Jacques de Aldersberg

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Jacques de Aldersberg

In The Witcher game series, Jacques de Aldersberg is a charismatic and militant figure, whose past has played a great role in shaping the events of The Witcher computer game.

In The Witcher computer game[edit | edit source]

Jacques is the Grand Master of the Order of the Flaming Rose. He founded the Order upon the remnants of the Order of the White Rose, but has taken its underlying philosophy in a radical and uncompromising direction. He is mentioned in the book The Flower and the Flame.

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A fanatical follower of the Cult of Eternal Fire, he wields his innate "source" powers through sheer force of will (having had no formal training). Jacques aims to overthrow King Foltest, bring about a new age and destroy all non-humans, who he views (at best) as relics of the past.

Using stolen witchers' secrets, and with the aid of the Salamandra organization, Jacques has created mutant soldiers to uphold the increasingly twisted ideals he espouses. It becomes clear that he will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. Before joining the Order, it is rumored that Jacques was a vagrant fueled only by his hatred of non-humans.

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The Grand Master of the Order of the Flaming Rose is Jacques de Aldersberg. He is said to be a pious worshiper of the Eternal Fire, almost to the point of fanaticism. He is charismatic and widely respected. His aversion to non-humans, particularly elves, is well-known. Jacques de Aldersberg orders his knights to persecute the Scoia'tael just as much as monsters.
I met the Grand Master in rebellion-torn Vizima. Jacques de Aldersberg is a man of action — he personally led the knights who came to King Foltest's rescue as he was ambushed.
It turned out that the Grand Master of the Order of the Flaming Rose was behind the actions of Salamandra. Jacques de Aldersberg was giving orders to the Professor and Azar Javed.
By means of magic I was transported to the Ice Plains, as mentioned in the Prophecy of Ithlinne, which exist in the mind of Jacques de Aldersberg. The Grand Master wanted to show me what will eventually befall humanity if he does not lead them.
I dueled the Grand Master in the Ice Plains and defeated him. Thus the person responsible for Leo's death and the theft of the witchers' secrets has been punished.

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In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings[edit | edit source]

He is mentioned in the book The Viziman Uprising, which describes events from the original game.

Journal Entry[edit | edit source]

History is full of charismatic leaders who, by their deeds, etched their names in the annals of kingdoms and nations. Jacques de Aldersberg, Grand Master of the Order of the Flaming Rose, was beyond any doubt one such figure. He died at Geralt's hand and his rebellion against King Foltest was crushed, yet both these events left their mark on Temeria and its political situation, and their echoes can be heard to this day.

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[edit | edit source]

He is mentioned in some books, including My Manifesto – The Life of Jacques de Aldersberg. During the quest Message from an Old Friend, Geralt can find his letter.

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Various townspeople will chat about his glistening armour during Chapter II and Chapter III.
  • Siegfried notes after Geralt aids him during the Gold Rush quest that he is to receive a medal from Jacques de Aldersberg.
  • It is heavily implied that Jacques is Alvin, the child Geralt rescued in Chapter I.