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What real word is “havekar” alluding to?

During the 2nd chapter of Baptism Of Fire, Geralt and Dandelion come across a group of traders trying to sell Cahir to the Nilfgaardian army, who are introduced as "havekars", basically war profiteers ...
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Is Vilgefortz more than human?

In The Time of Contempt, when Geralt fights Vilgefortz on the isle of Thanedd, it is implied that Vilgefortz is not human, or at least not merely human (emphasis mine): A few weeks later, having ...
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What (and how) does Esterad Tissen know about Yennefer and Tannedd?

During Dijkstra's visit to Pont Vanis to see king Esterad, the former calls Yennefer a traitor, to which the king retorts that she's not, and that he can provide relevant proof. How does king Esterad ...
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Why does “The Witcher” series, being mostly about shades of grey instead of black and white, have such an obviously evil antagonist?

It's a point that pops some what frequently in the series, that there's no real "good" and "evil" (or rather, that's Geralt's point of view), and there's only the "lesser evil", and the hardest part, ...
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In what sense will “nothing come of” Geralt and Yennefer's relationship?

At the end of "The Bounds of Reason", the first story in the collection Sword of Destiny, the second of the first two Witcher short story collections, we see the following exchange between Yennefer ...
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What motivated the choice of those folk songs for the soundtrack of “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”? [closed]

While writing the answer for What existing songs, if any, was the soundtrack of “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” based on? on SFF, I learned that the songs that had any lyrics were mostly (if not all of ...
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How did The Witcher games affect the popularity of The Witcher books?

I often hear/read people saying that The Witcher books became popular because of the games, but I personally don't believe that. Recently I heard an interview with the Brazilian translator of the ...