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Kaer Morhen, in Elder Speech Caer a'Muirehen (Old Sea Keep), is an ancient keep where witchers of the Wolf School used to be trained. It is located in the mountains of the northern kingdom of Kaedwen, on the Gwenllech river. A long time ago, most of the teachers there were killed and the keep is now more a ruin than a residential building. Currently only the sword master Vesemir lives there, although some other witchers sometimes rest here between assignments, often during the winter.
In "The Witcher" Kaer Morhen was an important location in the prologue of the game, and it will be also a setting in the forthcoming "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt".
Geralt of Rivia (Polish: Geralt z Rivii) is a witcher and the protagonist of the Witcher series of books by Andrzej Sapkowski and its adaptations (including The Witcher, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and the upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt computer games). Witchers are monster hunters for hire. They possess nearly superhuman abilities and are expert swordsmen.
Andrzej Sapkowski, born 21 June 1948 in Łódź, is a Polish fantasy writer. Sapkowski studied economics, and before turning to writing, he had worked as a senior sales representative for a foreign trade company. His first short story, "The Witcher" ("Wiedźmin"), was published in Fantastyka, Poland's leading fantasy literary magazine, in 1986 and was enormously successful both with readers and critics. Sapkowski has created a series of tales based on the world of "The Witcher", comprising three collections of short stories and five novels. This cycle and his many other works have made him one of the best-known fantasy authors in Poland in the 1990s.
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