This walkthrough will tell you how to beat the Dead Man’s Party quest in The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone expansion. Geralt winds up inside of a crypt close to the von Everec manor.  The person you spoke to on the previous quest, Olgierd, did not tell you how to get there, so you must ask around. Fortunately, Shani comes through. 

Begin by approaching the closest signpost and then Fast Travel to Oxenfurt. Follow the objective marker and Geralt will reach Shani’s Clinic. Speak with Shani about the von Everec family crypt. Going inside of the clinic and walking up the steps will cause a cut scene to play. When it’s over, speak to the guards and respond however you want. Shani will return, and you’ll be able to chit-chat before asking about the crypt. 

Shani informs Geralt where to locate the von Everec manor and wants to come along.  Said manor is to the east, and you’ll have no trouble finding it since the game marks the location on the map. Go in this direction and you’ll eventually meet up with Shani right in front of the von Everec family crypt. Walk towards her to engage in conversation. Speak about the wedding and she invites Geralt. You’re free to decline, but we strongly advise against doing that. 

Now it’s time to go into the von Everec family crypt. Wraiths will attack Geralt when he enters the center room, so kill these enemies and then activate his Witcher Senses to investigate the area. Look for a casket with a big sword attached to it, then inspect the inscription.

From there, you need to spread incense in each room of the crypt; make sure you can easily access the censer via Geralt’s item slot. Go into each section and use the censer to leave some incense behind. When this objective is complete, return to the center room and light the main votive, which continues the ritual.

Watch the cut scene and prepare to fight the wraiths of dead von Everecs.  Kill these enemies and talk to Shani and Vlodomir. Now leave the crypt and meet up with Shani near the farm where the wedding takes place. 

Prepare for the wedding and follow Shani to meet the couple getting married. Speak to the newlyweds and then enjoy the celebration. Do this until midnight, taking part in slipper diving, pig wrangling and even some Gwent. Do as much as possible to get the most from the experience.

Dance for a bit and have a conversation with Master Mirror. You’ll find him at a table at the back of the barn. 

Later, you learn Aldona’s parents have concerns about the fire swallower. Activate Geralt’s Witcher Senses and go in search of this person, following the tracks until you see the fire swallower in the woods.  Escort the fire swallower back to the reception; you will need to save him from the bear while en route. 

When it’s almost midnight, head back to the barn for the capping ceremony. When it’s over, you can take part in a secondary quest called A Midnight Clear, with the goal of making Shani happy. This is your chance to sleep with Shani using our romance guide.

When you finish A Midnight Clear, tell Olgierd you completed the task. Talking to Olgierd in Oxenfurt also completes the Dead Man’s party quest. 

Now it's time for the next Hearts of Stone quest, Open Sesame.

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