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 a powerful Secret Service and its ironfist, Temple Guard and powerful Temple Fleet.
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.
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.
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. The current hierarch is Cyrus Engelkind Hemmelfart.
- Main Street  (linking the market square and the largest temple)
- Market square 
- West Bazaar 
- Old Town 
- New Town 
- Seaport 
- Zoo 
Large buildings Edit
- Hierarch's castle 
- City hall 
- Grand Picket - probably the largest temple in Northern Kingdoms 
- Main branch of Vivaldi Bank 
- Main branch of Cianfanelli Bank 
- Main branch of Zammorto Bank 
- Branch of Redanian Post Bank 
- Branch of Giancardi Bank 
Inns and taverns Edit
- Passiflora brothel
Other buidings Edit
- 19 lombards 
- Manufactories of crackowes and broadcloth 
- Port cranes 
- The Borsodis' Auction House 
- Gnomish Invention Factory 
- Guardhouse 
Then they leave Free City of Novigrad and head for Valley of Flowers.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. Toussaint, Velen and Skellige Islands, in the 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 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, though its underworld crime bosses also have a great deal of say in matters.
Fast travel points Edit
Points of interest Edit
|Regions in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt|
|White Orchard • Royal Palace in Vizima • Pontar (Velen - Novigrad - Gustfields) • The Skellige Isles • Kaer Morhen|
|Isle of Mists • Ddiddiwedht Desert • Ice Plains • Tir ná Lia|
|The Duchy of Toussaint|
In the graphic novels Edit
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:
|“||Novigrad. Almost there. That haze on the horizon...? That's a thousand chimneys spewing smoke. A couple of hours and we'll be there.|| ”
- Novigrad as seen in third game is inspired by medieval Amsterdam and Gdańsk.
- Novigrad means "Newtown" in various Slavic languages.
The Witcher 3 — concept art Edit
Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobrazni materials Edit
Notes & references Edit
- ↑ Redanian Dynasty - Vestibor the Proud
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Redanian Dynasty - Radovid III the Bold
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Lady of the Lake
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 6.00 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
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Time of Contempt
- ↑ The Witcher 3 preview and interview by The Average Gamer
- ↑ The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Artbook