Geralt discovers two corpses and soon after a derelict mansion secured with elevated walls and a gate ramshackle yet adorned with a rare elegance Geralt can’t ignore. He is met with the mansion s owner – not quite human, a beast with the faculties of a man. With Geralt unfazed by his appearance and aggression, the beast invites him in. He shares stories of his family, his life and his curse. If the weight of his misdeeds could condemn him to this body – a retribution spoken of only in fairy tales – could there be another grain of truth in these tales of fantasy?