‘The Witcher’ Devs Celebrate 11th Anniversary With Triss Merigold Concept Art
CD Projekt RED’s ‘The Witcher’ video game series has been growing increasingly popular as of late, especially considering how widely anticipated the upcoming Netflix TV adaptation has become. Now, in celebrating of the series’ 11th anniversary, CD Projekt RED is taking to Twitter for “11 Witcher facts for 11 years of the Witcher,” with one fact for each day.
Kicking off the celebration is an interesting look behind the curtains at beloved character Triss Merigold. A sorceress of wide renown, Triss is one of the more prominent members of The Witcher series and, while she has not (yet) been cast in the upcoming Netflix TV adaptation, CD Projekt RED is celebrating her by showing off some original concept art of the character. Check it out below:
Welcome to 11 Witcher facts for 11 years of The Witcher (one for each day)!
Witcher Fact #1
Let’s start simple — you all know this iconic Triss outfit from The Witcher 2. Would you like to see concept arts that led to its creation? Look no further than this image! pic.twitter.com/sXyLC6hsih
— The Witcher (@witchergame) October 16, 2018
Shortly after the above post, the team released a reply stating that the above concept arts are for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Triss, influenced by her outfit from the previous game. Here’s a breakdown of the redheaded sorceress courtesy of the game’s wiki:
“Triss Merigold of Maribor was a legendary Temerian sorceress of the 13th century. Called Fourteenth of the Hill by her contemporaries because she was erroneously thought to have been killed during the Battle of Sodden Hill, she passed into history as Merigold the Fearless. A member of King Foltest’s royal council along with Fercart and Keira Metz, as well as a founding member of the Lodge of Sorceresses, she was involved in politics for most of her life.
“She was friends with Yennefer and the witcher Geralt of Rivia, but also unhappily in love with the latter. Triss took care of Ciri at Kaer Morhen for some time and is like an older sister to her. It was through her intervention that Ciri was not subjected to harmful hormone changes at Kaer Morhen, stripping her of her secondary gender traits.”
“She was a skilled healer and carried with her many magical potions, but she never uses them on herself because ironically, she was allergic to potions. She was also quite a powerful mage, certainly when it counted most. She wore an amulet – sapphire overlaid with silver.”
Those interested in some fan-made concept art for a different Witcher character can find some right here.
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