Redania

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Kingdom of Redania
Flag Redania.svg COA Redania.svg
Flag Coat of Arms
Official language
Common Speech
Capital
Tretogor
Demonym
Redanian
Form of government
Monarchy
Head of State
King Vizimir II
Regency Council
King Radovid V
Currency
Novigrad Crown
Geographical position
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Detail of the The Witcher map


One of the major Northern Kingdoms, Redania is a wealthy realm that profits greatly from agriculture and trade. Its capital city is Tretogor. Oxenfurt, with the largest university in the North, and the free city of Novigrad are also located in Redania. The kingdom's neighbours are Kovir, Caingorn, Kaedwen, Aedirn and Temeria.

With its government heavily influenced by sorceresses, it also possesses the strongest intelligence network in the world. For ages, Redania has fought a customs war with Temeria, its southern neighbour and primary rival in the North.

King Vizimir II was assasinated during the second Nilfgaardian War. During the interregnum, the country was ruled by a Regency Council headed by Sigismund Dijkstra, the head of Redanian Intelligence.

National emblems[edit | edit source]

Heraldry[edit | edit source]

The colours of the Kingdom of Redania are: white and red, and the coat of arms from time immemorial has been the silver eagle in a red field. Of this eagle, the ancient emblem of King Abrad the Old Oak, various motions and forms were, notwithstanding presently the insigne is like King Radovid IV had determined and approved in edict: Gules, an eagle displayed Argent crowned, beaked and membered Or, grasping in the dexter claw an sceptre Or. The eagle is charged on the breast with an escutcheon: Sable a cross Or. Escutcheon is arms of Jamurlak, country located in the interfluve of rivers Buina and Braa ultimately vassalized by Crown of Redania during reign of Radovid the Bald.
Jan of Attre, Coats of Arms of the Respectable Royal and Knightly Houses, their blazon and history[1]

former Redanian coat of arms current Redanian coat of arms Current Redanian coat of arms also used in The Witcher 2

The images above depict the basic Redanian Eagle and coat of arms which has been in use since the reign of King Radovid IV. For the unofficial concepts of coats of arms used by previous monarchs, click here.

Flag[edit | edit source]

Current Redanian flag

This flag was created by our resident heraldry and witcher expert Mboro, based on the description in the novels.

Known Redanians[edit | edit source]

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Main cities and keeps[edit | edit source]

Regions and landmarks[edit | edit source]

In The Witcher computer game[edit | edit source]

Glossary Entry[edit | edit source]

Glossary Redania

Redania borders Temeria in the north. It is ruled by King Radovid V, also knows as Radovid the Stern, son of the murdered King Vizimir. The monarch was thirteen when his father was killed, so the Royal Council assumed power until the prince came of age. After his coronation, Radovid gained notoriety for dealing brutally with anyone who had previously mistreated him or his mother Hedvig. The most important cities in Redania are the capital of Tretogor, the Free City of Novigrad, which enjoys far-reaching autonomy, and Oxenfurt, with its famous university.

One of the Northern Kingdoms, Redania is a wealthy realm which profits from trade and agriculture. For ages, it has fought a customs war with Temeria, which is its main competitor in the north. The country possesses the best intelligence service in the world. The government of Redania is heavily influenced by sorceresses.

Sources[edit | edit source]

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

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

Redania Redania

Situated between the Braa River in the north and the Pontar in the south, Redania is one of the North's more important kingdoms. Its coat of arms is a crowned silver eagle on a red field. The eagle grips a golden scepter in its talons and a small black shield bearing a golden cross adorns its proudly protruding chest. Despite recent unrest, the country survived, unscathed and intact, the crisis that followed the death of King Vizimir the Just. Tretogor, King Radovid's seat of power, is the country's capital, though the Free City of Novigrad is its largest population center. In fact, Novigrad is something akin to the capital of the world - a center and cradle of commerce and culture, where an enlightened man can breathe his fill as long as he does so away from the back alleys. Old, musty and scholarly Oxenfurt, the home of this author's alma mater, is another of the kingdom's noteworthy cities. During the last war with Nilfgaard, Redania joined with Temeria, Aedirn, Kaedwen and other northern realms to repel the invaders, and the Royal Redanian Corps played an important part during the Battle of Brenna.

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

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Redania, ruled by Radovid V is poised to take over Temeria.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. From Radovid IV's note, translation by SMiki5five.