Playing with the Devil Walkthrough
How to unlock: Speak with Father Godwin in Uzhitz.
Meet with Father Godwin in Uzhitz (he should be either near the church or in the tavern) and ask him if he needs help with something. He gives you a quest – you have to investigate a problem of “magical” ointments used by a few women from the village. Godwin tells you to speak with “the witch”, an herbalist called Gertrude. She lives in a hut in the forest located west from the village.
Go to Gertrude and speak with her. The best way to make her tell you the truth is to use either persuasion or to impress her. Speak about the ointment and promise her that you will help.
Additional note – You can get inside the herbalist’s hut and break into her chest (easy lock). This allows you to get a recipe for Witch potion. This step isn’t mandatory, you can complete the quest without getting it.
Follow the women
The game should add three markers on the Uzhitz’s map that inform you about the locations of the women who got Gertrude’s ointment. You have to meet only with one of them. During that conversation you can invoke either Gertrude or Father Godwin or you can try to use persuasion. That conversation can have two outcomes:
- You have managed to convince the villager to reveal information about the meeting. The location is added to your map (the picture above).
- You couldn’t persuade the villager to reveal information about the meeting. In that case you have to follow her (you don’t have to start sneaking immediately, the time for that comes later).
Reach the meeting place at dawn (9:00 pm).
Carefully approach the place of the meeting place. From now on you can’t be detected by them. Remove all pieces of armor and keep a safe distance. One of the villagers can approach you if Henry gets spotted. You can lie that, e.g. you were collecting herbs. Another “mistake” like that and the women will go back to their homes (this can also happen if you miss the meeting). You will have to try another day.
Start following the women by walking down the path but then go to the forest. Remember to keep your distance. You also can’t get too close to their meeting spot in the forest. Stay away and listen to their conversation.
Participate in the ritual
Approach the bonfire only after the women complete the first part of the ritual and you get a new mission objective. The game plays a cut-scene during which Henry has hallucinations. Everyone turns into animals. Approach any of them from behind and… hold the button to start lockpicking (the picture).
The next hallucination features two Cumans. You can:
- Attack and kill the enemies. However, you should know that they are woodcutters and their death will anger the villagers. Henry loses consciousness for a few hours after winning a fight. The women disappear.
- Don’t attack the enemies and wait. It is highly probable that the woodcutters will kill every woman.
Go back to Father Godwin. You can also complete an optional step and return to the herbalist in the forest (do that when the quest disappears from your journal). Their reaction depends on your decision regarding the Cuman-woodcutters. Their death can lower your reputation in Uzhitz greatly and make it harder for you to meet with Father Godwin again which can happen during other quests.