Yo Petra, How do you know witcher scrolls were available in merchant shops BEFORE
the Kaer Morhen theft???
The scrolls are found everywhere after
the theft, and why not... You sold the scrolls after reading them do you think the salamandra would not? (I agree the scrolls are only part of the problem) This excerpt from the books:http://www.thewitche...tion/27,m4.html
talks a bit in the beginning about the curiosity of witcher potions, and confirms at the end what happens when a normal person drinks witcher potions.
2 organizations made mutants with witcher secrets after the theft. So obviously, the stolen secrets are what mattered most, perhaps the secrets are how to mutate someone that they CAN drink witcher potions and use signs?
This sounds right to me, since the mutants you fight in the end carry potions on their belt!
Azar couldn't just buy them from a shop.. IT TRULY IS EPIC NEWS THAT THE WITCHER SECRETS WERE STOLEN!!
Everyone wanted to get their hands on the Kaer Morhen secrets... Everyone! Hence the Main Quest!
Recover the secrets... End-game cinematic spells it out though... Day late... Dollar short.
As far as witcher potions being lethal to others and all that: People can become witchers or there would be no witchers at all; yes it takes time to become a witcher
--but time is something others had... while you were busy dealing with weddings, and lost family rings, and man-eating plants in the garden, and damsels in distress, and on and on and oh... maybe you liked gambling?-- :whistle:
and there are consequences (sterile) and what not. Mainly- becoming a witcher means surviving MUTATION
! Furthermore the GM says in the end it was his INTENSION to make his own witchers with Kaer Morhen secrets! You do not fight witchers in the end, but you do fight mutants! So... they partially succeeded. Edit
: Actually... you do fight a witcher in the end... now don't you! Someone DID succeed at making their own witchers! Exactly as the GM ADMITTED he wanted to do! The answers are all there... In the game... Why get crazy and add things that weren't in the game like clones or time travelling Geralts?
Wouldn't it be bomb diggity if you could rush through the game avoiding all side quests and finish at a low level only on hard mode and in a... lets say 5 day limit (impossible?) to uncover a different ending where you stop Azar and the GM before the Witcher secrets get pimped out more then all of Carmen's girls put together, and truly save the day?
Nah... that totally ruins the sequel... and I rather like the idea of fighting an enemy with witcher skills!
Hee hee, sounds like fun to me! I cut through enemies like they were butter on hard mode... Go ahead, break my heart... bring on the mutated Triss, loaded with mutagenic potions! Look what happened to Bond when he caved into love for Vesper, and gave up being an agent in Casino Royale. Its the way of the world man... havin your heart ripped out by a sexy, power hungry female...
I bet thats how Geralt lost his memory, after catching Triss with her hand in the cookie jar, she couldn't bring herself to kill him (attachments of the heart and all that) so she side-swiped his mind instead :P
And then she got that cookie!
Just a theory of course... I don't know who the assassin was working for at game's end, nor do I know who Triss was working for... My logic base is formed around what I DO know, the rest is a matter of deduction