Schirrú

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Schirrú
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Details
Gender
Male
Race
Half-elf
Physical Description
Eye color
Yellowish-green
Hair color
Dark
Appearance(s)

Schirrú was a half-elf, sought for manslaughter in Dorian by Codringher and Fenn. He hired the Nightingale gang to kill Geralt. He was also one of Vilgefortz's secret agents and partly responsible for the murders of both Codringher and Fenn.

The half-elf Schirrú was tall — well over six feet. He wore his dark hair tied on his neck in a ponytail falling down his back. His mixed blood was betrayed by his eyes, which were large, almond-shaped and yellowish-green, like a cat's.
— pg(s). 201, The Tower of the Swallow (UK edition)


He was captured by the Caed Myrkvid druids for trespassing in their sacred grove and burned alive inside a Wicker hag, together with Homer Straggen and other members of the Nightingale gang. This act was apparently a precedent for the Caed Myrkvid druids but it was lifted directly from people's superstitions about their practices and was meant to serve as an example for future intruders.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Schirrú might be named after Michele Schirru, an Italian anarchist.
  • The idea of a wicker effigy used for human sacrifice is a historically documented druidic practice, see Wicker man