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Kingdom of Skellige Islands, commonly refered to as Skellige, is an archipelago and one of the Northern Kingdoms. The group of six islands is situated in the North Sea, off the coast of Cidaris and Verden, and northwest of Cintra.

National emblems Edit

Heraldry Edit

COA Skellige witcher 3 Hrb unof Skellige COA Skellige czech

The coat of arms for the Skellige islands is never actually described in the books. The first coat of arms is based on one in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (redesinged by Juraj103) and the second particular coat of arms was designed by our resident heraldry and Witcher expert Mboro. About third one, its based on Czech concept.

Flag Edit

The flag for the Skellige islands is never actually described in the books. This particular flag was designed by our resident heraldry and Witcher expert Mboro.

Clans Edit

Main article: Clans of Skellige
The inhabitants of Skellige are divided into six clans, each seated on one of the archipelago’s larger islands. Every Skellige clan has its own characteristic colors that define it as a distinct group bound by family ties and age-old traditions. These colors also act as a distinguishing mark that lets warriors easily identify each other on the field of battle.

Known Skelligans Edit

Skelliga
Monarchs and royal family

Main article at: Konung

Others:

Islands Edit

Major cities and keeps Edit

Other locations Edit

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Edit

Mainpage-Location-Skellige Islands

The Skellige Isles constitute an archipelago off the Continent’s western coast—a number of islands ruled over by warlike clans and chiefs known as jarls. The most powerful among them rules from a castle on the largest isle, Ard Skellig, that is Skellige in The Witcher 3.

Map description Edit

The Skellige Archipelago is home to fierce warrior-sailors whom Continentals regards as pirates - and not without reason, for the Isles are barren and their inhabitants' livelihood comes mainly from plundering the seas. The land on these five large isles is divided between its clans, the heads of which are called jarls.

TriviaEdit

  • Skellig(e) derives from the Irish (Gaelic) "Sceilg", which can be translated into "Rock" or "Cliff". There are also Skellig Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, part of Ireland.
  • In the book The Tower of the Swallow, the residents and the belief of Skellige largely resembles a mix between the real-world "Vikings" and Norse mythology and that of the ancient Irish and Scottish Cultures. In this way the Skellige people almost certainly resemble the real historical people known as the Norse-Gaels who were a hybrid culture of the Irish and Norsemen.
Regions in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Major regions
White OrchardRoyal Palace in VizimaPontar (Velen - Novigrad - Gustfields) • The Skellige IslesKaer Morhen
Minor regions
Isle of MistsDdiddiwedht DesertIce PlainsTir ná Lia
Expansion regions
The Duchy of Toussaint

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