Prerequisite: Contract: The Oxenfurt Drunk must be completed before this one is available.
As soon as the prerequisite contract is completed, you can find a woman being harassed by several mercenaries just north of Shani's Clinic. Note: they'll only appear at night and is time sensitive: stray too far away once you find them and the quest will disappear. Interrupt them but no matter what you choose, the 3 mercenaries will enter a fistfight with you. There's no choice to lose the fistfight here: if you lose it'll treat it like you died and have to load a previous save.
Once they're knocked out, the woman, Dora, will note she could have handled them by herself but thanks you nonetheless. You can ask her a bit about how she'd have handled it, then offer to walk her home or just say goodbye (saying goodbye here will still net 25 but won't be able to talk to her later). She'll take you up on the offer after making it clear this isn't going to lead to anything, then heads towards home. Follow her a short distance and then choose whichever option and she'll say good night, earning 25 and completing this part of the quest.
Anytime later (like fast traveling to Novigrad Gate right after) you'll find 5 mercenaries in the courtyard just southeast of the Western Gate signpost. Note: If you walked Dora home, she'll actually be standing at the house, near the signpost, and will jump in to help fight. Otherwise, you're on your own. After finishing them off, and if Dora helped out, you can tell her whatever you wish, earning another 25 and concluding the quest.
Journal entry Edit
- War had transformed the once-charming student town of Oxenfurt beyond all recognition. King Radovid had expelled the students and professors, and in their place had come shady characters of all stripes. For example, while there Geralt witnessed some such thugs pestering an Oxenfurt townswoman in a most unbecoming manner.
- If Geralt walks her home:
- Geralt stood up for the woman, showing the louts who the real cock of the walk was. My friend might have been created to fight monsters, but I am glad he at times chooses to fight monstrous men as well.
- Escort the woman to her home.