Sorry this is late, catching up ... No, the only prerequisites are that Zuggtmot has been dealt with and you have completed one of the fugitive quests for Captain Achan in Verbobonc. Moathouse Respawn is now a Verbobonc chapter and no longer accessible via Brother Smyth. Much of the NC is sandboxey this way - you can choose to do it whenever you want, pretty much. I think that's generally good, as you're not force fed so much, even if you do risk leveling out of the sweet spot. :shrug: Kent will still comment about the witch for flavor, but that's all. He doesn't affect anything. Okay I see a potential bug in there ... we need to require that the Moathouse is actually cleared (Lareth dead) before you get MR, which I just assumed would naturally be the case. There's definitely something wacky going on with the Butcher rep. I think we may have to just disable the original and make a new one. The way the quests work is: you get the one to go to the Moathouse for Asaph. Once you go, you complete the quest. You then auto-get the Season of the Witch quest upon hearing the witch cackle. The main reason for this sequence is that players want feedback on what they're supposed to do and if they've done it or not, so if they get confused, they can look at the logbook and actually see 'Go to the Moathouse.' Season of the Witch is only ever 'mentioned' because no one actually gives it to you. It's essentially hearsay - you discover something seems wrong there. This has no practical impact on the content itself, doesn't matter if it's mentioned or accepted. You got the original quest from Asaph, captain of the Regional Patrol. He never actually appears in the entire game except for his doppleganger in Welkwood Bog. When you've cleared out the MR, Asaph will send you another notice in Verbo, completing the quest. You still never see him. You must not have killed all the critters in Lareth's area (including Lareth) originally.