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Gemmera or Gemmeria was a former kingdom and later one of the provinces in the Nilfgaardian Empire. It was known for its fierce warriors, like Gemmerian Pacifiers.

Through ages, some Nordling cartographers claimed that Gemmera was the southernmost part of the Continent and that the lands below belonged to another landmass, but most of the others considered Ebbing to be the southern boundary. By the time of the Northern War II however these beliefs were apparently abandoned.[3]

National Emblems Edit

Emblems in the infobox combine version used in The Witcher Role-Playing Game with the one from Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni. Emblems based solely on Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni can be seen below.

COA Gemmera gra Flag Gemmera gra

History Edit

Ancient Edit

Ages ago, the coastline region of Gemmera had an elven presence, as evidenced by the Tower of the Winds.[3] In the hills there was at least one dwarven mine, along with an ancient forge and foundry.[4]

Pre-conquest Edit

Ponderic

A Gemmeran duke, Ponderic

Inhabited by fierce and harsh barbarious folk,[4][3] for ages had the Kingdom of Gemmera been a nuisance for neighbouring countries. It is known that at least one Gemmeran invasion was aimed at the Nilfgaardian Empire during the reign of Emperor Torres.[4]

In the second half of 12th century, Gemmera was facing increasing influences of the Empire. They were held at bay by the usurper Duke Ponderic until he was dethroned by the witcher Dragonfly of Stygga and the son of his murdered brother Woderic.[3]

Nilfgaardian province Edit

Gemmera was finally subjugated in 1226[5] by Emperor Fergus var Emreis. Thirsty of its large seams of dimeritium, he gathered resources and, joined by forces of Etolia and Vicovaro, invaded the country and rooted out nearly the whole population of the rocky regions, leaving little more than wandering goat herders in some areas. After the conquest, the fiercest of Gemmeran warriors joined the imperial armies for loot and mayhem.

Gemmeran mages were unwilling to register themselves at the imperial service. This problem led the Usurper and Isaiah Coehoorn to found an organization known as the Mage Hunters, members of which were to find the unregistered Magic users and take them to the capital for trial. In order to equip the organization the Emperor called together the most successful mine owners in the Empire and offered an exclusive contract to the one who could discover the largest seam of dimeritium – and the only ones were found in Gemmera.[4]

Geography and climate Edit

Gemmera can be divided between coastal region,[3][6] forests,[3] steppelands and arid, rocky hills. There are not large metropolies nor highways, but few towns and chains of villages interconnected via well-established dirt roads can be found.[4]

Society Edit

Even if barbarous and following club law the most,[3] Gemmerans had a monarchy consisting of kings[4] and dukes with notable power,[3] as well as courts with mage[4] and druid[3] advisors.

People are very cordial and sincere, but likewise violent and cruel. They are great riders, galloping on their stallions with passion and love. Unfortunately, with such love they engage in brigandage and appropriation of other people's property.[3] There is even a cruel saing to play in a Gemmerian way, which means brutal gang rape in front of the victim's family.[1][3]

EconomyEdit

The region is famous for the production of potatoes, gravy and hard cheese.[7] In the hills, where rich dimeritium deposits were found, imperial mines were established.[4]

Notable people Edit

Notable places Edit

Notes Edit

  • The word gemmera is a case of the french verb gemmer, which means to incise a pine tree to collect resin.
  • A coastal duchy in Gemmera is the main setting for Gdy nadejdzie czas (When the Time Comes), an official adventure for Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni published in Gwiezdny Pirat magazine.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Tower of the Swallow
  2. Blood and Wine expansion
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 The Witcher Role-Playing Game
  5. Updated version of The Witcher Role-Playing Game
  6. World map#Netflix's The Witcher TV series
  7. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
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