Names have different correct pronunciations in different languages. My name which I will not disclose(obviously) has at least 5 different correct pronunciations in German, English, French, Swedish and Russian. As someone who is a polyglot and speaks many languages I can 100% guarantee you the name is intended to have an english version that well is prononced that way, that or the writers and people who directed the voice acting are all idiots alltought most of them are polish themselves. Better yet check the polish version where it's probably prononced that way.
@SMiki55 Zerrikania is a vast realm located to the east of both Northern Kingdoms and Nilfgaardian Empire.[N 1] Isolated from the westerners by mountain ranges, deserts and wastelands, it is often perceived as a mysterious land of warrior women, dragon cults and exotic beasts.
Exact description of Zerrikania from this wiki, Scythia had barely any desert territory if at all. Also my previous arguments whitch you didin't even touch and some new ones if you still need proof I really know what I'm talking about:
Scythia was in ancent times not medieval.
Horses were a big thing in the eurasian region too, ever heard of "Arabian" horses, one of the oldest horses in the world and they are similar to the book description.
We don't have info on jungles, IN THE BOOKS but here I was talking about the greater cannon which is games+books(I know the games are not cannon to the books but to be frank I couldn't care less since this wiki wouldn't exist whitout the games probably, and neither the games whitout the books of course so Im taking into account both) And I'm sorry but nor Tigers nor Panthers could be found or can at the moment(If you don't count zoos) even on one square meter of the entire known Scythian inhabited lands.
Strong female warriors, yea it was a thing historically mainly in Scythia, but this time I doubt it's even remotely insipired from them, I think it's more likely this is the fantasy trope of arabic civilization that has strong female warriors too also leaders, look at Hammerfell in Elder Scrolls and Dorne from Game of Thrones, 100% arabic insipred and also plenty of strong females there and a lot of female leaders.
We know they use Scimtars and weapons that are made of Alloys at least as strong as steel(Whitch is deducted form the fact most nations have that alloy by now including Offeir whitch is a neighbour of Zerrikania.) Scythians used short straight swords made of Iron, which mind you when Schytians were a thing that was when that metal started to be used.
I don't wanna pretend I'm a knowall or something I'm not. But I think I studied history enough to know what I'm talking about. The only state which meets most of the criteria is the Arrabian Peninsula historically and geographically not to mention the most obvious giveaway that the author inspired himself from arabia. I mean for crying out loud the name is a pun basically.
Based on what @SMiki55? We have little to no information about it, we know it has tropical climate in some arreas and that the Korath Desert is really close/ part of it.
Not even to mention the fact that Scythia was mostly in a green plains and mountinaous area(Yes Zerrakania has mountains but that's not enogh for them to be similar) in regards climate and positioning and have little to no deserts or tropical areas, also Scythians were a thing in the ancient era, and not a state is even resembling an ancient culture in Witcher since they're obviously past that era. The only region that is somewhat viable is the Indo-Sythian region but that is a long stretch, and still culturally they have 0 resemblance.
Casing was ok imo not great, and I'm still bothered they didin't put MyAnna burning in the role of Anna Henrietta(Blood and Wine folks will know why) among other thigs but idk. I hope they will nail regis like they did Geralt and Dandelion. I mean otherwise Yen was aight and Ciri I guess(but her writing was eh eh) and it starts to go downwards from there.
But the perfect cast pick for Regis idk, to be honest I think Keanu Reeves would be interesting, I mean maybe it's not 100% the perfect pick but like Regis is this big softie that is actually a killing machine basically beeing a higher vampire and all, so yea it would be nice.
It's simple, have a base ideea of how the entire plot goes( A skeleton if you will) and based on that start developing it, one you finish writing it re-read everything and change whatever doesn't add up, and in the end you will end up with a great story that ties in pretty nicely, it's pretty hard to have 0 plotholes but no that hard to avoid major ones(Depends on what subjects you are writing about, for example time travel is almost certain to have a big plothole).
Skellige most likely based on the fact that they are divided in Jarls and have "Vking" ships I'd have to say scandinavians, as in the og vikings, from whitch the scots irish and brits come from(well partly at least).
Nilfaard, german empire defo, or should I say holy roman empire(Not the same as the actual roman empire, more like a Byzantine empire, an empire "descendant" from the actual romans.)
Redania I mean it's a mix of many european kingdoms, but I if I had to choose a country it has to be france, armor is not that far from the historical armor(not the colors tho) also the witch inquisition was a pretty big thing in france, and well... church of the eternal fire.
Kadwen seems to be a bit more anglicon style then again we don't have that much to go on.
Kovir, most likely switzerland, there's little to no info be it visual or otherwise on Kovir but based on the fact that A. They live in a mountinous area. B. They have lots of golds and ritches. C. They value their neutrality and are a force to be reconed with in case somebody really wants to declare war on them, I'm pretty positive it's Switzerland.
Zerrakania, deserts, jungles, I'm going to guess egypt/arrabia.
Offeir, we know for a certainty it is led by sultans and also that they have plenty of silky clothes, in the colour blue especially, at first glance I would dare compare them to the Otomans but by the sound of it they also live in deserts and considering their Scimtar design whitch is not really like the Jannisaies(Ottoman empire soldiers) scimtar I have to say persia.
No, no I do not. I respect that you like it but imo it butchers the books it's not bad, but it's a 6.5/10 for me.
^^Well I didn't, not that much at least.
There's a difference between fanboysm/girlism and a fan. No matter how much I liked something from a certain I.P. or writer or whatever I will always critique if I don't like it and praise it if it's good in my eyes, still this is a really subjective matter and I respect if others have a different opinion from me.
Well besides genetic degradation. We see clearly that Vesimir looks old, their system is strong yes but at some point their dna will fail too and they will die of "natural causes' but due to their life beeing really dangerous and them beeing virtualy imune to anything a lot of time until they probably have even a remote chance of gettig sick well yeah.
Thanks ya rascal Merry christmas to ya too.
Yeah but it's hard to obtain, the code I mean, since it changes from user to user. So first you have to complete blood and wine and then you have to go into your files in documents/the witcher 3/config.xml and search "Geralt_Formal_outfit 6" after that you have to see an id that's after that name.
And then take that id and paste it into your console, also you need a console mod, afterwards you'll get a riddle, solve that get the answer, get a ticket to Warsaw and go to CdPr studio and give them the answer and then go back home and unsinstall the game ya wuss, console comands are cheating ya cheky bastard.
On a more serious note this is the command you have to imput:
additem('Beauclair elegant suit')
Well dont matter much since their armor design seems something that an edgy 3 year old would make. I get that the people at netflix had their "vision" but that's not a good vision.
Its meh at best imo. Cavill does a great job great coregraphy but idk Ciri's stoery so far is boring me and also I don't like all the actors they chose. Also the writer claimed she'll stay true to the books and she obviously didin't, and I'm not talking about changes due to a limited number of episodes(skipping events or making them shorter or whatever) I'm talking pretty big stuff, characters and things that don't look like in the books and it bothers me.
Read the books, the show is great but it clamps up more than a quarter of the story who could have been told in 2 seasons instead of one and I think it doesn't say enough, also lots of new things I haven't seen in the books and it bothers me that the claimed this will be a retelling of the books not inspired from the books whitch are very different things.
Well yeah, since there's plenty of elves who died of old age and they live up to a 1000.
Well based on a quest in kaer morhen and considering how long ago that whole thing started, and everyone saying they're a dying breed I assume witchers were at least like 100 per school including apprentices and active witchers that were on the path.
What's even more freaky they all died in battle or somehow killed by someone else or I maybe accidents but never because of any disease or wound that wasn't fatal.
A few examples,
Coen- Stabbed with a twin fork in battle
Adon- Crushed by a rock
Leo- KIlled by the proffesor
Letho(If the player makes certain choises)-KIlled by Geralt.
Aiden- Shot with an arrow.
Etc. There's 0 natural death examples but my assumption they do have a lifespan they're not imortal but they live a long long time, I think around 500 at most considerng vesimir was in his 350s but he looked 60-ish and geralt's 90 and he looks like in his early 30s.
I'm inclined to belive it's fanmade, probably still acurate to cannon but fanmade I'm not surebut, what region is this tho?
All books pre geralt's suicide expedition to nilfgaard.