In a world that resembles medieval Europe, wickedness, poverty, misery and racism and violence against those who are different, be they minority races such as Elves and Dwarfs or people with special talents like Mages or Witchers is commonplace. Kings who rule the lands scheme, plot and war with each-other even over trivial matters and break every rule known to man and God sparing nothing including men and resources. Monsters and supernatural beasts are another common occurrence in this world and special warriors are created through experiments on chosen men (and sometimes women) at young age. Those who survive the process become known as Witchers, infertile master-warriors who are trained and obligated to slay any beast and evil that endangers Man. Once, they were a powerful and appreciated order, but after a devastating war with a predatory southern dark empire, northern peoples' hate towards those who are not of their kind rose to an unprecedented levels and even the always neutral... Written by
26 October 2007 (Poland)
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The character of Adam is based upon Polish romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz
. Celina remarks that Adam behaves "as if he was suffering for millions", which is a quote from a Mickiewicz poem. Mickiewicz's most acclaimed work is the poetic drama "Dziady", whose English language title is "Forefather's Eve". A side quest in the third installment of the game series, Wiedzmin 3: Dziki Gon
(2015), is named "Forefather's Eve" after the drama and involves a ritual very similar to the Slavic feast "Dziady", which Mickiewicz depicts in his work . See more
Admirable fight, but duty calls us to the Trade Quarter. Contrary to popular opinion, chaos and terror do not spread on their own.