Kaer Morhen, translating to Keep of the Elder Sea, is the place where old witchers were trained and mutated before it was attacked. As hatred around witchers grew, a group of fanatics attacked Kaer Morhen and killed most of the teachers and students.
This incident resulted in making Geralt of Rivia one of the last witchers alive. The keep stayed empty except a few witchers who passed by whenever they could. The only permanent resident was Vesemir, the last teacher left alive in the keep.
Given all the history that Kaer Morhen possesses and the importance it holds in Geralt’s past, it’s only natural that you’d want to visit the place as soon as you start the game. But, unfortunately, you may have to wait before that’s possible.
Reaching Kaer Morhen
If we’re taking things a bit literally, you actually start the game in Kaer Morhen as Geralt takes a nice, warm bath and eventually proceeds to complete the tutorial by training with Ciri. However, you have no control over the progression and will be kicked right out of Kaer Morhen as the tutorial ends.
The way the game works, you won’t be able to visit Kaer Morhen again until the main plot takes you there. Geralt will have to continue to Velen, Skellige, and Novigrad. You’ll have to complete the main quest named “In Ciri’s Footsteps” which will lead to “Ugly Baby”, the quest that’ll get you to Kaer Morhen.
Unfortunately, if you’re thinking about speedrunning through all the quests to reach Kaer Morhen, that won’t really be possible. Getting to “Ugly Baby” will take a fair bit of time especially if you’re completing the side quests simultaneously.
Revisiting Kaer Morhen After ‘Ugly Baby’
Once you complete the initial mission and Kaer Morhen is unlocked, its pretty simple to go back to the region. You can’t really ride to the area, you’ll have to fast travel. The process is the same as fast traveling to any region. You just have to go to the nearest signpost and find Kaer Morhen on the world map and travel to it.
That’s pretty much all we had to cover in this blog. Getting to Kaer Morhen is simple, but you just have to be patient and wait for the right time. For more guides and tutorials on the Witcher 3, check out our blog to unveil the countless secrets this game has to offer.