The Prey is the 7th main quest in Kingdom Come Deliverance (KCD). This walkthrough will guide you through all the steps of the Prey quest.
Triggers automatically after completing Keeping the Peace.
Meet Lord Capon at dawn in the courtyard of the Upper Castle
Simply go to the upper castle courtyard of Rattay at dawn. You can sleep or press Touchpad (PS4) to skip time. Around 8:00AM is a good time to come.
Follow Hans Capon
Lord Capon will ride his horse while you have to walk beside him. He will talk to you a little bit along the way and apologize for what he said to you the evening before. It doesn’t matter what dialogue choices you make with him.
Eventually the screen will fade to black and you’ll see a fast travel sequence going to the woods. Once there, follow the Lord to the camp.
Bring Capon Wine and Bacon
An easy and short step — head back to his horse and interact with the sattle bag to pick up the wine and bacon. Talk to Capon and place the items from your inventory in his and confirm.
Now sleep till morning (7 AM). If you wake up Lord Capon before 7AM he will make an angry comment that it’s still dark outside. After 7AM talk to him and he’ll challenge you to a competition: whoever catches the most rabbits wins.
Compete with Sir Hans at Hunting Hares
First you’ll want to grab the sword and bow from the box at camp. There’s only one big box here so it’s easy to locate.
There are two ways to go about hunting: you can use your bow (but hares are awfully small targets) or run after the hares, wait for them to get stuck and stab them with the sword.
The animal AI isn’t the best here. They will often run towards trees or rocks etc. and get stuck for a few seconds. Just run after them. You can’t catch up to them but eventually a rabbit will get stuck. Then just do a quick stab with the sword to kill it and loot it afterwards.
When you think you have enough hares you can skip time till evening. Press touchpad (PS4) and advance time till 17:00 (5PM). Personally, I won the competition with 3 hares. Head back to camp and talk to Lord Capon. For the quest it doesn’t matter if you win or lose the hunt. Your reward is only 35 Groschen for a win.
Wait till tomorrow / Follow Hans Capon
Sleep another night at camp until 7AM the next day. Then follow Lord Capon into the woods. You’ll see a cutscene of him trying to kill a boar with a bow and arrow which fails. He will now chase after the wounded animal and you’ll lose sight of him.
Find Hans Capon
The game only gives you a search area for Hans Capon in the woods but not exact location.
See the screenshot below for where to find Hans Capon Location in The Prey Quest:
Rescue Hans Capon
After finding the Lord Capon location in the woods you will see him tied to a tree. Two Cumans (enemies) are guarding him. Either sneak up to them from behind to knock them out or engage them in combat. If you’re doing a “no kills” run, you can use a blunt weapon (Bludgeon etc.) to knock them out.
After the two Cumans are gone untie Lord Capon and return back to Rattay with him. This finishes the quest. As a reward you will unlock your own horse!
For more Walkthroughs, check out the complete Kingdom Come Deliverance Walkthrough (All Main Quests).