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Novigrad is a free city within Redania and therefore, not subject to the rule of that kingdom. It is one of the major ports on the continent. Populated by nearly 30,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in the North. Its located on Pontar Delta, on the northern shore of the river Pontar, west of Tretogor and north-west of Oxenfurt. Novigrad is home to all manner of craftsmen - and craftselves, dwarves and halflings - offering every ware that could possibly find a buyer one can even find the occasional con man or shady dealer. The Eternal Fire is said to protect the city's inhabitants from all evil, monsters included.

Novigrad is inhabited by an unusually colorful group of both permanent residents and those in town on long and short-term visits. Most eye-catching amidst the throngs of common townsfolk, stall-keepers, and craftsmen are those practicing the more roguish professions. There is no army in city but a powerful Secret Service and its ironfist, Temple Guard and powerful Temple Fleet.

Emblems Edit

Heraldry Edit

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The coat of arms for Novigrad is not actually described in the novels. This particular coats of arms are based on images from The Witcher 3. For a different take on the coat of arms, we have the Czech concept, concept of our resident heraldry and Witcher expert Mboro and version from the second issue of "Biały Wilk" (The White Wolf) magazine.

History Edit

Before the First Landing, Novigrad was a small elven settlement. When the first human ships arrived in the Pontar Delta, the city was abandoned. It quickly became the capital of a new country created by king Sambuk, the ancestor of the first king of Redania.

During the reign of Vestibor the Proud, Novigrad was conquered by Temeria during the Seven Years' War. The capital of Redania was then moved to Tretogor and Novigrad became a Temerian city for a long period.[1][2]

The situation changed during the reign of Vestibor's grandson, Radovid III the Bold. After long negotiations, a compromise was reached and the metropolis was acclaimed as a free city.[2]

Although Redanian kings are officially recoginized as "kings of Redania and Novigrad", real authority is vested in the hierarch elected by the Council of Electors.[3] The current hierarch is Cyrus Engelkind Hemmelfart.[4]

PlacesEdit

BuildingsEdit

According to the short story "Eternal Flame", Novigrad has four watermills, eight banks, nineteen lombards, thirty five inns and taverns, twelve brothels and nineteen temples. Some examples:

Large buildings Edit

Banks Edit

Inns and taverns Edit

Brothels Edit

Other buidings Edit

PeopleEdit

Hierarchs

Others

In the Movie and TV series Edit

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Novigrad in Hexer movie

The first part of the episode Dolina Kwiatów takes place in Novigrad, where Geralt and Dandelion encounter a doppler impersonating Dainty Biberveldt, a halfling merchant. During episode they also bump into Chappelle.

Then they leave Free City of Novigrad and head for Valley of Flowers.

The Witcher (PC) Edit

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In Chapter I, one of the travellers walking on the roads recognizes our main hero Geralt of Rivia, and comments on how the witcher helped him with some garkains in Free City of Novigrad several years prior to events of first game.

However, he could not pay the witcher for his services at the time. Having recognized Geralt of Rivia, he gives him 100 Items Oren.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Edit

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Free City of Novigrad is one of four main regions, other three are Toussaint, Velen and Skellige Islands, in third game. The city's design has been described as based on medieval Amsterdam, with touches of Venice.

Map description Edit

Once a part of Redania. Novigrad now has the status of free city. It is the worlds largest city and, without a doubt, richest as well. Cradle of the cult of the Eternal Fire, it is now home of the church of the same name. It is ruled officially by the head of the church, reffered to as the hierarch, thought its underworld crime bosses also have a great deal of say in matters.

Fast travel points Edit

Points of interest Edit

Districts Edit

Regions in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Major regions
White OrchardRoyal Palace in VizimaPontar (Velen - Novigrad - Gustfields) • The Skellige IslesKaer Morhen
Minor regions
Isle of MistsDdiddiwedht DesertIce PlainsTir ná Lia
Expansion regions
The Duchy of Toussaint

In the graphic novels Edit

Tw Curse of Crows Novigrad and surroundings

Mentioned several time before, Novigrad and surroundings finally appears in comics The Witcher: Curse of Crows following story of Ciri and Geralt. When they are aproaching the city, Ciri describes it with following words:

Novigrad. Almost there. That haze on the horizon...? That's a thousand chimneys spewing smoke. A couple of hours and we'll be there.



Trivia Edit

  • Novigrad as seen in third game is inspired by medieval Amsterdam.[8][9]

Gallery Edit

The Witcher 3 — concept art Edit

Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobrazni materials Edit

Notes & references Edit

  1. Redanian Dynasty - Vestibor the Proud
  2. 2.0 2.1 Redanian Dynasty - Radovid III the Bold
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Season of Storms
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lady of the Lake
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 Biały Wilk (The White Wolf) magazine - 2nd issue
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 Eternal Flame
  7. 7.0 7.1 Time of Contempt
  8. The Witcher 3 preview and interview by The Average Gamer
  9. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Artbook

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