Conjunction of the Spheres

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Icon disambig.svg This article is about the event known as the Conjunction of the Spheres. For the book, see The Conjunction of the Spheres.

The Conjunction of the Spheres is a cataclysm which occurred 1,500 years before the events in the novels, trapping many "unnatural" creatures in this dimension, including ghouls, graveirs and vampires. It was during this time that the elves say humans first appeared, their own world having been destroyed. Humans did not settle on the continent until many hundreds of years after that.

Note[edit | edit source]

In Blood of Elves, Danusia Stok translates "conjunction" as "interpenetration".

In The Witcher computer game[edit | edit source]

There is also a book in the game by the same title.

Glossary Entry[edit | edit source]

Glossary Conjunction of the Spheres

"A cataclysm which occurred 1,500 years ago, trapping in our dimension many unnatural creatures, including ghouls, graveirs and vampires. These beasts have no ecological niches of their own and are merely relics of bygone times.

According to elven lore, humans arrived during the Conjunction, their own world having been destroyed. These human ancestors learned how to harness the power of primordial Chaos, and thus the first human wizards were born. Looking for a place in the world, humans took up arms against the Elder Races, who were unable to withstand the barbarians and ultimately surrendered. This is how humans came to rule the world."

Sources[edit | edit source]

The Conjunction of the Spheres

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

A book describing this event entitled "The Conjunction of the Spheres" can be purchased in Vergen in Chapter II. Reading the book provides a journal entry on the subject.

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

There are scores of learned works, dissertations and treatises about this magical cataclysm from about 1500 years ago. Because of this event, creatures never seen before entered our world, and still do not have their own ecological niche here. Among others, graveirs and ghouls are relics of the permeation of the spheres, though elven tradition has it that we, humans, are also newcomers from that time. The sorcerers claim that time humanity received both the wondrous gift and the terrible curse that they consider magic to be at that time.