The Wild Hunt Has Arrived

By Benjamin Rose Production photos leaked from the filming of Netflix’s The Witcher Season 2 indicate we’ll be meeting the likes of Eredin Bréacc Glas and the Dearg Ruadhri later this year. While this has prompted some hand-wringing in a few corners regarding the timing and costumes of the famous nemeses of The Witcher 3 (, the addition ofContinue reading “The Wild Hunt Has Arrived”

Nilfgaard: From Laughing Stock to Legend

By Danielle Whitaker From the rule of the sexual fanatic, Emperor Fergus Var Emeris, to the elusive Usurper, the Netflix adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher series spends the majority of its episodes switching between the past Nilfgaard that only served as a laughingstock of the Continent and the newly reformed superpower that tears through theContinue reading “Nilfgaard: From Laughing Stock to Legend”

The Continents Aesthetics Part 3

Medieval by Any Other Name:The Skellige Isles and the Effective Use of Trope When Geralt’s journey brings him to the sweeping archipelago of Skellige, he is, for the first time, brough somewhere altogether different, yet somehow familiar. I mentioned in my two earlier analysis of Velen and Novigrad, that those two regions are wholly distinctContinue reading “The Continents Aesthetics Part 3”

Reexamining Calanthe, The Lioness of Cintra

If there’s one thing that the Netflix adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher series does exceptionally well, it’s convincing you that the characters in it are exactly who they look like at first glance. Queen Calanthe of Cintra is a prime example of this considering how honorless she looks on the surface versus who sheContinue reading “Reexamining Calanthe, The Lioness of Cintra”

In Defense of Filler

By Grayson Why the Witcher’s “monster of the week” model works Two of the largest scale television releases of 2019 with respect to budget, hype, and reception, were the Netflix adaptation of the Witcher and the Disney+ original, The Mandalorian. Now, before I continue, I would like to point out that this will not beContinue reading “In Defense of Filler”

The Continents Aesthetics Part 2

By Grayson Urban Fantasy: An analysis of Novigrad from the Withcher 3: Wild Hunt It is safe to say that Fantasy, as a genre, doesn’t exist in abstraction. Despite its otherworldliness, the genre borrows from our world such that every fantasy universe represents, to some degree, a composite mirror of our own world. This factContinue reading “The Continents Aesthetics Part 2”

Destiny Connections: Renfri and Stregobor

By Danielle Whitaker From the very first episode, “The End’s Beginning”, Netflix’s newest adaptation of The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski explores the idea that destiny is an irresistible power capable of bonding the lives of individuals despite their wishes or in some cases, their beliefs. While a majority of the pairings seem to occurContinue reading “Destiny Connections: Renfri and Stregobor”

Andrzej Sapkowski, A Profile

By Benjamin Rose Note: All quotes in this article are culled from various interviews given 2019-2020, especially those by Gizmodo and Wired. Yes, that is a real quote. Andrzej Sapkowski (pronounced “saf–cough–ski”) is not so much a man of few words as a man of few interviews. When these interviews are granted, however, the wordsContinue reading “Andrzej Sapkowski, A Profile”

The Continent’s Aesthetics Part 1

By Grayson Mugford The first entry in a region-by-region examination of setting in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt  The Significance of a Broken World:  Examining the role of a limited landscape in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt  From both a narrative and atmospheric perspective, the team behind the Witcher 3: Wild hunt took a riskContinue reading “The Continent’s Aesthetics Part 1”

Commentary: The Voice Of Reason II/A Grain of Truth

Every other Friday, The Path presents an in-depth analysis of one or more short stories or chapters from The Witcher Saga. Today’s installment covers The “Voice Of Reason II” and “A Grain of Truth”. By Benjamin Rose, Editor I open my Friday Commentary Series With “A Grain Of Truth”. The plan is to proceed throughContinue reading “Commentary: The Voice Of Reason II/A Grain of Truth”