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How did The Witcher games affect the popularity of The Witcher books?

In English-speaking world - very positively. Because they weren't translated to English before the games came out :D There's a thread on Reddit which asks the same question - sadly, none of the ...
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What part of the valley is the "mouth", in this passage from the Witcher series?

In English, the "mouth" of a river means essentially its ending, the furthest downstream part, where the river flows into some larger body of water such as a sea or a lake. Similarly, the ...
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"You have to take pains so the goods won't go off" from The Witcher

Both parts of the phrase here are used in their dictionary meaning, but in a sarcastically sadistic manner, as with many things with Bonhart. "To take pains" means to try very hard. One ...
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Is Vilgefortz more than human?

Vilgefortz was a prodigy Many people describe Vlgefortz as extremely talented man - he is young (relatively speaking) but already obtained considerable power. On top of that, one of his parents was a ...
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Who collected Dandilion's songs in written books?

Most likely it was the poet himself: Dandilion is not just a simple troubadour wandering through the countries following Geralt, he graduated with honours the Oxenfurt University, then he has spent ...
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What real word is "havekar" alluding to?

Warning: a speculative answer! "Havekar" doesn't relate to any Polish word For start, there is no letter "v" in the Polish alphabet and "h" is relatively rarely used as a first letter. However, this ...
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In what sense will "nothing come of" Geralt and Yennefer's relationship?

He means that they will never stay together permanently. Or at least that's Yennefer's conclusion about how to interpret it. She explains as much to Geralt several stories later in "Something ...
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