Geralt of Rivia’s full name is Geralt Targaryen-Stark (Snow) and he is linked to Eddard Stark. Geralt is Eddard’s half-uncle and an ancient Witcher Lord. Yes not only The Witcher is being compared to GOT (Game of Thrones) but it also has a connection.
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- Geralt of Rivia has a connection with Edwyle Stark
- The affair of Edwyle Stark and Vaermina Targaryen
- Who is the oldest living Stark?
- Geralt’s journey as The Witcher
- What is the connection of The Witcher with GOT
He is the illegitimate son of Edwyle Stark and Vaermina Targaryen. Geralt is one of the most proficient combatants in Winterfell and in all of the Northern Region.
Geralt Snow of Rivia is a Stark Bastard from the Past
Geralt’s mother (Vaermina Targaryen) had an illicit affair with Edwyle Stark (Geralt’s father) and that is how Geralt was born out of wedlock. Geralt’s birth took place in a castle near Winterfell.
Alas, when Geralt was 17 or 18, his mother’s lie was caught and the cat was out of the bag. Thereafter, she was delivered a death sentence for cheating on her husband Lord Hycils Lannister.
Subsequently, a death bounty was announced on Geralt’s head.
Edwyle Stark also fell ill and died after a short span of time. But prior to his prolonged illness, he had delivered a message to his associate who was a master Witcher. Geralt is the oldest living main character in the entire saga.
Although Geralt is a half Stark his hair is much like his mother’s that comes from the Targaryen platinum.
Geralt is the greatest swordsman alive and the oldest living Stark.
His friend Vesemir (the master Witcher) discovered Geralt when he was being attacked by wolves.
It was Vesemir who moved Geralt across the sea to introduce him to Kaer Morhen who lived in the Northern Realms.
Kaer Morhen treated Geralt and after his recovery, he trained him to become a master Witcher himself.
Geralt disciplined and trained to become a witcher there. He had to pass through various tenacious mutations which were mandatory before being granted the Trial of Grasses.
The Witcher has an unsaid GOT connection
Geralt’s rigorous training and the experiments that took place upon him accessed him to better grit, sense, healing, endurance, overall immunity to diseases. He was also blessed with the power to fade out conventional poisons off his body and a special power to stop feeling acute pain.
Due to his excellent training, Geralt was chosen for additional mutation experimentations. He is the only witcher to have sustained all the experiments.
His shiny grey hair is a result of the side effects of one of these mutation experiments.
After completing his training as a witcher, Geralt started his journey on his horse called Roach. This is how he has bestowed the power to become a monster killer on hire.
Geralt is so strong-headed that once he asked for for the unborn child of Princess Pavetta and Duny as a reward for his work.
He got as he wanted but the child turned out to be a girl, and Geralt later rejected her. However, destiny made Geralt and the girl, Cirilla, meet three times. Ultimately, Geralt accepted the girl as his own child and took care of her after the death of her grandmother, Queen Calanthe as his own daughter.
His Journey As A Witcher
Geralt’s training proved fruitful and he was prepared to go through witcher mutations at the mere age of 25. He transformed from a boy to a true master witcher that day. In his first task, he was attacked by an arrow in his head and was wounded severely.
Geralt awoke from unconsciousness with no memory of the encounter. He was later saved by the last remaining witchers left in the world and taken to Kaer Morhen for treatment.
There, he fell into a complex conspiracy regarding the witchers, their forces, and their secrets who were after that knowledge.
The Witcher: Third Installment
In the third installment of the Witcher trilogy, Geralt will be going through his final adventures. Following the events that took place in Witcher II, Geralt has finally recaptured his memory from the past and finally readies himself to leave for a fresh journey in life.
In the third installment of Witcher, Geralt is in pursuit of that one person he considers close to him, Ciri. Along his journey, Geralt will confront the Wild Hunt in order to save the people he considers close.