It is where the short story "Okruch lodu" ("A Shard of Ice") takes place.
Aedd Gynvael is where the fifth episode of tv-series, "Okruch lodu", based on the aforementioned story, takes place. The renegade witcher, Dermot Marranga, made a living and had even apparently settled down there.
After his death, Geralt never stepped foot in the city again.
In The Witcher computer game Edit
While the city does not appear in the game itself, it is incorrectly placed in Kaedwen instead of Narok on the map issued with the game. This error was carried over to the map in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
- In the short story "A Shard of Ice", Yennefer recounts an ancient elven story which gave the city its name. The myth tells of the "Winter Queen" who used to crossed the land in a sleigh drawn by a white horses during a blizzard. As she went, small shards of ice flew about. Those who were hit by one of these shards were forever doomed. Nothing in this world made them happy any more, everything looked sad, disgusting and dull except the whiteness of the snow, the frost and the ice. They left everything behind them to search for the Winter Queen, forever wandering without being able to find her. And thus they died to fulfill their dream.
- Geralt explains to the sorceress that the "Winter Queen" was actually the dreaded "Wild Hunt", which haunted certain forsaken lands, enslaving its inhabitants' will and making them its thralls. The witcher also mentioned that he was offered money to lift the curse and banish the Wild Hunt, but ended up refusing the offer, for reasons unknown.