have the Key already, you can simply open the door. Alternatively, you can cruise back down the stairs and enter the adjacent house. Inside, climb the stairs to the top and use the ladder. Follow the set passage here across the narrow wooden platform and up a second ladder. At the top, drop into the room below. Descend the stairs to reach the locked door.
Once inside, speak with Salma in the chair here. During the conversation you’ll have two general options, you can either tell her to leave Novigrad or fight her.
Note: If you spare the Succubus, she’ll hand over a silver blade – Maugrin and a Succubus Trophy.
Note: If you kill the Succubus, in addition to the silver blade – Maugrin and a Succubus Trophy, she’ll also yield the Succubus Mutagen as well.
If you do decide to fight her, prepare for a tricky fight…
Boss: Salma (Succubus)
The Succubus fight can be a little difficult mostly because it takes part in such a small space. The boss has several quick-fire melee and casting attacks that have a fire effect which can in addition to immediate health damage, can also cause a damage over time status. As this is the case, the bos can dish out a heck of a lot of damage in quite a short amount of time.
Fortunately, the Succubus has a fairly low amount of health and a few blows from your sword will fell her fairly quickly. Ensure that you use QUEN to give Geralt additional armour whilst fighting her and get as many shots in as you can before it wears off before manoeuvring around and avoiding her attacks until the cooldown is up and you can activate QUEN once again. It is also possible to use AARD to interrupt her attacks and stun her, albeit briefly.
Repeat until the Succubus is dead.
Once you have made your decision and either spared/killed her and have the Succubus Trophy in your possession, return to the Novigrad Guard by the fish market to hand in the side-quest.
Note: At this point, you’ll earn 250XP and 186 Crowns.