He recognized Dandelion as "Count Julian" after the battle with the Nightingale gang at Caed Myrkvid and gave the bard the happy news that the duchess' husband, Raymund, had died of apoplexy two years earlier.
Blood and Wine expansion[edit | edit source]
Now a bit older, Baron de Peyrac-Peyran is the one sent by the duchess to find Geralt, along with Palmerin de Launfal.
Milton was once part of a knight's group many years ago with close friends Louis de la Croix, Ramon du Lac, and Vladimir Crespi. At one point, they were given the duty of escorting the young fallen princess, Syanna, out of the duchy. While they escorted her, each member took it in turns to abuse the teen; in Milton's case, he took out his frustrations on the girl and watched in silence as Crespi beat her unconscious, Ramon denied her food, and the rest insulted and mocked her. They then left her at the edges of Caed Dhu, in a ragged dress, penniless, and in the cold, hoping that she would soon die. The knights' paths later diverged and Milton stopped being friends with at least de la Croix.
In 1275, he was sent with Palmerin de Launfal to bring a contract from Anna Henrietta to Geralt. When the witcher came back with him, he then helped look around the river banks for any clues the guards may have missed regarding the latest victim of The Beast of Beauclair. Unfortunately, one such clue was de la Croix's initials, bringing back bad memories of their past for Milton. Later that day, Milton was killed by the Beast of Beauclair in the greenhouse of the Ducal palace's gardens while taking part in the annual hare hunt, with his death to represent the one chivalric virtue he lacked: valor.
Journal Entry[edit | edit source]
- Milton de Peyrac-Peyran was a baron from Toussaint and a member of Anna Henrietta's inner circle of knights. This good-humored nobleman never met an overloaded banquet table he failed to unload of its burdens, yet nor did he ever shirk a fight against heavily-armed bandits or any other enemies of the duchy. Geralt had met Milton years ago, under very peculiar circumstances that deserve to be recounted properly and at length. Their roads crossed again when Milton came to the witcher as the duchess' envoy, to ask our hero to journey with him to Toussaint.
- Milton made for good company. Was he also a good man? That I do not know. Geralt told me later some incidents from his past gnawed on his conscience. We shall never know precisely what moral burdens he carried, for Milton de Peyrac-Peyran perished in the palace gardens, the Beast's fourth victim. May he rest in peace.
Associated Quests[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- He attended at least one ball organized by the Nilfgaardian Embassy.
- During the quest Burlap is the New Stripe, Geralt encounters his cousin who is a member of the Ducal Guard.
- His name might be a reference to Joffrey de Perac, a character from the series of books and movies Angélique, popular in Slavic countries.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Sir de Peyrac-Peyran is dead. Yet it seems just yesterday I danced with him at the embassy ball. - Conversation between two noblewomans