The Witcher will return for the second season after nearly 2 years of absence due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s not a long time, but it’s enough for many fans, especially the “new ghosts” of the monster hunter world, to somewhat forget about the events of the first season.
If you don’t have time, or simply don’t want to start over, let’s take a look at some important milestones in the witcher universe as well as in the 8 episodes that have aired since 2019 before continuing. enjoy this series on December 17th.
Some major events in the land of the Continent
First year (1st year): The Conjuction of the Spheres event took place, bringing humans and many other creatures to the Continent.
Year 839: The Brotherhood of Sorceres was formed and established rules for the use of magic. This is also the time when Aretuza magic academy was born.
Year 967: The first witcher was created by the witches of Kaer Morhen,
Year 1095: Vesemir was born. He is the one who recruited and trained Geralt to become a witcher, and will officially appear from the second season here.
Year 1107: Deglan acquires and trains Vesemir (see The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf for details).
Year 1160: Geralt was born.
Year 1165: Kaer Morhen is attacked, documents related to witcher mutation are partially destroyed. Geralt was one of the last generation of witchers to be created.
Year 1187: The elves taught the humans how to use magic, in exchange, the humans slaughtered the elves and forced them to flee to the ends of the world.
Year 1192: Yennfer was born.
Key events in the first season of The Witcher
Year 1206: Yennefer was sold by her stepfather to Tissaia de Vries for less than the price of a pig (episode 2). She was brought back to Aretuza Academy and began training to become a witch.
Year 1210: Betrayed by the Brother of Sorcerers and sent to Nilfgaard (still a poor land at the time), Yennefer decides to undergo a cruel transformation to become more beautiful and win the emperor’s affections. Aedirn was exactly what she wanted. In exchange, she loses her ability to have children (episode 3).
Year 1230: Calanthe was crowned queen of Cintra when she was only 14 years old. A year later, she defeated the Nazair army, thereby being named “Lion of Cintra”.
Year 1231: Geralt meets Renfri, a girl cursed by the Black Sun and searching for the witch Stregobor for revenge (episode 1). This is also the time of the massacre at the Blaviken market, when Geralt single-handedly murdered Renfri and his subordinates, earning him the nickname “Butcher of Blaviken”.
Year 1233: Duny saves the life of King Roegner of Cintra and receives the law of surprise in return. It was this law that helped Duny get to Princess Pavetta, daughter of Roegner and Calanther, and later became Ciri’s father.
Year 1239: Nilfgaard begins to invade the North.
Year 1240: Geralt and Jaskier first meet (episode 2). The two were accidentally captured by the elf king Filavandrel aén Fidháil and nearly killed because of the feud between the elves and humans.
Year 1240: Yennefer escorted Queen Kalis with her infant daughter to Lyria when a mysterious assassin ambushed (episode 4). However, the sorceress could not save the lives of mother and daughter Kalis.
In 1243: Geralt the great monster Striga (episode 3) – is the daughter of King Foltes and sister Adda in the kingdom of Temeria. Because of trying to break the malicious curse, Geralt was seriously injured and was treated by the sorceress Triss Merigold.
In 1249: Geralt attends Queen Calanthe’s banquet, helps Duny break the monster curse and return to human form (episode 4). Here, he used the law of surprise and unwittingly tied himself to Ciri – Pavetta’s unborn child.
Year 1250: Ciri was born.
Year 1256: Geralt first meets Yennefer to find a way to cure Jaskier after being attacked by a Djinn (episode 5). It was this Djinn that tied the fates of Geralt and Yennefer together according to the witcher’s last wish.
In 1262: Geralt joins Yennefer and Jaskier on a dragon hunt (episode 6). In the end, the dragon could not be hunted, but the 3 people also went their separate ways because of personal emotional conflicts.
In 1263: Geralt returns to Cintra to obtain Ciri according to the law of surprise he used (episode 7). However, Calanthe tricked him and sent him to the dungeon. This was also the time when the Nilfgaardians attacked Cintra and killed King Eist Tuirseach. At this time, the guild of magicians also met in Aretuza to discuss whether they should intervene in the war between Nilfgaard and Cintra. Only a small group, consisting of Yennefer, Triss, and Tissaia, agree to fight for Cintra and the Northern countries, leading to the war on Sodden Hill (episodes 7 – 8).
After Calanthe’s death, Ciri fled alone from pursuit by the Nilfgaardians. She stayed in a refugee camp and then with an elf named Dara went to the sacred forest of Brokilon. Here, Ciri was faced with two difficult choices: Stay forever and forget all about life, or continue to rush out into the world filled with smoke and fire to find her destiny (episode 4). In the end, for various reasons, Ciri decided to continue her journey to find Geralt, following the advice of her grandmother Calanthe.
Meanwhile, in order to protect a merchant, the ghouls “council” fell into a coma (episode 8). Fortunately, he was rescued by this person and brought back to his house. There, he found Ciri after the two of them narrowly missed each other many times. The journey of the two “father and son” will continue right in the upcoming season.