The Monster Contracts in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pit Geralt of Rivia against difficult enemies. There’s plenty of risk involved, but also valuable rewards, chief among them Crowns, the game’s virtual currency. Besides, this is a great way to test your skills against some of the toughest creatures in CD Projekt RED’s epic adventure. That said, this quest revolves around a Nekker terrorizing people on a main road. Time to put an end to this menace.

Contract: Waylaid Transport 

To find this quest, head to the Isles of Skellige, specifically to the isle of Hindarsfjall. Look for the Notice Board in Larvik village.

The contract, Monster on the High Road, mentions a creature wrecking havoc along the main path leading to the village. Begin by meeting Thorleif, son of Bear Haugs, who resides to the southwest of Larvik.  He tells you someone named Sverre took a group of men to dispose of the beast, but only four of these guys returned. Negotiate Geralt’s reward and then inquire about the people who lived to tell the tale.

From here, head north and you’ll see a longhouse by a tree. Walk up to Sverre and the person he’s speaking to, then inquire about what happened. He’ll respond with a description of the enemy you’re up against, and the location of the incident. 

Take the main road northwest to Lofoten and you’ll see a wooden cart. Activate Geralt’s Witcher Senses to discover: 

  • A body ripped to shreds.
  • Random body parts. Perhaps the monster took the victim into the forest.
  • Nekker tracks. The creature seems bigger than normal.

Follow these tracks northeast until you see a cave. The monster probably lives in there. 

Proceed inside the cave and drop down. There’s poison all over the place, so keep a close eye on Geralt’s air supply. Kill the Nekker, but this isn’t the one you’re looking for, so travel east. Slaughter two additional Nekkers, making note of the poison protecting the nest. However, this poison disappears when you climb up to a ledge overlooking the nest.

Fall down and slowly make your way to the nest. Quickly slaughter the approaching Nekkers, which draws out the primary target, Hagumban.  During this fight, your adversary will summon its minions, so be on guard. In addition, Ogroid Oil and Northern Wind Bombs makes this battle easier. 

Send Hagumban to the grave, then inspect the body to obtain Nekker Blood, Nekker Eye, Nekker Warrior Mutagen, Venom Extract and the Nekker Warrior Trophy. Return to Larvik village and chat with Thorleif about what transpired. Collect the reward and be on your way. 

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