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The Witcher 3: Shrieker

Everything you need to know about completing this Contract, from picking up the quest to striking down the Shrieker and avenging Borzoy's death.

Chet's got a favour to ask of you. Somewhere nearby, one of those awful Shriekers has set up a nest and has taken a fancy to slaughtering anyone who dares to get close to it and say hello. This is where you come in. Sorry about that...

Shrieker walkthrough

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First things first, you'll need to actually get the quest from Chet himself. Make your way to his home that's near the lower village section of Crow's Perch and speak to him to get things started. If you fancy chancing your arm, you can even barter with him to try and get a more agreeable fee established. When you've finished hearing the tale of Borzoy's ill-advised attempt to finish off the beast, take on the challenge yourself.

Talk to Symko, who's the son of the unfortunate - if brave - Borzoy to get some intel on the fight ahead of you. You'll find him over on the eastern side of the house. While he won't want to talk a great deal, he will give you some intel on the fight ahead of you. The Shrieker you seek is like a rooster with a lizard's tail attached. Obviously.

Where to find the Shrieker

When you're done chatting, leave Crow's Perch to the south and then make your way east to where the Shrieker lurks - it's not too far away from the Burned Ruins marker.

Next, use your Witcher Senses to check out the grisly bits that remain of Symko's dog. Now look at the tracks that head away from the body of the dog. Finally, find the blood that's to the edge of the water, and follow the trail as it leads off towards the north-west.

You'll find the trail of your prey at the entrance to a cave. Activate your Witcher Senses as you enter and look for some icky droppings near a ledge. To bring the beast to life, you'll need to chuck one of your bombs at it. When the bomb detonates, the creature will dart off into a new part of the cave.

Our Witcher 3 walkthrough and guide can help you with the main story, including the Wandering in the Dark and Family Matters missions, and eventually, one of several Witcher 3 endings. There's plenty of side content, too, including Witcher 3 Contracts, White Orchard quests, Velen quests, Novigrad quests and Skellige Isles quests. Elsewhere, learn about the best Witcher 3 builds, the best Witcher 3 mods, how to make money in Witcher 3, find Places of Power locations, and learn how to do Witcher 3 crafting and Witcher 3 Alchemy And when you're done with all those - we can help you through expansions with our Hearts of Stone walkthrough and Blood and Wine walkthrough.

How to kill the Shrieker with ease

Get outside again, summon your horse and start following the beast across the countryside - keep Roach galloping away and you should have no trouble keeping up. When it drops to the ground, smash away at it with your blades. You'll find that Grapeshots, Draconid Oil and your Aard sign will make this fight much easier.

Interact with the corpse and make sure you take the trophy. Next, get back on your trusty steed and make your way back to Chet. You'll get your reward, at which point you can either keep the cash, or take the money. Take the money - you're worth it.

- Return to the index page for more The Witcher 3 - Velen Secondary Quests and Contracts.

- To find all of our help for the game, take a look at our Witcher 3 walkthrough.