[Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings|The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings] picks up shortly after the events in the [game|original game]. Geralt has been essentially drafted as King []'s personal bodyguard and the king is engaged in a battle with troops loyal to his mistress, the Baroness [Louisa La Valette|Mary Louisa La Valette] after what can best be described as a lovers' spat.
Over the course of the game, the paths available to Geralt multiply. The two major paths follow Geralt's choice of ally: Vernon Roche or Iorveth. This choice has the greatest impact on how the game develops, but before making this choice, he must decide what to do about [La Valette|Aryan La Valette].of La Valette Castle|La Valette dungeon]. He is soon dragged out for interrogation by [Roche|Vernon Roche], leader of the []n Special Forces known as the [Stripes|Blue Stripes]. We then learn that the witcher has been accused of killing King Foltest and it is up to him to convince Roche of his innocence. The rest of the prologue serves as a game tutorial as Geralt recounts the events leading up to the king's demise and his incarceration.
While storming the castle with Foltest's men, Geralt must decide whether to force Aryan La Valette to surrender or kill him. If Aryan surrenders, Geralt must help him in the dungeon. If Aryan dies, then the witcher must help Aryan's mother, and Foltest's mistress, [Louisa La Valette|Mary Louisa La Valette].
Geralt must then escape the dungeon and meet up with Roche and Triss. The trio then set off by boat for [].
- [Witcher 2 quests#Prologue|Quests in the Prologue]
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Upon arrival at their destination, the witcher finds two of his best friends, [] and [], on the Flotsam scaffold, about to be hanged. He must negotiate their release by dealing with the local commandant, [Loredo|Bernard Loredo].
While in town, Geralt learns that the port is menaced by a huge beast, the []. The beast must be dealt with before anyone can leave town. This is when the witcher meets another sorceress, [de Tansarville|Síle de Tansarville], who is also hunting the beast.
Triss is kidnapped by [], so Geralt sets off to find her and the kingslayer, but he cannot go on alone, so he must decide between Roche and Iorveth.
- [Witcher 2 quests#Chapter I|Quests in Chapter I]
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While in Aedirn, the witcher either meets a third sorceress: [Eilhart|Philippa Eilhart], or a sorcerer: []. Also, Geralt learns of a curse cast over the site of a battle three years prior. This curse must be lifted before he can proceed.
Geralt finds news of Triss only to have her slip through his fingers once more, so he must continue his search for her and heads off to [Muinne|Loc Muinne] where she is being taken by the Nilfgaardians.
- [Witcher 2 quests#Chapter II|Quests in Chapter II]
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He is also faced with the dilemma of whether or not to kill a dragon.
- [Witcher 2 quests#Chapter III|Quests in Chapter III]
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There're no actual quests in the Epilogue (besides the main "[Assassins of Kings|The Assassins of Kings]" quest) and the main decision that you have to make is either kill [of Gulet|Letho of Gulet], the kingslayer, or not.