Maecht was a kingdom in the southern part of the continent, bordered by Metinna to the north, Geso to the east, and Ebbing to the south. However, in the 1250s it eventually fell to Nilfgaard and became part of the Empire during the unnamed Usurper's rule and given to Metinna as a territory.[1]

Maecht maintains a pretense of autonomy where the citizens elect their king, but this king is a subject of Metinna's king, and both are subject to Nilfgaard's imperator.

History Edit

King Akerspaark continued to rule after it was subjugated until 1258 when he died of acute pneumonia after being stabbed by hit men. An election took place and was won by Hoët, though Codringher suggested that Imperator Emhyr, who took back the Nilfgaardian throne just one year prior, have a deciding vote.

Sensing instability, Maechtian nobles, like Duke Rudiger, formed insurrection forces in Thurn but were soon put down by the Gemmerian Pacifiers in a punitive expedition. By 1267 Maecht was firmly bound to the Empire and its mercenaries partook in the Northern Wars.[2]

Heraldry Edit

The Kingdom of Maecht. Its coat of arms presents quarterly, azure and gules, one and four two fishes argent, two and three a crown of the same—'
- Jacob Fenn, pg. 29, Time of Contempt (U.S. edition)
COA Maecht games

The current coat of arms is the one described in the books (which the current flag is based on) while the one above is seen in the games.

Notable residents Edit

Cities and keeps Edit

Notes Edit

  • Duny claimed the people of Maecht were very superstitious, though this could have been a ruse to explain why he didn't want to go back home immediately after marrying Pavetta.

References Edit

  1. Genealogy of Ciri - Duny
  2. Time of Contempt