YouTuber xLetalis has been on the hunt for a specific easter egg in The Witcher 3 after quest designer Philipp Weber dropped some hints about it. Weber had beforehand tweeted at xLetalis in response to a video he’d made in regards to the character Vivienne, who’s a part of the Blood and Wine DLC, saying, “I ponder when they may discover Vivienne’s final secret”. Followers obtained maintain of the thought of this “final secret” and requested Weber about it throughout a charity livestream earlier this month, throughout which he stated “it is on Skellige” and that it “goes fairly a bit additional” than they could anticipate.
After some looking, xLetalis has discovered the mysterious easter egg. To elucidate what it’s, I will must get into heavy spoiler territory for a specific quest in Blood and Wine known as The Warble of a Smitten Knight, so you’ve got been warned.
Throughout this sidequest, Geralt investigates a curse affecting a lady-in-waiting named Vivienne de Tabris. The curse has progressively been making her look an increasing number of like a chook, particularly an oriole, and he or she’s resorted to magical ointments to disguise the beak, talons, and feathers spreading throughout her pores and skin. There are a few methods to remedy the curse, one among which entails transferring it to an oriole egg, although this might end in Vivienne’s dying seven years down the road.
In the event you undergo with it, the curse shall be lifted and Vivienne will determine to make use of no matter time she has left to journey the world. First she’ll go to Novigrad, and from there to Skellige. (Though she does not all the time observe via on that remaining step since she’s supposed to maneuver right into a room at Kaer Trolde’s inn that Yennefer could also be staying in, relying the place you are at in the principle quest.)
With assist from The Witcher 3 console instructions, xLetalis moved Vivienne to Skellige then sped up time in order that seven full years would cross in-game, and located that Vivienne does certainly drop useless as Geralt warned her. It is a bit underwhelming that due to a difficulty with the fabric physics, in xLetalis’s playthrough she fell together with her gown at a proper angle to her legs, and that she will be able to nonetheless repeat her greeting dialogue from the ground, however it’s neat that there is any type of follow-up on such a uncommon circumstance.
To not rain on the parade, however although xLetalis deserves credit score for being the primary English-speaking easter egg hunter to find this, German-language website GameStar printed a narrative mentioning it again in 2020. Elena Schultz interviewed a few members of CD Projekt Purple about secrets and techniques and easter eggs, then went looking primarily based on the hints they dropped and located the identical factor: when you anticipate seven in-game years, you be taught Vivienne actually dies a pure dying. Not less than that is how my high-school German interprets, “Vivienne stirbt das wirklich eines natürlichen Todes!”