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- Ves, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Ves was a member of the elite Blue Stripes special forces group. She was the only woman in the unit under Vernon Roche's command.


Early life[]

At 16 years of age, Ves was a beautiful young girl. Therefore, during the annihilation of her village by the Scoia'tael, she was spared and abducted by the commando's leader, as he had taken a shine to her. For several years, she was held prisoner by the commando. Eventually, Ves was freed by Vernon Roche and the Blue Stripes soldiers. After noticing her potential, Roche convinced her to enlist with the Blue Stripes unit.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings[]

Associated quests[]

Journal entry[]

"The fair-haired Ves stood apart from the rest of Vernon Roche's unit, and not only in that she was the only woman in an elite formation of hardened cutthroats and swashbucklers. Her girlish face and shapely body would stand out even if a uniform did emphasize them. For there is something in soldier women that attract a man's gaze, and Ves was no exception. The reader should not, however, be mislead by this description - one does not earn a Blue Stripes membership with good looks, but with skill, determination and, at times, ruthlessness. Anyone disregarding Ves would pay dearly for misjudging this young woman."
Because of her gender, Ves would sometimes receive assignments where her beauty was more important than her combat abilities and efficiency. Roche had used Ves as his trump card more than once.
Ves had a steady hand and sure eye, making her the best sharpshooter in the unit. Not many could match her at throwing knives either.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[]

Ves returns in The Witcher 3, aiding Roche in his guerrilla campaign against Nilfgaard although she is more radical, going as far as disobeying Roche's orders to protect those who helped them.

Journal entry[]

Ves was a veteran officer of the Blue Stripes and the only solider from Roche's former unit to have survived the war. After the Blue Stripes were decimated and officially disbanded, Ves remained at her commander's side to continue with him the seemingly hopeless struggle for Temerian freedom.
Energetic and tough, Ves had always impressed with her skill with crossbow and sword alike, outshooting and outshining all the men in her unit to a laughable degree.
Though usually well-disciplined, Ves refused to heed Vernon's command and set off alone to face enemy forces.
Ves' rash move landed her in a horrible pot of trouble that only Geralt's sword could dish her out of.
If Geralt asks Roche for help at Kaer Morhen:
Even had Ves not owed Geralt her life, she would have come to the defense of Kaer Morhen all the same, for she would follow Vernon Roche into the very bowels of the abyss.
If Geralt did not intervene in Reason of State:
Ves had been a soldier all her life, a fact which made her unfortunate death during a political intrigue even bitterer. At least one part of her death matched her life: she fell at her commander's side.

Associated quests[]


  • In the first chapter of The Witcher 2, Ves kills Geralt in the dungeons if he attempts to attack Roche.
  • In The Witcher 2, Geralt may have the opportunity to sleep with Ves in chapter II, depending on whom he sides with during that chapter.
  • Ves doesn't hold a grudge against non-humans, even though she fights the Scoia'tael. She treats every criminal equally, regardless of race.
  • In the quest An Eye for an Eye, Ves can die even if Geralt does try to help her. In this case Vernon won't go to Kaer Morhen to help Geralt.
  • She is also known as Bianka in others localizations, like in Russian, and retains this name in the game files.



External links[]

  • Gwent icon See the GWENT standalone game version card: Ves