The Legend of Yennefer: Chapter 10
The Legend of Yennefer: Chapter 10
Written by - TheFoxBride
“Where are we? I don’t remember anything.”
Ciri’s eyes adjusted to the darkened room that had filled with smoke. A cacophony of shouts and explosions echoed in the distance as she tried to push herself off the ground. Her hand splashed into a pool of blood, courtesy of a dead elf that lay beside her.
“We need to leave.” Yennefer darted her eyes against the stone walls of the hazy room and kneeled down next to the girl. “Hurry, child.”
“Who is this?”
“I once told you that chaos outstretched its claws towards you, do you remember? This elf…” she rubbed blood from her boot against the shoulder of the dead Squirrel. “...reached towards you, and received a dagger in return.”
The sorceress pulled Ciri to her feet and straightened her ashen hair. “Are you all right?” She gently touched her gloved hand against the girl's cheek.
Ciri tensed up. “I am sorry for what I said to the sorceresses, what was it? What did I say?”
Yennefer ignored the question and led her towards an exit. “Quickly, there isn’t much time.”
They darted through small corridors, staying out of sight of any and everyone. Explosions rattled the walls and shook the beams supporting them. Shrieks and wails from man and woman alike came from all around as fire engulfed the area.
They arrived at a staircase. “Ciri, I must stay here. Head down the stairs, and don’t look back.” Yennefer tried to steady her eyes and be strong, but the fear in her look was palpable.
Ciri understood what was happening. “No! Don’t leave me!”
“You must do this, child. Down the stairs you will come across an exit into the stables. There is a horse saddled there, just one. Head to Loxia and find Margarita.”
Tears welled up in Ciri’s eyes. “Don’t leave me!” she repeated. “I don’t want to be alone.”
Yennefer hugged her tighter and closer than ever before. Fighting back her own tears, she whispered gently, “I love you, my daughter.” She kissed the crown of the girl’s head and released her. “Now, run.”
“Lady Nimue, what happened to Yennefer after the coup?”
As the night stretched on the questions had become fewer, but still some of the more popular details elicited more information from the Lady of the Lake. Nimue crossed her arms and pondered. “While nothing is ever certain, there are some that believe Yennefer met up with Ciri and laid low with other sorceresses. There are others that pay heed to the rumors she was turned into a small statue and kept by the Queen of Elves.”
The latter elicited a few laughs from the audience. Nimue held her tongue and smiled politely.
“We may not know where the sorceress went directly after Thanned, but we do know where she eventually traversed to. It was in a forgotten castle in the middle of nowhere, that destiny would reach its hand out to the Lady of Vengerberg.”
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Lionhart is an English streamer who has been playing Gwent since Closed Beta. Having been an avid Witcher 3 fan, inevitably he succumbed to the temptation of Gwent having previously played Hearthstone. After taking a break from streaming for 18 months, Lionhart has returned to a daily stream schedule of Gwent with the aim of steadily improve his placements as well as co-hosting the Out Of Focus talkshow. The streams are welcoming for new players and seasoned veterans.
TheFoxBride is an American who has been playing Gwent since becoming obsessed with The Witcher universe, primarily the books. With a degree in history, it was a natural fit to fall in love with the medieval fantasy world that is brimming with subtlety. This led to starting multiple podcasts that cover the games, show, and books, all with an emphasis on insight you would not find anywhere else. Within the team, he aims to showcase the personalities of fellow teammates and give the audience an appreciation of the creator behind the content. Whenever he is not busy writing fantasy, working out, or watching/playing sports, you can catch weekly streams where he and his fiancee play Gwent, and talk way too much about Disney movies.