Old Pals – Gwent Quest

Gwent is played for pleasure, a pleasure that is highest when playing in good company – and the best company of all is that of old and true friends. Therefor you’ll have to play against a handful of Geralt’s long-time compaions and familiar faces of the Witcher history.  In the Old Pals Quest you’ll have to talk to your friends in the game and slap down cards in a  hand or two of gwent instead of searching for notices boards to begin this Quest.

Opponents & locations Old Pals Gwent Quest:

  • Zoltan Chivay in the Rosemary and Thyme in Novigrad
  • Venon Roche at the Temerian Resistance Camp in Velen
  • Lambert when you get a chance: Novigrad or Kaer Morhen
  • Thaler at a Troll’s Cave or at the Seven Cats Inn

Quest Description

The Quest can be started by talking to you old pal Zoltan Chivay in the Rosemary and Thyme in Novigrad and challenging him for game of Gwent. After you’ve picked is unqiue Eithnè card another old pal gets unlocked, Venon Roche. You can find him at the Temerian Resistance Camp in Velen. Challenge and defeat him to receive the unqiue Saskia Saesenthessis card.  He’ll next send you to play against Lambert when you get a chance. Lambert is only available for a short time during a side quest Following the thread where you’ll meet him or later at Kaer Morhen. Once you’ve beaten Lambert in Gwent you’ll receive the unique Triss Merigold card from him.  The last and legendary Geralt of Rivia card in this Quest can obtained from Thaler.  He can either be found at a Troll’s Cave or at the Seven Cats Inn, depending on your quest progress. To find him you must start the side quest: A deadly plot (if you have not started it yet) or you’ll receive and additional Gwent Quest: Play against Thaler once you encounter him in the game. Once you’ve challenged and defeated him you’ll receive the leganday Gerald of Rivia Gwent card.

Quest Video Walkthrough

Quest  cards overview


Card Character Name Location 
Eithnè Zoltan Chivay Rosmarin und Thymian (Novigrad)
Saskia Saesenthessis Venon Roche Temerian Resistance Camp
Triss Merigold Lambert Kaer Morhen
Geralt of Rivia Thaler Troll-Cave or Seven Cats Inn at Novigrad


Received cards in this quest

Quest Objectives:

The following objectives must be completed to finish this Quest:

  • Win a unique card from Zoltan Chivay 
  • Win a unique card from Venon Roche
  • Win a unique card from  Lambert when you get a chance:
  • Win a unique card from Thaler

Quest Hints

  • Start this quest as soon as you meet Zoltan in Novigrad
  • Try to finish the first 2 characters before you start the side quest: Following the thread to immediately challenge Lambert. In that case you won’t have to wait to get to Kaer Morhen to challenge him.
  • From Thaler you’ll receive the super mighty Gerald of Rivia card. He’ll “unlock” through the side quest A deadly plot you can start at Sigismund Djkstra in the bathouse in Novigrad
  • If the quest ends before you’ve met Thaler, no worries! Once you’ve met him in the quest mentioned above you’ll be able a new Gwent quest – Play against Thaler will appear in your quest menu.

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