Witcher 3 Contract Jenny o’ the Woods
This quest can be acquired via a notice posted on the Midcopse Notice board.
After grabbing the notice from the board in Midcopse, you’ll need to track down and speak to Ealdorman Bolko can talk in the town who will fill you in with a little more detail on the contract. Following the conversation, you can move around the town and speak with Agneta about the contract. This will update our objectives.
At this point, we’ll need to head for the field to the west of town and enter the yellow search area on the mini map. Bang on your Witcher Senses and look around. You’ll be able to inspect:
- Piece of torn fabric in the centre of the search zone.
- Trail of footprints leading to the west.
Follow the footprints a short distance until you come across a large pool of blood. Inspect this to pick up an Assassin’s Knife. We’ll now need to follow a blood stain trail briefly until you reach a second pool of blood. Inspect this to loot a Document – Letter found in a grave.
At this point, we’ll need to head into the Quest items tab of Geralt’s inventory menu and read the Letter found in a grave. This will update our objectives. Return to the village and speak with Ealdorman Bolko once again.
Now that we have some additional information, we can make our way to the next objective marker to the northwest of town. Here we’ll find a lit fire – we can interact with this to burn the Letter found in a grave and the Assassin’s Knife. This will summon a monster.
The Nightwraith is almost identical to the Noonwraith you may have fought in the ‘Contract: Devil by the Well’ in White Orchard but a much higher level. Fortunately though, the tactics that worked in White Orchard will work once again in this situation.
The Nightwraith can perform some very swift swipe attacks and some regular style melee attacks, both of which will damage quite a bit when they hit. She’ll also be able to blind Geralt temporarily and create copies of herself which will restore her health as long as they are out. As such, when she splits into several clones kill them as quickly as possible to reduce the amount of health regain she is able to achieve.
The most effective way to defeat the Nightwraith is to plant a YRDEN sign trap and lure her through it – this will reveal a physical form that takes a lot more damage than the ghostly version. It is best to use your swords on the physical form, get a hit or two in and then back off to avoid her attacks. Additionally, you can use IGNI for a little ranged damage.
Once she is dead, loot the body for the Nightwraith Trophy, Nightwraith Mutagen and any other goodies it was carrying.
Now we can walk back to Midcopse and speak with Ealdorman Bolko and report on what has happened to end the side-quest.
Note: At this point, you’ll earn 300XP and 179 Crowns.