I did try a search but there are serious problems with that function. (When you are searching a 5 page child forum you should NOT get 25 pages of results.) I'm saying this so you know I did try, and because ... well, this explains why there are so many similar threads.
I guess I just want some clarification. Possible spoilers here so:
I gave Alvin the necklace (Pardon me. I gave him the 'amulet'. Boys don't wear necklaces. *gag*) Then sent him back to the village. I had just killed 4 centipedes and the wraith, so I followed him as he perambulated back to the village. To keep him safe. I'm a Witcher. That's what I do. (He is the slowest moving child, not on it's way to getting a bath, I ever saw.) Then I ran to the Inn to tell Julian about the vision and he sent me off to save Alina. I run off to the Fields and Alvin somehow managed to warp there before me. (Very annoying that was. Makes me wonder if the amulet works or if it's just a tracking device for Trish.) I go through the failure of a rescue attempt, watching the interesting double-speak with fascination, and now he's following me. That's OK, I get it. I am the default choice for care-giver here. BUT .... Alvin won't follow me through transition points (doors, road entries). What do I do? Leave him in the Field surrounded by wyverns and other cranky and hungry critters? I'm a Witcher. I can't do that. I led him down to the hut and he won't follow me in there either -- which is how I know it isn't just the road. (Previous dialog indicated that he knows the guy, though it was almost creepy.)
I was wondering who I'd dump the kid on -- which was a little embarrassing as I had JUST been thinking that the poor kid has been passed around more often than a tankard at a dorm party. (*ahem* You do know 'tankard' is not what I was really thinking, right? [Dandelion? Abigail again? The Innkeepers ought to be fine, but there are no armed guards. Or dwarves. Dwarves ought to be excellent guards and guardians, don't you think?]) -- when I realized he wasn't behind me. So, back to the field I went.
It seems to be the consensus that Alvin won't be killed and I can just run off and leave him. Leave The Source. The one everyone is chasing and trying to get their hands on. Just leave him standing in a field. Leaving him there while he's wearing the amulet that short-circuits his magic ... which is his only defense?
He'll be fine, as he's been running hill and dale all over the area the whole time, anyway, according to Alina. You can't park him anywhere, anyway, so just get used to the idea that he shows up and disappears at whim.
In the beginning, there was a really great game we all wanted to play. We were patient, helpful towards one another until we figured out how to get it to work. If you haven't tried to kill the kikimore queen at 4 fps, you need to learn more patience.
Yes, I know this a really, really old thread, but it is, anyhow, on the first page, and I just had to add, in case anyone else has come to the same conclusion and finds this all quite strange...
Well, consider this: Alvin teleported himself blindly to a place he didn't know about simply by thinking of someplace nice and pastoral. So, here he is in Murky Waters. Triss quickly and very urgently found out where he was, and, knowing he was in trouble because the Salamandra were after him: sent Geralt there to protect him. (After all: she didn't send Geralt there on vacation, did she?) He also sent Dandelion there with an amulet to negate the boy's [dangerous] magical power... not to deprive him of his means of protecting himself, but as a means of protecting him from himself... to keep him from blowing up any barns, from channeling any more spirits and thus spooking the locals and encouraging them to conjure up a witch hunt to go and burn the boy at the stake. Triss surely knows all of this, knows how distrustful 'commonfolk' can be of people with powers they don't understand, and she also knew that, since Alvin had refused to engage in any of her training to control his powers: his powers would very quickly grow out of control, and become too much for him to handle. Nobody could foresee what might come of this unruly and unchecked power. So her only recourse was to give him an amulet to prevent any disasters.
Again: this does not deprive him of protection. She sent Geralt there for just that reason: because she had business (and political scheming, undoubtedly) in Vizima to take care of and Geralt was the only person she knew who had the capability of protecting him, not to mention probably the one person she trusted the most. (The latter is partly speculation, I guess.)