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Old Friend of Mine

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"Old Friend of Mine"
Περιγραφή
Chapter(s)
2
Location(s)
Συνοικία του Ναού
Source
Shani
Reward
3000 XP, possible sex with Shani
Related
Anatomy of a Crime
ID
q2119_shani

Secondary quest

Old Friend of Mine is a quest which begins after Γκέραλτ has won his freedom from prison and begun checking out the Συνοικία του Ναού in Κεφάλαιο II. He finds Shani, whom he rescued from the Πανδοχείο in Κεφάλαιο I... and so begins the quest.

Walkthrough[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Substances Celandine.pngAlcohol Mettina Rose.pngAlcohol Cherry Cordial Spirit.pngAlcohol Temerian Rye.pngFlowers Red Rose.png

This quest is also known as "Shani's Party", but it begins much earlier and only culminates in the gathering at her place. The eponymous "old friend" is Shani hersΞωτικό, but at the party we are properly introduced to Νταντέλιον whom we are told is Γκέραλτ's best friend, so the title could be said to refer to two old friends, not just one. (see Notes)

The quest itsΞωτικό actually begins when Γκέραλτ first encounters Shani (either at Νοσοκομείο της Αγ. Λεμπιόντα during her working hours, at home, or while she walks from one to the other). They converse about her work and the plague situation, which leads the medic to ask the witcher to gather five bundles of celandine (which he may already have from his travels in the outskirts)for the patients. When the herb is delivered, Shani will teach Γκέραλτ about drowned dead, bloedzuigers, or fleders if asked for a monster anatomy lesson.

Later our hero must ask for Shani's help with an unofficial autopsy. The "crown witness" in the Salamandra investigation has been killed and someone needs to get to the bottom of things. This collaborative effort largely shapes the direction of several related quests. It is only the third time they meet that the witcher gets to have a more social exchange with Shani. She mentions that she is having a little gathering in honour of Νταντέλιον, an old friend and celebrated bard who is in town.

Shani's party takes place almost entirely upstairs, and the conversation is mainly being between Νταντέλιον and Γκέραλτ. He tells the witcher about higher vampires and his old friend Regis, who was one. Γκέραλτ scoffs and asks derisively if he also had a dragon friend. (In the books, he did!) Γκέραλτ also converses with Shani, who tells him more about the Μάχη του Brenna, which elicits some (possibly drunken) praise from our hero. As the party wears on, the invited guest (either Zoltan, Siegfried or Carmen) arrives and joins the party.

Soon, the guest suggests a caper involving sending Γκέραλτ downstairs to forage for some item. (Zoltan is hungry and would like some pickles and lard. Siegfried would like to have some cordial. Carmen suggests playing truth or dare; the dare is to take something from Grandma downstairs.) Naturally, Γκέραλτ goes to fetch the item in question. A bit more conversation follows; then it is time for a song from the guest of honour.

Zoltan is Γκέραλτ's guest: When Νταντέλιον sings (a rather amusing ballad about a wolf - hmmm), you notice that Γκέραλτ and Shani are playing a little game. He looks at her, she turns away. He turns away, she looks back. Finally their eyes meet. Very sweet... and the party ends on a good note. or
Siegfried is Γκέραλτ's guest: When Νταντέλιον sings, Siegfried joins in and sings too. Shani's impressed with him, and for a while it looks like she is going after Siegfried, but he does not reciprocate - the silly boy has taken a vow of celibacy! (Though he does not actually say so.) The party ends on a good note. or
Carmen is Γκέραλτ's guest: When Νταντέλιον sings, Carmen starts acting in a decidedly unladylike manner around Γκέραλτ - much to the consternation of Shani. One thing leads to another and basically, a cat-fight breaks out. The party ends on a less-than-good note.

Γκέραλτ is probably wasted at this point, and usually ends up passed out on the ground just outside of Shani's house. After picking himself up, he decides to bring her some Λουλούδια to say thank you (or should that be sorry?). He asks what Νταντέλιον meant the other night when he said he had interrupted them in Oxenfurt. Shani decides that showing the witcher would be easier than explaining ... cue the soft lights and music.

Νταντέλιον's songs[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Song for Zoltan

By the woods can you see,
Wolf in all his might
Grinning madly, wagging gladly,
bouncing with delight.

My, oh my, what a sight!
Why no melancholy?
Must be that still not wed,
that is why so jolly.

Aoo, aaoo, aoo!

In the grass can you see,
Wolf just limps along,
Looking down, awful frown,
crying like a dog.

Why is this mighty beast
so badly rampaged?
Must be that freshly wed
or lately engaged.

Aoo, aoo, aoo!

Song for Siegfried

Autumn's scents have pervaded the air,
The wind stole the words from our lips,
That's the way it must be, please don't shed,
Those diamonds that run down your cheeks.

Your home all surrounded by snow,
Glassy frost covers rivers and lakes,
That's the way it must be, please don't show,
This yearning and grief on your face.

When the spring comes along with the rain,
The sun will warm up us both,
That's the way it must be for we burn,
With fire eternal like hope.

Song for Carmen

It's no wonder dazzling ladies
are so hard to score,
Like them maples reaching higher,
more it takes to soar.

Yet with ladies and maples,
there's no need to frown.
Lay them down, on the ground,
and the game is done.

Party Guests[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Shani, the hostess Νταντέλιον, the guest of honour Zoltan, one possible invitee Siegfried, another possible invitee Carmen, yet another possible invitee Grandma, owner of the pickles, lard, cordial and diary our hero

Notes[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

  • This quest can only be completed in Κεφάλαιο II.
  • Only red roses will (at the end of a longer conversation) elicit an intimate response from Shani. Yellow roses signify friendship, and white ones sincerity, but even though she appreciates these she will still "drop a hint"...
  • In the Polish (original) version, the title of this quest uses the feminine form of "friend", clearly denoting Shani. In another language the title can be ambiguous, given that both Shani and Νταντέλιον are old friends and both are part of the quest.
  • It is much easier to just scout around downstairs and grab whichever item you will require from Grandma for the party before heading upstairs. This way, you already have it handy when the guest you invited requests it.
  • Zoltan is best at being 'the life of the party'.

Phases[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Shani[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Shani is a great girl. Maybe I should stick around a little bit, see how things go? I should visit Shani in the hospital. Maybe she could use a hand.

Celandine[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Shani asked me for a small favor — she needs five bunches of celandine. I couldn't say no. I need to go to the swamp, that is where it is supposed to grow. I am to go to the swamps and gather 5 bunches of celandine.

To the Hospital[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

I have the herbs Shani asked me to gather. Now I have to bring them to the hospital. I must bring the herbs to the hospital.

A Favor[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

I got celandine for Shani. I'm in her good books now. I need to talk to her more often, maybe she'll ask me for another favor? For now I think she owes me one. I think Shani owes me one. I should talk to Shani more often. (500 XP)

The Autopsy[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

The autopsy is finished with Shani's aid. The poor thing is very tired — she should rest now. I reckon there is something she wants of me. Maybe I should talk to her when she finishes her work. Shani was very helpful. I should visit her one day.

The Party[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

I promised Shani I'd bring alcohol to the party. She wanted some rosé wine, and some cherry liquor for Νταντέλιον. I prefer rye vodka. I must supply Shani with rosé wine, cherry liquor and Temerian rye vodka.

Alcohol[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

I need to find some rosé wine, cherry cordial and Temerian rye vodka to bring to Shani's. I have the alcohol. Now to get it to Shani. (500 XP)

Invitation[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

I brought Shani the alcohol, it's time I thought about my companion. Whom should I invite? I must consider the people I know, perhaps somebody wants to join the party. I must invite one person to Shani's party.

To Shani[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Zoltan: I invited Zoltan to the party. Now I should go to Shani's house. I invited Zoltan to the party at Shani's place. I should go there. (500 XP) or
Siegfried: I invited Siegfried to the party. Now I should go to Shani's house. I invited Siegfried to the party at Shani's place. I should go there. (500 XP) or
Carmen: I invited Carmen to the party. Now I should go to Shani's house. I invited Carmen to the party at Shani's place. I should go there. (−100 oren(s) + 500 XP)

Νταντέλιον[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Zoltan: Yet another person reacts rather weirdly upon seeing me. Νταντέλιον maintains he saw me die. I think I need a drink. I think I need a drink.or
Siegfried: Another person who reacts in a strange way to my presence. Νταντέλιον claims he witnessed my death. I need a drink. I need a drink.or
Carmen: Yet another person reacts rather weirdly upon seeing me. Νταντέλιον maintains he saw me die. I think I need a drink. I think I need a drink.

The Discussion[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Zoltan: Me and Νταντέλιον had a discussion. My head is spinning... The party is going on...or
Siegfried: I had a discussion with Νταντέλιον. My head is spinning… The party is going on…or
Carmen: Me and Νταντέλιον had a discussion. My head is spinning… The party is going on…

Fast Pace[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Zoltan: At this pace some of the guests will end up under the table rather soon... The party is going on...or
Siegfried: If we keep the pace, soon some of the guests will fall off their chairs… The party is going on...or
Carmen: At this pace some of the guests will end up under the table rather soon... The party is going on...

Lard and Pickles / Liquor / Diary[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Grandma's pickles and lard Grandma's diary Grandma's cordial

Zoltan: Zoltan asked me to bring him some pickes and lard from grandma downstairs. Considering the state I'm in, this might be hard to achieve without making a hell of a lot of noise. But hey, I am a witcher after all... Zoltan asked me to bring him some pickles and lard from grandma downstairs.or
Siegfried: I promised Siegfried I'd bring him some fruit liquor from grandma's cupboard downstairs. At this stage of the party it might be difficult to do it without making a lot of noise. On the other hand… I am still a witcher, aren't I? I promised Siegfried that I bring him some liquor from grandma's cupboard downstairs.or
Carmen: I am to bring something interesting from grandma. Considering the state I'm in, this might be hard to achieve without making a hell of a lot of noise. But hey, I am a witcher after all… I have to bring something interesting from grandma downstairs.

Loot[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Zoltan: Well done, got the lard and the pickles. I have to take the lard and the pickles upstairs. or
Siegfried: Well done, I have the liquor. I must take the liquor upstairs..or
Carmen: Well done, I've got grandma's diary. I have to take grandma's diary upstairs.

A Song[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Νταντέλιον decided to sing something. Let's see what he has prepared for this occasion... Let's see what Νταντέλιον sings.

Λουλούδια[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

The party is over. I'll sure be hung-over in the morning... Maybe I should visit Shani, bring her some roses and say thanks? Perhaps it would be a good idea to bring Shani some roses and say thanks?

Reminiscences[επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]

Shani reminded me of certain interesting events from my past. Very interesting events. Shani reminded me of certain interesting events from my past. (1500 XP)