|This article is about the cursed form. For the prince of Ofir, see Sirvat.|
The beast colloquially called the "Toad Prince" is a result of a powerful goetic curse which, however, can be performed by novice adept as well.
The Toad Prince prowling the Oxenfurt sewers was, actually, a real heir to the throne, Prince Sirvat of Ofir. He had been cursed by Olgierd von Everec out of anger when the parents of his love, Iris, intended to hand over her hand in marriage to the visiting prince. The cursed being then took to living under the Oxenfurt, where its venom seeped into the city's water systems, gradually making many townfolks sick.
Eventually, in 1272, the authorities resolved to shut down the sewers and Olgierd himself, bored of the prince's suffering, put up a contract. He didn't, of course, intend for someone to try and lift the curse as he kept the curse a secret. Witcher Geralt took the contract, tracked the beast with the help of medic Shani and killed it, not knowing its true nature until the last moment.
Bestiary entry Edit
- The girl walked up to the edge of the pond. There, squatting amidst the fragrant lilies and broad lily-pads, she saw a most unusual sight: a small green frog with a golden crown perched on its warty head. Charmed by this curious little creature, the girl picked it up and gave it a kiss. Immediately the little frog transformed into a handsome prince. Overcome with gratitude, he asked the girl to be his wife.
– folk tale, author unknown
- Timeless tales always carry within them a grain of truth. The legend of the frog prince is no exception, or at least that's what the folk of Oxenfurt wished to believe when they found out a monstrous toad lurked in their city sewers. The women who hunted it in search of romance and a better life, however, found their tales had a most unhappy ending. The creature they encountered was no small, sweet frog but a bloodthirsty beast, who not only did not let them in for a kiss, but instead greedily devoured them and anything else that strayed into its slime-covered lair.
Associated quest Edit
- A frog prince is a classic fairy tale and folklore creature that will turn into prince or princess once it's kissed.