Baron Palmerin de Launfal is one of main characters in second expansion. He and his partner, Milton de Peyrac-Peyran are sent to Velen in search of Geralt of Rivia at the duchess's behest. When Geralt responds to their notice, Palmerin and Milton pledged themselves to defend a village being regularly raided by bandits, despite the villagers declining their aid. Against Milton's desire to meet their foes with their steel, Palmerin wanted to afford them the chance to stand down peacefully. Unfortunately, the bandits derisively reject his reprimand and upon insulting the duchess, the knights respond to the offense by attacking. Once the dust had settled, Palmerin becomes disappointed that the villagers did not rejoice in their victory, as Geralt explained from the mindset of Nordlings, they fear the knights errant as much as the bandits. Subsequently, Palmerin and Milton explain their purpose in seeking out Geralt and together they set off for Toussaint.
As they arrive in Beauclair, they spot Palmerin's nephew, Guillaume, engaging a giant in an effort to win a maiden's heart, and aid him. Later on at the tourney, Palmerin and Geralt come to Guillaume's rescue again after his failed attempt at trying to defeat the Shaelmaar.
Journal entry Edit
- Not all knights errant in Toussaint were embodiments of virtue, but if I had to choose one among them who did personify their chivalric creed, it would be Palmerin de Launfal. He is all the more admirable for the fact that, years ago, he was no stranger to the pleasures of eating, drinking and making merry in a variety of fashions. With time, however, he abandoned vice and drew closer to the knightly ideal. Geralt realized this when Palmerin came to him as an envoy from Anna Henrietta. The old-fashioned and somewhat naive knight immediately made a good impression on him, for while he did take formalities and courtesies a tad too seriously, he was anything but pompous or grandiose.