So I've played B&W about 3 times I was returning to Regis from the Wights lair then out of nowhere a Knight Errant attacked me so I got off my horse naturally dismounted him with Aard he stopped attacking and ran back to his horse😂😂😂
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The Witcher would be nothing without monsters, and with a second conjunction of the spheres, monster populations have not only risen, but this could also mean new monsters for a potential future game. On this thread, list some monsters or creatures from folklore that as of right now, have never showed up in any game, book, tv show, or short story, what their like, and how they could translate into the Witcher, and how to fight them. Here's a two I've learned of.
Selkie: Hailing from Irish folklore, Selkies are shapeshifters who can appear as either a human or a seal. They switch forms by removing, or putting on their seal skin, and if someone finds a sealskin and steals it, the Selkie cannot return to the sea, and whomever does so has power over the Selkie who is forced to marry the human. While Selkies have made fine husbands and wives, and good parents, ultimately their true home is the sea which they long to return to. If a Selkie revovers their seal skin, or if someone finds and returns the skin, the Selkie will return home to their Selkie families. While their human spouse will never see them again, Selkies have been known to make themselves visable to their human children.
Offhand, a creature like this could be hard to adapt to the Witcher as it's not hostile. Perhaps in the Witcher world, Selkies can be reasoned with, but like all races, they have bad eggs among them, and the bad eggs are the ones you take care off. Or perhaps maybe a abusive human is beating a Selkie whom they have married, and the Selkie hires a Witcher to find their seal-skin.
Gulon: A lesser known creature found in Swedish myth, the Gulon is a dog sized scavenger with the body of a dog, but head of a cat. This creature eats so much dead meat so fast, that one feast is enough to bloat it's body. Following every feast, the Gulon loses the added weight by finding two trees found in close proximity, squeeze between them, and that causes the food to be disgorged as feces. They are also faster and more cunning then a fox, making it extremely difficult for a typical hunter to catch or kill.
Gulons could be re-worked so that their predators and have been feasting on sentient races and local wildlife alike.
This is a little hard for me to describe, but I've been going through most of the quests in Skellige lately and "The Tower Outta Nowheres" one was unusually enjoyable, for reasons that aren't entirely clear to me. I love the premise, and what I presume is some sort of dry commentary on DRM (or maybe copyright), but there was something about the cutscene at the end that felt much better than what I usually get. I think it had something to do with the long reaction shot of the villagers seeing me fall out of the sky. Their gratitude felt much more believable than most of the hackneyed "oh thank ye very much master witcher, I guess your kind ain't so bad after all" resolutions I'm used to. I think that it was largely conveyed in that one shot, and in the kindly tone that they spoke to me in afterward. Made what was otherwise a mildly interesting quest into a touching one for me. Has anyone else finished quests that made them feel this way?
Dont you guys think that the games make all Nimue parts weird. I mean that in the books Geralt is supposed to die in that riot ( for all but Ciri, Geralt himself and Yennefer), but if in the games he continues to kill, spare kings, change the continent, help maybe thousands of people how nothing has made its way to the Nimue timeline, just the games contradict the books.
I didn't do many side quest so I only had. Zoltan, Triss, and that druid.
As I've mentioned before, with Geralt likely retired, any potential 4th game would need a new hero. While Ciri is of course an option, others have suggested customization, creating an entirely new Witcher of your own creation. If this were so, this gives you the option of playing a Dwarf, Elf, Gnome, or Halfling.
But we all know how they are all viewed, especially the Elves. You'd hardly be welcomed anywhere, and are likely vulnerable to being attacked and lynched by a mob in the north, or subject to being a pawn, useful for giving Nilfgaard what it wants until it has no more use for you. Perhaps you can try and continue Saesenthessis's work to create a new Kingdom for all races, perhaps you've given up and care only for coin and survival. But I think the idea of playing as someone who's got even more cards stacked against them creates new challenges for players. The next question is, what sort of differences in stats would you have? And last but not least, how did you become a Witcher?
This is of course speculation.
Is the Netflix show a rework of the books, or is it stand alone based off of them. If it is a rework, is there any noticeable differences between the two or does the show follow the books beat for beat?
My name is Ruby and I really enjoy travelling in the Witcher's world.
As I was browsing through the Elder Speech dictionary it happened to notice that the word Ichaer has the following definition: "blood (From English: ichor)".
Well as a Greek I can assure you that the word "ichor" ("ιχώρ" in my language) comes from the Ancient Greek language and refers to the Blood of Gods, which I find it much more interesting. Blood in Greek is "aema" that's where anaemia comes from (lack of blood) but the blood (aema) of Gods was called Ichor and it had other qualities as well. It thought to be an ether golden liquid, extremely toxic to humans. The description of it is heterogeneous but we are talking definitely of a Greek word and not an English one.
I am 6 hours in witcher 3, playing for the first time. In Velen didnt even do the fist quest in the inn but grabbed moonblade. My question is are there really good swords and armour worth getting, currently lvl 4 i believe.
I'm curious, do the books and games connect? Or are the games a rework of the books like the Netflix series? For the games, there's Thronebreaker, W1 ,2 & 3, but is there anything else that connects to it in canon? Like comics or books or something? I want to do like a massive Witcher Marathon with everything in order that's connected to the games...
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I don’t know if this is the right place for this but I’m playing Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt and I just did a quest from the Blood and Wine expansion pack where I was able to talk to roach (it might not just be for the expansion pack but I dunno) and I was wondering if I’d ever be able to talk to roach again???
There was a point where the Witcher took over my life, the games, the books, the hype for the show was everything to me. Now that the show released, I was a bit underwhelmed. It wasn’t bad, the show itself is awesome but compared to the books, it’s nothing. I didn’t like how they took away Geralts and Ciris first encounter story, but that’s about it. I loved Henry as geralt, Anya as yen, Joey as dandelion and Ciri, I need to see more of her, killer soundtrack the show had too. What are ur thoughts ?
How good do you think Bonhart would be compared to other characters in the series who are expert slayers of men, like Geralt or Letho? Or even other non-witchers like Iorveth or Roche, or perhaps the Professor?
Mine is princess in distress because of how tedious it is
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During my play through I made love with Triss and Yennefer and got shackled at the kingfisher. I was wondering is it still possible to romance one of them, or did I just screw it up?
My first game ending for the Witcher was pretty brutal mainly because I didn't understand the characters or the plot, I just bought it after hearing it was good and the opening story before the main menu was my only guide
Because in the main menu story before you open the game the narrator goes on how witchers help humans but no one respects them or likes them I played geralt as a psychopath and killed everyone
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In my first playthrough I killed keira, Lambert died, the bloody Baron killed himself and Ana died, redania won the war because I pushed dikstra and I killed every monster I could even the ones you can save and then at the end ciri died and geralt died and I almost stopped playing because it was such a depressing game
What was everyone elses first endings
So I have both Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine, thing is though is that I'm stuck with the B&W theme anybody know how to change it if possible. Thank you in advance
I think that Negan Jeffry Dean morgan would absolutely nail the bloody baron in the Witcher show. I think he is clearly the best choice and the show already made a lot of casting mistakes in season 1, where the actors/makeup didn’t match the appearance of the book or the game
Ps: I have waaaaayy more casting ideas if you want to see them.