Players are confused about whether to Take the Rose Or Not at the end of the quest of Scenes From a Marriage in Witcher 3.
Scenes From A Marriage has many plots that players need to complete to reach the end of the quest involving Iris’s Rose.
Continue reading to learn about the results of taking or not taking the Rose and a complete guide to the end of the Scenes From A Marriage.
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- The Friends Of The House In Witcher 3
- Investigating The Von Everic Home
- Last Quest: Should Geralt Leave Or Take the Rose?
- The Bottom Line
The Friends Of The House In Witcher 3
After defeating The Caretaker, Geralt meets two talking animal spirits, a cat and a dog, who become his guides throughout the mission.
They describe themselves as ‘friends of the house‘ and reveal that the Caretaker was summoned from a distant place to protect Iris.
When Geralt questions the animal spirits about their identity, they remain secretive about their origins.
But as soon as Geralt asks the whereabouts of Iris and how to receive the Rose, they tell him that they are in the manor.
The Fate Of The Dog And The Cat
In Witcher 3, the Dog and the Cat’s fate directly intertwines with Iris and her Violet Rose.
These animal spirits get trapped inside the painting world due to the curse of servitude toward Iris’s Soul.
As long as no one takes the Rose from Iris, the Dog and the Cat spirit are forever bound to guarding Iris von Everec.
Investigating The Von Everic Home
In Witcher 3, after Geralt defeats the Caretaker, he enters the house of Olgierd Von Everic from the back door.
He finds something shiny on a table when he enters the main room.
Make Geralt check the shining thing that will be Iri’s Sketchbook, which is vital for the quest later.
1. First Quest: Kill Wraith From The Painting
When Geralt enters the house, he will come across a room with fire damage.
Hence, go out to the room‘s balcony, turn right, and continue walking through the following rooms.
Next, the lights will go out, and the hallway will become longer; that’s when the ghost called the Wraith From The Painting will appear.
To kill the Wraith from the painting, Geralt can use a special oil to strengthen his sword.
Wraith Healing Ability In Witcher 3
Make sure to use Geralt’s attacks right at the painting on the wall to stop The Wraith from healing herself by drawing power from them.
When you kill The Wraith, the paintings in the corridor will catch fire, and the room will return to normal.
After defeating the ghost, the room will go back to its standard size, and the corridor’s paintings will catch fire.
Now, head on straight into the next room to continue the quest.
2. Second Quest: Entering Iris’ Bedchamber
To his surprise, Geralt enters Iris’ Bedchamber and finds her lifeless body on the bed.
When he decided to start the quest to fulfill Iris’s wish, he had no idea that Iris was already dead.
Geralt must first bury Iris’s body next to her easel, and after this, Iris’ ghost will come when you summon her.
Now, you can follow Iris’ ghost into The Painted World, consisting of paintings of her memories.
3. Third Quest: Finding Out Iris’ Greatest Fear
Before Geralt comes across the quest to either take or leave the Rose, he must finish the final tableau.
The final tableau takes Geralt to a chamber connected to the dining room, where he finds Olgierd’s last note to Iris.
At this moment, Geralt learns that Iris’s biggest fear was the monster within her husband Olgierd that consumed Iris Von Everic.
Last Quest: Should Geralt Leave Or Take the Rose?
At the end of the quest, Geralt comes across the options where he can either take the Rose to give it to Olgeird or leave it with Iris.
The Rose symbolizes their love and the only way Iris can reunite with Olgierd.
Taking the Rose will cut Iris’s connection to the world and force her spirit out of the living world.
However, this action will not impact the game other than what transpires to the fate of Iris, the Dog, and the Cat.
1. What Happens When Geralt Takes Iris’s Rose?
In Witcher 3, If Geralt chooses to take the Vilotet Rose from Iris, it will severe her last tie to the living world.
Thus, this will free her soul, and Iris and the painted world will ultimately disappear.
Hence, Geralt will have Rose Olgierd request him to retrieve and complete his assigned task.
Moreover, taking the Rose will free The Dog and the Cat from their curse of servitude toward Iris’s soul in the manor.
When you take Rose, the Dog and the Cat will thank you for lifting their curse and advising you on how to deal with Gaunter.
2. What Happens When Geralt Don’t Take Iris’s Rose?
If Geralt refuses Iris to take the Rose, she will remain trapped between realms with her last remembrance of the Olgierd.
Thus, Iris will be doomed to relieve the painful past eternally.
The Dog and the cat spirits will also remain trapped in the painting, forever bound to their duty of guarding Iris von Everec.
In Witcher 3, if Geralt chooses not to take the Rose, he can still grant Olgierd’s longing to see the Rose he gave to his wife.
After settling for not to be the one to decide Iris’s Fate, Geralt will return to the moral realm.
After exiting the painted world through the portal, the portrait will now show Iris standing in the foreground, holding the Rose.
The cutscene will then depict Geralt cutting Iris and the Rose from the painting to take to Olgierd.
3. Make A Choice To Take the Rose From Iris
The Rose binds her to the living world, and she relives her worst memories in the painted world.
It would help if you chose to take the Rose from Iris because you will show her mercy and free her spirit to rest.
Although taking Iris’s last gift from her husband, Olgeird may seem heartless, taking the Rose will end Iris’s spirit’s suffering.
This action will also help the Dog and cat spirit lift their curse and enjoy their freedom.
The Bottom Line
Whether to take the rose or not in The Witcher 3 is complex and makes you wonder about the after-effects.
Besides, there’s no right or wrong answer to this, but the choice definitely reflects the player’s moral values.