A wounded Lena in the quest "On Death's Bed in the Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

"On Death's Bed" is a secondary quest (sidequest) in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

It is one of the sidequests you get at White Orchard, during the Prologue.


Lena was injured by the Griffin on her way to meet her boyfriend. She is now in critical condition. Can the witcher help?


White Orchard
White Orchard


Tomira's House
Tomira's House

Related NPCs[edit]


How to start quest[edit]

Speak to Tomira at her house west of the Village of White Orchard, and east of the Sawmill. When she tells you about Lena, mention that you "could try to help her."



After talking to Tomira and agreeing to help Lena, you need to craft a Swallow Potion. The ingredients are as follows:

The flowers can be found on the fields near the herbalist's house. Look for them east and southeast of the house.

The Dwarven Spirit can be bought from Elsa, the innkeeper at the Inn/Tavern in White Orchard (costs around 47 crowns)

Drowners can be found near the river. Check southeast of the Woesong Bridge.

Once you've gathered the ingredients, brew the potion and give it to Tomira to complete the quest.


  • Experience
  • Crowns
  • Venom Extract
  • Manuscripts (Alchemy Recipes)
  • Book (of Sweat and Blood)



Strategy Guide/Tips[edit]

  • If you leave White Orchard without completing the quest, the quest fails and Lena dies from her wounds.
  • You may have a Swallow Potion already in your inventory if you started the game on one of the 2 highest difficulty levels.
  • You may not be able to start this quest if you have not started the quest, The Beast of White Orchard.
  • A guard at the Nilfgaardian army camp in Velen (southeast part of the map) will later tell you what happened to Lena.


  • You will later run across Lena's boyfriend (during a different quest) who will tell you that he hates what you did to Lena.