The Rivian Pogrom (6 or 7 June 1268) was an incident that began in the marketplace of the city of Rivia. In mere moments, an argument between Nadia Esposito and some dwarves spiraled out of control. The entire group gathered at the marketplace descended into chaos as humans embarked on a rampage against non-humans. Geralt of Rivia was killed by the mob during this incident. It was not the only pogrom, there were others.
In The Witcher computer game[edit | edit source]
The Rivian Pogrom is an in-game book that recounts the tale of this incident.
In The Witcher 2, Geralt begins to remember his past and the tale of the Massacre in Rivia is told during a flashback. According to the game it occurred on September 25, 1268. Rivia's population at that time - 1234, within that 253 nonhumans. During riots 76 nonhumans perished including Geralt, who was stabbed in the chest with a pitchfork by a man named Rob. Yennefer of Vengerberg died trying to heal the witcher. Their bodies were taken by Ciri.