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Shaerrawedd (Elder Speech: Shaerra's Child) was an ancient elven palace which lay in the forests of Kaedwen, before it was destroyed more than two hundred years ago.[1]

At the heart of the stone and marble palace was a fountain and a rose bush covered with beautiful white-lilied flowers, adorned with silver drops on the petals, a symbol of hope for the elves.[1]

History

Just over two hundred years ago, the elf Aelirenn, who was later known as the White Rose of Shaerrawedd, led a final suicidal assault against the humans, which resulted in her and her army's noble death.[1][2]

After the second elven-human war, the elves themselves destroyed the palace to prevent humans from building a city on the foundations as they had with so many other cities.[1][2]

In 1267, Geralt of Rivia and Ciri travelled through Shaerrawedd, discovering evidence of elves that had visited the ruined palace, possibly to pay tribute to Aelirenn.[1]

Trivia

  • The name is likely a nod to the famous Sherwood Forest; the name formed of Old English elements scir (bright, clear, shire) and wudu (wood), and thus being "bright forest".

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Blood of Elves
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of the Witcher
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