Would you trust a talking tree?
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s quests have amazing back stories, interesting characters, and engaging gameplay that helps to break up the monotony of Geralt’s Adventure. Sometimes these quests even manage to offer choices to the player that can have lasting effects on the characters involved and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as a whole. The Whispering Hillock is one such quest. It will test your intuition and instincts, and force you to make a choice that can set off an unfortunate chain of events.
After finally finding his way to the swamp where the Ladies of the Wood reside, Geralt will receive a request from them. It seems that something is causing trouble within their territory and they want the Witcher to find the source and put an end to it. This quest is actually a request from someone living in a town by the forest, and the Crones would like for you to handle this issue in their stead.
After speaking to the man who made this deal with the Ladies of the Wood, located in Downwarren, make your way towards the Whispering Hillock. It is a large tree atop a hill, around which many people have met an unfortunate demise. When Geralt arrives, he will hear a voice. Using Witcher Sense will help you figure out that the voice is actually emanating from a cave beneath the tree. Make your way down and you’ll discover both a Place of Power and the entrance to the cave. But beware, the front is guarded by a rather vicious werewolf who isn’t the easiest to put down (especially if you’re doing this mission at the recommended level 5).
You can avoid the werewolf by quickly running to the cave before combat is triggered. If you feel that you must take this werewolf down, then this handy guide will help you deal with one of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s most difficult enemies. No matter what you decide to do with your new, furry friend you will have to enter the cave afterwards. Here you will encounter the Ghost of the Tree, a sort of large, spiky heart that is all that remains of one of the Ladies of the Wood’s enemies.