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Deadly Crossing is the official name for three minor unmarked secondary quests in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. However, a fourth has been added to this list as it has the same setup as the rest.

At the bridges and river crossings of war-torn Velen, expect to encounter groups of ne'er-do-wells. They can be hostile, so use diplomatic conversation choices, avoid them, or engage them.

First deadly crossing[]

At Troll Bridge you encounter a group of bandits ordering a toll to be paid and you can do the following:

  • Pay the bandit 50 Oren3.png (earns 5 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level)
  • Use Axii (Requires Delusion level 2, earns 35XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level)
  • Fight and kill them (will have to use the wheel on the bridge to manually lower it)

Second deadly crossing[]

Several looters are sifting through the corpses of the fallen Black Ones at the long wooden bridge north of Lindenvale. They've found a relic sword they want to sell. You can:

  • Buy the weapon (Mourner) for 525 Oren3.png (earns 52 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level)
    • You can also buy it, kill them, and loot another sword off of them
  • Refuse, and be on your way
  • Refuse, kill them, and take the sword for free

Note that if you approach with a weapon drawn, they'll automatically become hostile.

Third deadly crossing[]

Find them west of Dragonslayer's Grotto, in the woods at a junction between roads. Unlike the rest, there's no way to interact with them as they're openly hostile if you get too close.

Fourth deadly crossing[]

This one is not part of the official list. See Highwayman's Cache for more details.

At the bridge east of the Boatmakers' Hut are 3 bandits demanding a toll. They can be hostile or told to back down. If they back down, they'll make their way up the road to the Boatmaker's Hut and stand around there.

  • Fight them by saying they'll have to take the coin off you
  • Point out your medallion and be allowed to pass through

Journal Entry[]

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