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- Eredin to Crach an Craite, The Witcher 3
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Eredin Bréacc Glas, also dubbed  "Sparrowhawk" by the unicorns, was an Aen Elle elf and commander of an elven cavalry known as the Wild Hunt. As its leader, he was known to most as the King of the Wild Hunt. Eredin was a high ranking general in his world until he killed the king and became his successor.

Biography Edit

Early Life Edit

Despite being a notable strong solider who was also skilled in magic, not much was known about his younger years.

When King Auberon Muircetach, ruler of the Aen Elle elves, created the Red Riders, he appointed Eredin as their leader and general. Eredin, who at the time could access the Gate of the Worlds, allowing him to travel to different worlds at will, used the Gate and led the Red Riders in raiding many different worlds. Their main objective was to find and secure a sufficient number of humanoid - preferably human - slaves, that could serve the elves. Over time, this made Eredin and his men infamous and feared and they began to use magic to make themselves look even more menacing, like skeleton shaped armor and altering their voices.

As time went on, they eventually rediscovered their original homeworld: the Aen Seidhe world where, prior to the Conjunction of the Spheres, all elves were from. However, it was now controlled by humans and since the Aen Elle had a deep hatred towards the race, the Aen Seidhe world became their primary target with Eredin often leading raids on the world and stealing a great number of young individuals. People from that world quickly started to fear the riders and they gave them a new name - the Wild Hunt. Because Eredin always led his men personally, he was present almost all the time and, as the lead rider, he caused the most fear in the common folk and soon they started to call him the King of the Wild Hunt.

An unknown time later, the unicorns freed themselves from the grasp of the Aen Elle and took the Gate from them, meaning Eredin could no longer use it. This also caused all the elves to be stuck in their world with no access to more slaves and so they began to study the magic of traveling to different realms. However, they were only partially successful and created navigators - specialized mages trained to open portals to different worlds, but they could only transport a small group of riders. Due to this, the riders used spectral forms in place of physical and traveled in the skies as a cavalcade of specters.

Recent activity Edit

Around 1267 the Wild Hunt sensed a certain individual with very powerful Elder blood who turned out to be a little girl named Cirilla. As the Elder blood was crucial for regaining access to the Gate of the Worlds, Eredin set his sights on capturing her as he wanted to resume his invasions of other realms. The Wild Hunt first tried to catch her near the city of Gors Velen but this failed and his continued search for her proved fruitless. However, thanks to his fellow elf Avallac'h, who lured Ciri to the Aen Elle world and took her to the palace in Tir ná Lia, Eredin was finally able to confront her and the two elves gave her an ultimatum: either she lay with the king and give him a child that would reintroduce the Elder blood to the elves - thus possibly giving them access to the Gate again - or she would never leave the palace. Ciri eventually agreed and tried to fulfill her end of the bargain but Auberon was very old and hated humans, considering them little more than animals. Because of this, he was unable to perform and produce a child with Ciri. Eredin, sensing an opportunity, gave an aphrodisiac to his king that was actually a poison, killing Auberon. This, in turn, made Eredin the successor to the crown.

With the king dead, chaos spread in the palace and Ciri, with the help of the unicorns, managed to escape not only the palace but the Aen Elle world altogether. Eredin pursued her with the Wild Hunt but she managed to evade them and so he returned to the palace empty handed.

King of the Aen Elle Edit

Once he returned, he proclaimed himself the new king, having made sure nobody knew about his role in Auberon's death. Only Avallac'h suspected Eredin, but he had no proof so he left the palace and went searching for Ciri on his own.

Meanwhile, Eredin consolidated his power and made a few changes. Because he had no interest in the governing aspects that come with being a king, he appointed Ge'els to serve as his viceroy and take care of the state while he was leading the Wild Hunt. He also chose two elves as his most trusted generals - Caranthir as a chief navigator and Imlerith as a commander of the riders.

He also haunted Ciri as a wraith while she rested in a French tavern, telling her that he would wait for her on The Spiral - a place he said she would eventually enter after her long journey through space and time.

Around that time, the Aen Elle world faced a new and dangerous threath - the White Frost. This calamity started to slowly freeze the entire world thus the elves put all their effort to stop it from happening. They however failed in doing so and the only thing they managed was to slow the process down. But in doing so, they learned a great deal about the Frost's magic and used it themselves. Not only they learned how to use the cold powers offensively, they also adopted use of special frost bred hounds which themselves had some frost powers. Those creatures became known as the Hounds of the Wild Hunt and they usually served as their first line attackers.

After some time, it became clear to the elves, that they will never defeat the Frost on their own and that the only chance they have is to obtain the power of the Elder Blood. With it, they would be able to face the Frost and possibly overcome it - as was said in the Ithlinne's Prophecy. Thus Eredin started another hunt for Ciri.

This time however he tried something new. He knew that the girl had loved ones so his new approach was to capture then and hopefully lure the girl to trap, attempting to save them. Thus he and his raiders came to the Malus Island where Ciri's "adoptive" perents - Geralt of Rivia and Yennefer of Vengerberg - lived. Though Geralt managed to cut down great many elves, they were succesfull and Eredin eventually kidnapped the sorceress and took off. Geralt pursued the Hunt and tried to catch up with them. During his pursuit, he met fellow witchers from the School of the Viper and because he saved their lives, they decided to help him. Eventually they cought up with the Hunt near the Hang Man's tree deep in the empire of Nilfgaard. The battle with the Hunt erupted and witchers proved to be more than match for the spectral warriors but they were simply too few. Thus Geralt offered to the King of the Wild Hunt, that he would trade his soul for the life of Yennefer. Eredin agreed immediatly and released the sorceress. Geralt took her place and became part of the Wild Hunt.

For some time, the witcher rode with the Wild Hunt as one of its raiders and Eredin was delighted. Not only he captured a great lure for Cirilla, but Geralt proved to be exceptionaly skilled fighter which was allways a good thing for a raider of the Wild Hunt. As expected, Ciri found out about Geralt and decided to free him. In 1270 she managed to exactly that and she ripped Geralt from Eredin's grasp. She evaded the Hunt for a while and appeared with uncounsious Geralt near the witcher's keep of Kaer Morhen. There she left Geralt and dissapeared again. Eredin left the witcher be for a while and focussed only on Ciri. Yet from time to time he visited and hounted Geralt in his spectral form.

Some time later, Geralt managed to defeat the coup in Temeria and it's Jacques de Aldersberg. As it turned out, Eredin watched this confrontation with interest and eventually even confronted his former raider. The duo even clashed but the spectral form of the King of the Wild Hunt proved weaker then the witcher.

Eredin let Geralt be for some time and instead pulled all his resources to capture either Ciri, or Avallac'h who became her advisor and friend. The Hunt continued to pursue both of them for over a year until one day, the duo ended up on Skellige or more preciselly on Ard Skellig where they were ambushed by the Hunt in the forest. Though they managed to evade them, Avallac'h was cursed with extremly powerfull curse. Ciri ended up in Vellen where she was captured by the Crones of Crookback Bog. These witches were subserviant to the Wild Hunt general Imlerith and thus they summoned him and told him about the girl. Before he arrived however, Ciri woke up and escaped.

Sometime later she returned to the Skellige, this time to the village called Hindarsfjall. She was taken care by a young man called Skjall who nursed her back to health. Not long after she woke up however, the Hunt attacked again. Though Ciri fought bravely, she was quickly outmatched and retreated with Skjall. The duo reached the beach where Avallac'h already awaited her with a boat. He then hid Ciri on the Isle of Mists and finally succumbed to the curse and change his form to that of Uma, the ugliest man alive. The Wild Hunt sloughtered basically every man in Hindarsfjall and then left.

The Witcher Battle Arena Edit

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Eredin Bréacc Glas is one of playable characters in MOBA "The Witcher Battle Arena" added with Season 3 Update and has a lot of interesting weapons, skills, and skins. He is a warrior class hero.

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an Aen Elle and the leader of the elven cavalry known as the Dearg Ruadhri - The Red Horsemen, which is known to common folks as the Wild Hunt. Having lost the Gate of the Worlds, Eredin seeks Ciri through worlds and dimensions for she may be the key to its retrieval.
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Edit

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Eredin pursues Ciri across the main regions of third installment, aided by two of his generals: Imlerith and Caranthir.

Journal entry Edit

The name of the King of the Wild Hunt, the identity of the lord of nightmares, the being behind the frightful mask - this long remained unknown. Over time, however, scraps of information gradually coalesced into a full likeness of our foe - but did nothing to detract from the terror he inspired.
The Wild Hunt was in truth an elite cavalry brigade from the world of the Aen Elle, the Alder Folk, and was commanded by their ambitious and ruthless king, Eredin Breacc Glas. He would travel via secret paths through the cold emptiness between his world from ours to capture victims and take them back to his homeland as slaves.
The current object of his Hunt was Cirilla, whose power he wanted to harness for his own uses. The only obstacle in his path - Geralt of Rivia.
Ciri was able to shed a bit of light on the commander of the Wild Hunt's motivations. The threat of annihilation hung over the Aen Elle homeland. Eredin, a warrior and a conqueror by nature, decided to solve this problem in the simplest possible way - by seizing our world. The key to doing so? Ciri's power, which would allow him to open the gates to a full-scale invasion.
Trusting in the strength of his magic and the skill of his Riders, Eredin boldly launched a frontal assault on Kaer Morhen. Despite the defenders' noble sacrifices, he came close to victor. Only Ciri's unleashed power forced Eredin to fall back. It was clear, however, that he would learn from this defeat and that his next attack would be insurmountable.
According to Avallach'h, it was Eredin who bore responsibility for the death of Auberon Muircetach, the previous ruler of the Aen Elle. Revealing this fact would certainly not earn him friends and popularity amongst the Alder Folk.
Eredin's last battle is worthy of a poem - nay, an epic - all to itself, yet this is neither the time nor the place to pen it. To be brief, on that fateful day the cruel King of the Hunt seemed unstoppable and tore asunder all who dared stand in his way - until, that is, his way led him smack into Geralt of Rivia. The two expert fighters faced off in a last skirmish on the ghastly deck of the Naglfar. The fight was long and difficult, but the witcher's blade struck true in the end, cutting down Eredin's dreams of power and conquest.
So died Eredin Bréacc Glas, King of the Wild Hunt.

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Gwent Edit

There are also five leader cards with Eredin's name as leader of Monsters Gwent deck. Four of which are in base game, while fifth one comes with Hearts of StoneExpansion.

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External links Edit

  • Gwent icon See the GWENT standalone game version card: Eredin (Leader) (leader card)
  • Gwent icon See the GWENT standalone game version card: Eredin (summoned)

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