dwarven town on the Aedirnian border and is introduced in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Vergen has a unique architectural style, houses and buildings are carved in the rocks. The city is an important trade center and the alderman is Cecil Burdon. The city has two fortified external gates: Mahakam Gate leading to borders with Kaedwen and Metallurgists Gate linking the city with central Aedirn. The city has only one tavern and that is famous because Seltkirk of Gulet, war hero, spent the last night of his life there.
Vergen appears as one of two major locations during Chapter II with second being Kaedweni camp on fog's other side.
- In town:
- Outside town:
Journal entry Edit
- This town in the North of Aedirn was founded by dwarves who established mines in the surrounding hills. As was their custom, they carved their homes and community edifices directly into rock formations, granting Vergen a unique architectural style. The town was an important trade center, one of the roads through it leading into the country's interior. Humans had also attempted to settle in the area, but the disturbances that plagued Pontar Valley left most of their villages burned and in ruins. Nevertheless, when we arrived in Vergen it was teeming with humans in addition to its mainly dwarven population. Saskia's peasant rebels and a group of Aedirnian nobles had made camp there and promptly begun to measure each other with menacing glares. Meanwhile, all the groups that had assembled in the area were mistrustful of Iorveth's Scoia'tael, who strove to keep to themselves with unmistakably elven aloofness. Truly, if not for Henselt's army making camp nearby, the whole rabble would have been at each other's throats in no time.
- If Geralt chooses Roche's path during the end of Chapter I:
- Despite demonstrating unparalleled valor, the hastily recruited units of peasant militiamen, knights without title or estate, and Scoia'tael guerillas could not withstand Henselt's army of experienced, battle-hardened Kaedweni veterans. Vergen fell after mounting a heroic defense, though the victory cost the attackers dearly.
- If Geralt chooses Iorveth's path during the end of Chapter I:
- Peasant militia units, knights without title or estate, and seasoned dwarven volunteers fought heroically, side by side, forcing the Kaedweni veterans to pay for every inch of ground with their blood. Yet the hour of doom seemed nigh, the battle's outcome inevitable. That is, until Iorveth arrived with Scoia'tael reinforcements - just in time to turn the tide. Vergen won its independence with courage, steel, and the blood of the fallen.
In the graphic novels EditIn comics from Egmont named "The Witcher: Matters of Conscience", the aftermath of town and whole region was narrated by Dandelion in form of, what looks like, normal contract on beast known as chelonodrake. As poet says, Vergen was one of settlements that got out of war in worst possible condition.
I would like to lie and say that in face of tragedy the dwarves remained strong and firm. That the death of Barclay Els and Saskia's departure brought them all together. I would like to lie and say the dwarves' valor so impressed the Black Ones that they did Vergen no harm. I would like to lie that Saesenthessis' return shifted course of battle dramatically. That at the very sight of her the Nilfgaardians scurried south, leaving victors to dance on the graves of their foes. I'd like to lie and say Vergen was not razed in punishment for its stubborn resistance.