The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a roleplaying game where you play a witcher called Geralt of Rivia, set in a world created by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

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Is food useful?

You can purchase various items categorized as food in the inns. Is there any use for this food? Does it restore vitality or vigor?
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Who or what is the northwest shop in Flotsam?

Following the shop icons on the map, I found: the dwarven Blacksmith the bookseller across the street from him (Einar Gausler) a stall selling alchemy components nearby Sendler in Lobinden village ...
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How do I get to the place of power that Cecil Burdon mentioned?

I've been playing this game for a few hours now and I got to the point where I need to find a place of power. Cecil Burdon mentioned a place in a forest where a witch used to live. I got to the place ...
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Where do I find Odrin?

In Chapter 2 of The Witcher 2, I've been tasked with finding a drunk man named Odrin by a few other drunk people. Normally this wouldn't be very high on my priority list, only, well... They won't ...
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Where Do I Turn in Queen Endregas Quest?

I've killed the cocoons and Queen Endregas but the quest doesn't have a check-box in my journal. Does this quest turn in somewhere, if so where?
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Can you help the woman with two children escape from the jail?

While escaping from the jail after Geralt remembers his death, I ran across a cell with a woman who begged for me help her escape because she has two children. After I picked the lock, she sat down. ...
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Where is the Mysterious Trader from The Witcher 2 DLC 1?

Where is the Mysterious Trader from The Witcher 2 DLC 1? More specifically, the one from Act 3.
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How can I register The Witcher 2 and get the Troll Trouble DLC?

I just started up the game launcher and saw that the "Troll Trouble" DLC is free if you register the game. If I try to register through the launcher menu, I get this error: Connection error. Try ...
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Witcher 2 Gargoyles: How to get in the last district?

The question is all in the title. I'm talking about the district on the left of gate when you arrive.
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How do I find Queen Endregas?

I'm having problems with luring out the Queen Endregas to complete the Endrega Contract mission. I understand from reading up on the lore that Endrega queens only appear when I find their cocoons and ...
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I lost all my stuff after a night of hard drinking… Can I get it back?

There I am, woken up by the townsfolk after a night I cannot remember completely. I lost all my stuff now, Triss is waiting for me at the Kayran's lair, and I have no armor and no blade. Should I ...
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After I beat the Kayran, what can I do with its corpse?

After a long struggle, I managed to beat the Kayran. Great! Now I have a neat Kayran Trophy, a Kayran Hide, and other Kayran bits to round out my loot. I know the Kayren Hide can be crafted into ...
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What determines the success of Axii / Persuasion / Intimidate?

Sometimes in dialog of The Witcher 2, Geralt gets the option to try to alter the course of the conversation with persuasion, intimidate, or the axii sign. In practice, I've had intimidation fail to ...
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How does Quen work?

I know how to activate Quen, and I am aware that it absorbs damage during the time it is active (about 40 seconds). Now, the manual says: .. the Quen absorbs all damage directed at you, and the ...
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What are lures for?

I notice a category of items in the inventory called "Lures". What are they for? I guess they're for attracting monsters. If so, what lures would attract what type of creatures?
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How do you start the Troll Contract?

The guide for Witcher 2 which comes with the premium/collector's edition says you can get the troll contract off the notice-board, but I never got any. Do I have to read the notice to get the quest? ...
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How can I farm orens?

Is there any way to "farm" for orens in The Witcher 2?
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So I was out drinking last night…how do I remove a tattoo?

Geralt got into a bit of fun with the Blue Stripes last night. After getting rip-roaringly drunk, the Witcher thought it might be good to see if it was possible to float across the river on the bums ...
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How do I find books about a particular monster?

I have a couple of side quests to kill monsters of a particular type, and they say I should read up on them. I can double-click the quest in my journal, and the tracking symbol appears, but it doesn't ...
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How do I get to the laboratory for Scent of Incense?

I'm working on the Scent of Incense quest in Flotsam (Chapter 1). I got the real recipe and talked with the scholar. I refused to be blindfolded, so he marked the location of his laboratory on my map. ...
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Modding the Witcher 2

There seem to be some mods already floating around, the ones I saw were for enlarging the item tooltips and for increasing/eliminating the inventory limit. The mods themselves were just XML files that ...
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Can I automatically sell junk?

Certain items are classified as junk, they do not seem to serve any useful purpose. Unfortunately they are not grouped in a separate category, they only appear in the complete list of all items in ...
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What does 'Increased Sign Intensity' mean?

Certain potions and talents can increase 'sign intensity', while many others increase sign damage. The damage increase seems pretty straightforward, but what does increasing the sign intensity ...
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Where is the kingslayer's hideout?

I'm supposed to go to the kingslayer's hideout now, as part of the Assasins of Kings quest, but I just can't find it. The quest marker points to a cave system near the army camp, but the hideout is ...
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In the Gargoyle Contract quest, where on the roof is the third rune located?

I have 2/3 seals broken. But i can't for the life of me figure out the seal on the roof of the house. I can't find the runes anywhere and i tried doing something with the candles, but no actions are ...
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When should I start to do the side quests in Flotsam?

I am finding the side-quests in Flotsam tough, because of the monsters in the surrounding area. I also discover that by doing some of the main quests, I get decent XP and some good loot. When is a ...
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In what order do I have to extinguish the puzzle signs in the Gargoyle Contract quest?

There are three rooms, guarded by Gargoyles, each one with a chest and four magical signs/runes you have to extinguish in the correct order. There is also a different clue in each room. The clue in ...
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What are the benefits of not killing prison guards?

After struggling and failing several times to get a grasp on The Witcher 2's stealth mechanics, I abandoned all hope of being able to sneak through the entire prison in the prologue and decided that ...
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Can I save King Foltest?

I had grown quite attached to King Foltest in our brief time spent together. Sure, he had his weak points, as a man and especially as a father, but he seemed to be honorable enough and was grateful ...
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What is the formula for experience points gained for killing monsters?

I've noticed that I don't gain any experience anymore for certain kinds of monsters, at least there appears no entry in the combat journal. I suspect that the XP formula is level-dependent, so that ...
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What does does “QTE” under Witcher 2 settings stand for?

There's an option called "Difficult QTEs" under Options menu of Witcher 2 - What are "QTEs"? What do they do? What is the consequence of enabling/disabling them?
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How do I avoid the Dragon while taking King Foltest along with me in the Prologue of The Witcher 2?

In the prologue, just after the first meet with the Dragon, there's a section where Geralt is supposed to (drag?) King Foltest across the walls. How do I avoid getting maimed by the dragon? The first ...
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The Witcher Play Order [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How much of The Witcher 2 will I have trouble with, not having played the first game? Does Witcher 2 continue the story of Witcher 1 and if so is it recommended to play ...
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Where do I find a formula for the Necrophage Oil in Flotsam?

Looking to craft some Necrophage Oil - I've tried Cedric, the book-seller, the incense guy and the trader near the inn, but no luck. Where else should I look?
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How many places of power are there and what bonuses do they grant you?

There are various places of power that grant a bonus to Geralt distributed around the map. The vicinity of a place of power is indicated by a characteristic sound effect, if you activate your ...
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What do all the colored dots on the minimap mean?

On the minimap you can occasionally see red, green and blue dots. The red ones are enemies, but what do the other two mean? Merchants and craftsmen are marked with icons, what do the blue and green ...
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Where is Cedric during the quest “Where is Triss Merigold” in The Witcher 2?

During the quest "Where is Triss Merigold" Geralt is tracking the elf Cedric by the blood trail he leaves. I've done that, using my medallion to highlight the blood, but ended up at a dead end, some ...
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Which abilities contain mutagen slots?

Which abilities in The Witcher 2 contain Mutagen slots? Does the level of points invested in the ability affect the availability of mutagen slots?
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How does regaining my Vigor work?

Part of my problem with combat in The Witcher 2 currently is that I'm unsure how to react when I run out of Vigor, as I'm not sure what's required to regain it. Can I simply run away from my opponent ...
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Where did Malena run off to?

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 ...
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How does arm wrestling work?

"Keep the indicator in the yellow field. If the yellow field reaches the left end of the bar, you lose. If it reaches the right end, you win." That's all the description it gives, without a single ...
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How do I avoid the Queen Endrega's poison and kill it?

Getting poisoned by the Queen Endrega is pretty much a death sentence. It comes out quickly in a spray and hits you even if you're trying to roll out of the way. Even if I'm able to kill the other ...
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Why is the Witcher 2 unplayable on recommended high settings?

I just got The Witcher 2 today and so far it seems quite enjoyable. The problem is that I haven't been able to play much of it so far due to lag that occurs even on low settings. The game recommends ...
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Are mutagens permanent?

Once I alter one of my abilities with a Mutagen, is it like equipment where I can go back later and switch it out for a better one? Or is it a permanent change to that ability that I'll keep for the ...
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Does time elapse?

It's midday now, and I have to meet up with someone at night. If I do side quests for a while, will it eventually become night and allow me to fulfill that quest? Or do I specifically have to ...
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I'm having trouble killing Letho near the end of the first chapter. How do I do it?

The following is somewhat of a spoiler, to avoid it being shown in the question excerpt, I'm filling the space with useless boilerplate. I'm near the end of the first chapter and I'm now facing ...
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How do I know what time it is?

There are various events in the Witcher 2 which requires me to drop by a location by, say, 21:00hr. How do I know what it is now in the game? There's an icon next to the radar, but it doesn't give ...
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How can I end a potion's effect prematurely?

I could have sworn that one of the tutorial journal entries mentioned that meditation could be used to remove potions prematurely (before their duration would normally expire), however I don't see ...
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I can't find the last Nekker Nest. Does anyone have their locations pinned on a map?

I've spent the last 1.5 hours running around trying to find the last Nekker Nest... I'm starting to think the quest is bugged. Has anyone got their locations pinned on a map?
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How do I defeat the Kayran in the first chapter of the Witcher 2?

In the first chapter you are supposed to slay the Kayran, this enormous beast: I'm having a hard time with it. I drank the Mongoose potion for poison resistance and I have the Kayran trap, but it ...