Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s “The Witcher” books, the main Netflix series was created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, with Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia (who as per the latest development is going to be replaced by Liam Hemsworth from Season 4). The series turned out to be a massive hit amongst fans of the books as well as the games, and it received applause from those who hadn’t read the books or played the games because it was that good of a show. A prequel, titled “Nightmare of the Wolf,” was released before the premiere of Season 2 to provide some important information about the Witchers and enthrall us with the bloody and kinetic action. Now, we are getting a prequel miniseries, “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” which is centered around the creation of the first Witcher, the events that led to the Conjunction of the Spheres, and the downfall of the Elven civilization. And it stars Sophia Brown, Michelle Yeoh, Laurence O’Fuarain, and more. So, let’s recap the franchise, with a special focus on witchers and elves, before diving into its latest installment.
The Role Of Elves And Witchers In ‘The Witcher’ Season 1
One of the most interesting twists about “The Witcher” Season 1 was that Geralt’s timeline and Ciri’s timeline were heading toward each other. But it wasn’t revealed until, maybe, the last few episodes. To us, it seemed like they were happening simultaneously, but they weren’t. Anyway, the story focuses on Geralt of Rivia, who, as you may know, is a witcher, i.e., a monster hunter for hire who is capable of performing magic, fighting with swords, and having regenerative abilities. He generally went about doing odd jobs for odd people. But in Blaviken, his encounter with Renfri informed him about his destiny, which was intertwined with that of the “girl in the woods,” i.e., Ciri. Talking about Ciri, during the fall of her kingdom of Cintra, she was sent away by Queen Calanthe, under the druid (sorcerers whose magic is in tune with nature) Mousesack’s protection, to find Geralt. During those stressful times, we got to know that Ciri had magical powers, and she was the primary reason why Nilfgaard attacked Cintra.
While collecting a bounty, Geralt (and his new friend and bard, Jaskier) came across the elves, Toruviel, and the king of elves, Filavandrel. We learned that the elves are a marginalized race, and they have to steal food and medicine in order to keep the surviving populace alive. Geralt advised Filavandrel to try and rebuild his kingdom again, and he even left his bounty with them because they needed it more than he did. We were introduced to Yennefer, a hunchbacked girl who was purchased by a witch named Tissaia and brought to Aretuza to learn magic. That was where she met the sorcerer Istredd (an employee of the wizard and master illusionist, Stregobor) and performed complicated magic quite easily because of her elf heritage (her real father was half-elven). While traversing through the woods, Ciri met an elf named Dara, who helped her escape from a Cintran refugee camp when it was attacked by Nilfgaardians.
When Yennefer’s training in Aretuza was about to end, there was a discussion between Tissaia and Stregobor regarding who should be sent to Nilfgaard and Aedirn in order to aid them with their issues. Tissaia wanted Fringilla to go to Nilfgaard and Yennefer to Aedirn. But Stregobor wanted quite the opposite because he thought sending a quarter-elf (Yennefer) to Aedirn (Cintra’s largest trading partner) would cause a rift between Aedirn and Cintra because the latter hated elves. So, after a lot of argument and voting, Yennefer was assigned to Nilfgaard, with Tissaia confirming that it was largely because of her elven blood. Realizing that she was betrayed by her lover Istredd, Yennefer ditched him and underwent the painful transformation to get rid of her hunched back. Her final form impressed the king of Aedirn so much that he preferred taking her to his kingdom instead of Fringilla. Also, in an attempt to save Ciri from walking into Brokilon, home of the dryads (nymphs of the woods), Dara got shot with an arrow.
Geralt and Jaskier attended Princess Pavetta’s suitor-selection ceremony, which was where Geralt met Queen Calanthe. Although it was decided that Pavetta was going to marry Eist’s (King of Cintra) nephew, Crach an Craite, Calanthe still conducted the ceremony, probably in the name of fairness. Calanthe rubbished a proposal from Lord Peregrine of Nilfgaard because she didn’t like the way he presented himself and due to her general hatred towards Nilfgaard. Lord Urcheon of Erlenwald also asked for Pavetta’s hand but was not only rejected by Calanthe for his hedgehog-like appearance but ordered to be killed by Geralt and her soldiers. Urcheon brought up the Law of Surprise which he was promised for saving King Roegner’s life, but Calanthe ignored it. So, Geralt stepped in to fight by Urcheon’s side. It was revealed that Pavetta and Urcheon were romantically involved, which was why Pavetta didn’t want to marry Crach. After a pretty overwhelming display of outrage by Pavetta, Calanthe gave up and allowed Pavetta to marry Urcheon, whose curse was lifted when he kissed Pavetta, and he returned to his human form.
To thank Geralt for saving his life, Urcheon asked him to name his price. But he refused the offer. Since Urcheon insisted, Gerald claimed the Law of Surprise, a spoken rule where a person saved by another owes a boon to their savior, which usually involves adopting the saved person’s firstborn child that’s conceived or born without the parent’s knowledge. Soon after that, Pavetta accidentally threw up, thereby linking her firstborn to Geralt. Of course, Geralt didn’t want anything to do with it. He was warned that not taking the child would unleash “true calamity.” Since Geralt didn’t budge, Cintra became doomed (which is what we see in the first episode of the season). In the Brokilon forest, Eithné (one of the dryads) revealed that Dara was, in fact, alive. However, he confronted Ciri about her true identity. And when she admitted that she was from Cintra, Dara got angry because Calanthe was the person responsible for the slaughtering of his elven family.
After a time jump of 10 years, Geralt and Yennefer finally met at the house of the mayor of Rinde to heal Jaskier from the curse of a djinn. Yennefer obliged and considered her conversation with Geralt in a bath about their respective pasts as payment. But then Yennefer used Jaskier to draw the djinn out of him and into her, without knowing that the djinn was actually bound to Geralt. When Geralt got wind of it, he simply made his last wish so that the djinn could go into another plane and Yennefer could be stopped from pulling off this risky maneuver. As a result, Geralt and Yennefer got romantically involved, which apparently cured Geralt’s insomnia (which he blamed on the Law of Surprise). Cahir (the one who led the assault on Cintra and was in charge of getting Ciri) used a doppler (shapeshifter) to get Ciri away from dryads. Disguised as Mousesack (who was dead), the doppler entered Brokilon Forest and claimed that he had come to honor the Law of Surprise and take Ciri to Geralt. Eithné couldn’t see through this trickery and allowed Ciri and Dara to go with the doppler.
The next time that Geralt and Yennefer met was while hunting for a green dragon. It was during the end of the hunt that Geralt admitted that his last wish to the djinn was to never lose Yennefer, because of which they were bound to each other, probably for all eternity. But Yennefer left him anyway because she didn’t want that kind of commitment. Enraged by that, Geralt blamed his current situation on Jaskier, causing him to leave his company as well. Meanwhile, in a different timeline, Ciri and Dara managed to figure out that they were being kidnapped by a doppler and taken to Cahir. While attempting to get away from it, Dara and Ciri got separated. When the doppler went to fight Cahir for Ciri’s ownership, Dara came to save her, berating her for leaving Brokilon and then proceeding to abandon her for good. In the old flashback timeline, it was revealed how Geralt actually came close to taking Ciri under his protection during the fall of Cintra. However, due to Calanthe’s borderline stupidity, he was not only kept away from her but was rendered useless while Cintra was razed by Nilfgaardians.
Vilgefortz, a mage and a member of the Brotherhood of Sorcerers, took Yennefer to Aretuza to help them prepare for the fight against Nilfgaard. However, there was an issue. Stregobor and Artorius wanted Cintra to fall, but Vilgefortz and Tissaia wanted it to survive because they knew that if Nilfgaard took over Cintra, they’d continue to expand and threaten their magic-based lifestyle. When the majority of the sorcerers voted in favor of letting Cintra die, Tissaia requested Yennefer to join a secret group of mages who wanted to stop Nilfgaard. Despite not being interested in the endeavor, Yennefer agreed to partake in that quest. During the final episode of “The Witcher” Season 1, Geralt came across his mother, Visenna, envisioned Yennefer setting the forest on fire during the battle of Sodden Hill, and finally met Ciri. The battle between Nilfgaard and the Brotherhood took place, ending with Yennefer exploding all her chaos magic, which killed all the Nilfgaardian soldiers in her path. Tissaia went into the wreckage to find Yennefer, but she had disappeared.
The Role Of Elves And Witchers In “The Witcher” Season 2
The second season of “The Witcher” follows a more linear timeline than the previous season. Geralt and Ciri were together and proceeded toward Kaer Morhen (the training center for witchers). They spent the entirety of the first episode in Nivellen’s care, who had been turned into a part-boar, part-human due to a curse. That was where they encountered a bruxa (essentially a vampire with the ability to shapeshift between her human and bat-like forms) named Vereena. Of course, Geralt killed it, caused Nivellen’s curse to lift, and turned him into a human again. Geralt assumed he’d be thankful for helping him. But Nivellen revealed that he was in love with the bruxa because he accepted her despite his appearance and the reason behind his curse (Nivellen had sexually assaulted the priestess who had cursed him). Horrified by that, Gerald and Ciri left Nivellen’s castle, while Nivellen pleaded with Ciri to stay and for Geralt to kill him. Geralt said that since he was mortal again, he could do the latter task himself. Yennefer was captured by Fringilla and taken back to Nilfgaard, and Cahir was held prisoner in Aretuza. Fringilla’s Nilfgaardian guards were attacked by Filavandrel and his elven army, but both Fringilla and Yennefer were spared.
Fringilla and Yennefer were taken to Francesca, the elves’ new leader, who wasn’t mighty pleased by Filavandrel’s offering. Yennefer tried to make a case for herself by revealing that she was a part elf. It kind of worked because she and Fringilla were allowed to join the elven quest, which involved returning the elves to their former glory by meeting a sacred prophet known as Ithlinne. Geralt and Ciri reached Kaer Morhen, and the Witcher was reunited with his brothers (Lambert, Coen, Eskel, etc.) and his mentor, Vesemir. That didn’t turn out to be quite the reunion because Eskel was infected by a mutated leshy (a dangerous forest monster), and he wreaked havoc in the castle, thereby forcing Geralt to kill him. Fringilla and Yennefer found out that Filavandrel wasn’t the king of the elves anymore because he couldn’t beat Calanthe. And that was why his kind turned to Francesca for advice and leadership. Francesca’s aspirations led her, Fringilla, and Yennefer to the Deathless Mother (a demon that feeds on pain), who made propositions about power (to Fringilla), giving birth to a pure elf (to Francesca) and toyed with Yennefer for using fire magic at Sodden.
After the meeting with the Deathless Mother, Yennefer found out that Francesca was leading the elves to Nilfgaard to form an alliance, and Fringilla joined them. Yennefer considered that a stupid idea and refused to go with them while also coming to terms with the fact that she had lost all her chaos powers. News of the elves and Nilfgaard’s alliance reached the Brotherhood, and Stregobor feared that they could be attacked again (FYI, Stregobor was one of the mages who wanted Cintra to fall and Nilfgaard to rise). Yennefer interrupted that meeting, allowing Tissaia to breathe a sigh of relief because she thought she had truly lost her in the battle. Nilfgaard became a safe haven for elves. But Filavandrel warned Francesca that their immigration to Xin’trea could end up being dangerous. Francesca didn’t mind that because she was ready to pay any price for the uprising of the elves. During a class being conducted by Stregobor, we learned about Falka, a quarter-elf who rebelled against her human father, Vridank, and recovered her place on the throne. Istredd disputed the story, but Stregobor made the point that history was probably going to repeat itself with another quarter-elf in their midst, i.e., Yennefer.
Fringilla vouched for the entry of over 4000 elves into Nilfgaard and assured Francesca that they’d be allowed to thrive there while liberating those in need. Stregobor, weirdly enough, imprisoned Yennefer and interrogated her regarding her motives because he didn’t trust her elven inclinations. He was warned by Tissaia about the repercussions of this impromptu investigation. But Stregobor eventually came to the realization that since Yennefer had survived fire magic, been imprisoned by Nilfgaard, and been captured by elves, she shouldn’t be treated as a potential traitor. Tissaia advised Yennefer to kill Cahir. However, Yennefer said that that’d give Stregobor exactly what he wanted, i.e., proof that Yennefer was a killer. So, Tissaia advised Yennerfer to reveal the fact that she had lost her magic and wasn’t a threat to anyone. Since Yennefer wasn’t ready to accept her inability to control chaos, she refused that idea as well and instead spent her time searching for a way to get her magical powers back. Yennefer learned from Istredd that he was going to Cintra to help the migrating elves but didn’t go with him. She took up the task of executing Cahir for absolution. Guess what? She didn’t kill him but instead freed him and escaped with him on horseback.
In the Northern Kingdoms, elves were imprisoned. Yennefer informed Cahir that Nilfgaard had become one with the elves and that Fringilla was leading the charge there. Since their wanted posters were out, they asked a couple of elves, Dermain and Ba’lian, to help them get to the Sandpiper, someone who helped elves get into Xin’trea. Ba’lian obliged while also letting them know about the situation with the elves and how they were being framed as “sleeper agents for Nilfgaard.” The ruler of Redania, King Vizimir, was informed by Djikstra that the Northern Kingdoms had become allies because of their mutual hatred for elves. But Dijkstra felt that that was the best moment to occupy Cintra. Triss (a mage from the Brotherhood of Sorcerers) joined Ciri and Geralt at Kaer Morhen, and they exchanged stories and pleasantries with each other. While going to the Sandpiper, Dermain was attacked by a tentacled monster, thereby leaving Ba’lian, Yennefer, and Cahir to continue their journey. Eventually, they found out the savior of the elves was none other than Jaskier.
Dara was chosen as the spy for Dijkstra, who would go into Cintra. Triss, Ciri, and Geralt found out that the leshy that infected Eskel had stellacite (from a monolith) in it. Ciri remembered that when Nilfgaard attacked Cintra, there was a similar monolith near the walls. In order to inspect it further, Ciri touched the stellacite, and it gave her a vision involving death. When she regained consciousness, she told Triss and Geralt that while being kidnapped by the Black Knight (Cahir), she screamed, which caused the monolith to crack and fall. Jaskier informed Yennefer that he was doing what he was doing because the Seat of Friendship was welcoming everyone, regardless of their race or creed. And since the elves were being discriminated against the most, he was helping them get there. Based on that information, Yennefer decided to go to Cintra. Simultaneously, Geralt also decided to go to Cintra to inspect the monolith that Ciri was talking about. Triss portaled Geralt to Istredd (because he apparently knew all about monoliths), who didn’t welcome Geralt all that warmly. Jaskier managed to get Yennefer, Cahir, and the other elves to get aboard a ship that would allow them to escape, but he got abducted soon after. Vesemir found out that Ciri had Elder blood in her, thereby making her the key to making more witchers.
An anarchic sorceress by the name of Lydia employed a mage called Rience (who was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Calanthe) to find Ciri. Rience was the one who abducted and tortured Jaskier with fire in order to learn about Geralt’s whereabouts because Ciri was last seen with him. Yennefer missed the boat to Cintra to find Jaskier. When she did find her, she used alcohol to turn Rience’s fire powers against him. Once Geralt explained that he was sent by Triss, Istredd agreed to accompany him to Cintra and examine the indestructible monolith that had apparently been broken by Ciri’s energy blast. Vesemir confronted Ciri about using her blood to create more witchers. Triss spoke for Ciri, saying that she’d do so only if she wanted to and not because Vesemir wanted to use her as a product. Later on, Vesemir explained the Conjunction of the Spheres to Ciri, which was a catastrophic event that took place 1500 years before the events of the novel and impacted the entire Multiverse. Ghouls, graveirs, vampires, and various other “unnatural creatures” were trapped in the dimension. Chaos magic came into existence. The gnomes, dwarves, elves, vran, werebbubbs, halflings, and the first humans were forced to coexist. But to fight everything synonymous with evil, witchers were created.
Vesemir explained the importance of why they needed to make more witchers with Ciri’s blood. Ciri’s only condition was that she had to be converted into one first. After some hesitation, Vesemir agreed. They took her blood to create the witcher mutagen, and it worked. But before beginning the Trials, Triss requested that Ciri seek the alternate method of finding her purpose, i.e., Dol Durza, which involved walking through her memories and those of her mother and grandmother too. Ciri agreed, and they saw Pavetta and Urcheon lamenting about a prophecy and fleeing via boat (which was where they died). Triss noticed some oddities in this memory-walking sequence as the memory of Pavetta kept making eye contact with Ciri and pulled her out of it. Then they confronted a wounded elven warrior in a desert-like plane, who explained the world was on the brink of death and would be reborn with the help of Elder Blood. She said that the seed of that process has been sown, and it won’t sprout but will burst into flames. That somehow invited the Wild Hunt (a group of wraiths galloping across the sky) to approach Ciri. She got scared and screamed out to Geralt, causing the witcher medallion tree to crack. Geralt and Istredd heard this scream from all the way in Cintra and were forced to take cover because her scream caused the stellacite they were investigating to explode and shoot at them.
The scream also opened a portal on the monolith, out of which a chernobog emerged and flew away. Geralt returned to Kaer Morhen to stop Ciri from becoming a witcher, while Istredd started studying the royal Cintrian family tree to understand the true origin of that monolith. Cahir was welcomed by Fringilla. Yennefer was told by the Deathless Mother that she could re-access her chaos powers with the help of Ciri and the shattered black door outside Cintra, i.e., the monolith. Geralt and Ciri went after the chernobog and killed it. Roach sadly died in the process. Rience attacked Triss and Vesemir and stole the witcher mutagen made from Ciri’s blood. Fringilla and Cahir reminded themselves of their pact to go back to Cintra with Ciri to fulfill the task given to them by the White Flame (the Emperor of Nilfgaard), thereby going against Francesca’s orders to put Cahir in his place. Geralt and Ciri arrived at Melitele’s Temple to learn how to control her chaos under the priestess Nenneke and her pupil Jarre’s guidance. Rience and Lydia planned to attack the temple with a crew. Istredd learned about Ciri and her connection to the monolith. And Yennefer approached Geralt and Ciri (FYI, this was the first time she saw Yennefer, but she had dreamt about her before her first meeting with Geralt) at the temple.
Francesca gave birth to a new pure-blood elven baby. Rience attacked the temple, and Yennefer helped Ciri create a portal and escape through it. Istredd found out that Calanthe took the secret of her elven bloodline to her grave. Triss went back to Tissaia to tell her about the power in Ciri’s blood, while Dara sent a message to Dijkstra about Nilfgaard’s plans for Ciri and how he wanted to keep the elven hope alive. Yennefer and Ciri landed in Zola’s home and decided to head towards Cintra. Geralt went to the imprisoned Jaskier to seek his help to find Yennefer and Ciri. When Jaskier recalled his last meeting with Yennefer, Geralt realized that she was in cahoots with the Deathless Mother (who was apparently imprisoned by the first witchers). Based on that, he decided to head to Cintra. The elves in Xin’trea decided to not give their lives for Nilfgaard and instead grow and prosper, especially after witnessing the birth of Francesca’s baby. In an attempt to trace Ciri with her blood, Lydia became disfigured. Meanwhile, Ciri learned that she could use her chaos powers to teleport herself (and Yennefer) from one side of a riverbank to another.
Upon reaching the monolith in Cintra, Ciri realized that she was merely being used by Yennefer so that she could get her powers back. This made her lash out, causing the ground around the Nilfgaard-occupied Cintran kingdom to crack open. Geralt and Jaskier arrived to kill the Nilfgaard soldiers trying to kill the girls. Jaskier left for Kaer Morhen with Cir, while Geralt stayed back with Yennefer to confront the Deathless Mother. But Filavandrel and Francesca’s sorrow over the death of their child allowed the Deathless Mother to escape and possess Ciri. So, Geralt and Yennefer arrived at Kaer Morhen because that was where the possessed Ciri was, killing one Witcher after another. The Deathless Mother cracked the witcher medallion tree open to reveal the monolith in it and brought two basilisks into the castle. While all this was going on, Francesca attacked Redania to avenge the death of her child. Ciri eventually regained control of her body when Yennefer summoned the Deathless Mother into her body by slitting her wrists because the pain was what the Deathless Mother was attracted to. They proceeded to extract her out of Yennefer and send her home world, where she joined the Wild Hunt. Yennefer was healed, and her powers were restored.
Ciri went on the run with Geralt and Yennefer to learn how to defend herself better while everyone around the continent learned about her plight. The White Flame was revealed to be Ciri’s father, Lord Urcheon/Emperor Emhyr, and he was the one who had ordered the killing of Francesca’s baby. Because that divided the elves into two factions: one that wanted to grow and the other that wanted to fight under Francesca’s leadership for justice.
The Role Of Elves And Witchers In ‘Nightmare Of The Wolf’
“The Nightmare of the Wolf” majorly focuses on a young Vesemir (Geralt’s future mentor) who finds out shocking truths about his guild and his mentor, Deglan. Thematically, the film explores the greed of the witchers that led to their ultimate downfall. Vesemir was just a young servant boy when he came across Deglan, and in order to run away from mundane life, Vesemir reached Kaer Morhen, unaware of the hardships that lay ahead. In his previous life, Vesemir loved a girl named Illyana, whom he had to leave behind to embark on the journey to becoming a witcher. After Vesemir left her, Illyana was handed over to new masters, and she married their son, Mr. Zerbst, who later became an adviser to the Kaedwani king. After the demise of her husband, Illyana Zerbst took the position and came across a mage named Tetra Gilcrest, whose mother was wrongly killed by a witcher.
In another part of the story, a young Filavandrel, the elf who survived the cleansing, informed Vesemir about several missing elf girls, particularly naming one elf-mage called Kitsu. Filavandrel begged for Vesemir’s help to find these girls, but Vesemir refused as there was no monetary transaction involved in the entire deal. During a bar fight, Vesemir and his companion killed two Kaedwani knights, after which they were locked in Kaedwani prison. It was when Vesemir met Illyana again and was quite shocked, as he didn’t know that she was still alive. The witchers age slowly in comparison to normal human beings, because of which Illyana had grown old and weary while Vesemir was still a young man. Illyana requested that Vesemir get rid of the monster that had been killing people in the forest in order to get into King’s good books, and thus Vesemir agreed. He had to take one companion on his journey, and that person was none other than Tetra, who had a sworn hatred for witchers after one of them murdered her mother. On their expedition, Vesemir and Tetra finally found Kitsu in a mutated state and figured that she was responsible for unleashing the leshen on humans and killing them in the forest. However, she managed to escape, after which Vesemir came across her den, where she had been experimenting on other elves.
On further inspection, Tetra realized that Kitsu had been conducting mutagenic alchemy in order to crossbreed elves with monsters, which led to their deaths. However, the question arose: from where did Kitsu learn about such dark experiments? Tetra surmised that there was one mage who practiced such alchemy: Reidrich, the man responsible for mutating normal human kids into witchers, and thus all these horrors pointed toward Kaer Morhen. Vesemir could finally connect the dots and realize that it was his mentor, Deglan, who had been experimenting on innocent beings to create more monsters in their world. Upon confrontation, Deglan revealed that the monsters were going extinct, and he needed new ones in order to maintain the chain of work for the witchers. In the meantime, Tetra destroyed Kitsu’s den/lab and lied to her that it was the witchers’ doing. She even told her that a witcher had killed a young, mutated elf, who was the only surviving family Kitsu had. In order to take revenge, Kitsu joined hands with Tetra. She had also manipulated the human King to destroy Kaer Morhen and hunt all witchers in order to end the root of all evil.
In a fierce battle between humans, witchers, and monsters, many witchers lost their lives along with Reidrich. Tetra designed an illusion in which she trapped Vesemir, and thus, under the spell, he killed his own men and also wounded her lover, Illyana. A severely wounded Deglan was able to kill Tetra but lost his life in the battle. Vesemir took the dying Illyana to a frozen lake and melted it in order to give Illyana a glimpse of her dream world before she took her last breath. Illyana’s death had transformed a greedy Vesemir into a humble man who understood Kitsu was a victim of circumstance, and thus he let her flee. After the witchers were brutally killed, we saw Vesemir with four young witchers. One of them was Geralt, whose heroism filled the first two seasons. “The Nightmare of the Wolf” was an important film in the “Witcher” universe, as it highlighted how witchers were mutated or created and where they got their powers from. However, in the film, the only mage capable of such mutagenic alchemy lost his life, which was the reason that led to the extinction of the race. Since the downfall, Vesemir has been urgently looking for ways to create new witchers. But whether Geralt, a man of high conscience, would allow Vesemir to conduct such an experiment again or not is a question that is probably going to be answered in the third season.
What To Expect From ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’?
As mentioned before, “The Witcher: Blood Origin” will focus on why the elves were ostracized by humans, the Conjunction of the Spheres, and the creation of the first witcher. We’ve seen the plight of the elves in the show’s current timeline. So, it’ll be interesting to see them at their peak and the kind of prominence that Francesca and her followers are currently trying to reach. In the second season of “The Witcher,” Vesemir mentioned Klef as one of the first witchers. He was apparently killed by one of the oldest monsters (who had entered the realm via the Conjunction of the Spheres) when he and his team tried to bind her deep in the forest. I don’t see anyone cast as Klef in “Blood Origin,” but one of the characters might be going by a fake name, and their real name is Klef. As for the Conjunction of the Spheres, it has been described as a mega-event in this franchise. I do not think that four episodes will be able to cover it. We’ll possibly get a hint at its inception, which will then be further explored in “The Witcher” Season 3.