I almost died in that snow covered world a few times too, because I wasn't sure where I was supposed to go so I just ran for it! Luckily I would see a building to duck into just at the last second, so it worked out ok, but yeah that was harsh. The different worlds were crazy, especially that marshy one with the poisonous gas! I actually did die a few times there, when I couldn't figure out where I was supposed to go lol. But then I got a path down, and made it to the next portal. How crazy though, I wonder if this is what Ciri travels through when she portals in and out of worlds? But maybe she has more control over where she goes? It's pretty interesting and I loved that section of the game!
Yeah those Elves have crazy names! I do love them though, they sound almost magical. The Aen Elle do remind me a bit of the Thalmer too, now that I think of it! Elegant and formal are good words to describe the Aen Elle, you can tell they are a very proud race. I've always wondered since Pre-Ordering the game and watching the trailers, what the Wild Hunt looks like underneath those helmets and face plates, and I wasn't disappointed at all with the look of the Aen Elle in there. They looked insanely cool, especially their eyes! I loved them.
I also remembered something from after you go to the Isle of Mists and you get the other Dwarves (well only one of them) to return to the cabin so that they'll open the door for you - was it just me, or did it remind you of the tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves? Lol I wonder if it's a silly Easter Egg in the game or something. There were seven dwarves total, and Ciri laying there in her deep slumber like that, made me think of Snow White! I couldn't but laugh when I realized that, because there were 4 Dwarves in the cabin, the 2 that had died, and then the 1 that you returned with.
Yeah even in that link you posted, it showed some more Sorceress's from the Lodge that I hadn't seen in the game! They would definitely have Ciri's back if she were to become Empress. I've seen the "dark" ending just recently, on a YT video, and it was crazy! It almost implied that maybe Geralt died, I think? In the one that I saw, he was in Crookback Bog and went in the large building to find the Medallion, and sat there looking almost he gave up on life itself. Then all the Monsters rush in, and you never quite see him stand up to fight, which made me really sad to think that he possibly just gave up at that point, thinking Ciri was gone too. Very sad indeed, I could never play that way to get that ending, I don't think...
Ahhhhhhhh I started to write you back, I'm leaving it open in another tab here on my laptop ha ha, but I'll have to finish it later! I'm about to run out for the evening to see some friends visiting in Orlando, so expect a message either later tonight or tomorrow morning after I wake up lol. I'm sorry! I think I write too much sometimes lol! And thanks for that imgur picture, I took it all in too. It was funny all of the pink (romance) lines that went to Geralt, lol.
I'm really excited about getting the books now, after what Shirley's been saying in my blog! I think it's a great idea for you to finish up some books and get back to reading a bit until your next game comes out. You could even sneak in some Witcher books as well!
Yeah they didn't explain the White Frost too well, I feel like I know very little about it! They touched on it, but I'm not too sure. I guess Ciri stopped it by going into the heart of it, from what it looked like? Does that mean everyone is safe, the White Frost is never coming to their world now? I really don't know. She went into it, and then the next thing I knew, I was in the cut scene with her in the Inn and Geralt was giving her the Witcher sword. I'd love to know more about it too. I'm guessing the Wild Hunt used it somehow, and that's why when they went somewhere, the ground would freeze and everyone could see their breath? It had to have something to do with the White Frost, right? I'm not entirely sure though.
Yeah you really never hear anything about the other schools though, like the Cat, Griffin or Bear. I wondered, where are those Witchers at? Hmmm. The world really does feel empty now without Vesemir, Yen, Triss, Lambert and Eskel, or anyone to talk to. I wish they were there too, just for some more closing dialogue and maybe even to answer a few questions to help tie things up.
Ohhhhh, I didn't catch that Keira might be a little girl! Oh my gosh, that's a bit creepy, now I wonder how old she is?? Especially since she slept with Geralt and Lambert lol! I know back in those days in real life (Medieval days) it was nothing to be married off by age 12, because their life expectancy back then was so short, so they typically started early. So I wonder if she's that young? That's crazy to think about. I forgot to tell you, I didn't know Yen had a hunchback!! No! Why does she have a hunchback? I hadn't read that before, so I don't know the story behind it. Gosh, she's so beautiful, I would never have thought anything like that.
Oh I was going to tell you, I loved that closing part where it mentions about Yen and Geralt growing old together somewhere, sleeping all day and eating breakfast well past noon lol! I said to myself, "Awwww, they're like an old married couple now!" Ha ha! But you know, I think it's sweet. Geralt can't fight monsters forever, and I know Yen wanted to settle down too. They're so perfect for each other.
Yeah, sadly it doesn't seem like anyone is going to be trained at Kaer Morhen anymore to come up in the Wolf School. If anyone was going to do the ritual and raise the little Witchers, it would have been Vesemir. I don't know, Geralt isn't getting any younger, so maybe he would step up to that role one day. But who knows... I'm still so upset about Vesemir! He taught Ciri so much too, and really was like a Dad to Geralt. I wish Yen and Triss and Keira could have done something to bring him back!
Oh yeah, I did go over and speak to Vesemir and Uma in between quests at Kaer Morhen and I was laughing when Geralt would ask him that crazy question about Universals or whatever, and Uma would just reply in a bunch of babble, and Geralt would say, "Me too." Ha ha!