Don't Play with the Gods is a treasure hunt quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Walkthrough Edit

Head to the elven ruins southeast of Duén Hen (north of Byways) to find numerous wraiths around it. You can either dispatch of them or run through the archway onto the platform which will cause them to disappear but a noonwraith will spawn here instead. Whatever you choose, once the threats are dead, loot the body near the start of the stairs for an unsent letter and a key.

You'll find the chest in question on the platform, underneath the toppled statue here. Note that if you didn't deal with her beforehand, the noonwraith will spawn shortly after you step on the platform. Once the chest is unlocked the quest completes.

Journal entry Edit

Elven ruins are as dangerous as they are beautiful. Clear proof of this fact was given by the bodies Geralt found while exploring just such a set of decaying monuments in Velen. One of the corpses was carrying a set of notes. Intrigued, Geralt unfurled the parchment and began to read...
Dear Elke,
Thank the gods fools believe in them! We've made good use of that fact twice now. Firstly, when we stole that load of silver from the temple. No one was watching it - because who would be brave enough to risk the gods' wrath by desecrating such a holy place? And then we hid it all in ruins said to have been cursed by the elven gods. No one goes near there, no one even looks at them too closely - so we didn't even really have to hide it, as treasure's safer there than in the Vivaldi Bank.
We'll spend the night in the woods, then I'll ride to Novigrad, find a buyer for the whole stash. We're going to be rich, Elke, rich! And maybe then I'll throw something in the plate, a token of my gratitude to superstition and stupidity!
-Your Edgar
To this day we still don't know exactly what happened. All that is certain is neither Edgar nor Elke ever came to collect the treasure hidden in the elven ruins. A druid friend of mine to whom I told this story claimed that they must have met with divine punishment. I hope Geralt avoids a similar fate, for he helped himself to the valuables the blasphemers had gathered.

Objectives Edit

  • Read the notes you found.
  • Search for treasure in the elven ruins using your Witcher Senses.

Bugs Edit

  • Despite being in Velen, in the quest log this quest is labeled as being in Novigrad.