| ||The Eternal Fire lights our way.|| |
| - Hierarch Hemmelfart, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game|
Cyrus Engelkind Hemmelfart is the hierarch of Novigrad, a grizzled old man, noted racist and religious leader of the North. He was one of the negotiators of the peace treaty that concluded the second Nilfgaardian War.
As a leader of the Church of the Eternal Fire, he is mentioned several times by secondary characters and Geralt can see him as one of spectators in the Whoreson Junior's arena but he does not offer a conversation.
Another opportunity to see him is during the meeting of witchers at Kaer Morhen keep, Geralt, Lambert and Eskel can get drunk and then they mistakenly contact the hierarch via Yennefer’s megascope.
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- His middle name Engelkind, means Angelchild in Dutch and German. Fitting for his position.
- His last name, Hemmelfart, is an allusion to the German word Himmelfahrt and the Dutch word Hemelvaart, meaning Ascension in the Christian sense.
- When he is contacted via megascope (described above), it is implied that he is using the toilet at the time. Why he would be in possession of a megascope is never addressed.
- His portrait bears a striking resemblance to John Paul II, a pope and saint of Roman Catholic Church.