The second season of “The Witcher” is almost halfway through. So far, we have seen a softer and gentler version of Geralt. He brought Xi Rui into his wing and began her wizard training. We bid farewell to Eskel in the most wizard-like way, and Ciri took a tough challenge. But the protagonist of this episode is Yennefer of Vengerberg, who faithfully watches the world around her burn.
Vesemir and the other wizards were distraught at the loss of Esquel, and Esquel became a mutant of Lacey. He spent a considerable amount of time dissecting him, hoping to find out why this might have happened, but Geralt asked for time to investigate—especially because Lambert seemed very angry at what they did. They took Eskel to a cave and let him rest in peace. I said rest, I mean: wolves will come to eat him, because the wolf academy is so bad. They bid farewell and returned to Kyle Morhan, where Xi Rui was training.
Lambert laughed at Hillary’s training with a stuffed dummy. As in the previous episodes, she was still defiant and demanded proper training. Lambert was very happy to accept and take her to a training obstacle course, where she was beaten and bruised by various potentially fatal pendulums, sharp rotating objects and shaking platforms. She kept jumping until the last jump, when she fell, Geralt noticed. There was a turning point in their relationship because Geralt realized that he needed to push her harder, while Hilly was still struggling with perfectionism and the idea of letting others guide her. So, the normal father-daughter relationship with various bastard uncles.
Author: Lauren Schmidt Hisrich and Claire Higgins
directed by: Sarah Ogman
Interestingly, we finally saw how Geralt started to understand her power. He used Ciri to guide them to find Lacey who had killed Eskell. As she described, her body and mind were “drawn” by it. However, the battle was short-lived, as a new monster appeared and killed Leshy, a polypedal animal. It has the skull of a wolf, the horns of a ram, the body of a centipede, and too many eyes and claws. It is said that it was born from the star stone, making it a new deadly monster on the continent-it must be related to the fate of Xili. It is at such a moment that what the mainland needs is: a new kind of monster.
Back in Aretuza, Yenif suddenly appeared just as Tishaya was about to officially announce her disappearance. She still hasn’t made any progress on Cahill-a magical barrier in his heart prevents her from discovering what the Nilfgaards are doing, but she is about to encounter bigger problems. Together with Vilgefortz, Tissaia tried to overthrow Stregobor, who believed that Yennefer was a traitor and tried to torture her to obtain information. Tissaia intercepted them, and they decided it was time to expel him, and Stregobor asked Yen to behead Cahir to show her allegiance to the Brotherhood.
At the same time, Istredd contradicted Stregobor’s story about a witch named Falka using fire magic-she was one of the reasons it was banned, really. He also compared her to Yan, saying that if there is a chance, Yan will burn Aletuza and cause serious damage to the world. Eastrid defended his old feelings before Stregobor showed us the scarred stump of his hand burned by Falka—at least he said that. We can also see Triss. For whatever reason, she now has fiery red hair and scars on her body from the flame spell of Yen. This season her confidence was much lower, almost impoverished to some extent-she was soon sent out of Aretuza for a special mission.
In this episode, we saw the beginning of the distrust of the Northern Kings in the Brotherhood, because Foltest made random comments. We know that soon in the Witcher timeline, the female warlocks will be kicked out of court because they are considered untrustworthy and too powerful. The kings are not wrong—Estride has defected to Nilfgard to some extent, eager to uncover secrets and help the elves, even though both are now enemies. No wonder, in the end, Yan decided that she had had enough of being told what to do, and decided that she would not kill Cahill, but flee to Velen with him. The sorcerer must do what the sorcerer must do in order to survive, even if she is on the side of the Nilfgad. In place of another spell, Yen knocked over various objects and set fire to the entire field.
Geralt of Trivia
- The wolf ate all of Eskel, including the Leshy star stone fragments.
- Some things about Stregobor’s story don’t add up