Meve is the queen of Lyria and Rivia. She is a widow and has at least two sons, of whom she has a rather low opinion. She was known for her wisdom and beauty, but a later battle left her face bearing wounds that became disfiguring scars. She was the one who knighted Geralt for his valour in the same battle and granted him the right to be known as Geralt of Rivia.
In the Temple Quarter, Geralt can talk with the local gossip. "I hear Rivia is ruled by a wise and strong queen. They say she was once beautiful, but she was wounded during the war. Now her face is horribly scarred."