Vizima

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Vizima
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Vizima map.jpg
Map of Vizima created by CD Projekt RED
Details
Type
Cities
Location
Temeria, on the shore of Lake Vizima, at the intersection of important trade routes,
Appearance(s)

City built on elven ruins

Vizima or Wyzim (Polish: Wyzima) is the capital city of Temeria and the seat of King Foltest. The city is not described in great detail in the Witcher saga. Most of the description comes from the short story "The Witcher". In that tale, two taverns are mentioned: The Old Narakort and The Fox. There is also mention of the Roper's Gate, by which Geralt enters the town.

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

Following the regicidal events of the previous game, Nilfgaard invaded a weakened Temeria, subjecting its capital city to occupation. Residency of the Royal Palace has been taken up by Emperor Emhyr var Emreis himself, who personally invites Geralt to visit, where he can only access parts of the inner residence.

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

Vizima is only mentioned in the The Witcher 2.

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

Lying where important trade routes converge, Temeria's capital sits picturesquely on the shore of Lake Vizima in the valley of the Ismena River, a tributary of the Pontar. The city is divided into four teeming quarters, which are home to thousands and host travelers from all corners of the world. The Royal Palace and court are both found here, and the city boasts many markets, temples, forges, shops, banks, workshops, inns and brothels. Since our story does not concern Vizima directly, I will end my description here and urge those interested to consult other sources.

In The Witcher computer game[edit | edit source]

Located on the shores of a beautiful lake, Vizima is a walled city and the main setting of The Witcher computer game. The city is under a state of quarantine for the duration of the game, so movement about town in general is limited most of the time, and totally restricted, for some particular areas.

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

Vizima, the capital of Temeria, is the largest city in the kingdom. It is located on the shore of Lake Vizima, at the intersection of important trade routes, one of which is a waterway. Owing to a developed network of roads, the city draws considerable profit from trade. By King Foltest's order, the city is governed by Burgomeister Velerad. Vizima is divided into three large district. The poorest one is the Temple Quarter, where Saint Lebioda's Hospital and the Cloister of the Order of the Flaming Rose are located. The Trade Quarter is home to the wealthiest and most important inhabitants, and both the town hall and the main marketplace are situated there. The oldest part of the city, Old Vizima, has been recently converted into a ghetto for non-humans.
I acquired a pass which allows me to pass through the gates into the city in spite of the quarantine.

Gates[edit | edit source]

This restriction of movement is achieved through guarded gates which separate the various areas. There are nine gates in total. Six main gates:

Three internal gates also restrict movement between areas of the city, at least for parts of the game:

During the Prologue, Chapter I and Chapter IV, the city proper is inaccessible, but the main story takes place within its confines. The city and surroundings are divided into the following locations:

City proper[edit | edit source]

Locations marked by Chapter

Surroundings[edit | edit source]