Mère-Lachaiselongue Cemetery

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Mère-Lachaiselongue Cemetery
Mère-Lachaiselongue Cemetery
Details
Expansion
Blood and Wine
Type
Cemetery
Location
Caroberta Woods
Region
Toussaint
Amenities
Fast-travel point

Fast-travel point

Map description[edit | edit source]

At Belgaard Vineyard, a famous act of poisoning once occurred which took the lives of a large gang of bandits who were ransacking the area. The folk charged with cleaning up in the aftermath originally planned to burn the bodies, but one pious soul thought even rotten dung-diddlers such as they deserve better. He thus paid for their bodies to be laid to rest in a small cemetery: Mère-Lachaiselongue. Later, Sir Ramon of Gichon died a martyr’s death here while trying to get rid of the bandits’ constantly returning wraiths.

Associated quest[edit | edit source]

Items of note[edit | edit source]

In the crypt:

Gravestone inscriptions[edit | edit source]

The names and inscriptions on the gravestones abound with Easter eggs. Most of them are references to CD Projekt RED staff being directly involved in the development of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (here marked with Real person including his/her function). However, they also hold references to other artists and artistic works.

  • Anabella and Gwidon de la Tourre
    Art Patrons
    Killed by a poison apple
The poison apple is probably referring to the fairy tale of Snow White.
  • Andrew Sto'ppa
    Ducal intermediary
    Lover of Nilfgaardian spice biscuits
Real person: Andrzej Stopa
Function: Cinematic Designer
  • Antoine de Faint-Exuperly
    Known as the Big Prince
    1200-1244
This inscription is a reference to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), who wrote "The Little Prince".
  • Arkadius Borovvik
    Lived to a ripe old age
    In fact, he lived so long, he died of boredom
Real person: Arkadiusz Borowik
Function: Writer, Story Designer
Notes: This inscription can be found on a sarcophagus in the main crypt. Located on Orlémurs Cemetery is another tombstone referring to him by the name of "Arcadius Borovique".
  • Margaret Stzepcovska
    Artiste
    Died from an overextension of the mandibles, thinking she was a cow
  • Bartolomeo C'eslycky
    Comedian
    Could make even a dead fish laugh
  • Bartolomeo Novak
    Brought smiles to people’s faces
Real person: Bartosz Nowak
Function: Cinematic Designer
  • Lucca Horr'zelsky
    A "hockeyist."
    Skated upon lakes, stopping others from knocking coal into special nets. Froze to death.
Real person: Łukasz Horzelski
Function: Technical Artist
  • Caroleena Staheera
    "What’s the pleasure in slaughtering a weakling? If you wish to draw blood, draw it from a king."
Real person: Karolina Stachyra
Function: Writer, Story Designer, Red Witches Choir
  • Caroline Nyev'eglovska
    Believed it was possible to reach a satisfying agreement with anyone. Died while negotiating with a charging fiend.
Real person: Karolina Niewęgłowska
Function: Customer Support Coordination, Additional Translation, Red Witches Choir, Technical Support Lead
  • Charles Pyz'yack
    Felt 60% was not enough, so he gave 61%. Behold the result.
Real person: Karol Pyziak
Function: Customer Service Representative, Technical Support Specialist
  • Cinnga Krez'el
    Artist and Alchemist
    Could kill foes with a single gaze and stop time. Dreamed of traveling to other worlds
  • Conrrad Tomashckievich
    Made up stories and bossed people around, when all he ever really wanted in life was to fly
Real person: Konrad Tomaszkiewicz
Function: Game Director
  • Dominique Gonsierovsky
    Loved accounting tables. That was the death of her.
Real person: Dominika Gonsierowska
Function: Senior Quest and Story Producer
Notes: Located on Orlémurs Cemetery is another tombstone referring to her by the name of "Dominique Gonché".
  • Gaspar "Daffi" Shymchak
    Ladies' Man
    Enjoyed walking the streets of Beauclair at night, belting out Nilfgaardian ballads
    His diction put the most distinguished actors to shame
Real person: Kacper Szymczak
Function: Cinematic Designer
  • Gerome la Marten
    Equerry to the duquessa
  • Count Bartollo var Ochmann
    "The night before keeps knocking, my head weeps from its constant stalking."
Real person: Bartosz Ochman
Function: Writer, QA Content Manager, Living World Lead Designer
  • Gregor Sadinsky
    Athlete extraordinaire
    Liked to carry great weights, but got a little carried away
Real person: Grzegorz Sadziński
Function: Quest Designer
  • Her lies Ola, mother of Plegmund, taken from us too soon
    Protect us, o Lebioda, from the torment of preprodcution!
"Her" should actually be "here". It's a spelling mistake and has no deeper meaning.
  • Igor von Sar'zynsky
    Every inch an artist
Real person: Igor Sarzyński
Function: Cinematic Designer
  • Jacob de Chamois
    b. 1186
    Neither drank nor smoke, yet still up and died.
    Good riddance. May the Prophet Lebioda give him a noogie in the afterlife.
Real person: Jakub Szamałek
Function: Writer, Story Designer
  • Jacob Voznyackovsky
    Might not have been the smartest, might not have been the fairest, but he always gave a solid 60%
Real person: Jakub Woźniakowski
Function: Customer Service Representative, Technical Support Specialist
  • Jymm Morrisonn
    Conjuror. Half man, half lizard
This inscription is a reference to Jim Morrison, lead singer of rock band The Doors, whose grave is located on the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
  • Katarine Vladyka
    The loveliest redheaded creature to ever walk upon Beauclair’s soil
Real person: Katarzyna Władyka
Function: Game QA Coordinator
  • Kaytoni Kapustinsky
    Knew how to brighten up even the cloudiest day
    Be Prepared!
Real person: Kajetan Kapuściński
Function: Cinematic Design Team Coordinator
  • Kristof Lippka
    Musician
    Virtuoso in every key
Real person: Krzysztof Lipka
Function: Sound Design Team Coordinator
  • Kritt the Petit
    Famed host of afternoon salons, where games, bottled cheese and trampolining were the order of the day
In the Polish version of the game, this inscription says "Martin i Caroline Boord'zy-Skin". Reasons for the change in the English version are unknown.
  • Lenna de Manillani Grazia
    Princess from a far-off land who could force light to bend to her will
Real person: Len de Gracia
Function: Environment Artist, Decoration Art Coordinator
  • Lucas Babb'yel
    Honorary blood donor. Gave five liters to a vampire, then perished.
Real person: Łukasz Babiel
Function: Gameplay und Content QA Coordinator
  • Lucas Slyvva
    Mistook Belhaven for Roggeven
    Warped time and space
Real person: Łukasz Śliwa
Function: Cinematic Designer
  • Lukas Schepankovsky
    Died on his own blade while trying to show his knightly brethren his expert swordsmanship
Real person: Łukasz Szczepankowski
Function: Game Designer
  • Magdallena Zy'yh
    Writer
    Stabbed to death by a jealous lover
Real person: Magdalena Zych
Function: Writer in Blood and Wine
Notes: Located on Orlémurs Cemetery is another tombstone referring to her by the name of "Madeleine Ziche".
  • Martin Blah'ha
    "Told you I was sick."
Real person: Marcin Blacha
Function: Lead Writer, Story Director
  • Martin Mihalsky
    Mage and artist
    Could move mountains
Real person: Marcin Michalski
Function: Environment Artist
  • Martin Pshybylovi'ch
    Composer
    In truth it was he who composed "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
Real person: Marcin Przybyłowicz
Function: Composer, Music Director
Notes: "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" is a lullaby for children and replaces the Polish "Wlazł kotek na płotek", a popular children's song.
  • Martin Yanishevski
    Master Armorer
    Forger of the best plate this side of the Yaruga
Real person: Marcin Janiszewski
Function: Game Designer
  • Martina Lippins'ka
    Engineer and pug lover
    Solved the most obtuse technical problems in all the duchy with the grace of a ballerina
Real person: Martyna Lipińska
Function: Engine QA, Tech QA
  • Matiey Pyetrass
    A sculptor of time and space
Real person: Maciej Pietras
Function: Cinematic Artist, Cinematic Art Team Coordinator
  • Mayo Mayevksy
    Known as the "Gamer's Gamer"
    Told things like they were before it was popular. That's what killed him.
Real person: Marcin Majewski
Function: Gameplay QA, Tech and Review QA
  • Michael Novakovsky
    Art patron
    Stuck his big nose in everywhere
Real person: Michał Nowakowski
Function: SVP (Senior Vice President) of Business Development
  • Monique Glyn'necka
    One-legged dancer
    Rumored to have been a succubus. Yet who’s ever seen a succubus with only one hoof?
Real person: Monika Gliniecka
Function: Game QA, Tech QA
  • Natalie Mrooz
    Duches Ademarta’s court sorceress
    Granted the wishes of the common folk
Real person: Natalia Mróz
Function: Administrative Specialist
  • Pablo O'Hotzky
    "Do not be sad because of people. They will all die."
Real person: Paweł Ochocki
Function: Cinematic Designer
  • Pablo Vilcoss
    Tilled the fields of Beauclair
    Died to the sound of music
    Spoke enthusiastic if ungrammatical Nilfgaardian
Real person: Paweł Wilkos
Function: Producer, Post Production Producer
  • Paulla "Tekla" Lukievska
    Alchemist and painter
    Discovered a new species of hedgehog,
    Paulis Teklis
Real person: Paulina Łukiewska
Function: Red Witches Choir, Graphic Designer
  • Pavel "Banana" Panasyuk
    Creator of pumpkinball – a game popular in Angren, in which teams strive to toss pumpkins into baskets
Real person: Paweł Panasiuk
Function: Event Manager
  • Pavel Sasco
    A man of small stature and enormous spirit
    Was a hearty and fiery dancer. Sadly, he forgot to eat – and perished.
Real person: Paweł Sasko
Function: Lead Quest Designer
  • Pavel Svierchynsky
    Traveler
    Loved to come and go
    Was killed by the children he abandoned
Real person: Paweł Świerczyński
Function: Cinematics Director
  • Peter Kryss'yk
    Alchemist
    Was able to raise the dead
Real person: Piotr Krysik
Function: Cinematic Artist
  • Pierre Montcresson-Melleroy II
    Bard, cook, ping-pong player
  • Primislav Staheera
    So strenuously did he the hill descend, his nap thereafter did never end
  • Primislavus Voojc'yk
    Heroic hunter of insects and pests
    Spent his whole life exterminating bugs, now he lies in the earth among them
Real person: Przemysław Wójcik
Function: Game QA Lead
  • Rafael Yaky
    A man who would never stoop, not even for peashont groshy
Real person: Rafał Jaki
Function: Gwent Design, Business Development Manager
  • Roberto and Yustinna Malynosky
    They loved each other to death
Real person: Robert Malinowski
Function: PR and Communication Specialist
  • Sar'rah Gruemm'er
    Left home and died
Real person: Sarah Grümmer
Function: Quest Designer, Living World Designer
  • Sebastien Callemby
    Leader of a hanse noted for its graceful movements
    "Pain is fleeting, glory is forever"
Real person: Sebastian Kalemba
Function: Lead Animator
  • Séverin Ervauville
    Carpenter
    "All I need's a sliver, and I can make you a better table than you've ever dreamed of!"
  • Stanilavus Yust
    Produced a great deal and died of overproduction
Real person: Stan Just
Function: Cinematics and Audio Producer
Notes: It should actually be "Stanislavus". Another spelling mistake.
  • Steeve "Steffy" Kny'bihlie
    He was supposed to be a killer, but became an artist
Real person: Steeve Knybihly
Function: Cinematics Director
  • Susanna Cherr'nakovska
    The first Ducal Wine Taster
    Lived to a ripe old age, sipping the best of Beauclair’s beverages all the while
Real person: Zuzanna Czerniakowska
Function: QA Technician, Living World QA
  • Tomash Marhevkin
    Warrior
    Died fighting with word and blade
Real person: Tomasz Marchewka
Function: Writer
Notes: Located on Orlémurs Cemetery is another tombstone referring to her by the name of "Thomas Carotte".
  • Urshulla Chapnic
    Relentless in her pursuit of perfection
Real person: Urszula Czapnik
Function: Game QA

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In French and Polish edition of the game the cemetary is called "Mère-Lachaise". This is a reference to Père-Lachaise, the largest cemetery in Paris. "Père" is French word for "father", while "Mère" means "mother". "Lachaise" comes from the surname of Father François de la Chaise, Jesuit priest and confessor to king Louis XIV.

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