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Can You Clear Skjall’s Name in The Witcher 3? Answered

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Can You Clear Skjall’s Name in The Witcher 3? Answered

Can you help Ciri’s friend?

CD Project Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is beloved, in particular, for its myriad of well-written quests, many of which feature branching dialog that intertwines multiple storylines found throughout the game. But does this apply in the case of one poor Skellige warrior who met an untimely demise while helping Ciri to escape the Wild Hunt? Can you clear Skjall’s name in the Witcher 3? Here’s everything you need to know.

There are three quests associated with Skjall’s story arc:

  • The Calm Before the Storm
  • Nameless
  • Skjall’s Grave

The first time you encounter Skjall is during a main quest playing as Ciri. Later, as Geralt, you’ll track Ciri’s last known whereabouts Larvik village. Here, villagers explain that Ciri was last seen fleeing the Wild Hunt with a man called Craven (Skjall), who they believe cowardly ran away rather than helping to fight her enemy. In order to clear his name, Craven pledged to fight a local monster, and so Geralt and Yen head to find out any further information they can from the man. Sadly, Skjall is dead, and so in order to extract information from him, Yen performs necromancy.

Ciri’s journal entry explains Skjall’s situation:

“Initially, he and his family tended to Ciri’s wounds, nursed her back to health, then he helped her flee the Wild Hunt. In doing so, he sacrificed the thing Skelligers hold dearest: his honor. Accused of cowardice, he was forced to perform a heroic deed to clear his name. Sadly, he failed. Mortally wounded by a beast in an abandoned garden, he suffered a slow, painful and lonely death.

Luckily, Ciri can later return to Skjall’s grave in a quest by the same name. She is then able to give him the proper burial he deserves for his efforts in helping her escape the Wild Hunt.

Can You Clear Skjall’s Name in The Witcher 3? Answered

Unfortunately, the answer is no. While you can give Skjall an appropriate burial, you sadly are not able to clear his name. This is confirmed when, after completing the burial, you are able to visit Larvik and speak with the Jarl named Donar an Hindar.

Hindar will not hear about any discussion to clear Skjall’s name and continues to condemn his actions and believe him to be a coward. It’s a sad revelation, but The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s stories don’t always have a happy ending.

That’s everything there is to know about whether you can clear Skjall’s name in The Witcher 3. For more useful tips and guides on the game, search Twinfinite or check out some of the related content below.

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