Novigrad is a free city within Redania and is therefore not subject to the rule of that kingdom. It is one of the major ports on the continent and populated by nearly 30,000 inhabitants, making it one of the largest cities in the North.

Novigrad is home to all manner of craftsmen offering every ware that could possibly find a buyer and one can even find the occasional conman 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 the city but it does have a Secret Service, an ever-present Temple Guard, and a powerful Temple Fleet.

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The coat of arms for Novigrad is not actually described in the novels. The first is the concept from the Czech site and the rest are based on images from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. For a different take on the coat of arms, we have a 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 and 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 recognized 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]



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:

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The Witcher (PC) Edit

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In Chapter I, one of the travelers 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

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

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

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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 approaching the city, Ciri describes it with following words:

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Novigrad. Almost there. That haze on the horizon...? That's a thousand chimneys spewing smoke. A couple of hours and we'll be there.
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In The Hexer (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 the episode they also bump into Chappelle.

The then leave the city and head for the Valley of Flowers.

Trivia Edit

  • Novigrad as seen in third game is inspired by medieval Amsterdam and Gdańsk.[8][9]
  • Novigrad means "Newtown" in various Slavic languages.

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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 6.18 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