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atc said:and ciri... />/> ›››
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Yesterday, 09:41 PM
vivaxardas said:You give Roche too much credit, and Henselt - too little. Roche conspired against Henselt for three years, and when at last Henselt figured it out, he ordered to execute the Blue Stripes. It is not worse then Foltest ordering to kill thousands of La Valette soldiers who had no choice but to fight for their liege lord. But Henselt raped Ves, and it was bad.
In any case, Roche is out for revenge, not to mete out justice. A guy who tortures people for pleasure (neither La Valette priest not Arnold survived his interrogation), and who beats up complaining peasants is pretty much as bad as Henselt. When Roche jumps and cuts down every Kedweni soldier he meets, I actually wanted to have an option to put him down right then. What a f* does they have to do with king's decision? Geralt spent time with them in a camp, they are quite good people, not worse then Temerians.
So would it be a great decision to remain neutral and to let one out of control son of a bitch, who is pretty insignificant on a grand scheme of things, to kill another son of a bitch who is much more important for the North? If you do not want anything to do with Nilfgaard, why to finish what assassins started? Would you help Letho to do what he does, and plunge another state into chaos because of some whore's son who was unable to keep his people safe, and who is jumping on every opportunity to torture and beat up helpless people?
This desicion was again all about politics, Henselt explained it to both of them - kill the only king who Nilfgaard will have to respect, and things will go real bad. Is it enough to make Roche, who serves the state, and whose duty includes keeping king's subjects save from danger, to realize that by killing Henselt he kills a potential ally and makes his own country worse off? To become an accomplice to the assassin who killed his own king? Duty vs. Revenge thing here.
When Roche agrees not to kill Henselt, he shows some restraint, and in this sense, he managed to overcome his blood-lust. To battle his inner demons, if you want. So it is a sort of internal victory for him, and for the North. ›››
Good and interesting point of view! />
Yesterday, 06:14 PMThe only Lady who are welcome in Kaer Morhen is Triss, so...1+1=2: lady in Kaer Morhen with Geralt only could be Triss. If we follow the books canon, of.
20.05.2013 @ 21:30
vivaxardas said:Yes, Cedric tells that by lifting the curse Geralt would learn who is killing kings and why. But on Iorveth path Geralt does not give a damn about it. It makes much more sense for him not to waste time with it, but find Triss and drink a memory potion. He could just follow Triss (nilfgaardians) to Loc Muinne, free her, pick up another rose of remembrance in Flotsam, drink a potion, and be done with it.
This reason for lifting a curse makes a whole lot more sense on Roche's path, where it is the major goal of Geralt to learn about the kingslayers, but not on Iorveth path. ›››
In chapter one Geralt only knows that Letho has Triss, not nilfgaarians. In chapter one the two paths are equal logical but emotionally diferent by Player.
The deal with Philippa is the same with Dethmold: following kingslayer's trace to find Triss. And the Mist is just in the middle of his way. Saving Saskia has the same importance to find the squared coins leader and his conspiration. I think both path's are quite logical and interesting. It's just a matter of taste, not of difficulty or logic.
20.05.2013 @ 20:15
vivaxardas said:Not for Triss, obviously. If not for curing Saskia (here Geralt could go pro bono as a nice guy), then for lifting a fog for Philippa. But he does not, he just jumps to it as Philippa's loyal lap dog. ›››
If he doens't do what Philippa ask him he could not save Triss. That's a deal to me.Not dog submission.