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Suspicious Shakedown is an unmarked secondary quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Prerequisite: Pyres of Novigrad must be completed first before this will appear.


Head to the house just north of the Rosemary and Thyme, almost directly north of the Gate of the Hierarch signpost, to find an alley, where behind the alley's door are some bandits harassing a merchant. Interact with them and the bandits will try to get you to leave. If you choose "at least I tried" Geralt will leave them to it and the bandits will take the merchant's money and let him go. Important: if at any time you leave without helping, once the merchant returns to his store he'll refuse to do business with you.

If you choose to protect the merchant, you'll have three options:

  • threaten the bandits (will result in a fight)
  • use Axii (requires Delusion level 1, gives 30 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level)
  • leave (will lock you out of doing business with the merchant)

As long as you help get rid of them, the merchant will thank the witcher and heads back home, concluding the quest. You can then find him later at his shop in Silverton where he'll either refuse to do business (if you left him to the bandits) or will be glad to see you (if you helped him). If saved, he'll also give you a small discount when you visit him in his store as thanks.

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