Of Dairy and Darkness is a secondary quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Walkthrough Edit

Geralt stumbles upon a few items left behind by the sorcerer Aeramas , who was burned at the stake. The merchant that sold the items told Geralt that the items might lead to treasure hidden in Aeramas' residence.

The residence was largely destroyed by fire or explosion but Geralt found a pentagram and used one of the items to open a portal. Geralt arrives in a large cavern filled with statues and cheese with an unbearable stench. These statues and cheeses together form a maze that Geralt needs to navigate in order to open the next portal at the other side of the cavern.

The next portal lands Geralt in a flooded cave eventually leading to the tyromancer's lab and a foglet that seems to be immune for the cheese stench. Geralt finds some documents with weird ramblings from Aeramas and heads on through the next portal.

When landing through the portal, Geralt finds himself in another cavern covered in darkness except for a shrine in the middle of the room. The shrine seems to be protected by a red energy shield that needs to be destroyed before Geralt can reach it. On each side of the room stands a small pyramid which needs to be deactivated by using Igni on them. The one on the left is hidden by an illusion.

When the shield is brought down, Geralt can reach the shrine depicting a man and his dog. At the base of the shrine lies a steel sword which he aptly names 'The Emmentaler'.

A chest next to the statue contains the last item needed to activate the portal at the back of the room leading back to the Aeramas residence and completing the quest.

Journal entry Edit

A Novigrad merchant told Geralt about a mage named Aeramas. The poor man had, like so many of his colleagues, met a gruesome death on a pyre. With no surviving heirs, his expansive rural residence was now abandoned - and, if the rumors about this eccentric sorcerer were true, inside it awaited a great many curiosities and valuable secrets...
Geralt investigated Aeramas' estate and discovered the mage had been a raring tyromancy enthusiast - tyromancy being, as you surely know, the art of divining the future from cheese. This is a very rare specialization among mages, one only practiced by those for whom a social life is not a high priority - there reason being that the cheese they use to divine with is, and pardon my blunt language, fouler smelling than a drowner's scrotum. No wonder Aeramas' home hadn't been looted.
Geralt searched the abandoned residence from top to bottom. Among the assorted worthless trinkets, he found some true treasures which Aeramas had cleverly hid from the world by setting murderous cheeses as guards. Tyromancers are not normally the cheery sort, but Aeramas certainly would have been delighted to know that his treasure had ended up in good hands.

Objectives Edit

  • Search Aeramas' residence using your Witcher Senses.
  • Investigate Aeramas' dungeon.
  • Find a way to pass the tyromancy rooms.
  • Find your way through the flooded chamber.
  • Deactivate the magic barrier and get to Aeramas' treasure.
  • Find a way to activate the portal.
  • Use Aeramas' artifacts to activate the portal.
  • Use the portal in Aeramas' residence.

Bugs Edit

  • Despite the quest being in the Novigrad region, in the quest log it's labeled as being in Velen.

Notes Edit

  • The upper level of the residence also contains a chest with the diagram for the Enhanced Feline armor.
  • Just before the portal to leave the flooded area is an illusory wall.
  • The lever at the top of Aeramas' residence simulates a "light switch" and has no other functional purpose.
  • It is entirely possible to skip the statue maze by climbing the rocks along the wall on the left side of the room as you enter.

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