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Witcher 3 Quest Beyond Hill and Dale

This is a guide to the quest titled Beyond Hill and Dale... from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Read on to learn locations, rewards, best choices, best outcomes, as well as useful tips and strategy for completing this quest.

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Beyond Hill and Dale... Location and Rewards

Basic Information

Quest Number 10
Region Toussaint
Quest Location Land of a Thousand Fables
Previous Quest The Night of Long Fangs
Next Quest Blood Simple

Rewards

Gold Reward None
Exp Reward 800
Item Reward None


Beyond Hill and Dale... Walkthrough

Objectives
1 Find the Book of the Thousand Fables.
2 Follow the yellow brick road towards the east.
3 Defeat the Wicked Witch.

Riding Unicorns (Optional)

Objectives
1 Ride the white unicorn while looking for Joss.

Back to Main Path

Objectives
4 Find Joss and save him from the wolves.

Gathering the Beans

You only need to complete 3 specific objectives in order to get the three beans needed and progress through the quest. We recommend doing the other activities in the Land of a Thousand Fables before doing the three specific objectives because you can no longer do them once you leave the Land of a Thousand Fables.

You can complete these 3 specific objectives in any order you wish. Once you are able to get the three magic beans, the quest will automatically update.

To know the other activites you can do in the Land of a Thousand Fables see our Tips and Strategies below.

Objectives
5 Use Aard on the house of the Three Little Pigs and defeat them to get the Blue Magic Bean.
6 Retreive Red Riding Hood's Red Hood and defeat the Big Bad Wolf to get the Red Magic Bean.
7 Climb up Longlock's tower and defeat her wraith to get the Yellow Magic Bean.
8 Meetup with Syanna and plant the Magic Beans.
9 Defeat the Cloud Giant and speak with Syanna.
10 Follow Syanna and jump in the well.

Choices

Romancing Syanna

Witcher 3 Romance Syanna

Right after defeating the Cloud Giant, you will have a conversation with Syanna and she will tell you that you can still be useful to her. You are given a choice to romance her or not in this quest.

Picking the first option will let her have her way with you and start the romance scene.

The second option will make you decline her offer and continue on with the quest.

NOTE: Romancing her does not affect any of the other major romance options in the game.

Beyond Hill and Dale... Tips and Strategies

Exploration Tips

There are a number of activities that are limited to the Land of a Thousand Fables. If you finish this quest without encountering any of these activities, you will be never be able to get or do them later. There are more activities to that are not shown below, but the activities that are not shown are either not a part of the main objectives or missable items.

Visit the three bears

Witcher 3 Optional Bears

When you visit the three bears, you can investigate the body of Goldilocks and learn that there is no magic bean there. If you take any of the food off the table, the three bears will wake up and you will have to battle them.

Talk to the girl who sells flint

Witcher 3 Optional Syanna

When you talk to the girl who sells flint, you learn that she has the ribbon that was once Syanna's ribbon. In order to get the ribbon you will have to beat her in a game of gwent, or you could pay her 500 crowns to get the ribbon.

NOTE: Whether or not you get this ribbon will heavily affect the future events that happen during the main quest.

Duck, Duck, Goosed!

Witcher 3 Optional Goose

In order to do this activity, you will need to pick up the notice on the notice board near the girl who sells flint. Once you pick up the notice, the Secondary Quest: Duck, Duck, Goosed! will start.

In this secondary quest you will need to track down a goose and free it by defeating Readbeard and his fellow bandits. You will receive a Golden Egg that you can consume for a extra skill point for finishing this quest.

NOTE: If you do not consume the Golden Egg before leaving the Land of a Thousand Fables, it will disappear from your inventory.

Will o' the Wisp (Below the clouds)

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Will o' the Wisp can be found on a small lake east of Longlock's Tower and south of the road. When you see it, it will lead you to a body of a dead Toussaint knights, and you can loot the Toussaint Relic Armor Set and the Vitis Relic Steel Sword from his body.

Will o' the Wisp (Above the clouds)

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After defeating the Cloud Giant, you will find another Will o' the Wisp when crossing the bridge. Follow this wisp to get the Gesheft Relic Silver Sword after igniting a fireplace.

Questing Tips

Objective 1: Land of a Thousand Fables book

In order to find the book Land of a Thousand Fables, you need to interact with two objects first, and then you can examine the book.

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The two objects that you need to examine are:

  • The painting on the wall beside the stairs. Loot the Golden Key behind it.
  • After getting the key, unlock the closet at the opposite side of the room and you will find the book Land of a Thousand Fables.

Combat Strategies

Archespores

  • Coat your Silver Sword with Cursed Oil to deal bonus damage to it.
  • Cast the Igni Sign to burn them and give yourself a large opening to attack.
  • Killing the main Archespore will kill off all the other smaller pods.

Wicked Witch

Witcher 3 Boss Wicked Witch

  • Coat your Silver Sword with Relict Oil to deal bonus damage to them.
  • The Wicked Witch will keep circling over you with an active shield if they have summoned any illusion like an Archespore or a Panther.
  • Wait for the Wicked Witch to pause from circling around you, and when this happens, ready your crossbow or Aard Sign to hit them while they dash without their shield up.
  • Once you are able to knock them down to the ground, you can choose to attack them directly or attack their broom.
  • If you attack their broom, successfully destroying it will prevent them from circling over you again.

Pixies

  • Coat your Silver Sword with Elementa Oil to deal bonus damage to them.
  • These enemies behave similarly to Nekkers. You can use the signs Aard and Axii, and you can throw Grapeshot and Northern Wind Bombs to deal with multiple enemies at once.

Wolves

  • Coat your Silver Sword with Beast Oil to deal bonus damage to them.
  • Cast the signs Aard or Igni to knock them down or burn them to give yourself an opening to attack.
  • In this battle it is better to use your Silver Sword, since they are Wolves from the Land of a Thousand Fables.

Three Little Pigs (Wild Boars)

  • Coat your Silver Sword with Beast Oil to deal bonus damage to them.
  • Cast the signs Aard or Igni to knock them down or burn them to give yourself an opening to attack.
  • In this battle it is better to use your Silver Sword since they are Wild Boars from the Land of a Thousand Fables.

Big Bad Wolf

Witcher 3 Boss Big Bad Wolf

  • Coat your Silver Sword with Beast Oil to deal bonus damage to them.
  • Cast the signs Aard or Axii to stagger them or stun them to give yourself an opening to attack.

Longlocks

Witcher 3 Boss Longlocks

  • Coat your Silver Sword with Specter Oil to deal bonus damage to them.
  • Cast the Yrden Sign to slow them down and have an easier time dodging their fast attacks.
  • When they summon skeleton warriors to fight you while they heal, deal with the skeleton warriors immediately to give them less time to regenerate.

Bears

  • Coat your Silver Sword with Beast Oil to deal bonus damage to them.
  • Cast the signs Aard or Igni to stagger them or burn them to give yourself an opening to attack.
  • In this battle it is better to use your Silver Sword since they are Bears from the Land of a Thousand Fables.

Redbeard/Bandits (Nonhumans)

  • Cast the signs Aard or Igni to knock them down or burn them to give yourself an opening to attack.
  • You cannot use your Steel Sword or coat your Silver Sword with Hanged Man's Venom since these are Nonhumans from the Land of a Thousand Fables.

Cloud Giant

Witcher 3 Boss Cloud Giant

  • Coat your Silver Sword in Ogroid Oil to deal bonus damage to them.
  • Cast the Quen Sign to protect yourself from their heavy attacks.
  • You can lure the Cloud Giant near the giant piles of metal when they are charged with electricity from the lightning. When the Cloud Giant hits these giant piles of metal, they will get electrocuted, and you will get a huge opening to attack them.

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All Blood and Wine Main Quests

No. Quest Title Location Sugg. Level
1 Envoys, Wineboys Stonecutters' Settlement 34
2 The Beast of Toussaint The Cockatrice Inn, Corvo Bianco, Tourney Grounds, Palace Gardens 35
3 Blood Run Palace Gardens, Beauclair 36
4 La Cage au Fou Mère-Lachaiselongue Cemetery, Trastamara Estate, Tesham Mutna Ruins 39
5 Where Children Toil, Toys Waste Away Mère-Lachaiselongue Cemetery, Beauclair Port 42
6 Wine is Sacred Beauclair Palace, Castel Ravello, Fort Astre Ruins 42
7 The Man from Cintra Beauclair 43
8 Capture the Castle Count de la Croix's Mill 47
9 The Night of Long Fangs Beauclair 47
10 Beyond Hill and Dale... Land of a Thousand Fables 47
11 Blood Simple La Compassion Orphanage 47
12 What Lies Unseen Cave southwest from Beauclair 47
13 Tesham Mutna Tesham Mutna Ruins 49
14 Pomp and Strange Circumstance Beauclair, Mère-Lachaiselongue Cemetery 49
15 Burlap is the New Stripe Beauclair 49
16 Be It Ever So Humble... Corvo Bianco 49

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