Witcher Lore Collection

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** **There are many documents hidden in the game files that were cut during development by either a mistake or a lack of time to implement them properly. This mod restores every single such document and book that never saw the light of day.

There is an entire glossary section hidden in the game files as well (similar to W1 and W2), fully translated in every language, written by Dandelion just like character glossary and bestiary, it's a downright crime that it was cut out. It is now restored.

Finally, there were many missing bestiary books and entries that were not obtainable in the game by legitimate means, this mod will address those as well, so now you can have full entries for every monster in the game.

Currently the mod contains 200+ restored/fixed item.

As a small bonus, I restored tooltip descriptions for hundreds of items in the game (like books, quest items, etc.).

I've been making this mod for myself since 2015, gradually finding more and more stuff as I go. Now I feel it's finally finished. If you're a lore fan, this will be your new essential mod.

As of version 2.0 the mod consists of the core part - all the restored content from Witcher 3 that is fully translated in every language, plus an optional add-on, which imports all the books and documents from Geralt's adventures in Witcher 1 and Witcher 2. This add-on is currently only available in English and Russian.

This mod is for the Classic version of the game. Click here to download the Next-Gen version.
 **Here is the full changelist of The Witcher Lore Collection (click to expand):**Spoiler:  Show

  • Note about buried treasure added. Obtained after defeating thugs at the end of Prologue.

  • "Intelligence report about Ciri" added. Given by Yennefer when first visiting Vizima.

  • 7 unique journals can be now be found during "The Lord of Undvik" quest. Whether you find all of them depends on your choices during the quest. Hint, make sure no one gets eaten or squashed.

  • Book about oneiromancy "Folk Magic and Superstitions Of Our Time" added. Given by Triss after helping her with her rat problem.

  • Book "The Redanian Special Forces” added. Obtained after meeting The Big Four for the first time.

  • Dijkstra's crypted letter added. Obtained during the casino phase of "Get Junior" quest.

  • "Whoreson Junior's letter to Radovid" added. Obtainted after interrogating him during "Get Junior" quest.

  • Added 2 missing clues from the Concerned Citizen during "Carnal Sins" quest.

  • "Nathaniel's sermon" added. Can be obtained during "Carnal Sins" quest. Depends on the outcome of the quest.

  • "Message from Hubert Rejk" added. Given by Hubert's messenger during "Carnal Sins" quest.

  • "Witch hunter's orders" added. A certain katakan might have swallowed them during "Now or Never" quest.

  • "Discarded letter" and "Witch Hunter's notes" added. Can be obtained in Oxenfurt sewers during "The Great Escape" quest.

  • Book "Between Worlds" added after completing "Through Time and Space" quest.

  • "Yennefer's notes" added. Obtained during "Disturbance" quest.

  • "Orders from Hammond" added during confrontation with him in "Following the Thread" quest. Previously wasn't possible to obtain if you completed "Flesh for Sale" quest first.

  • "Ledger" added during "Of Swords and Dumplings" quest.

  • "Crumpled note" added during "Contract: Beast in the Oxenfurt Forest" quest.

  • Notice about aiding Temerian rebels added during "Precious Cargo" quest in White Orchard. Depends on the outcome of the quest a little bit.

  • Notice about mage Aeramas' items being sold added. The fancy shop owner will give it to you if you speak with him about Aeramas.

  • "Letter from Nilfgaardian's wife" added during "Lynch Mob" quest. Previously only obtainable if you let him get lynched. Now he will drop it before running away if you save him.

  • After talking with the old lady during "Empty Coop" quest she will give you a notice. Was probably supposed to be hanged somewhere on a notice board, but she forgot.

  • Some incriminating documents can now be found during "Contract: Patrol Gone Missing" quest.

  • "Blood-covered letter" added. Can be found in Ferry Station in Velen.

  • Nilfgaardian lieutenant's orders added. Can be found west of Ferry Station in Velen.

  • "Letter from a pirate leader" added. Can be found in a hut west of Hangman's Alley in Velen.

  • "Pirate's notes", "Unsent letter" and "Notice of execution" added. Can be found at the shipyard south of Refugees' Camp in Velen.

  • "Pirate's notes" added. Can be found north of Coast of Wrecks in Velen.

  • Cannibal's recipe added. Can be found east of Condyle in Velen.

  • "Strange note" added. Can be found east of Refugees' Camp in Velen.

  • "Highwayman's notes" added. Can be found in Bandits' Camp in Velen.

  • Unsent letter added. Can be found west of Hangman’s Alley in Velen.

  • "Dirt-smeared letter" added. Can be found north of Holmstein's Port on Ard Skellig.

  • "Highwayman's letter" and the book "Fridebjorg the Bloody" added. Can be found in Kaer Gelen on Ard Skellig.

  • Marcus T.K. Hodgson (book seller in Novigrad) now sells the missing bestiary books on bears, forktails, wyverns, elementa, water hags, grave hags, foglets, leshens, sylvans, katakans, boars and arachnomorphs. You will also get appropriate full bestiary entries on these monsters.

  • Marcus T.K. Hodgson now also sells the following books: "Prayers to the Eternal Fire" and "Redania: A Power on the Rise", "The First War against Nilfgaard", "The Second War against Nilfgaard", "Tale of the Old Bear".

  • Fancy shop owner on Gildorf Square now sells 2 new books. Useful for those who are learning Elvish.

  • Lone shark in Novigrad now sells the following new notes: "Cultist's notes - part 1", "Cultist's notes - part 2".

  • Herbalist on Kaer Trolde now sells missing bestiary book on cyclopses and giants.

  • Sjusta on Kaer Trolde now sells the following new books: "Beliefs of Skellige: Hemdall", "Heroes of Skellige: Grymmdjarr".

  • The innkeeper on Faroe now sells the following new book: "Heroes of Skellige: Broddr".

  • Nilfgaardian quartermasters now sell the following new books: "The Northern Wars, Volume I", "-The Northern Wars, Volume II".

  • Bloody Baron's quartermaster now sells the the following new book: "Memoirs of a veteran of the Northern Army".

  • The innkeeper on An Skellig now sells the following new book: "Ballad of Bran the Conqueror".

  • 5 different books can now be found in the library during "The Tower Outta Nowheres" quest. Previously could only examine them.

  • "Fisherman's notes" added. Can be found at the Coast of Wrecks in Velen. Tied to "A Costly Mistake" quest.

  • "Inexpertly written letter" added. Can be found in White Orchard. Tied to "Dirty Funds" quest.

  • Book about tyromancy "Pungent Passion: A Life in Tyromancy" added. Can be found during "Of Dairy and Darkness" quest.

  • "Temerian officer's journal" added. Can be found in White Orchard. Tied to "Temerian Valuables" quest.

  • Nilfgaardian agent's report added.  Can be found at the Nilfgaardian Embassy in Novigrad.

  • "Humbert Reardon's diary" added. Can be found at the Reardon Manor during "The Fall of the House of Reardon" quest.

  • "Fists of Fury: Velen", "Fists of Fury: Novigrad" and "Fists of Fury: Skellige" missing notices added.

  • "Races: Crow's Perch" missing notice added.

  • "Contract: Muire D'yaeblen" missing contract notice added.

  • "Contract: The Apiarian Phantom" missing contract notice added.

  • "Contract: Dragon" missing contract notice added.

  • "The Fall of the House of Reardon" missing notice added.

  • "Contract: Woodland Beast" missing contract notice added.

  • "A Hallowed Horn" missing contract notice added.

  • "The Family Blade" missing contract notice added.

  • [HOS] "M. Urlich's orders" added. Can be found west of Vikk Watchtower.

  • [HOS] Book "Fundaments of Field Surgery" added. Can be found in Shani's Clinic in Oxenfurt.

  • [HOS] Letter from the Chancellery of Radovid added. Can be found in Vikk Watchtower.

  • [HOS] "Damaged journal" added. Can be found at Hunter's Cottage.

  • [HOS] Aldona's parents wedding expenses added. Can be found in Brunwich.

  • [HOS] "Vlodimir's letter to Olgierd" added during "Dead Man's Party" quest.

  • [BAW] "Bootblack's flyer" can now be obtained during "Where Children Toil, Toys Waste Away" quest.

  • [BAW] "Sketch of the Heart of Toussaint" added after finishing "The Man from Cintra" quest.

  • [BAW] Letter from Dandelion to Anna Henrietta added. Look for it in the Land of a Thousand Fables.

  • [BAW] Letter to Baron Palmerin added. He will drop it if you beat him in the tourney.

  • [BAW] "Letter to the ealdorman of Fox Hollow" added. Can be found in Fox Hollow.

  • [BAW] Bandit's and bandit bailiff's notes added. Can be found in Mont Crane Castle.

  • [BAW] Ducal Camerlengo now sells missing bestiary books on bruxae and spriggans.

  • [BAW] Ducal Camerlengo now also sells the following new books: "On the Slaying of Bloodslurpers", "Beledal: The True Story of a Poultry-Raising Genius".

  • [BAW]"Fists of Fury: Toussaint" missing notice added.

  • [BAW] "Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Granite!" missing notice added.

  • [BAW] "Knight for Hire" missing notice added.

  • [BAW] Refusal letter to stage a play added. Can be found during "The Man from Cintra" quest.

  • [BAW] "Camerlengo's report on the liquidation of Loth Halfbreed's hanse" added. Was the only report that didn't show up.

  • Full bestiary entry on gargoyles now available. Unlocked after reading "Golem, or Man's Most Faithful Servant" book.

  • [HOS] Full bestiary entry on boars now available. Unlocked after reading "Sus Scrofa Nordlinga, or A Portrayal of Boars" book.

  • [HOS] Full bestiary entry on arachnomorphs now available. Unlocked after reading "Arachnomorphs: Facts and Myths" book.

  • [BAW] Full bestiary entry on beann'shies now available. As there isn't a relevant bestiary book on beann'shies, you will now get a full entry upon first kill.

  • [BAW] Full bestiary entry on the Cloud Giant now available. As there isn't a relevant bestiary book on the Cloud Giant, you will now get a full entry upon the kill.

  • Fixed a bug where you would get double boar and arachnomorph bestiary entries in the journal if you would first kill these monsters in Toussaint and only then back in Novigrad.

  • Restored tooltip descriptions for hundreds of items.

  • Added customizable keybind for the books panel menu.

  • Restored glossary section. Accessible through the books panel menu.

  • Unexpected Child, Monster Nests and Alchemy glossary entries added upon arrival in White Orchard.

  • Nordlings glossary entry added after speaking with the Nilfgaardian commander in White Orchard.

  • Cult of Melitele glossary entry added after giving Swallow potion to Tomira.

  • Humans glossary entry added after defeating thugs at the end of Prologue.

  • Xenovox glossary entry added after speaking with Keira about… you guessed it – Xenovox.

  • Temple Guard glossary entry added upon first arrival in Novigrad and witnessing the executions.

  • Aretuza School of Sorceresses glossary entry added after rescuing Margarita from her predicament.

  • Tir ná Lia glossary entry added after completing "Through Time and Space" quest.

  • Megascope glossary entry added after seeing Yen with her megascope in Kaer Morhen.

  • Pontar and Currency glossary entries added after presenting a pass on one of obstructed bridges over Pontar.

  • Higher Vampires glossary entry obtained after reading "My Evening with a Vampire" book.

  • Witchers glossary entry obtained after reading "Witchers: Not Quite the Devils You Thought" book.

  • Temeria glossary entry obtained after reading "What shall become of Temeria?" book.

  • Redania and Kaedwen glossary entries obtained after reading “Redania: A Power on the Rise” book. Note that this book is also only available with the mod.

  • Nilfgaardian Empire glossary entry obtained after reading "His Imperial Majesty, Emhyr var Emreis" book.

  • Kovir and Poviss glossary entry obtained after reading "Kovir and Poviss" book.

  • Cult of the Eternal Fire glossary entry obtained after reading "Holy Tome of the Eternal Fire" book.

  • Lodge of Sorceresses glossary entry obtained after reading "The Lodge of Sorceresses" book.

  • Dwarves, Halflings, Mahakam and Scoia'tael glossary entries obtained after reading "A Portrayal of the Elder Races" book.

  • Cult of Freya glossary entry obtained after reading "Beliefs of Skellige: Freya" book.

  • Source glossary entry obtained after reading "The Poisoned Source" book.

  • Conjunction of the Spheres glossary entry obtained after reading "The Conjunction of the Spheres" book.

  • Aen Elle, Aen Seidhe and Dol Blathanna glossary entries obtained after reading "The Aen Seidhe and the Aen Elle" book.

  • Wild Hunt glossary entry obtained after reading "The Wild Hunt" book.

  • Skellige glossary entry obtained after reading "Skellige: Its History and Geography" book.

  • Cintra glossary entry obtained after reading "The Slaughter of Cintra" book.

  • Velen glossary entry obtained after reading "Lands of the North: Velen" book.

  • Toussaint glossary entry obtained after reading "Toussaint, a Duchy Out Of Tales of Fantasy and Wonder" book.

  • Zerrikania glossary entry added after reading "The Wonders of Zerrikania" book.

  • Loc Muinne glossary entry obtained after reading "Diary of a Fire Swallower" book.

  • Magic glossary entry obtained after reading "Introduction to Applied Magic" book.

  • White Frost glossary entry obtained after reading "The White Frost" book.

  • Elder Blood glossary entry obtained after reading "The Elder Blood" book.

  • Sages glossary entry obtained after reading "Elven Sages" book.

  • Ragh nar Roog glossary entry obtained after reading "Beliefs of Skellige: Hemdall" book. The book is also a part of the mod.

  • Novigrad glossary entry obtained after reading "Pearls of the North – Novigrad" book.

  • Oxenfurt glossary entry obtained after reading "Pearls of the North – Oxenfurt" book.

  • Other Worlds glossary entry obtained after reading "Travel Between Worlds" book.

  • Witch Hunters glossary entry obtained after reading "A Sword for Witches" book.

  • "Balton Dubis' notes" added if Whoreson is spared during "Get Junior" quest. Previously only obtainable if you kill him.

  • Scoia'tael trader near Oxenfurt now sells the following new book "The Great Migration".

  • "History of the Theater of Novigrad" book added. Received from Priscilla together with the script for the play during "The Play's the Thing" quest.

  • [BAW] "The Belhaven School of Drama" added. Received when entering Mandragora during "The Man from Cintra" quest.

  • [HOS] Moved "Orders for Ernst Goltz" from wrong location to where it's supposed to be.

  • [HOS] "Siegfried de Löwe's chronicle" added. Can be found on his body at Zuetzer Castle.

  • [BAW] "Gratulatory letter" and "Notes of a radish grower" added. Can be found at Gelenser Farm.

  • [BAW] "Letter written on pigskin" added. Search the bakery in Beauclair.

  • [BAW] "Search Report" added. Can be found in Ducal guard post at the end of "The Man from Cintra" quest.

  • [BAW] Diary from an orphan added. Can be found near the caretaker's letter during "Blood Simple" quest.

  • [BAW] "Letter with a weight attached" added. Can be found in the Land of a Thousand Fables.

  • "Mechanism Start-Up Information" added. Can be found in Cavern northeast of Novigrad.

  • "Novigrad Theater Review" added. Received from Irina after first talking with her.

  • [HOS] Restored notice about Odrin on the Brunwich notice board.

  • Fixed "Unsent letter" from "Blood Ties" quest to correctly reflect what deserter's mother reads.

  • "Hieronymus' journal" added. Can be found in the signal tower during "Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear" quest.

  • "Varin's notes" added. Can be found in the bastion during "Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear" quest.

  • "Letter to Lisbeth" added. Can be found in the cave beneath the signal tower during "Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear" quest.

  • Letter from a witcher added. Received after completing "Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear" quest.

** **Modifies following files (click to expand):Spoiler:  Show
game\components\inventoryComponent.ws
game\gui\menus\commonMenu.ws
game\gui\menus\glossary\glossaryBooksMenu.ws
game\gui\_old\components\guiTooltipComponent.ws
game\npc\npc.ws
game\player\playerInput.ws
game\player\playerWitcher.ws

dlc\bob\data\levels\bob\locations\caroberta_woods\trappers_village\blockout\interiors\bob_house_poor_14\loot_v2.w2l
dlc\bob\data\levels\bob\locations\city_of_beauclair\upper_city\west\blockout\pheasantry_inn_deco_int\loot.w2l
dlc\bob\data\levels\bob\quests\main_quests\q703_all_for_one\mandragora_theater\clues\clues.w2l
dlc\bob\data\levels\bob\quests\main_quests\q704_the_truth\q704_fairy_tale\fairy_tale\rapunzel\rapunzel.w2l
dlc\bob\data\quests\main_quests\quest_files\q703_all_for_one\entities\q703_book_one_handed_adalard.w2ent
dlc\bob\data\quests\minor_quests\quest_files\ff701_fistfights.w2phase
dlc\bob\data\quests\minor_quests\quest_files\mq7015_souvenir.w2phase
dlc\dlc10\data\quests\entities\new_wolf_set_container_steel_sword_schematic_copy_copy.w2ent
dlc\dlc10\data\quests\entities\th1009_gemerator2.w2ent
dlc\dlc10\data\quests\entities\wolf_set_container_armor_schematic.w2ent
dlc\ep1\data\living_world\quests\ep1_poi_02\ep1_poi_02_vogl_corpse_copy.w2ent
dlc\ep1\data\living_world\quests\ep1_poi_24\entities\ep1_poi_24_cont.w2ent
dlc\ep1\data\quests\quest_files\q602_wedding\entities\q602_prescription.w2ent
dlc\ep1\levels\novigrad\ep1\gameplay\q602_village\noticeboard.w2l
dlc\ep1\levels\novigrad\ep1\living_world\poi\ep1_poi_09\encounter.w2l
dlc\ep1\levels\novigrad\ep1\quest\q602\books.w2l
living_world\containers\nml\sb13_broken_boats\sb13_sunken_treasure.w2ent
living_world\containers\prologue\bandit_camp_03_chest.w2ent
living_world\custom_events\gustfields\gf2_golem\lw_sk_loot_2.w2ent
quests\generic_quests\novigrad\ff_novigrad.w2phase
quests\generic_quests\novigrad\mh307_minion.w2phase
quests\generic_quests\no_mans_land\ff_nml.w2phase
quests\generic_quests\no_mans_land\hr101_barons.w2phase
quests\generic_quests\skellige\ff_skellige.w2phase
quests\generic_quests\skellige\mh203_water_hag.w2phase
quests\minor_quests\no_mans_land\mq1015_lynch.w2phase
quests\minor_quests\no_mans_land\quest_files\mq1002_seller_of_bracelets\entities\mq1002_vault_chest.w2ent
quests\minor_quests\skellige\mq2001_clan_renegades.w2phase
quests\part_1\quest_files\q304_dandelion\entities\q304_ambasador_letter.w2ent
quests\part_2\q308_psycho.w2phase
quests\prologue\quest_files\living_world\entities\lw_nilfgaardian_body_lootable.w2ent
quests\sidequests\novigrad\sq305_scoiatael.w2phase
quests\sidequests\no_mans_land\quest_files\sq102_letho\entities\sq102_key_box.w2ent
quests\sidequests\no_mans_land\sq102_letho.w2phase
quests\sidequests\skellige\sq210_impossible_tower.w2phase

Special version for Ghost Mode available. Do not install regular version if you're using GM. Important:  make sure GM compatible version of WLC takes priority over GM. Scripts still need to be merged, ignore bundled conflicts.

Special version for Witcher 3 - Enhanced Edition available. Do not install regular version if you're using EE. Important:  make sure EE compatible version of WLC takes priority over EE. Scripts still need to be merged, ignore bundled conflicts.

** ****Required steps:**Choose one of the versions, download the archive, extract the files.
Copy modWitcherLoreCollection folder to your The Witcher 3\mods folder.
Copy dlcWitcherLoreCollection folder to your The Witcher 3\dlc folder.
Check for conflicts with Script Merger. Merge if necessary.

Optional steps to enable custom keybind for faster Books Panel access:
Open the provided ReadMe file.
Copy the provided line in the ReadMe to your The Witcher 3\bin\config\r4game\user_config_matrix\pc\input.xml file.
Copy the provided lines in the ReadMe to your Documents\The Witcher 3\input.settings file.
**How to access Witcher 1 & Witcher 2 content (click to expand):**Spoiler:  Show
Check out T.K. Hodgson's book shop. Or use the following console commands to add items by category:
addw1books
addw1glossary
addw1notes
addw1romancecards
addw2books
addw2glossary
addw2notes
addw2paintings

Additionally, if you're very impatient, you can also use the following commands to access all the restored content from Witcher 3:addwlc
addglossary


Delete modWitcherLoreCollection folder.
Delete dlcWitcherLoreCollection folder.
Run Script Merger to fix merged scripts (if any). ** **Thanks to paulr0013 for endless support, help with testing and for help with upscaling some of the icons used in the mod.
Thanks to Flipper444 for pointing me to even more hidden content.
Thanks to Denroth for Italian translation.
Thanks to Arkwulf for Russian translation.
Thanks to DaVincix for German translation.
Thanks to Pashalsta for Spanish translation.
Thanks to gotaimin for Japanese translation.
Thanks to konyme for Czech translation.
Thanks to alian2plus for Arabic translation.
Thanks to Illuzio for French translation.
Thanks to Tebeas for Polish translation.
Thanks to falutre for French translation.
Thanks to FreakVIp for Chinese translations.
Also thanks to all the other people who contributed their translations - Meraxeel, LordMazour, olekfig, Yogii26, VoOiTEC.