|Man of Glass|
Merchant of Mirrors
|White Orchard tavern|
Several locations in Hearts of Stone
Gaunter O'Dimm, known as Master Mirror or the Man of Glass, is a mysterious character found in White Orchard's tavern during the Prologue of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. He provides information about Yennefer's whereabouts and mentions that before he became a self-identified 'mangy vagrant', the common folk called him the "Merchant of Mirrors".
During the Epilogue, set in White Orchard, one of the five remaining dwarves from the Isle of Mists mention O'Dimm as "Mr. Mirrory or something like that", the recipient of a chalice they had lifted from Lord Dagborg.
Capable of manipulating time and stealing souls, O'Dimm's true identity remains a mystery through most of the contract. As uncovered by Professor Shakeslock of Oxenfurt Academy, he is an ancient entity whose presence in the world has been recorded across different cultures throughout many millennia. Being eventually outwitted by Geralt, he exposes his fluency in three languages deriving from another world.
Journal entry[edit | edit source]
- Geralt has escaped a great many predicaments, sometimes of his own doing, sometimes aided by others. One of the strangest helping hands was that extended to him by Master Mirror. The witcher was on an Ofieri ship, held captive and bound for a date with the gallows... when, out of nowhere, in came Master Mirror. He reminded the witcher of their first encounter, when he helped Geralt find Yennefer in White Orchard. Now he was offering help as well -- this time, for a price. In exchange for freeing Geralt from the ship, he demanded Geralt meet him at a certain crossroads. When the witcher agreed, a strange mark appeared on his face. It was as though Master Mirror had put a stamp on him to show they had entered into as pact – a suspicion later confirmed beyond all doubt...
- Gaunter O’Dimm explained he and their mutual acquaintance, Olgierd von Everec, had entered into a strange pact. Their deal stipulated O’Dimm must grant von Everec three wishes – yet could not do so on his own, but instead had to call upon the services of a proxy. And who better to provide such assistance than a witcher? Since O’Dimm made agreeing to be this proxy a condition for receiving help off the Ofieri ship, Geralt had little choice but to agree.
- Master Mirror appeared once again – suddenly and out of nowhere, as usual – after Olgierd proclaimed his first two wishes. Mirror told Geralt of a way to show Olgierd’s brother the time of his life, even though this life had in fact ended years earlier. He equipped Geralt with von Everec blood and the knowledge of how to summon Vlodimir’s ghost. Just how O’Dimm had managed to collect a vial of von Everec blood was never made clear, but then again, burning question marks hung over everything this strange figure did.
- Master Mirror made an appearance at the wedding Geralt attended with Shani and the ghost of Vlodimir, who inhabited Geralt’s body so that he may enjoy one last night of earthly revelry. When midnight struck, Vlodimir was unsurprisingly in no mood to abandon the pleasures of the witcher’s flesh. Yet Master Mirror intervened to put an immediate and cruel end to Vlod’s stay among the living. Geralt later told me the cries of torment Vlod’s ghost made haunted his dreams for months to come.
- Geralt came away from his meeting with Professor Shakeslock knowing of a way to outfox Master Mirror. The demonic pact-maker could be lured into a wager: win it, and he would be defeated once and for all.
- Geralt decided to deliver Olgierd to Master Mirror's murky hands, thus completing their bargain. Geralt knew it was over at once, for in that moment the mark which had appeared on his face on the Ofieri ship disappeared like charcoal smudges drenched in a rain shower. That was the last Geralt ever saw of Master Mirror. I do not think he was missed.
Associated quests[edit | edit source]
In the Hearts of Stone expansion:
References[edit | edit source]
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone (expansion teaser)
- GoG.com: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone
- In sequence:
Antillean Creole French: Ouw se on coq é coq lá sé rwa an lé pil firmié ay., meaning You're a rooster and the rooster is king only atop his pile of manure.
Georgian: Shen ggonia momige, ara sts’debi. (შენ გგონია მომიგე, არა სცდები), meaning You think you've won. No, you are wrong.
Ossetian: Man amaran nai. Asauznan fala fashtama azdahznan. (Мӕн амарӕн нӕй. Ацӕудзынӕн, фӕлӕ фӕстӕмӕ аздӕхдзынӕн), meaning I can't die. I'm going now but I'll be back.