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Alright ladies and gents strap in cause we are getting started on our walkthrough of one of the big PC titles this year The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings. Today we are starting things off by walking through the Prologue.
The game starts with your character under interrogation, when the opportunity comes shake hands with Roche. You will now have a flashback sequence with Triss, she will ask you about the king and you should reply, “All wars are unwise”. Now ask her about the dragon, dream and assassin.
After you are done with the cut scene you will use your Medallion to find the Orin’s hidden around. Now head outside and periodically check your Medallion to find herbs at the top and bottom of the hill. You will find a soldier at the bottom of the hill after he gives you the news remind him that he owes you some money.
Steer clear of the artillery for now and head to the exercise yard there you will meet an arm wrestler and around the corner of the tents you will find a gambler with some swag. In the far corner of the yard you will find some Herbs. Gain some extra XP by tearing down the training dummies and head up the path to the ballista.
Once you reach the top of the hill you will meet King Foltest, he will lure you into conversation and you will tell him he wasn’t polite. Next tell him the assassin may have been a Witcher and he will ask for your help in sighting the ballista. Aim low on the figure to the left if you miss it is no big deal. Reunite with the king in the tower and follow him to the top. Now head into battle you will take them out easily with a steel sword.
Now you will go back to the interrogation room and continue the story from where you left off. Now you will flash back to the castle and encounter a keep that is well fortified. Head down to the courtyard approach the ballista. On either side of the gate there are Crossbowmen. On the area to your left you will find a Place of Power, use your Signs and Steel Sword to take care of the guards. When taking the Ballista you will periodically be attacked form waves of soldiers.
After you fire the ballista at the tower loot the courtyard then head up the stairs to the tower. Now join the king and kill the guards. Be careful not to allow enemies to get behind you, Quen is good for protection when you are trapped in tight quarters.
Now infiltrate the keep as ordered and once you reach the top of the tower don’t worry about combat, talk with Aryan La Valette and ask him to surrender, he will not so call him a fool and tell him to drop his sword, and he will obey.
Next you will flash forward to Roche’s investigation once more. Here you will ask about the dragon and you will flash back to the attack on the castle. Move into the left corridor to avoid being incinerated. Use Quen as armor and take down the guards. Move on through the corridor and avoid the flames. Kill the gate guards and the pass through the entrance when Triss opens it.
Now the ballista will chase the dragon away and the king will call upon you to find the hidden path to the monastery. Immediately agree and go down hill away from the gate and open all the unlocked doors nearby and loot the rooms. Close to the prisoners you will find a wooden wall that can be blasted open with Aard.
After you have moved beyond the newly created door you will go toe to toe with several soldiers. After you kill them search the clearing around the well and gather herbs. Head past the well and search the room behind the unlocked door. Now follow the sounds of combat to the surrounded soldier, kill his attackers and check out the locked room nearby. Now head tot he well and descend.
Down below the ground you will find some drowners, so switch to your Silver Sword and loot the monsters you killed and the corpse of the soldier. There is a Circle of Life hidden in the small chamber nearby.
Now head down the corridor where there is a Temerian sword that is accessible by using Aard on the bricked up archway. Keep on the main path and use Aard to clear the wooden door where there is a large wooden door on the other side. You will need to defeat the Drowner and open the steel door and you’ll find a locked door beyond this. Ignore it right now and head up the ladder.
Now use your Steel Sword and loot the boxes and bags nearby. Through the gap in the wall you will spot some elves near a boat, ignore them for now. Now ascend the stairs and be on the lookout for the ambush on your right. Loot the room and continue up through the locked stairwell. Climb the low wall to reach the outdoors, next climb the hill to the graveyard and defeat the guards to enter the nearby doors.
Kill the guards inside the antechamber now fight your way into the main courtyard. Kill the guards and get the key to loot the area. When done, go back to the antechamber and open the gate.
In the next cut scene slap Tailes and search the temple then head outside with the king. Dodge the dragon’s attacks QTE style and head into the Solar. Head upstairs after you loot and watch the cut scene and flash forward to the interview. Now tell Roche that Triss will vouch for you, then ask about the kingdom. Mention Foltest’s words about Roche. Tell him you are not the murderer once asked tell Roche you will hunt down the killer.
Start by provoking the guards and tell them those are brave words form someone on the other side of the bars. After you fight the second guard loot his body. Get the blackjack that is outside the cell and head upstairs. On your way extinguish the torches and use your signs and the concealment of darkness to go through the dungeon. Get the needed keys when you kill the guards and proceed until you find Aryan. Tell him you do not know about his mother.
Now clear the storage room of guards and loot the area and return to Aryan. Next escort him to the barrels and he will show you a secret exit.
Aryan will stay behind and incinerate himself. Head down the secret tunnel where a cave in will soon seal the way behind you. Claim a sword from the weapons rack and you will find and exit the tunnel.
Once you are outside the castle you need to search the dock for loot with your Medallion. The crates and chests will have some useful things. Fight the guards off and follow Triss to the ship. Tell her you will clear your names once the cut scene starts.