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the Kingdom of Temeria, often reffered as the "Pearl of the North", is one of Four Kingdoms - major countries in the northern half of the Continent. It lies on the southern shore of Pontar River.  Monarchy was founded in 8th century, after First Landing. First ruler was king Dezmod, a notable half-legendary monarch. During long ages of kingdom's existence, it became to be one of the most important countries located between Jaruga and Buina rivers.

Its neighbors are Redania, Kerack, Kaedwen, Aedirn, Mahakam, Lower Sodden, Brokilon Forest and Cidaris. One of the fiefdoms of Temeria is the dukedom of Ellander and the magical Thanedd Island, with a school for young female adepts of magic located off the shore of the kingdom. Temeria is maybe the strongest (next to Kaedwen) of the Northern Kingdoms and played a key role in the first two wars against Nilfgaardian Empire.

Kingdom is during novels and most of adaptations rulled by the wise, powerful and just king Foltest of Temeria.

One of the continuing problems of the country are squirrels. Comandoes are regularly repressed by qualified special forces. In Temeria current three-year infimy are free of charge, to this day some people call them "griffinlings" (because of king Griffin I).

National emblems Edit

Heraldry Edit

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First four coats of arms were designed by our resident heraldry and Witcher expert Mboro, based on the description in the novels. The fourth is from the Witcher games created by Juraj103.

Flags Edit

Flag Temeria

This Flag is created by Mboro.


History Edit

First of Temerian monarchs Edit

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Temerian crossbowmen

The kingdom was established in the late of 8th century, as one of the first human organism state to north of Amell. In that time likely already abandoned by the elves, Wyzim (or Vizima[1]) became the center of power Dezmod that gave birth to the ruling, until end of the thirteenth century, royal dynasty. The first king of Temeria took place not only in the chronicles, but also in pop culture - jokes about the habits of the monarch still enjoy the undying popularity among the inhabitants of the Northern Kingdoms.

Abdank and long lasting wars Edit

Main articles at: Six Years War, War of Daggers, Famine WarEdit

Warning! Informations from this part of article are from Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni. As it is only adaptation, it should be considered as non-canon and only canon is in novels by Andrzej Sapkowski.

In the thirties of 9th century, Temeria took part in the Six Years War, thanks to the negotiations led by Raffard White, the war ended and country was rulled by court sorrcerer instead of mentaly ill ruler. According to the Peace of Brugge Temerian ruler retained control, in fact was only a puppet in the hands of Raffard, who soon possessed at Wyzimian court almost unlimited power. Because of peace treaty, many princes (such as Venger of Attre) formaly under Temeria were forced to leave their realms.

The situation changed after the appointment of the Council and Chapter, when in a swift and brutal war between wizards were murdered opponents of the reforms, including the White Raffard.

After dead of Raffard, Temeria soon plunged into internal chaos of becoming the arena for a ruthless struggle for power. In uncertain circumstances, also king Abdank lost his life (not leaving his male heir), which the princes of Maribor and Ellander was the impetus to start a long-running conflict for Vizimian throne known as War of Daggers.


The main argument of both sides aimed to strengthen their rights to the crown became accusation opponent participate actively in the death of the rightful monarch. It is difficult to assess which of the princes indeed shortened the life of the poor Abdank, especially in the light of subsequent practice - both parties apply the assassination with equal skill and frequency. Hence the conflict, rolled off till the eleventh century.


The final victory fell to Maribor faction under prince Abergard of Maribor, crowned to Abergard I of Temeria. His position was secured by granting broad autonomy to competitive duchy. However, there has been a consolidation of power by the inclusion of the royal dominion Mahakam through eleven years lasting Famine War forcing the Dwarven governors from Carbon to pay homage to the monarch of Temeria.


Non-canon informations from Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni ends here.

Around the start of 10th century fits reign of Geddes. Few preserved information concerning this monarch, as well as on his "first queen" - the many who first gave him a male heir - Vinifrid. Chronicles say that she was a pure-blood elf, which is difficult to reconcile with her decidedly human name; However, it could be simply more pleasant to the ear Temerian travesty than elven Gwenfrwei.

Other monarchs and Falka´s rebellion (reign of Goidemar, Cedric, Griffin) Edit

Main articles at: Goidemar, Riannon, Falka, Cedric, Griffin Edit
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Falka

Goidemar was one of greatest kings of Temeria, he rulled for 78 years (!) what is very long for times like that. He married Redanian princess Riannon, thus forming first union with House of Silver Eagle. Three years after their wedding, the famous Falka rebellion began, during which the pregnant Riannon was accidentally captured. In prison, she gave birth to twins, Fiona and Amavet, and subsequently descended into madness. At the same time the fierce Falka gave birth to a daughter, Adela, whom she abandoned to wage war, leaving the child for the mad prisoner to nurse. He also change Coat of Arms of kingdom, he adopted three silver fleurs de lys on black shield.

Not so much is known about his second son and later ruler of Temeria, Cedric. He married Berengaria daughter of Koviri influential nobleman Guido Thyssen and had son with her - Griffin later ruler of Temeria. During his reign, Temeria again changed its coat of arms to a black shield studded with fleurs de lys. This CoA is still in use.

Griffin was the king of Temeria known for his major reforms which included plans to reorganize the army, administration, education, commerce, industry, in a word, everything. He actually managed to carry out very little of that, however he did make educational reforms. He was also trying to built Temerian city simlar to Oxenfurt in Todderas but suddenly died on heart attack[2]. With his wife Clarissa, princess of Touissaint, he had daugher Bienvenu.

She-wolf and her cub (reign of Bienvenu & Medell) Edit

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By Servia Death from For Temeria! fanart

Main articles at: Bienvenu La Louve, Medell Edit

Bienvenu La Louve was the queen of Temeria. To many, she was known simply as "La Louve", or "the she-wolf". She served as a fine example for queen Calanthe, later the queen of Cintra who came to be known as the "Lioness of Cintra".

Medell was son of his mother and Hugo of Rivia, his reign was relatively unremarkable, aside from a major defeat by Virfuril near Hagge.

Foltest and Wars with Nilfgaard Edit

Main articles at: Foltest, Northern Wars, Province of Temeria Edit

Foltest, as with his father, is not very fond of his grandfather, Hugo of Rivia. Upon his accession to the throne, he demanded that Hugo's portrait be removed from throne room. He is also in the habit of "leaving Hugo out" of family genealogy. Plenty of time is devoted to lauding his great-grandfather, Griffin, as he is known to speak warmly of "Grandmama Bienvenu" and "Great-grandmama Clarissa". He tends to be very evasive of any questions regarding family lineage.

Foltest strove to demonstrate what he was capable of, and he proved capable of much. He was killed by Nilfgaardian kingslayer Letho [2] of Gulet. After this, Temeria was quckly defeated and transformed into Nilfgaardian province, remnants of 2nd army transformed them selves into guerrila fighters supporting Royal Redanian Army against empire.

Known Temerians Edit

Monarchs

Main articles at : King of Temeria and Interrex Edit

Aristocracy


Intelligence


Army


Mages


Queens and mistresses


Others


Teritories, vasals and provinces Edit

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Map of Temeria divided into (some of) fiefs from the Witcher 2

Fiefs

Duchies, counties and baronies

Provinces

Temporary

Cities, towns, villages, fortresses and strongholds Edit

Cities and towns

Villages

Natural landmarks Edit

Rivers

Mountains

Others

Society Edit

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As we can see in games and novels, society of monarchy is rather feudalistic, although kingdom (look at the map) is extensive, the core property of royal family is small and can be compared to that of Lyria. Realm is divided between bunch of dukes, princes, warlords, governors, elders et cetera subordinated under State Council and Crowned Head (or Interrex).

And history shows us that when one of this two lost control (for example monarch, after dead of Abdank [4] or Foltest [2] without male heir) domain falls to chaos and it always takes a time until new ruler get sovereignity back.

Military Edit

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Main article: Military of Temeria Edit

During Nilfgaard-Nordling Wars, Temerian and Redanian army were completing a main arm for Nordlings against Black Ones, and it is said that combined forces was having almost 25 thousand of Temerians inclouding famous forces like Knights of Order of the White Rose.

Special forces Edit

Temeria is also known by its famous, numerous types of special forces, few of them namely are Blue Stripes, Knights of (early) White Rose and (later) Flaming Rose.

Economy Edit

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Temeria is one of most wealthy realms in North. Economy of this state is based mainly on cultivating the production of various goods, trade and extracting valuable mineral resources, precious metals and precious metals mainly from the mountains of Mahakam (Temerian protectorate). Also Vizimian (and kingdoms) currency - Oren - is one of most used monetary units in the world.

Industry Edit

Temeria remains land with mainly highly developed agriculture, animal husbandry and food industry. As the Mahakam is officially part of the kingdom, it is certainly Temeria has considerable interests in the extraction of precious metals, precious metals and production of high quality weapons. As each country produces its own products all kinds. When you turn on the borders of the kingdom of Angren, Temeria certainly occupied a high place in world exports of wood.

Culture Edit

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Temerian population is very polite and religious but does not accept representatives of the (so called) Elder Races. Most of Temerian residents are racist. This region is the home of powerful sorcerers and famous travelers.

Religion Edit

The most popular and most widespread religion in kingdom is Melitele goddess worship, but in recent years, great popularity among the local population has moved to cult of the Eternal Fire, which every year is gaining more and more followers. In addition to Melitele goddess worship and the Eternal Fire, we can also find worshipers of Kreve and the Prophet Lebioda.

CD Projekt's The Witcher franchise Edit

The Witcher (PC) Edit

Map Temeria

The Prologue is set at Kaer Morhen (which is in Kaedwen, not Temeria), and the following chapters are all set in or around Vizima. You are not free to travel around Temeria as you wish, the available locations change with each Chapter. There is no way to travel large distances to reach other familiar locations in the game world.

Nevertheless, there is a world map in the game, and examining it gives us a sneak peek at locations that might come into play in the future.

At the top of the map is Vizima, with the Outskirts south-east of it, Old Vizima to the south-west, with the swamp cemetery and the swamp further to the south. The lakeside is just south of the Black Tern Island almost in the south-west corner of the Lake Vizima.

At the bottom left of the map you can see a cut-out which depicts the Northern Kingdoms.

Journal Entry Edit

"Temeria's population is not exclusively human. It also includes dwarves, elves, gnomes and dryads. After the devastating war with Nilfgaard, many areas are haunted by monsters, which have hitherto not constituted a serious threat, while the realm's roads are made unsafe by outlaws and common bandits. As a result, the witcher profession is once again in demand, though people continue to treat witchers with caution and disdain, often calling them mutants and freaks.
The Kingdom of Temeria has silver lilies on a black background as its emblem. This powerful country has gained ever more influence in recent years under the wise rule of King Foltest. Across the Pontar River, the kingdom borders Redania. To the south and east it is hemmed in by mountain ranges, including Mahakam, the mainstay of dwarves and gnomes, past which lie the lands of Lyria and Aedirn. The capital of Temeria is Vizima, lying on the shore of Lake Vizima. The second largest city is Maribor. Temeria mints its own coin — the oren. The most widespread religions are the Cult of Melitele and the belief in the Eternal Fire. Temeria is home to the headquarters and many commanderies of the Order of the Flaming Rose."

SourceEdit

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Edit

Journal EntryEdit

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Anyone who wishes to be considered an educated man rather than a common boor should mention Temeria first where the Northern Kingdoms are concerned. The realm's coat of arms is a black shield dotted with silver fleurs-de-lys, and its capital is Vizima, where the Royal Palace erected by King Foltest stands. The country extends its protection to several surrounding domains, including the mountainous dwarven homeland of Mahakam. Currently Temeria's neighbors include the mighty Redania, the wooded Kaedwen, and Cidaris, known for the truly pathetic poetry of Valdo Marx, a troubadour unworthy of the title, for he chiefly devotes himself to besmirching the work of other, superior artists. Two other places in Temeria are essential to our story and thus must be mentioned. Firstly, north of Vizima, near the White Bridge that links the banks of the Pontar, stands the proud fortress and walled town of the La Valette family. Secondly, further up the Pontar lies the small river port and trading post of Flotsam. Both will prove important to the beginning of our story...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Edit

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Artistic map of Temeria from The Witcher 2

During the 3rd Nilfgaard-Nordling War, Constable John Natalis led the Temerian army against the Nilfgaardians but was defeated and Temeria conquered. Emperor Emhyr var Emreis established himself in Vizima to oversee the war against Redania. Despite the defeat of the Temerian army, Vernon Roche, the former commander of the Blue Stripes, led a guerilla war with former Temerian soldiers and Redanian funding to free Temeria.

If Nilfgaard wins the war

After his victory over Redania, Emhyr restores Temeria as a realm in liege to his empire, having grown weary of Vernon Roche's effective resistance force. The guerillas lay down their weapons as a result. This happens only in Ciri-empress case, if not Emhyr Deithwen will bertray Roche and Temeria remains province.

If Redania wins the war

Temeria becomes a country submitted to the rule of Redania, under the rule of either King Radovid V or Chancellor Sigismund Dijkstra, who takes over the kingdom after the king's assassination.


Trivia Edit

  • The term "Lilies" is used as a collective noun, likely meant to be derogatory, referring to the people from Temeria. A common phrase used by non-Temerian NPC enemies in The Witcher 2 is, "Plough the lilies!" The term most likely originates from the silver lilies in Temeria's emblem.
  • There is armor in The Witcher 2 called Temerian armor.
  • There is armor set in The Witcher 3 called Temerian Armor set.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 in The Witcher game series
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 in The Witcher game series
  3. the king's name only appears in the third issue of Biały Wilk (The White Wolf) magazine, in Time of Contempt he is only referred to as "king moron".
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni
  5. Mentioned first time in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  6. Mentioned first time in the Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  7. Mentioned first time in the Witcher (PC)


Temerian monarchs
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DezmodAbdank (de facto Raffard the White) • HermanGeddesGardicGoidemarCedricGriffinBienvenu La LouveMedellFoltest
Queens and consorts
VinifridaVulpia of BruggeRiannonAdda of CidarisBerengaria ThyssenClarissa of ToussaintRagbard of EllanderHugo of RiviaSancia of Sodden
Other members of the royal family
Maria PulcheriaLeticia CharbonneauAmavetFionaAdda of TemeriaAdda the White

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