Geralt and Roach after slaying some Ofieri soldiers. I accidentally summoned Roach during the battle, which is why she is there.
Yes, Geralt is still in his starting armour (with an upgraded chestpiece), at level 41, and will be until I finally get my hands on Manticore. Roach has a modded model, which makes her bulkier and adds the feathers.
Stumbled across this place, for the first time , in my 3rd playthrough. The place is called Forest Hut, located SW of Blackbough. No letters, no books, just a scene setting that leaves it to the player to fill in the blanks.
Inside the hut, you come across this rather grim scene:
You can't tell from the screenshot but there are flies buzzing around the 2 bodies. Mother and child lying dead on the bed, perhaps a murder-suicide? There is no gore and the bed and floor are strewn with flowers.
Outside, you see this:
So in my mind, bandits (there are 2 camps immediately north and south of the hut) robbed the household and murdered the man. The wife in despair took her own life and that of their child.
I just love this game, I am constantly coming across things I don't recall encountering in my previous 2 games.