Redbeard is a character living in the Land of Thousand Fables and a minor villain in the Blood and Wine expansion of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. As everyone in the illusion, he is a stereotypical fairytale character. He is the leader of a gang of bandits who have stolen the goose that lays golden eggs.
When Geralt and Syanna meet the Big Bad Wolf, he lies on the ground completely drunk, as he was drinking with Redbeard the night before.
Redbeard eventually kidnaps the goose that lays golden eggs, planning to get rich. He and his bandits then return to their camp in the woods where they are tracked down by Geralt who kills the bandits, including Redbeard.
- The denizens of the Land of a Thousand Fables had problems, just like you or I… Balbina the Goose, for example, had the disturbing impression someone was watching her, with the intent of causing her harm – she had thus posted a notice on the fable world’s notice board. The golden egg laying bird was lucky a witcher happened to appear in the area shortly afterwards. Since time in this strange realm flowed differently, Geralt could take on this unusual contract with a clear conscience, knowing his urgent matters in Toussaint could wait.
- While traversing the Land of a Thousand Fables, Geralt came across an abandoned little home. All around it lay plucked out goose feathers, suggesting there had been some kind of struggle, perhaps resulting in an abduction. The witcher being a witcher, he decided to investigate just what had happened.
- The goose had indeed been kidnapped. The evildoer was a bandit named Redbeard, who had planned to force the poor bird to lay eggs made of precious metals for his profit. Geralt foiled this scheme through deft work with his blade – his usual method. Then he needed merely find the key to the cage and free the captured fowl.
- The goose rewarded Geralt’s efforts by laying a golden egg for him. What Geralt did with that egg, I unfortunately do not know…
The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt