On the road just west of Yantra, you'll find two bards, Victor and Gascoigne, talking about art. You can interact with them and they'll invite you to sit down and drink with them. You can either choose not to or join them. If you leave, that'll be the end and the quest will never appear in the journal.
If you join them, time will fast forward to night where the trio are noticeably drunk. You can choose to leave now or partake in one more drink. Leaving now will, once again, be the end of the interactions with no journal entry.
If you do one more, time will fast forward to daytime and you find yourself without any of your possessions save your trousers. You can examine the bottles but you really just need to examine and follow the tracks a short distance away to Yantra to find the bards behind one of the huts, discussing selling your stuff.
Approach and they'll beg for forgiveness. You can either ask just for your stuff back or demand both your stuff and theirs. Regardless of choice, the quest will finish, netting 10 , though if you ask for their stuff they'll be stripped down to their pants and you'll have received bards' belongings that you can sell.
- On the high road outside Novigrad Geralt came across a merry band of troubadours who invited him to join them around the campfire and partake of tasty beverages. The witcher naturally never turns down such propositions and so gladly took them up on it.
- When he awoke the next morning, he discovered he had been robbed of all his possessions and the troubadours had vanished without a trace. Furious, he set off on the thieves' trail.
- Tracking down the bards posed no difficulty. Geralt quickly caught up with them and recovered his things. Had I been in his shoes, I'd undoubtedly have broken their lutes as well, for there is no place for such as they in the noble world of itinerant musicians.
- Track down the bards using your Witcher Senses and recover your equipment.