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Arthur Tailles of Dorndal was a noble-born member of the Order of the White Rose and a protégé of Falwick. He was a young man with pale blue eyes, who was also considered to be Duke Hereward's favorite. Tailles challenged Geralt to a duel, lost, and left with a scar from his own sword.
Tailles in the TV-series was faithful to his depiction in the books, in all the scenes taken from canon, following Falwick like a shadow. In addition, he was the one to tell his mentor about Shrike. Played by Rafał Mohr in The Hexer TV series.
Arthur Tailles was a secondary character in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Foltest called him the "erstwhile Count of Nessvelt" and remarked that he had personally signed the man's sentence, to which Tailles responded that it was the baroness La Valette who decided to spare him.
- If Geralt chooses to intimidate him:
- Though he would not show it, meeting Tailles was a great surprise to Geralt at that time. They met each other in the past - in rather unpleasant circumstances - and the knight had a scarred face as a reminder of that meeting. Their next meeting also led to blows. Oh the irony. Tailles should wear a helmet while in the witcher's presence.
- If Geralt chooses not to intimidate him:
- Though he would not show it, meeting Tailles was a great surprise to Geralt at that time. They met each other in the past - in rather unpleasant circumstances - and the knight had a scarred face as a reminder of that meeting. This time Tailles got away cleanly, the witcher having confined himself to a few acrid words.
Blood and Wine expansion Edit
Tailles of Dorndal was back with the second expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. He came to Toussaint as a representative of the Order of the Flaming Rose he joined. Clear thing was that he did not come alone, but brought with him two other knights as bodyguards and squire.
As a participant in the tournament in name of the Order, he had been appointed by the Guiding Brethren, who wanted to spread the Order's good name. They gave him 784 crowns, which he later picked up in Vivaldi Bank. He also brought with himself a book, My Manifesto - The Life of Jacques de Aldersberg. If Geralt entered the tourney under the alias Ravix of Fourhorn, then Tailles will have pointed on that being not his true name, and will haved challenged Geralt to a fistfight. After that, Tailles sweared to Geralt that if he ran into him again, he would kill him. It was his first time competing in the knights tourney.