A source is a person born with a natural affinity for magical abilities which are rather difficult to control once they have bloomed. Stressful situations usually work as the trigger for the abilities' appearance. Schools of sorcery, like Aretuza and the facility in Ban Ard were created to help these children cultivate and control their powers, lest the abilities drive them mad.
Some Sources possess the elder blood and are the descendants of Lara Dorren who was the first to possess it. (The elder blood was a genetic program created by aen elle sages)
Notable Sources Edit
- Alvin (only in The Witcher), see The Source, a quest from the game
- Jacques de Aldersberg (only in The Witcher)