The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Achievements

Man of the Shadows

Successfully sneak through Loredo's garden and find the component of the kayran trap.   

This is in Chapter I, and in fact can be missed entirely if you don't follow Roche into Loredo's quarters. Go around the back when Roche tasks you with doing so and you will be stopped by a guard. Go back to Roche and speak with him about the guard. Roche will distract him, allowing you to get in. There is one guard next to a rock, so sneak over and hide behind it. Wait for him to turn around and knock him out with  (if you don't knock this guy out, the other guard urinating by the door will always around and notice you). Upon knocking out the guard by the rock, go to the one urinating and knock him out too. Look to your right to see a rock that you can climb to get over the locked door. Once you drop here, make a save and just use common sense for the remainder and you'll be fine.

Once you get the kayran trap fragment (iron frame) from the chest at the end and eavesdrop on Loredo (climb the ladder and shimmy next to his window to trigger a small cutscene), climb the ladder on the roof to drop down by the campfire, where you're achievement will unlock.

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Comment #1 by Optimus Myers
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 05:54:20 PM

Make sure to consume a Cat potion beforehand to ensure that you won't be seen. I always knocked out enemies whenever I had the chance to make sure they won't turn around and spot you. Once you're out of the first area and climbed up through the rocks dropping behind the wall near the beginning, you want to climb up to the window where you will see Loredo having a conversation. Be patient and watch the paths the guards take and knock them out. After you eavesdrop on the conversation, run the the northwest side of the area (northwest from the window you were just at) and you will find a wall that you can climb over. Beyond it is a bunch of loot and the Iron Frame necessary to complete the Kayran Trap which is another achievement itself to craft and use.

Comment #2 by mikepaul
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 09:27:17 PM


You can get lucky in that walking up behind the last guard you're supposed to get by (JUST before the climb-over wall) he turns too soon to knock him out but somehow you slip by him in his blind spot by hugging the wall. No idea HOW he missed seeing me: several times I'd push left on the stick and then I'd move right just a little too far to remain in cover and would need to reload. Luck just wasn't with me until this last spot. Not sure how often it'll work out in general, but if you aren't stopped, don't act like you were...

Comment #3 by Aidexx
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 06:32:45 AM

This unlocks right after you talk to Roche, so don't worry if you don't get it instantly after leaving the garden.

Comment #4 by Melanopterus
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 04:15:12 PM

So is this glitched because I did it 12 times with cat potions and every method and the second guy (who is peeing) turned around literally every single time the second I rounded the corner. I even waited 15 mins once and he never turned but first step around the corner bam turned. I am not good at sneaking in games but come on that's not bad luck or bad playing there is something wrong

Comment #5 by DMagoo24
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 07:50:43 PM

@4- keeps happening to me now

Comment #6 by amccma
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 03:25:03 PM

#4 #5 I had the same problem and finally I found that the point is to make it quickly. Knock the first guard as fast as you can and go for the peeing one without missing a second. If you wait or waste time he always will be turn and see you. Hope this helps :)

Comment #7 by The False Deity
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 @ 11:13:00 PM

For the second guard run out far enough to where he turns then run back to the wall hel walk towards where you were then turn around level his ass then

Comment #8 by Rainleaf
Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 05:48:37 AM


For the 2on guard be careful of the bucket next to the wall around the corner. If you go too quickly, you will tip it over and alert the guard. Avoid the bucket and knock out the guard as he is distracted.

Comment #9 by maliguen
Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 11:06:00 PM

The cat potion serves to see in dark not to be invisible.

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Game Info
CD Projekt Red


US April 17, 2012

HDD Space Required : 7.04 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $29.99USD
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