Hello there, sorry to bother you but I noticed you had an interest in Gwent and were part of the Gwint wiki. The Gwent wiki on fandom has been in a poor state for a while and is quite badly outdated and abandoned by the old admins. I was wondering if you knew anyone on the Witcher/Gwint wiki who may be interested in helping bring it up to a decent quality. I have been doing what I can myself but it's a lot of work and my only experience with editing is text based so other aspects are a bit harder to grasp. Thanks for your time :)
Hey Smkiki55 why did you reverted my edits man? Is there any problem with my edits i didn't speculated or added anything contradictory to the story, if you known the canon ending to the Witcher 3 storyline please do tell me i need to know.
Yes i know the games aren't considered canon by Sapkowski but i was atcually reffering to the Ending in which Ciri becomes Empress and Radovid V dies, in this story scenario which is the best one in my opinion the Mages and Lodge of Sorceress are granted amnisty by Emhyr and Ciri becomes the true lady of sapce and time with Philippa Eihart as her tutor which indicates that she is indeed alive and well in the game's timeline or "game canon" i'd say, but the main question is that: Which ending scenario will be the canon ending when the fourth game arrives, i guess only time will tell my friend.
Yes i understand what you're saying but can i ask you a favor SMiki55, in Emhyr's page in the ending section is written the "canon" word stating that Emhyr's dying is canon choice, please can you change it to "default" its a more neutral sentence than of a personal opinion or choice.
I've regarded you as the expert on the geography of the witcher universe. I'm rereading the books at the moment and I came across a quote which suggested that Sodden bordered Brokilon. This confused me a little as in the current maps made it doesn't seem to do so. Then I started thinking about the overall geography of the yaruga valley and how overall it doesn't make much sense, despite it being one of the more detailed described regions (the whole of baptism of fire is basically a trip up the yaruga). What are your thoughts on the region?
I see no buton to respond to your answer to my comment so since you were kind enough to reply to my previous question Im allowing myself to ask here...
also on Ciri's page it is stated Calanthe ordered Mousesack to kill Geralt but the order was withdrawn -- 'the sword of destiny' is given as source of this information but... Im paging through the story and I see no mention of this -- is it also mentioned as a recollection in 'something more'?
thx in advance
Im reading the Polish version :) [being Polish as well but I thought since the wiki is in English Id use the lang so that other users might read the exchange and find some clues as well]
and [throughout the whole story] I still cant see Mousesack mention anything about the fact he was given such an order by Calanthe and that the order was withdrawn... he only talks about here&now of the story ie. being sent to retrieve Ciri -- Id just finished reading the story before I got to this wiki page so my attention was immediately drawn to some parts which I mightve omitted
– Gdy dziecko się urodziło, sześć lat temu, wezwała mnie i rozkazała, bym cię odszukał. I zabił.
– Calanthe się nie odmawia – rzekł poważnie Myszowór, patrząc mu prosto w oczy. – Byłem gotów do drogi, gdy wezwała mnie powtórnie. I odwołała rozkaz, bez słowa komentarza. Bądź ostrożny, gdy będziesz z nią rozmawiał.
Yeah, to add onto it, there was a lot of back and forth edits on that one sentence until we realized the English translation missed that vital part (as it reads like Calanthe wanted Mousesack to kill the baby instead in English) so we had to add a note regarding the mistranslation.
As for less controversial changes: can you botmove Mutant to Mutant (creature) (or some other name) and then Mutant (class) to Mutant? Most of the people likely search for mutants as a whole group, not just one particular variant.
You removed the part about the birth of Triss and the reason you gave was that the last wolves were trained long after that.
Can you please back it up or explain? Everything in the book says that after the Pogrom, they were no longer able to produce any new witcher as they lost the mutagen formulae needed for that. Thus it makes it non-sense to say that Geralt, Eskel, Lambert and Coen were trained long after that as they are fully mutated Witchers - not to mention Geralt who is mutated even further. Can you please elaborate?
Anyway, for now, have a very nice day ;)
It isn't specified when they lost a mage responsible for trials (the formulae is still there). Triss explicitly states that last children were trained 25 years before Blood of Elves, which means the two events are separate.
sure, there were kids still trained but they were not "true" witchers for the above mentioned reason (exactly the case of Leo who was trained, yet not mutated and Ciri as well)
the only senior member to survive the pogrom was Vesemir and he was not a master of the mutations but rather sword master. Thus the point still stands.
It is even stated on the Kaer Morhen page, that the pogrom took place in the second half of the 12th century, which is in sync with my point.
the problem with Triss and her birth thus still stands dont you think?
There is no indication in the novels that the trials ceased after the pogrom nor that witchers were particularly known for training children for fun. You mix things with TW1 lore, where there is indeed a dialogue that the pogrom was the end for witcher producton, but books stand above games (and even Reds often retconned some TW1 lore in later products).
well actually, I do not as I never managed to get over the prolog. TW1 simply do not agree with me :D .
I am taking into account only the books and I read them twice, now in the third round.
The thing with 25 years, was it in the blood of elves?
So basically I think we all need to create a complete timeline of where all adaptions fit in so we can do character biographies. Since you are very in touch with book knowledge i was wondering if you could create at least a draft?
Aren't the current timelines sufficient though? I can add some missing events you would want, but the amount of contradictions in both the source material and its adaptations pose a huge problem in detailing things
This guy has some kind of weird hard-on for the Netflix show as he's now locked Geralt's page completely so no-one can get rid of the picture of Henry Cavill. The "Netflix Geralt" has his own page - the Geralt whose biography is detailed in the Main page is not the same as Cavill's portrayal. The picture should be of Geralt from TW3.
"The games are separated too given the author's stance and yet we use their pictures."
You're absolutely correct. However, this wiki doesn't have tab for the games. Doesn't it? It only seemly seperated the main series from the Netflix series (probably because of the changes the Netflix series had done). I personally think that each media should have it own tabs (novels, games, Netflix, etc.) but I was told the admins had already decided and seemly wasn't going to be convinced otherwise. So, while I still think they are wrong. I don't care anymore.
The tabs for Netflix exist because Netflix wanted to have bookspoiler-free articles. Having separate tabs for each adaptation was discussed a couple of times but it was agreed too much work would have to be put in them.
What does Netflix have to do with this wiki? Seriously? Did Netflix reach out to the wiki and determined policy?
If so, then it still means it is separate. Several of the characters look nothing like the other version of themselves. Fringilla is a black woman in the Netflix series, meaning at lease for the video games they are not the same character and i highly doubt they are the same character in the novels. Also, the Dryands are shown differently in the series.
Next, then that decision was wrong and I wans't part of that discussed.
Back to Netflix for a moment, when did Netflix get to decided what is and is not the Witcher series or canon? because according to how I understand the TV series's canon isn't strictly adhering to the novels. I also understand the author's said he doesn't care what the series does as it doesn't affect his novels, which again (and after watching the episodes) mean their are seperated canon. Similar to how Star Trek novels exist.
Netflix is not canon, but again, neither are games and comic books. We have this little thing called "references" which is supposed to help people find out which info is from the books and which is not.
Do you really think most peoples read the references? I don't.
This is why the wiki is so important. It's normally the first source of information most peoples used. Hint why it is important to determine what canon vs non-canon or semi-canon. For me, Netflix is it only 'Netflix' canon.
The best and easier way to help peoples find out which info is from the books, video games, etc. is to separate it out into different tabs i.e. articles.