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A Poet Under Pressure Walkthrough

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A poet under pressure
This is a guide to the quest titled A Poet Under Pressure from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Read on for information on objectives and possible rewards, as well as useful tips and strategies for completing the quest.

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A Poet Under Pressure Rewards and Basic Information

Basic Information

Quest Number 26
Region Novigrad
Quest Location Novigrad
Previous Quest The Play's the Thing
Next Quest Ciri's Story: Breakneck Speed


Gold Reward None
Exp Reward 1000
Item Reward None

A Poet Under Pressure Main Objectives

1 Meet with Zoltan at the marked location east of the Seven Cat's Inn
You can ask help from Dijkstra if you helped him find his treasure. He can send 3 men to help you.
2 Ignore the fighting and go to the marked area, then use your Witcher Sense to find hoof prints. Continue using your Witcher Sense and follow the prints northward.
3 When you reach the camp with a fork in the road at the end, choose the right path. There will be a bottle of cologne on the ground. Use your Witcher Sense to follow the scent.
4 Talk to the halflings found outside the hut at the end of the trail. They will give you a key.
5 Go to the trap door at the back of the hut and go down the ladder into the cellar. On the other side is a ladder leading up into the hut. Climb it and enter the room. Kill the single Witch Hunter, and untie Dandelion.
Note: You can get the Painting of Hierarch Hemmelfart by speaking to the halflings after the quest.

Dandelion's Ring

While following the hoofprints nearby the lake, with your Witcher Senses you will be able to see a dropped ring. Beware as there are drowners nearby.

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No. Quest Title Location Sugg. Level
6 The Nilfgaardian Connection Velen 5
7 Bloody Baron Crow's Perch 6
8 Ciri's Story: The King of the Wolves Lindenvale 5
9 Family Matters Crow's Perch 6
10 A Princess in Distress Blackbough 5
11 Ciri's Story: The Race Velen 5
12 Ciri's Story: Out of the Shadows Abandoned Tower 5
13 Hunting a Witch Midcopse 5
14 Wandering in the Dark Byways 6
15 Ladies of the Wood Crookback Bog 6
16 The Whispering Hillock Ancient Oak 5
17 Ciri's Story: Fleeing the Bog Crookback Bog 5
18 Pyres of Novigrad Novigrad 10
19 Novigrad Dreaming Novigrad 7
20 Broken Flowers Novigrad 11
21 Get Junior Novigrad 12
22 Ciri's Story: Visiting Junior Novigrad 9
23 Count Reuven's Treasure Novigrad 12
24 A Favor for Radovid Oxenfurt Harbor 9
25 The Play's the Thing Novigrad 11
26 A Poet Under Pressure Novigrad 13
27 Ciri's Story: Breakneck Speed Novigrad 11
28 Destination: Skellige Novigrad 16
29 The King is Dead – Long Live the King Kaer Trolde 16
30 Echoes of the Past Ard Skellig 17
31 Missing Persons Lofoten 15
32 Nameless Freya's Garden 14
33 Ciri's Story: The Calm Before the Storm Lofoten 14

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