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A Surprise Inheritance is a treasure hunt quest in the Hearts of Stone expansion.


The quest is started by reading Knut Kreutzman's journal, which can be found on a body (along with a key) at the abandoned site of Stacheier, near the ballista on the hill.

The location of the treasure is east of where you found the body (where the ballista is pointing) and where an archgriffin has made its nest. Once it's dead, a hatch in the floor at the ruins leads to the chest, completing the quest.

Additionally, a Letter to brother-in-law can be found in the griffin's nest on top, although this is not required for the quest.

Journal Entry[]

While searching a body he found in a ravaged campsite, Geralt found a key and a journal. Thinking the latter might shed light on its writer's fate, he slipped it into his bag.
The notes contained information about a fortune hidden in a hut a griffin had roosted in. The coin had belonged to the deceased's aunt, but since neither she nor her nephew had any use for it now, Geralt decided to kill the beast and take it for himself.
Many tuck coin away for a rainy day. Most, however, choose more accessible places for their stash than the cellar. Geralt didn't ponder this choice of hiding places long, however, but instead pocketed the coin and went on his way.


  • Read Knut Kreutzman's notes.
  • Search the ruined hut's cellar.