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Outside Floatsam, I ran into an elf woman being harassed by the guards as a spy. Being the amicable monster-slaying gentleman that I am, I volunteered to check her alibi in the nearby cave. Six game over screens and a gaggle of irritatingly large Necker swarms later, I found the bodies, and the indication was that they were killed by Iorveth's Squirrels (I'd use the proper name, but I doubt I could spell it correctly).

Since this cave seemed to lead to under Floatsam's leader's house, I assumed it was a set-up, went back out through the cave, and lied to the soldiers about what had happened to their friends. They paid me and left, and Malena thanked me for taking her side, indicating an intention to see just how "different" Geralt really was, and that I should "meet" her at the Waterfall in the forest.

Thinking I was about to get a taste of inter-species romance, I made my way (again, 5 game over screens and many dead Neckers later) to the Waterfall only to rudely discover, Malena really was a spy, and that, furthermore, she had set up another ambush for me. As her Squirrel buddies leapt out to gank Geralt, a pack of Drowners leapt out to gank them, and I decided, 'what the hell', and chased the fleeing Malena. I was able to keep up with her for a while, but suddenly, outside the insane asylum, Geralt got dragged into a cut scene, and when it ended, Malena was nowhere in sight.

The quest has now updated to "Find Malena", but there is no quest marker on the map. Where did that two-timing elf spy get off to?

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That is why we men must not let our libido lead the way. –  DrFish May 20 '11 at 3:03
    
I'm not sure it counts as letting our libido lead the way when there's no expectation of receiving any in the first place. This was more of, "oh, you're offering? Sure, why not." On that note, I think I have to go meet Margarita... –  Raven Dreamer May 20 '11 at 3:20
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go get 'em tiger :) –  DrFish May 20 '11 at 5:59
    
screw that dudes, i killed melena from the very beginning, the second i saw that the guards were killed with arrows i knew she did it. i dont lie for anyone. any if it means my own death. that little spy got the noose. –  user10548 Jun 21 '11 at 6:35
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Here is a video showing exactly where she is. It's easier to just watch the video to find malena but basically go away from the waterfall along the path leading back to the village, then make a left along a SHORT path, then make a left again on another path that heads south west sort of. You'll see a cut scene with some guy asking for help, then you fight some monsters, keep going up by the broken wall after you fight them, she is hiding behind the wall, watch out for the traps.

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Apparently if you let her go again, she returns to ambush you again later. –  user9962 May 29 '11 at 7:03
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Where and when? She never returned in my game. –  Raven Dreamer May 29 '11 at 15:43
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In the woods outside flotsam to the south there are some ruins of some mental institution,there is also the quest where you "save" 2 guys by killing revenant or whatever he is.

Look for number 9 if you can see the map. http://guides.gamepressure.com/thewitcher2assassinsofkings/gfx/word/1486983687.jpg

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Hm, weird, I checked there but didn't see her. Guess I'll look again! –  Mana Jun 10 '11 at 3:09
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she is easy to miss,when you get to the ruins go straight she is to the right side on first wall(inner side chilling on the wall) –  Arremer Jun 10 '11 at 3:15
    
Oh ja, there she is! Thanks man! –  Mana Jun 10 '11 at 3:18
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Found her by accident; turns out she had almost finished running when I got rudely interrupted by the cut-scene at the ruined hospital... because she's hiding out in the ruined hospital (aboveground, not below with the cursed ghost, etc.)

You get the option to kill her yourself, turn her over to Loredo, or let her run off, never to be seen again. (Or so sayeth Dandelion's narrations).

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