Vesemir

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Vesemir
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Vesemir, in The Witcher 3
Details
Profession
Witcher
Gender
Male
Race
Witcher
Culture
Northern Realms
Affiliation
the Wolf School
Special abilities
Swordsmanship, alchemy, Signs, horsemanship, superhuman abilities
Physical Description
Eye color
Brown (in The Witcher)
Amber (in The Witcher 3)
Hair color
Grey
Appearance(s)

Vesemir is the oldest and most experienced witcher at Kaer Morhen. He is a father figure to Geralt and the other witchers. He spends each winter in the fortress and sets off on the road when spring comes. He is an excellent fencer and has amassed great knowledge of monsters.

He is the only one of the old witchers to survive the assault on Kaer Morhen, left for dead among the corpses of his fellow witchers. However, he was only a fencing instructor and thus did not possess the knowledge necessary to create new mutagens in order to mutate more boys into witchers. Despite his age, Vesemir is robust and lively.

Vesemir was really very old. Who knows, he could be even older than Kaer Morhen.
— pg(s). 27, Blood of Elves (UK edition)


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

Vesemir returns in The Witcher 3 and is voiced by William Roberts once again.

Vesemir plays a key role in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. He is the oldest living witcher, the only one to survive the pogrom which decimated the Wolf School witchers a long time ago. No one knows exactly how old Vesemir is, but it is possible that he is older than the very stones of Kaer Morhen, the keep where witchers of the Wolf School were trained, among which he once served as a fencing instructor. His gray hair frames the creased, craggy face of an old man, leaving no doubt that he is a veteran witcher, one whose skill could still give a younger man a run for his money.[1]

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

Vesemir was the oldest living member of the Wolf School and most likely the oldest witcher of any school on the Continent.
About as long in years as the ruins of Kaer Morhen themselves and though eternally complaining about his creaky bones, this master of the witcher trade gave no thought to a well-deserved retirement. Gray but still spry, he continued to play the monster hunting trade into his golden years – effectively, too, as he'd seen more beasts than all his students put together.
A harsh and demanding instructor in Geralt's youth, over the years he had become something of an adoptive father and mentor to the other witchers, always ready to help with sage advice and steady hands.
In the spring of 1272, when our story begins, Vesemir had joined Geralt on his search for Yennefer, trekking with him through war-ravaged Temeria.
Vesemir always said no witcher had ever died in his own bed, so death in combat surely awaited him as well. Death's waiting ended on the mournful day when the Wild Hunt descended on Kaer Morhen in pursuit of Ciri. Vesemir gave his all to protect his former ward, whom he had always treated like an adopted granddaughter, and died a hero's death at the hands of Imlerith, the Hunt's cruel general.

Associated quests[edit | edit source]

In The Witcher computer game[edit | edit source]

In the game, Vesemir is one of the first people Geralt speaks to upon arrival at Kaer Morhen and he is the one to guide the amnesiac through his first few uncertain steps around the keep. He also tells the witcher about skinning monsters, an extremely useful skill throughout the rest of the game. Of no less importance is the fact that he introduces the character of Berengar to the plot while filling our hero in on his forgotten past.

Vesemir features prominently in the Prologue and can usually be found wandering around the main hall on the ground floor of Kaer Morhen, or in the basement, in the laboratory.

In the English version, he is voiced by William "Bill" Roberts and by Miłogost Reczek for the Polish version.

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

Vesemir is the oldest and most experienced Witcher, possibly older than Kaer Morhen itself. He spends each winter in the fortress and sets off on the road when spring comes, just like all the other witchers. Despite his age, Vesemir is robust and lively. Many youngsters could envy him his health. An excellent fencer, he was the one who taught me swordsmanship.
He has raised many witchers, including me. His disciples treat him like a father. Leo was probably the old witcher's last protégé — the boy's death shocked him.
He was one of a few to survive the assault on Kaer Morhen. He is well aware of the magnitude of the hatred some people feel for witchers.

Associated quests[edit | edit source]

In The Price of Neutrality premium module[edit | edit source]

In "The Price of Neutrality", he is initially found just inside the walls of Kaer Morhen, in the main courtyard and then later, near the ford closest to the Camp.

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

Vesemir is the eldest and most experienced witcher; in fact, he may be older than Kaer Morhen itself. He spends each winter at the fortress and, like the others, sets off on his Path when spring comes. Vesemir is robust and lively despite his age, and many youngsters could envy him his health. An excellent fencer, he taught me all I know about sword fighting.
As one of the few who survived the assault on Kaer Morhen, he is well aware of the intense hatred some harbor for witchers.

Associated quests[edit | edit source]

In the Movie and TV series[edit | edit source]

In The Hexer movie and TV series Vesemir was portrayed by Jerzy Nowak.

In the Movie and TV series, Vesemir was not actually a witcher, but a druid. He and other druids were the ones who made the mutagens and preformed the trials on children to turn them into witchers.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Characterprofile on the game's homepage, last visited 19.11.2014.