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Tesham Mutna Ruins is what remains of a fortress in southern Toussaint and is located south of Francollarts. The place was once used by vampires to hold both humans as cattle for blood as well as a special room to hold the legendary vampire Khagmar.


After the Conjunction of the Spheres, some vampires made this fortress their home. However one of the higher vampires, Khagmar, had such a bloodlust that he would drink and kill off entire villages in one night so, fearing for their lives, the local populace hired witchers and mages to hunt down and kill all vampires. While this was little more than a nuisance, like a mosquito buzzing around their ears, the vampires decided something had to be done about the one bringing all this trouble down on them and proceeded to trap Khagmar in a special cage he couldn't escape out of underneath Tesham Mutna. For the next 200 years he slowly went mad as his brethren fed on any humans being kept nearby but he himself couldn't reach.

It was abandoned an unknown time later but the cage that Khagmar had been kept in was intact, something that Regis decided to make good use of so he and Geralt could acquire an agitated form of vampire blood in 1275.

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It is widely accepted that vampires came into our world during the Conjunction of the Spheres. They quickly spread across all the Continent, trying to adapt to their new situation. According to legend, one of them, Khagmar, settled in Toussaint. Grim tales are whispered about his deeds, but whether he truly even existed is hard to say. The tales do agree on one thing, however: Khagmar's story is inextricably tied to the mysterious fortress known as Tesham Mutna.

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  • The ruins of Tesham Mutna share many similarities with the ruined citadel of Poenari, a 15th century fortress used by Vlad the Impaler to hold and torture Turkish prisoners during his campaign against the Ottoman Empire.
  • The name of Tesham Mutna likely comes from the real world Etruscan language. Tesham meaning "Burial", and Mutna meaning "Coffin".

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