Ghosts of the Past Walkthrough
Start Location: This quest can be acquired during the ‘The Fall of the House of Reardon’ side-quest, but only occurs if you selected the option that Letho was alive earlier in Vizima in response to the question “Did you kill Letho, or let him live?” whilst being interviewed.
If Letho is alive, when you arrive at the manor during the ‘The Fall of the House of Reardon’ side-quest, a large yellow search area will appear on the mini-map and you’ll want to switch on your Witcher Senses as you explore it. This is because there will be traps everywhere (trip wires and bear traps especially) and you’ll want to avoid or disarm them.
Enter the barn on the south side of the estate. Inside, you will want to be careful as there is once again traps scattered everywhere. Your goal is the ladder we can inspect on the floor by the back wall opposite the entrance.
Climbing this will trigger a scene and also kick off another side-quest ‘Ghosts of the Past’ which will run concurrently to this one. During the conversation here, agree to help Letho.
Following the scene, you’ll be out in the courtyard below. There are a good 8-10 bounty hunters here looking to kill our buddy. Fortunately he is pretty sturdy, so let him take aggro if you need to restore health for a moment. With Letho at your side, you should have no trouble dispatching them.
Note: You can return to Lindenvale and hand in ‘The Fall of the House of Reardon’ at any time after the first fight with Letho.
After the fight, hop on a nearby horse and ride after Letho. He’ll lead you cross country a fair way and eventually you’ll reach a camp where he’ll dismount and go in for a chat.
No matter what you say a fight will break out here. There are 5-6 mercenaries who should not put up too much of a challenge as they are all melee-based and with Letho helping out they all drop pretty quickly.
Once you’ve finished chatting to the leader, Letho will lead you back to Lindenvale. Here you’ll bump into another group of mercenaries that Letho wishes to speak with.
Note: It is possible, with the right approach during this conversation to recruit Letho as an ally for Kaer Morhen at the end of Act 2. To do so, choose all of the peaceful options during the conversation with the bounty hunters.
A scene and conversation will break out during which you can talk. Here are the consequences of your conversation choices:
- “You’re as good as dead” – This will provoke the guards and they will attack you.
- “Don’t want trouble” – The conversation will continue. The subsequent options are:
- “Changed my mind – you gotta die” – This will provoke the guards and they will attack you.
- “His medallion’s all you need” – This will end the mission peacefully.
Either way you choose to complete the mission – either forcefully or peacefully, you’ll get one last scene with Letho. If you chose the peaceful options, you can recommend that he goes to Kaer Morhen, thus recruiting him.
This will complete the side-quest.
Note: At this point, if you haven’t already, you can also hand in ‘The Fall of the House of Reardon’ nearby!