Received from: Automatically after finishing The War Council.
Step 1: Head to Stennis for the royal blood
If you head to Stennis (M15, 4), he will immediately refuse sacrificing any amount of blood for Saskia.
To continue, you have to complete part of Where is Triss Merigold? (find Triss' bandana and give it to Philippa Eilhart).
Notice! Right after giving Triss' bandana to Philippa Eilhart, the With Flickering Heart side quest will end with failure. It's worth to complete it before handing over the item.
Step 2: Stop the peasants from lynching the prince
Head to the Castle of the Three Fathers (M15, 4) to find a crowd. Zoltan and Dandelion will introduce you to the situation.
Step 3: Talk with the gathered people. You don't have much time
Notice! If you talk with too many people, a cutscene will start and you will have to place judgement on Stennis.
You can talk with the dwarves (Halldor Halldorson) - you will unlock Suspect: Thorak.
You can talk with the people (Aedirnian Peasant) - you will unlock The Walls Have Ears.
You can talk with Zoltan and Dandelion, Wawrzyncem, Johlan.
You can talk with Stennis and also use Axii hex on the guards to get inside the chamber.
Notice! If you leave the Castle of the Three Fathers, a cutscene will activate during your next visit and you will have to place judgement on Stennis.
Once the time to place judgement, you will hear some more conversations during which you can take sides, with the final decision being the third one. Your choice has consequences in the future:
- You decide to kill Stennis. Description in Step 4, Option A.
- You decide to put him under a fair trial. Description in Step 4, Option B.
Step 4, Option A: Sentence Stennis
If Stennis dies, you will be able to gather the noble blood. If he doesn't, you'll have to take care of that later on. The choice also has consequences in Where is Triss Merigold?, during Step 12, option B.
Prize: 1000 XP
Step 4, Option B: Spare Stennis
If you decide that lynching is a bad idea, Stennis will be arrested and you'll have to find another way of getting royal blood - you will make it during Where is Triss Merigold?, where the choice also has consequences during Step 12, option A.
Step 5: Obtain Henselt's blood
You will obtain the blood during Where is Triss Merigold?. A detailed description can be found in the proper part of the guide.
Prize: 1000 XP