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Myrgtabrakke was a green female dragon and mate of a Golden dragon Villentretenmerth. She was the target of the famous Hunt for a Dragon. 

The dragoness was introduced in the short story The Bounds of Reason, where she was the main focus of the hunt.

Biography Edit

Not much is known about early life of this dragoness. She was active during the beginning of the 13th century. Around that time, she mated with Villentretenmerth, a golden dragon. After the mating process, he left her for the entire gestation period. 

The Dragoness began her search for an optimal place for her nest. She found it in the kingdom of Caingorn. It did not however take a long time before she was noticed by local villagers. They could not accept a dragon in their midst, so they decided to hunt it down. A certain individual named Sheepbagger prepared a poisonous mixture of hellebore, belladonna, hemlock, sulfur, pitch and tacks and he stuffed a dead sheep with it. Myrgtabrakke took the bait and devoured the sheep whole in one bite. She then tried to fly off but could not. Instead she fell to the ground barely alive.

Two of the villagers went closer to find out if the dragon was indeed dead. She killed them immediately but she was so weak, that she was only able to lick their blood. After a while, she attempted to fly again but she was simply too weak. Eventually, she limped away, clearly suffering. The locals saw that they managed to gravely wound the lizard yet that was not enough for them as they wanted the dragon dead.

Soon, a whole group of various hunters assembled to finish the deed and kill the dragon. Among them was the king Niedamir, knight Eyck of DenesleBoholt and his Crinfrid ReaversYarpen Zigrin with his company and later sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg, witcher Geralt of Rivia, bard Dandelion, sorcerer Dorregaray and last but not least, knight Borch Three Jackdaws with his company of two Zerrikanian women. Each of them had a different reason why to join the hunt and they soon reached the nesting place Myrgtabrakke retreated to. 

She would be killed for sure if not for an intervention of her mate, Villentretenmerth, who stood between her, the newly born hatchling and the attackers. The Golden dragon was ultimately victorious and repelled the attacking forces, saving both his mate, and his offspring. After the fight he revealed, that he and Borch are one and the same. He took the little hatchling and flew off. Myrgtabrakke was left on her own but no longer in any danger.[1]  

Nothing is known about her further deeds, nor if she ever met her daughter, who became known as Saesenthessis.[2]

 References Edit

  1. The Bounds of Reason short story
  2. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

External links Edit

  • Gwent icon See the GWENT standalone game version card: Myrgtabrakke