| ||Step carefully, you're in my forest now.|| |
| - Eldain, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales|
In the end the queen of Lyria and Rivia managed to defeat Eldain and his troops. Before dying however, Eldain begged the queen to bury his corpse.
If Meve doesn't accept to bury Eldain: Meve however showed no mercy to the dying elf, thus left his body being eaten by worms and crows.
If Meve accepts to bury Eldain: Although Eldain showed no mercy to Meve's scouts, the queen accepted to bury his corpse.
Eldain knows he is doomed – all elves are, ultimately – and decided to go out with a bang. He'll die, tomorrow, in a month, next spring – soon, anyhow. But he can live in people's memories, he can become their nightmare, a name they mention only in a lowered voice, a name you utter to scare your children. That's a monument more lasting than bronze.
Eldain knows how to instill fear in his foes. His warriors paint faces with war colours, they torture and leave their victims' maimed bodies for others to see, they strike from the deep shadows of the primeval forest, silhouettes barely visible in the morning mist, poisoned arrows flying out of nowhere.But people who actually got to talk to Eldain – and lived to tell their tale – swear he's nothing like the bloodthirsty monster he's said to be. Apparently, he's calm, soft-spoken and takes great pleasure in music. One captive troubadour even asked, as his dying wish, to be allowed to play the flute, hoping that Eldain, moved by the beauty of the song, will spare him. Indeed, Eldain listened, mesmerized by the melody, and clapped with appreciation after the last note echoed off the trees. Then he skinned the troubadour alive.
- See the GWENT standalone game version card: Eldain