Until quite recently a great many mages lived near Novigrad's main square. They fled when the witch hunters began their reign of terror, leaving many of the city's most beautiful townhouses abandoned and uncared for.
|— In-game description|
The Hierarch Square is the main square of Novigrad. Many nobles live here, where they are in front row seat to the regular mages execution, conducted by the Witch Hunters. First time Geralt get here in The Witcher 3 he will be witness of execution of sorceress Felicia Cori and doppler Chappelle .