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Ofieri shield.

Ofir or Ofier is a land lying to the south of Nilfgaardian Empire along with Zangvebar and half-mythical lands of Hann and Barsa.[1] Not much is known about the Ofieris in the North as the contact is rare. They have a very different fauna, like white horses with black stripes.[2]

According to Dulla kh'Amanni, Ofir is a set of empires, kingdoms, and tribes with many diverse polities and peoples. It's a land of vast steppes, large mountains, crystal clear lakes and untouched wildernesses. For example, Dulla's home city would, according to him, make Nilfgaard of Golden Towers seem dull in comparison. This city is an enclave of mages, doctors, mathematicians, and philosophers.[3]

Known Ofieris Edit

History Edit

Origins Edit

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Warriors from Ofir.

According to their local myths, there was once a time when love brought together the skies and steppe and from the union of the latters was born the first mare. The men were yet very weak, they fell prey to countless dangers, but the mare saved them, feeding with her own milk, making them grow strong until they were ablte to saddle her. They then become skillful warriors, winning over all their foes. That's why the Ofieris still respect horses, the noblest among all beasts as they call them.

Monster of the Oxenfurt sewers Edit

After Geralt killed the toad, it turned out that it was an Ofieri prince. Geralt was soon captured by Ofieri for the murder of their prince. They swore to bring the prince back to his homeland, and since they failed, they decided to bring his murderer to justice. While transporting both Geralt and their guide to face their king's justice, the witcher makes a pact with Gaunter O'Dimm, who summons a storm that shipwrecks them. As the guide had drowned, the Ofieri cut off his head and began to drag Geralt. However, the witcher regained consciousness and fought his way to freedom in seconds.[3]


Trivia Edit

  • If Geralt gets a complete set of Ofieri gear, the achievement "I Wore Ofieri Before It Was Cool" is received.
  • Ofier is based on few different middle-eastern cultures.[4] Judging by their armors and weapons one can easily deduce that Ofier is loosely based on the Ottomans. Since the helmets they wear strongly resemble an Ottoman Chichak, and Kilij is an Ottoman Turkish word for sword. By the dialog with the runewright it shows resemblance to Jewish mystics (Kabbalah): arranging of words and the power of letters, a belief in a single God and a written record of the world creation. As well as some greetings such as blessing the guest.
  • Ofir is the land mentioned in Bible, from which King Solomon received a cargo of gold every three years. it is identified by researchers as either present day Yemen, the Afar region in East Africa, Rajasthan India or a legendary mythical place.

Notes & references Edit

  1. The World of the Witcher
  2. The Bounds of Reason short story
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone
  4. https://twitter.com/MTomaszkiewicz/status/812604685014081536