Meve

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Meve
Meve thronebreaker.jpg
Meve leading the army
(Gwent: Thronebreaker art cover)
Details
Alias(es)
the White Queen
Titles
Queen of Lyria and Rivia
Gender
Female
Race
Human
Culture
Northern Realms
Nationality
Flag Lyria&Rivia.svg
Affiliation
Rivian guerillas
Location
Rivia/Lyria
Physical Description
Hair color
Gray
Family
Family
Lyrian Royal Dynasty
Children
Anséis[1] and one other son
Relatives
Calanthe (distant cousin)
Foltest (distant cousin)
Appearance(s)

Meve is the queen of Lyria and Rivia. She is a widow and has at least two sons, of whom she has a rather low opinion. Known for her wisdom and beauty, a battle during the Second War with Nilfgaard left her face bearing wounds that became disfiguring scars. She was the one who knighted the witcher Geralt for his valour in that same battle and granted him the right to be known as Geralt of Rivia.

After the death of queen Calanthe of Cintra, Meve remained the only female ruler in the Northern Kingdoms. At the war's conclusion, she was one of the negotiators of the peace treaty.

Meve, Queen of Lyria, toyed pensively with the enormous rubies in her necklace, occasionally twisting her beautiful full lips into an ambiguous grimace.
— pg(s). 213, Blood of Elves (UK edition)


Why, said Meve suddenly, are you all looking at me?

We're admiring your beauty, Henselt mumbled from the depths of his tankard.

That too, seconded Vizimir. Meve, we all know you can find a solution to everything, you're a wise wo...

— pg(s). 218, Blood of Elves (UK edition)


In The Witcher computer game[edit | edit source]

In the Temple Quarter, Geralt can talk with the local gossip. "I hear Rivia is ruled by a wise and strong queen. They say she was once beautiful, but she was wounded during the war. Now her face is horribly scarred."

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

On Iorveth's path in Chapter II, Stennis mentions to Geralt that "Meve curses your name every time she hears it."

References[edit | edit source]

  1. in The Witcher game series

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "Maeve" or "Medb" is a name of old irish origin and from irish legends. The name also has a meaning: "intoxicating" (probably derived from "mead"). There are many variants of the name.