Morvran Voorhis

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Morvran Voorhis
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Morvran Voorhis in The Witcher 3
Details
Titles
commander of the Alba Division, later Imperator/Emperor of Nilfgaard
Gender
male
Race
Human
Culture
Nilfgaardian Empire
Nationality
Flag Nilfgaard.svg
Affiliation
Alba Division, Nilfgaardian opposition, Trade Corporation
Location
Royal Palace in Vizima
La Valette residence, Gildorf
Family
Family
House of Voorhis
Parents
Prince Voorhis (father)
Appearance(s)

Morvran Voorhis – Emperor of Nilfgaard, successor of Emhyr var Emreis in the saga. Hailing from the House of Voorhis, he was the son of Prince Voorhis and relative to Emhyr on both maternal and paternal lines.

The conspirators - Joachim de Wett, Ardal aep Dahy, Count d'Arvy, Berengar Leuvaarden, the Count of Broinne and Stefan Skellen - planned to overthrow Emhyr and place young Morvran on the Imperial throne. Although they were were sentenced to death after Leuvaarden's betrayal, Voorhis most likely took the throne at the end of 13th century.

As Imperator, he ordered the conviction of coadjutor of the Empire Peter Evertsen, former imperial treasurer of the crown and chief chamberlain of the army, who died in Winneburg Castle in 1301.

The date of Morvran's death is not known. It is certain that in 1328, the ruling imperator was Jan Calveit, who rehabilitated Peter.

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[edit | edit source]

Morvran Voorhis appears in The Witcher 3. He is a serving general and commander of the Alba Division under Emperor Emhyr. A good friend of Maria Louisa La Valette, he is an expert when it comes to horses, stating that: "they are more honest than men sometimes".

He believes that if Ciri becomes Empress, she would need a husband from native Nilfgaard and that he would be the logical choice due to his family's connections with the Merchants' Guild.

Associated quests[edit | edit source]

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

Morvran Voorhis - commander of the Alba Division, an officer of the highest rank and pure-blooded aristocrat, one who with pride could call himself a Nilfgaardian, a designation truly deserved only by the native-born inhabitants of the empire's capital and its immediate surroundings.
At the time of their first meeting Geralt had no idea what an important person had been assigned the task of "asking him a few routine questions." Knowing the witcher, however, knowledge of Morvran's rank and status would not have made much difference."
The witcher encountered Voorhis again some time later in Novigrad. There the Nilfgaardian general was taking advantage of the city's neutral status to enjoy the company of Baroness Louisa la Valette.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Morvran's name means "the ugliest one" in Welsh.
  • He is voiced by the Robert Tondera in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
  • Morvran appears much older during the events of The Witcher 3 than what the dialogue between conspirators suggests in the novels.
  • He carries the symbol of the Trade Corporation, indicating that he and his father are members of this organization. The Voorhis family still exists after the collapse of the conspiracy led by Ardal aep Dahy. Berengar Leuvaarden protected its influential members belonging to the guild, leaving the possibility of using Morvran in the future.