Students at the University of Warsaw in Poland have created a fully detailed, continent-scale map of The Witcher universe, and it’s a doozy that shows the breadth of Geralt’s adventures from Kaer Morhen to Skellige and beyond.
Have you ever wondered how far Beauclair is from Novigrad or where exactly Vengerberg is? Check out this world map of The Witcher prepared by students from the University of Warsaw! 🗺️
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here is a more accessible version of the same map.
The map reads like any other professionally designed map, you know, with fantastic cities and countries. It even comes with a set of useful symbols that divide cities based on population scale, country borders, and even altitude.
The whole thing really puts Geralt’s adventures into perspective. In The Witcher 3, a trip from Skellige to Kaer Morhen really only takes a minute as the game loads the aging fortress. On this scaled map, it’s a literal continent at polar opposite corners.
I also appreciate having the map to show how remarkably close Novigrad is to Oxenfurt, despite the towns feeling relatively distinct. It’s like Novigrad is Chicago and Oxenfurt is Joliet.
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You can also see how warfare throughout the centuries has influenced the borders. In The Witcher 3, Nilfgaard has all but won the war for control of Temeria and then Redania. It’s easy to see how their southern position would have given them a solid footing to begin invading Cintra, Ciri’s original home, and continuing on to Brokilon and Temeria. It’s no wonder the Novigrad region has taken center stage, given its close proximity to Redania, where King Radovid exacts his murderous campaign against mages in the games.
The Witcher season 2 debuted late last year to generally positive reception, and season 3 is reportedly almost entirely written out. Star Henry Cavill said he hopes the next season stays true to the books, and a card like this certainly doesn’t hurt.
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Joseph Knoop is a freelance contributor for IGN