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The Kingdom of Temeria (Latin: Regni Temeriae[1]) is one of Four Kingdoms, a quartet of major countries on the northern half of the Continent. It lies on the southern shore of the Pontar River.  The monarchy was founded in the 8th century, after the First Landing. Its first ruler was king Dezmod, a legendary monarch. During the long ages of the kingdom's existence, it came to be one of the most important countries located between the Jaruga and Buina rivers and gained renown as the "Pearl of the North" .

Its neighbors are Redania, Kerack, Kaedwen, Aedirn, Mahakam, Lower Sodden, 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 the Nilfgaardian Empire.

Temeria is, throughout the novels and most adaptations, ruled by the wise, powerful, and just King Foltest of Temeria.

National emblems Edit

Heraldry Edit

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These coats of arms were designed by our resident heraldry and Witcher expert Mboro, based on the description in the novels. The first two are Temeria's historical and previous coats of arms. Under King Goidemar's reign, a new design was adopted: three silver fleurs-de-lys on black shield. The fifth is a design depicted in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

Flag Edit

Flag of Temeria was also created by Mboro.

Known Temerians Edit

Monarchs

Main articles at : King of Temeria and Interrex Edit

Aristocracy


Intelligence


Army


Mages


Queens and mistresses


Others


Territories, vassals and provinces Edit

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Map of Temeria divided into (some of) fiefs in 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 shown in games and novels, Temerian society is rather feudalistic. Although the kingdom is extensive, the wealth of the royal family is small and can be compared to that of Lyria. The realm is divided between several dukes, princes, warlords, governors, elders, etc., all subordinated under the State Council and king (or interrex).

Military Edit

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Main article: Military of Temeria Edit

During the 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 including famous forces like Knights of Order of the White Rose.

Special forces Edit

Temeria is also known for its famous and numerous special forces; a few of the most notable ones include the Blue Stripes, the Knights of White Rose (early), and the Flaming Rose (later).

Economy Edit

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Temeria is one of the most wealthy realms in the North. Temerian economy is based mainly on cultivating the production of various goods, trade, and extracting valuable mineral resources, mainly from the mountains of Mahakam. The Temerian oren is one of the most used currencies in the world.

Industry Edit

Temeria remains a land with highly developed agriculture, animal husbandry, and food industry. As Mahakam is officially part of the kingdom, Temeria has considerable interests in the extraction of precious metals and production of high quality weapons.

Culture Edit

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

The Witcher (PC) Edit

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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, as 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 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, and 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 Lake Vizima.

At the bottom left of the map, a cut-out can be seen 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 commandeers 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...

Trivia Edit

  • The deeply rooted feudalistic, importance of agriculture and Lily flowers (fleurs-de-lys), as well as intolerance in some extent, recall medieval France as inspiration.
  • 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.

Notes & references Edit

  1. Jarres chronicle
  2. 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".
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 in The Witcher game series

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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