Oh yes, Lara Dorren! I was the same, trying to really take everything in when they found that huge family tree that Avallac'h had drawn on the wall in his laboratory, and Yen was making comments about it. I was trying to understand how this all affected Ciri and where she came into it. I'm still left with lots of questions as well, which again makes me really hope for a NG+ so that I can play it again. I really believe that when we play it again, we'll pick up even more on story tidbits that will fill in the gaps, so to speak! It's SO much to take in during the first playthrough, because the game and story is so huge, I think you can only absorb so much at a time lol. But if/when we do another playthrough, I think we'll have a lot of those, "A-ha!" moments as we'll catch even more the second time around.
I really enjoyed the part where you went with Avallac'h between worlds in the Through Time and Space quest! It was strange, but pretty cool at the same time. My favorite was the last one, the world completely covered in snow because of the White Frost. Then, you really saw what the Frost would do if it was not stopped. That whole quest was a neat addition to the game, it completely took Geralt out of his element. If the books have loads more lore on the Aen Elle, I really do plan on reading them at some point. Those books are on my list!
Yes, his name was Ge'els! I forget all of their names after a few days of playing, shame on me lol! I loved that part when Avallac'h went to see him. I thought their world was crumbling as well, destined to join the fate of the other old Elven ruins that you see throughout the game. Hmmm, that was strange then. Unless the part we saw was sort of the last remaining stronghold of their people, that hadn't met that fate yet? Ge'els was so cool when he saw the truth through the dreams of Eredin killing their King, and he simply responded like, "Ok. We won't help him." Very matter-of-factly, which was much like Avallac'h and their whole race in general. I loved it, they kept very true to the characters of their people in the game. And I know I've said it before, but I loved their look! Their eyes, skin tone, high cheekbones, all of it. When the ones in the Wild Hunt removed their masks, they looked so cool!
Oh man, I forgot about Phillipa saying that she would stand next to Ciri on the throne! That's true, she would have the support of the Lodge, and equally as important, the Lodge would have the support of the Empress so they would no longer be hunted and killed as was the case for a while there in Novigrad! That would be awesome for all involved and I think the Lodge would just continue to grow.
Yeah, Ciri punched the guy in my playthrough as well, that scoffed at giving Skjall a proper burial. She definitely cared for the guy, and didn't forget how much he had helped her. I think it's really sweet and shows her character that she even bothered to go back to check on him at all. Most people would be more concerned with the fight coming up to even think about that little stuff.
I would have felt better if there were someone there, taking up the tradition of making more Witchers for the Wolf School. I know it's rough on the kids that undergo the Mutation test, and a lot of them don't make it, but there needs to be more to carry it on, you know? I hate to think of them just dying off. Where does their future stand now? They need Witchers in their world, there are too many Monsters out there. The cold, empty Kaer Morhen at the end just broke my heart. ;(
It was sad to me to think of the Witchers scattering to the wind, so to speak. Eskel went off and said he couldn't imagine being at Kaer Morhen anymore without Vesemir there and the next winter, he would go somewhere else rather than Kaer Morhen. Lambert took off with Keira (that was so funny) and that leaves Geralt. But there's no more Witchers being made, so it really saddened me that I couldn't help but feel, this is it? Will there be any more School of The Wolf Witchers out there, after the three of them are gone? I guess not?
After I beat the game, and it put me back in Kaer Morhen, that was so depressing to be there all by myself. It made me really sad. I started walking around, and it was so EMPTY. Not a soul in there aside from Geralt. It just didn't feel right. No Vesemir, no Eskel, no Lambert, no Yen, no Uma, no Ciri. I walked through the inside and went outside through the Courtyards, and it was flat out depressing. It was a ghost town. Especially because Vesemir wasn't there. Oh god, that was so hard for me, when he passed. I truly loved that old guy and it killed me to watch his pyre. It literally made me cry.
I loved how when you dropped in on the Crones, and they turned and saw it was Ciri, they dropped their act (and the head that one of them was petting!) and took on their true form. It was like, s*** just got real! LOL! I was so worried because there were 3 of them and thought this fight is gonna be so bad, but luckily I only died a few times and then finished their fight. Doing that, immediately followed by Geralt and Imlerith, was one of my most favorite parts of the final hours of the game! Awesomeness followed by more awesomeness!!
By the way, I was so excited that the Crones came back into the game!! When I got to the part where Ciri gets chosen to go see them, and Geralt gets the coin as well, I was going, "Yessss! The Crones! I bet I get to fight them now!" Ha ha ha! Oh gosh, that fight with Imlerith was AWESOME!!! I didn't have too hard of a time with it, thanks to lots of dodging, but he was tricky at the end! He was constantly teleporting next to me and it was just a matter of constantly pressing B to dodge, while trying to get a swipe in here and there. I took screenshots of him after the fight, when he took his helmet off, and wow. It was just awesome!
I loved that scene of Geralt slowly, slowwllllyyyyyy pushing the bottle towards the edge of the desk, and then Crash! And Ciri knew exactly what was up too! She sort of smiled and then started knocking something over herself, it's like each knew what the other was thinking! That was such a fun scene, I laughed out loud while it played out. They were so silly and it was great! I laughed even harder at the end with the mustache that Yen drew on Avallac'h too!! I never expected anything from her, as she was just standing there watching them like they were crazy lol!