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"Do you really wish to know?"
Spoilers from the books and/or games to follow!
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The gate must be secure.
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- The Unseen Elder to Geralt, Blood and Wine expansion
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The Unseen Elder, whose true name is never revealed, is one of the unseen elders, very old higher vampires that have inconceivable powers and serve as a sort of leader figure for their brethren.

The Unseen Elder of Toussaint is guarding the gate between the realm of the vampires and the human world, where he ended up during the Conjunction of the Spheres. He is extremely aggressive towards everything that enters his domain, and even other higher vampires must have a very good reason to disturb him.

Personality and traits Edit

Isolating himself from the rest of the world, he lives in a cave only opened by crystals that are owned by higher vampires. Inside the said cave, it is totally and completely silent as noted by Geralt and Regis, due to the Elder despising guests. The Unseen Elder speaks slowly with a rough voice as if every word brought suffering. Every word must be carefully measured when talking to him, or it can lead to a death sentence.

When visiting his cave, Geralt had to be careful not to irritate the Unseen Elder as any unrelated side questions could annoy him and put Geralt one step closer to death. That said, he could be asked one side question which he would answer, but asking a second resulted in him instantly killing the witcher.

Abilities and skills Edit

Geralt: Rather not hurt you.
The Unseen Elder: Hehehehehehe.
- The Unseen Elder laughing on famed witcher Geralt, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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The Unseen Elder using bats as messengers

He looks like a self-mutilated, skin and bones, and sick to death individual. Appearances cannot be more deceiving in this case, however, for he moves quicker than the blink of an eye, he needs just to say a word and he can paralyze other vampires on the spot, and shows superhuman strength.

  • Extreme speed: Not even Geralt can catch his movements and falls to him from a single strike. During the conversation with him, he often moves about the cave and Geralt doesn't realize he has moved until the Unseen Elder speaks. Essentially, he can move so fast that even the witcher's enhanced mind and senses can't register the movement.
  • Summoning: He also has the power to "summon" another vampire to a specific area. The summoned vampire is obliged to answer the Elder's call.
  • Leadership skills: As the eldest vampire in the area, the Unseen Elder commands the obedience of all other vampires, be they higher or lesser, katakan or ekimma. He needs but to utter one word and all his ilk will appear in his lair, ready to carry out his orders.

Journal entry Edit

Geralt was as intrigued as I was, and as I imagine you shall be, to learn higher vampire society is organized in a strict hierarchy based on age: the older a vampire, the greater his say in their matters and the stricter the punishment for going against his will. One extremely elder vampire lived in Beauclair, in the cave where he had been deposited during the Conjunction of the Spheres. Geralt and Regis decided they had to go see him to get his help in finding Dettlaff.
The only problem was that the more ancient members of the vampiric race were not very... how to put this... amenable to company. This particular elder so deeply disliked visitors Regis trembled at the very thought of having to disturb his peace. Geralt had a difficult decision to make: should he risk a visit to the Elder's domain, or try to find Syanna?
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Regis' reservations about visiting the Unseen Elder were not at all unfounded. Though in the end Geralt was able to convince this being to help, he almost had to pay with his own and Regis' lives. Luckily, however, all ended well and Geralt and Regis left the Elder's cave alive and unharmed (though perhaps a little shaken up), with a guarantee Dettlaff would soon meet them at Tesham Mutna.

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External links Edit

  • Gwent icon See the GWENT standalone game version card: Unseen Elder