[Act IV] Berengar will pay -- if I can figure out how to do it...
02.11.2008 @ 18:47 #21
My Geralt just decided to just tell it like it is to Berengar. After treating that brat with kid gloves for the whole chapter and listening to him talk smack to me, I decided to hit him with a blast of the truth; Berengar is wallowing in self pity, using past injuries as an excuse for his perpetual irresponsibility. Sure, it must be a hard life for him, being a reluctant Witcher, but what kind of person then carries on the sham of being a Witcher, accepting contracts with no intention of completing them? It's not everyone else's fault that Berengar lets his own self-loathing poison his interactions with them.
That's what my Geralt basically came out and told him. :angel: 'I don't hear any remorse, only self-pity. Get out of my sight.' Berengar then responds by starting a duel to the death, in spite of Geralt warning him not to. Picking the forgiving option is no doubt the lesser evil, but it's not like Geralt can be solely blamed for Berengar turning into a psycho upon hearing some criticism. Geralt tolerates worse jabs than that from Berengar for days!
It is sad, reading his letter afterwards. But then how was Geralt to know? :(
Anoither v. well written bit of the story IMO.
02.11.2008 @ 19:20 #22
02.11.2008 @ 22:03 #23
When you turn they will be gone, whispering their hidden song.
Then you see what cannot be, shadows move where light should be.
Out of darkness, out of mind – cast down into the Halls of the Blind…
03.11.2008 @ 06:18 #24
28.11.2008 @ 11:22 #25
thanks in advance :)
I've come to this thread a bit late, but were you guys still trying to figure out anything with these bits in Act IV? I just completed Act IV last night. I killed Dagon quite a few days ago and it seems mostly unrelated to other parts. Before I killed Dagon I believe I was still "looking for Alina somewhere" in the Heat of Day quest. I think I had completed most other quests by then (Wild Hunt, contracts, etc) Also, perhaps it's related to the Alvin quest also? White Rayla didn't appear till much later after Dagon. Once completing Heat of the Day after talking to Julian about the tragic conclusion of Alina, he mentioned that the Fisher King wanted to speak to me - which seemed to signal final steps of Act IV were beginning. The Fisher King let me guess that I should go to Black Tern island, and I received the sword from the Lady, and then had the cutscene with Berengar as I was about to head back to Lakeside. When I arrived White Rayla was there.
I killed Berengar. Whether or not he didn't want to be a Witcher and hated what he had become, he still had a choice. And his choice was to betray the Witchers and help these people who kidnapped children, etc. Maybe next time I'll be more forgiving of his situation..
28.11.2008 @ 23:05 #26
One of the Salamanders makes it pretty clear that they torture prisoners to get what they want. Given that, I wouldn't say that Berengar had a choice -- he was captured, then worked over, then did what he had to do. He's got this idea in his mind that Geralt is the good boy and he's the bad boy, so he presents it in a bad light when talking to Geralt, but actually, I think he's just another Salamandra victim.
28.11.2008 @ 23:43 #27
Finally, to confuse you a bit more =), let me quote another memorable cutscene - "Witchers solve human problems, not always by using a sword"....
11.11.2013 @ 19:53 #30
12.11.2013 @ 20:07 #31
"Many that live deserve death, and some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death and judgement, for not even the very wise can see all ends." [Gandalf]
The beauty of this game lies in that this is a serious question, for which no two of us will have the same answer.