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Set in an elven world 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time – the creation of the first prototype Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.
Turner-Smith will play Éile, an elite warrior blessed with the voice of a goddess, who has left her clan and position as Queen’s guardian to follow her heart as a nomadic musician. A grand reckoning on the continent forces her to return to the way of the blade in her quest for vengeance and redemption.
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Yeah, didn't want to disappoint the Chamberlain.
No, Geralt of Rivia bows before no man.
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What is in your opinion the most difficult boss fight in the Witcher 3, dlc's included?
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Me: Dead man’s party. Playing that quest in the middle of the night in that crypt with ghost, who just does that 😂
TOSS A COIN TO.....
That depends on if it will serve the plot
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For a country like Skellige Svanrige is better than both Cerys and Hjalmar. Cerys's method can't work in long term, Skellige's lands are not usefull for farming, there are no many options for economy and technological advancements. They needs raids for resources. After the end of cerys's rule new ruler can just ignore her ways and continue like old skellige. But Svanrige makes Skellige feudal kingdom and the Islands becomes more stable,unites the clans, prevents future civil wars and establishes a great bloodline. He is a honoroble and smart man. Also both Redania(if you let Radovid or dijkstra win) and nilfgaard could try to improve their strenghs at the sea and peacefull skellige could do nothing at a moment like this. I didn't chose Svanrige because i didn't want hjalmar and cerys to die but i think he is the best choice for Skellige.
Other (please write down below)
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Me : battle of Kear mohern
The Empress ending is in fact the best ending for Ciri, however, a lot of people choose the Witcher ending because it is the happy ending for Ciri, and you know what? That's quite true. But how can the Empress ending be the best ending if it's not happy? Because best does not mean happy, and with that said:
Best does not mean happy
Quite ironic that I have to explain this, but since when are the things that make any of us happy also best for us? Like none of you have ever been to school or work before? Even if you like going to school or work most of the time you would rather do something else right?
We can't just do the things that make us happy as eventually the fun will run out and we will end up in trouble.
quod erat demonstrandum
Why the Empress ending is the best ending
Because her decision to become Empress parallels with her decision to fight the White Frost. Ciri was born with 2 heritages, the Elder Blood and royalty.
So just as she comes to terms with her Elder Blood heritage near the end of the game, she now also comes to terms with her royal heritage. In other words she finally accepts who she is, and that is the best thing we can give her - self acceptance.
Like it or not Ciri is ment for greater things
Witchers are meaningless compared to her, at her full potencial she is far more powerful than some meager monster hunter. Near the end of the game she understands that, right before she goes to fight the White Frost she tells Geralt:
What can you know about saving the world, silly? You're but a witcher.
The reason why Ciri decides to become the Empress is in due part of her saving the world from the White Frost. Because it will be all for naught if the world goes to shit regardless. Just as she saved it from the apocalypse, she now wants to save it from itself. During the Empress ending she says that:
I realized I had to stop fleeing. Realized that if wish to change anything, I cannot do so hunting monsters round forgotten villages. I must do so from there. From Nilfgaard.
The hood says it all
Notice that during the Witcher ending she still wears her hood, which indicates that she is still running from others. While during the Empress ending she no longer wears her hood and walks freely in public not caring about being recognized - that represents her freedom.
The results of the war are meaningless
Even if Radovid wins the war and Emhyr is killed it changes nothing, she still is the heir to the throne of Nilfgaard. You think Radovid will not hunt her? Knowing him he would do anything to capture her and force her to marry him in hopes of gaining control of both Empires. In fact Ciri and Radovid were engaged in the books for a short while. And if it's not him it will be some mage or some occult or whatever else you can think of. Keira Metz says that Ciri is the one person that is hunted by every King and mage in existance.
So you really think she can just roam the world and hunting monsters without anyone ever realising who she is? The game alone proves it won't work as Geralt receives the information she returned from Emhyr. There are only 2 alterantives for her, either leave the world for good or if she wishes to stay she has to compromise.
The Empress ending may be part of Ithlinne's Prophecy
The prophecy says: "The world will perish amidst ice and be reborn with the new sun. Reborn of the Elder Blood, of Hen Ichaer, of a planted seed. A seed that will not sprout but burst into flames!"
Prophecies in the witcher world apparently cannot be taken too literally. For example Ragh nar Roog was interpreted as the end of the world, however, the end of the world did not occure despite Ragh nar Roog occures near the end of the game. Geralt also tells this to the pilgrim during The Four Faces of Hemdall quest that it will more likely be the beginning of something new.
So if the prophecy is taken literally where is the "new sun" it speaks of?
However, if we don't take it literally it could be the Great Sun of Nilfgaard as the whole continent is now united under the Great Sun. While the part about the seed bursting into flames could represent Ciri taking the throne of Nilfgaard as she will now be the The White Flame Dancing on the Barrows of her Enemies.
I lost all my 20.000 coin bc I died to a guard I accidentally punched, is this supposed to happen?
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Little known fact, we know both Cerys and Eredin are called "Sparrowhawk". However, that's actually a mistranslation, as they do not have the same moniker in the Polish (original) version.
Eredin is indeed called "Sparrowhawk" or "Krogulec" in Polish.
However, in the Polish version Cerys is instead called "Przepióreczka" which is an affectionate form of "Przepiórka" which in English means "Quail" and NOT "Sparrowhawk".
So sorry to tell you this, but there is no real deeper meaning to them having the same nickname, because they don't actually share it.