For those on a pilgrimage, this cave tested one's character, whether it was pleasure or greed. While there was no wrong way to do things, those who showed restraint, were generous, and helped others, tended to fare better than those who weren't.
On first entering the cave, Geralt can come across a purple mist that soon has him hallucinating the trials, including nude women, beggars, and a person being attacked by kikimore workers and, finally, the prophet himself, after which the hallucination ends and the purple mist disappears.
Associated quest Edit
- The hallucinogenic purple mist is a possible reference to Fallout's Vault 106, where the player is overcome by a purple tint and they start to hallucinate people that aren't there.