| ||There are times when a woman should simply not explain her decision. That goes doubly for sorceresses.|| |
|- Keira Metz in the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt|
Keira Metz of Carreras is a sorceress. She is a former advisor to King Foltest of Temeria, a role that has also been held by Triss Merigold and Fercart. She is fond of luxury, despises the dirtiness of the outdoors, and is rather eccentric in nature. She makes aphrodisiacs, and is considered to be a nymphomaniac by Sabrina Glevissig.
During the coup on Thanedd Island, she was thrown from a window by Artaud Terranova. She landed on Geralt of Rivia, who was passing below looking for his former ward, Ciri. Later, Keira became one of the youngest members of the newly formed Lodge of Sorceresses.
"Before the Witcher had regained the power of speech, a short, slim sorceress, with long, straight, straw-coloured hair came over to him. He recognized her at once - she was the one in the horned amalgam skin slippers and the green tulle top, which didn't even cover a minor detail like the small mole above her left breast. "
- - pg(s). 128-129, Time of Contempt (UK edition)
Keira Metz is mentioned in a conversation with Cynthia (Iorveth's path) also her name is one of the names that ambassador Shilard Fitz-Oesterlen listed as a member of the Lodge of Sorceresses, who were accused of being behind the deaths of both Demavend and Foltest. She is condemned to death with the other members of the Lodge.
In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Keira Metz is in hiding, fearing the wrath of the witch hunters. She is first encountered while pretending to be a witch in the village of Midcopse. After spotting Geralt outside her cottage, Keira retreats to a secret, magically-generated chamber. She calls out to Geralt from the top of a magic bath, and, when he arrives, coyly presents the witcher with a view of her nude form. Throughout her involvement in The Witcher 3, Keira keeps up a subtle, sexually-charged rapport with Geralt.
In combat, Keira makes use of air magic, utilizing lightning bolts and levitation spells to battle multiple enemies.
While Keira is in Velen, she acts like an alchemy shopkeeper and will buy and sell related items:
- sells every diagram for every runestone and glyph in the base game (from lesser to greater)
- sells every type of runestone and glyph in the base game (1 of each)
- sells a Potion of Clearance
- sells Manuscript page: Beast oil
- sells Manuscript page: Northern wind
- sells Formula: Quebrith
- various alchemy ingredients
Journal entry Edit
- Geralt first met Keira Metz when she literally dropped on top of him out of nowhere. During the infamous coup on Thanedd Island, Keira was defenestrated and nearly landed right on the witcher's head. The next time Geralt saw her, in the swamps of Velen, was shocking in a different way - the luxury-loving sorceress was the last person he expected to see in such a grim and barren place.
- Geralt later learned the reason for this, and Keira's fate gave him ample fodder for contemplating the cruel whimsies of the wheel of fortune. Once the esteemed advisor to the now late King Foltest, she had been chased out of Temeria when she lost that ruler's trust. Later she joined the Lodge of Sorceresses, which earned her the hatred of Redania's king and Nilfgaard's emperor alike. Because of this, she had gone deep undercover, posing as a cunning woman, a village witch of sorts, deep in the Velen boondocks. It was not at all difficult to tell that she despised every minute of this.
- Keira then asked Geralt for another favor: lifting the curse from the tower of Fyke Isle. Curses and favors being what Geralt does best, he obliged.
- Keira had never stopped longing for the luster of life at a royal court. Thatch-roofed huts could hardly compare to elegant ballrooms and palace gardens. One day she decided to organize an interlude from Velen's grim atmosphere by treating herself to a sumptuous meal.
- If Geralt does not sleep with Keira:
- Acquiring the refined ingredients proved less trouble than finding an appropriate dinner partner - that is, until Geralt showed up. The witcher gladly accepted the sorceress' invitation for dinner - but showing unusual restraint, turned down her other, decidedly unambiguous propositions.
- If Geralt does sleep with Keira:
- Acquiring the refined ingredients proved less trouble than finding an appropriate dinner partner - that is, until Geralt showed up. The witcher gladly accepted the sorceress' invitation - and continued saying yes all evening.
- Sadly, an evening that started out so nicely ended quite unfortunately for the witcher. Keira put him to sleep with a secretly-cast spell. Clearly, she wanted to hide something from him...
- It turned out that Keira had played the witcher like a well-tuned harp, strumming all the right chords to keep him occupied while she stole the mage Alexander's notes from Fyke Isle. She was planning to use the notes as a bargaining chip while making a deal with Radovid. His plague research could be her ticket back to life without lice, ticks and omnipresent filth.
- If Geralt refuses to let Keira go to Radovid:
- Keira was determined to get her way, but Geralt could not allow her to carry out her plans. Both refused to budge, leading to a fight in which Keira Metz lost her life.
- If Geralt convinces Keira to go to Kaer Morhen:
- In the end Geralt succeeded in squelching Keira's mad plan to bargain with a man whose favorite negotiating tools were red-hot pincers and burning pyres. Keira changed her destination from Oxenfurt to the decidedly safer confines of Kaer Morhen.
- During the battle for Kaer Morhen Keira fought bravely against Eredin's minions and saved Lambert from certain death.
- Later it turned out that fighting side by side had forged a bond between Keira and Lambert and they decided to continue developing it after the battle was over. This confirmed my theory that witchers and sorceresses clearly share some mystical mutual attraction.
- If Geralt let Keira go parley with Radovid:
- Though her planned move was as stupid as it was risky, Keira was deaf to all Geralt's arguments. In the end he had to admit he had no right to stop her, and so Keira left, taking Alexander's notes with her.
- If Geralt let Keira go to Radovid, her body can be recovered later with Triss. After taking it down from a stake, Triss will sit for a moment with her dead friend's body in a similar position to Michangelo's famous sculpture, Pietà, in which the Virgin Mary holds Jesus' body after it was taken down from the cross.
- Geralt can fight and kill Keira in an attempt to stop her from handing Alexander's research notes to Radovid as a bargaining chip to save her life and return her to luxury.
- If you kill Keira, she will not be available for Brother In Arms: Velen later in the storyline.
- Geralt can convince Keira to go to Kaer Morhen instead of stopping her or allowing her to go to Radovid.
- See the GWENT standalone game version card: Keira Metz