During the Auction house quest of the Heart of Stone expansion I encountered an old lady collecting everything Witcher related. I can't remember her name, but she was a countess.

During the conversation I had the option to buy the Viper armor from her, but I didn't because I wanted to fulfill her task first. After completing the task she became unavailable. I could not start a conversation with her.

Will I have another chance to buy the Viper armor or was this my only chance?

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Buying the armor from the countess in the auction house during the Open Sesame quest is the only way to get the Viper school diagrams.

The swords are available elsewhere.

  • That is bad news... Maybe I will load an earlier save game and lose a few hours of gameplay. I think it was a bad decision, especially because she has other dialogue options, that, if chosen first, prevent you from buying the diagrams.
    – Exa
    Commented Sep 5, 2016 at 11:37
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    Note that the steel viper sword can only be found, there is no diagram for it. Of course, you have to look for it when you are under time pressure -- you will know when that happens. Commented Sep 8, 2016 at 8:26

Yes, there is a blueprint of Viper steel sword outside of the first starting area White Orchard, go to the cemetery.

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