Material, Conjunction, Ciri & Future
Warning: The following contains SPOILERS for The witcher.
The witcherMonoliths are huge black stone pillars that appeared across the continent after the spheres joined, more than a thousand years before the events of the series. Such monoliths do not exist in the short stories and books of Andrzej Sapkowski, on which the Netflix games and series are based. The writers of the series have also actively avoided becoming “an adaptation of an adaptation” by removing elements only from books and not from games. This is why it is interesting that the monoliths of the series are preceded not by the novels but by an in-game quest.
In The witcher games, much smaller monoliths are scattered across the map in the form of the Sefirot, which originate from the esoteric Jewish discipline of Kabbalah. These monoliths are later revealed to be the key to opening an abandoned mage tower, believed to be a cursed place for breeding monsters. It echoes how the much larger monoliths in the series function as pathways for different entities between realms.
The witcher Season 2, Episode 5, “Turn Your Back,” reveals that according to mainland historians, the monoliths could be the remaining impact points of the conjunction of the spheres. Additionally, the monoliths are scattered across the continent in places like Cintra, Kaer Morhen, Nazair, etc., but not in a recognizable form like the monoliths in the games. There’s also the fact that the monoliths are apparently made of a unique mineral known as stellacite, which exhibits otherworldly durability. Together, these different facts about the monoliths of The witcher paint a clearer picture of the true purpose of these intimidating magical obelisks.
What are monoliths made of and why they can’t be easily broken
According to wizard and archaeologist Istredd (Royce Pierreson), stellacite is so tough that it takes centuries before it shows subtle signs of natural erosion from the elements. As Istredd explains in The witcher Season 2 Episode 5, “Turn Your Back,” the sudden destruction of the monolith outside Cintra (which was caused by Ciri (Freya Allen) screaming in the series’ pilot) is a scientific revelation that defies all the historical precedents concerning the monoliths. Based on how Triss (Anne Shaffer) and Geralt (Henry Cavill) know about stellacite, it seems to be common knowledge, at least among magic users, that this unique black mineral is what mainly comprises monoliths throughout. the continent.
While The witcher season 2, episode 4, “Redanian Intelligence”, Triss and Geralt are in Kaer Morhen’s laboratory when they find stellacite inside the leshy and myriapod which attacked the witcher Eskel (Basil Eidenbenz) and attempted to ‘get Ciri. Touching the stellacite causes Ciri to have visions of a strange desert in an alien world, in which an entity who is likely the Immortal Mother – also known as Voleth Meir – takes Ciri’s form and tells her: “Daughter of Chaos is ours. Turn your back. Join the procession. There is only death here.”
In short, the stellacite could be indestructible for the mainland forces as it comes from a different realm. Additionally, the visions Ciri gets when she touches the stellacite and how Ciri’s Elder blood gene allows her to destroy or somehow harness the power of the Monoliths suggest that the origins of Ciri’s fate might as well. be foreign. It all comes down to the Conjunction of the Spheres.
Connection of monoliths to the conjunction of spheres
The Conjunction is a cosmic event in which the elder races of elves and dwarves from the continent were joined by men and monsters from other worlds, monoliths appeared across the land and the forces of chaos and magic have become much more prolific on the continent. Istredd believes the monoliths are likely the power conduits that enabled Conjunction, a theory supported by how the fall of the Cintra monolith coincided with the strange vibrations emitted by the Nazair monolith.
This hypothesis is further supported by how Ciri (Freya Allan), under the influence of the Immortal Mother or Voleth Meir of the Wild Hunt, uses Kaer Morhen’s monolith to transport herself, Geralt and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) in a unknown realm. in The witcher Season 2, Episode 8, âFamilyâ. All of this implies that the power that resides in the blood of the Elder of Ciri, when channeled through the monoliths, could result in another Conjunction-like event. In turn, that could shed light on what Voleth Meir and the rest of the Wild Hunt have in store not just for the Continent, but for the entire Multiverse.
What the Monoliths have to do with Ciri’s Fate, Ithlinne’s Prophecy, and the Wild Hunt
It seems that Ciri’s emotional reactions are the only way to affect or interact in some way with the stellacite monoliths. This implies that ultimately, the fate of the monoliths – and perhaps the multiverse – will be left to Ciri’s true emotions. For now, there appear to be two main paths available for Ciri.
Like the end of The witcher Season 2 reveals that Wild Hunt wants to recruit Ciri because she is the Daughter of Chaos, the only entity that can allow them to use the Monoliths to travel and bring death and destruction across the realms. In the books and games, the horsemen of the wild hunt are Aen Elle, a race of elves from the town of Tir nÃ¡ Lia, located in a kingdom outside the mainland. The Aen She did not create Tir nÃ¡ Lia. Rather, they conquered it from the humans who built and lived in the city, and then used its âgate to worldsâ to take human slaves from other realms and establish their own civilization. The conjunction put an end to Aen Elle’s plans, but Ciri could restart them.
On the other hand, there is also the prophecy of Ithlinne or Aen Ithlinnespeath, which identifies Ciri – the ancestral blood child – as the salvation of the elves on the mainland. This could mean that Ciri will choose to destroy the monoliths in the end, thwarting Wild Hunt’s plans. Ciri’s power over the monoliths might even hold the key to the overthrow of the Conjunction, which would essentially banish humans and monsters from the continent and allow the elves to regain control, thus fulfilling Ithlinne’s prophetic visions. That being said, Wild Hunt’s plans and Ithlinne’s prophecy are not only of Elvish origin, but also a fateful fate for humans, which means their respective outcomes may ultimately be the same.
Monoliths In The Witcher Season 3 and Beyond
by netflix The witcher is known to hijack books and games, as evidenced by the existence of the monoliths, to leave longtime fans guessing. This means that although the results mentioned above for monoliths make sense in terms of The witcherthe greatest tradition, The witcher season 3 could have entirely different events. In addition, like the next series The Witcher: Origin of blood will address the history of the elves before the Conjunction, the arrival of humans and monsters, and the creation of the first witcher, others will surely be revealed on the origins of the mysterious monoliths.
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