Temeria

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Kingdom of Temeria
Flag Temeria.png COA Temeria.svg
Flag Coat of Arms
Official language
Common Speech
Capital
Vizima
Demonym
Temerian • Lilies (informal)
Form of government
Monarchy
Status
independent kingdom /
conquered by Nilfgaardian Empire (in The Witcher 3)
Head of State
King Foltest
Anais/King Radovid V. (in The Witcher 2)
Currency
Oren
(in Gors Velen: noble and groat)
Geographical position
Places Temeria.png
Detail of the The Witcher map
Game world map.jpg
Map of Vizima in The Witcher

The kingdom of Temeria lies south of the river Pontar. Its neighbors are Redania, Kerack, Kaedwen, Aedirn, Mahakam, Lower Sodden, Brokilon Forest and Cidaris. One of the fiefdoms of Temeria is the dukedom of Ellander and the magical Thanedd Island, with a school for young female adepts of magic located off the kingdom's western shores. Temeria is second only to Kaedwen among the strongest of the Northern Kingdoms and played a key role in the war against Nilfgaard. Temeria is ruled by King Foltest and its capital is Vizima.

Kings and rulers of Temeria[edit | edit source]

National emblems[edit | edit source]

Heraldry[edit | edit source]

Ancient Temerian coat of arms — sovereign Ancient Temerian coat of arms — crown prince Previous coat of arms — during Goidemar's reign Current coat of arms — in use since Cedric's reign Temerian coat of arms in The Witcher 2

These coats of arms were designed by our resident heraldry and Witcher expert Mboro, based on the description in the novels. The first two are Temeria's historical and previous coats of arms. Under King Goidemar's reign, a new design was adopted: three silver fleurs de lys on black shield. The fifth is a design depicted in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

Fiefs[edit | edit source]

Temporary:

Main cities and strongholds[edit | edit source]

Natural landmarks[edit | edit source]

In The Witcher computer game[edit | edit source]

Game world map

The Prologue is set at Kaer Morhen (which is in Kaedwen, not Temeria), and the following chapters are all set in or around Vizima. You are not free to travel around Temeria as you wish, the available locations change with each Chapter. There is no way to travel large distances to reach other familiar locations in the game world.

Nevertheless, there is a world map in the game, and examining it gives us a sneak peek at locations that might come into play in the future.

At the top of the map is Vizima, with the Outskirts south-east of it, Old Vizima to the south-west, with the swamp cemetery and the swamp further to the south. The lakeside is just south of the Black Tern Island almost in the south-west corner of the Lake Vizima.

At the bottom left of the map you can see a cut-out which depicts the Northern Kingdoms. Presumably this means that other kingdoms may be visited in a possible sequel.

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

"Temeria's population is not exclusively human. It also includes dwarves, elves, gnomes and dryads. After the devastating war with Nilfgaard, many areas are haunted by monsters, which have hitherto not constituted a serious threat, while the realm's roads are made unsafe by outlaws and common bandits. As a result, the witcher profession is once again in demand, though people continue to treat witchers with caution and disdain, often calling them mutants and freaks.
The Kingdom of Temeria has silver lilies on a black background as its emblem. This powerful country has gained ever more influence in recent years under the wise rule of King Foltest. Across the Pontar River, the kingdom borders Redania. To the south and east it is hemmed in by mountain ranges, including Mahakam, the mainstay of dwarves and gnomes, past which lie the lands of Lyria and Aedrin. The capital of Temeria is Vizima, lying on the shore of Lake Vizima. The second largest city is Maribor. Temeria mints its own coin — the oren. The most widespread religions are the Cult of Melitele and the belief in the Eternal Fire. Temeria is home to the headquarters and many commanderies of the Order of the Flaming Rose."

Sources[edit | edit source]

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

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

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Anyone who wishes to be considered an educated man rather than a common boor should mention Temeria first where the Northern Kingdoms are concerned. The realm's coat of arms is a black shield dotted with silver fleurs-de-lys, and its capital is Vizima, where the Royal Palace erected by King Foltest stands. The country extends its protection to several surrounding domains, including the mountainous dwarven homeland of Mahakam. Currently Temeria's neighbors include the mighty Redania, the wooded Kaedwen, and Cidaris, known for the truly pathetic poetry of Valdo Marx, a troubadour unworthy of the title, for he chiefly devotes himself to besmirching the work of other, superior artists. Two other places in Temeria are essential to our story and thus must be mentioned. Firstly, north of Vizima, near the White Bridge that links the banks of the Pontar, stands the proud fortress and walled town of the La Valette family. Secondly, further up the Pontar lies the small river port and trading post of Flotsam. Both will prove important to the beginning of our story...

Notes[edit | edit source]

The term "Lilies" is use as a collective noun, likely meant to be derogatory, referring to the people from Temeria. A common phrase used by non-Temerian enemies in The Witcher 2 is, "Plough the lilies!" The term most likely originates from the silver lilies in Temeria's emblem.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. the king's name only appears in the third issue of Biały Wilk (The White Wolf magazine, in Time of Contempt he is only referred to as "king moron".)
  2. the king's name only appears in the third issue of Biały Wilk (The White Wolf magazine, in canon he is not mentioned.)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 in The Witcher game series
  4. Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni