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Kingdom of Skellige
Flag Skellige.png Hrb unof Skellige.png
Official language
Skellige dialect
Kaer Trolde (?)
Form of government
Elective monarchy
independent kingdom (for a period personal union with the Kingdom of Cintra)
Head of State
Kings Bran and Eist
Jarl Crach an Craite
Geographical position
TW3 Skellige Panorama.jpg
Panorama view in The Witcher 3
Tw3 map Ard Skellig.jpg
Detail of the The Witcher 3 map


Skellige, or the Skellige Islands, is an archipelago and one of the Northern Kingdoms. The group of six islands is situated in the North Sea, off the coast of Cintra, and southwest of Cidaris and Verden. "Skelligers" or "Islanders" are human inhabitants of the Skellige Isles. Despite living in close proximity to their mainland counterparts, they have developed an entirely different culture than people of Northern Realms.

In the short-stories and earlier novels, the culture of Skellige's people bears quite a resemblance to ancient Irish culture. Since The Tower of the Swallow, their culture has adopted more Scandinavian elements, reflected in Season of Storms, and the video games.

National emblems[edit | edit source]

The coat of arms for the Skellige islands is never actually described in the books. This particular coat of arms was designed by our resident heraldry and Witcher expert Mboro. For a different take on the coat of arms, we have the Czech concept.

The flag for the Skellige islands is never actually described in the books. This particular flag was designed by our resident heraldry and Witcher expert Mboro.

Known Skelligers[edit | edit source]

Monarchs and royal family:



Islands[edit | edit source]

Major cities and keeps[edit | edit source]

Other locations[edit | edit source]

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

Skellige clans in The Witcher 3

The Skellige Isles constitute a major region in The Witcher 3.

Map description[edit | edit source]

The Skellige Archipelago is home to fierce warrior-sailors whom Continentals regards as pirates - and not without reason, for the Isles are barren and their inhabitants' livelihood comes mainly from plundering the seas. The land on these five large isles is divided between its clans, the heads of which are called jarls.

The region holds:

It is also a home for 6Innkeep inkeepers, 9Blacksmith blacksmiths, 4Armorer armorers, 2Herbalist}} herbalists and 16Merchant or shopkeeper shopkeepers.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In The Tower of the Swallow, the residents and the beliefs of Skellige largely resemble the real-world "Vikings" and Norse mythology.
  • Skellig(e) derives from the Irish (Gaelic) "Sceilg", which can be translated into "Rock" or "Cliff". There are also Skellig Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, part of Ireland.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 in The Witcher game series

Gallery[edit | edit source]