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Spazmo

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<A HREF="http://rpgvault.ign.com" target="_blank">RPG Vault</A> is getting in on some Witcher action with their <a href=http://rpgvault.ign.com/articles/558/558972p1.html>Witcher peek #3</a>. This one discusses racial tensions in the setting.
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<blockquote>In the beginning, the elves tried to ignore our presence, hiding themselves in the woods, leaving their magnificent cities - known these days as the Novigrad, Oxenfurt, Vyzime, Tretogor, Maribor, Cidaris or Cintra - behind. It is sad that through our expansive ways, we have abused the trust of the young generations of the ancients. 200 years ago, Aelirenn would lead a foredoomed coup... And us... we would slay the greatest of the elven kind. From that moment on, the elves destroyed all the places like Shaerwedd, where they had once lived. It is then... 200 years ago when, for the first time, inequality of the races appeared...</blockquote>
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There just always has to be an ancient fallen elven empire, doesn't there?
 

Sol Invictus

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Well, in the world of The Witcher, the Elves are now all dead and the remnants consist of refugees, which is pretty cool. The Witcher is set in like a post-apocalyptic fantasy world.
 

Volourn

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"the Elves are now all dead and the remnants consist of refugees,"

If they're *all* dead how could there be remnants of refugees?

R00fles! :lol:
 

Benedikt

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spazmo: "There just always has to be an ancient fallen elven empire, doesn't there?"
u have no idea what u are talking about - there can be elves, but world of the witcher is much more like real world then classic tolkien-like fantasy world. e.g. racism is big issue in this world - from all sides

exitium: "Well, in the world of The Witcher, the Elves are now all dead and the remnants consist of refugees, which is pretty cool. The Witcher is set in like a post-apocalyptic fantasy world."

???? where did u get this? elves still have their own kingdom in this world and there is nothing post-apocalyptic, just post-war

ben
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Ausir

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Well, the Elven kingdom is just a puppet country created by Nilfgaard in exchange for their help during the War, and still very much dependant on the Empire. And yes, there was an apocalypse in that world - the Conjunction of Planes, when the Humans came into that world. It took place 500 years before the events of the main storyline, so there are no really ancient human kingdoms like in most fantasy books.
 

Benedikt

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Ausir said:
Well, the Elven kingdom is just a puppet country created by Nilfgaard in exchange for their help during the War, and still very much dependant on the Empire. And yes, there was an apocalypse in that world - the Conjunction of Planes, when the Humans came into that world. It took place 500 years before the events of the main storyline, so there are no really ancient human kingdoms like in most fantasy books.

yeah, but it was so long ago, that u cannt say it is post-apocalyptic world - it would be imho same as if u would say earth is postapocalyptic world cause of ice age :)
ben
 

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Benedikt, I know the Witcher is more or less non-standard fantasy, but having elves and having these same elves be the remnant of a once great huge elven empire is pretty goddamn cliche.
 

Ausir

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Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of the Wiedzmin books wanted the word to be translated as Hexer but CD Projekt chose to come up with their own version...
 

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