Disambig-icon.png This article is about the gang from south of the Yaruga. For the animal, see Rat.
The Rats were a gang (or "Hansa") of criminals in Nilfgaard. They were known for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, so thanks to this practice they were loved by the poor Nilfgaardian citizens and farmers. The band also became fashion icons for the rich youth of Thurn in particular. The gang's ringleader was Giselher.
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Leo Bonhart killed all the members and chopped their heads off, except for Ciri, for whom he had a separate, special contract. The group had formed during the Lammas celebration in the village of Glyswen in Geso. The dead Rats then, were buried in Jealousy, the village in which they were slaughtered.
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Members of the Rats included: