|This article is about the Ξωτικό named Chireadan. For the character from the movie and TV series, see Chireadan (witcher).|
Chireadan is an Ξωτικό from the Redanian city of Rinde, a tavern owner, and a cousin of Errdil. He was in love with Γιενέφερ and a witness to Γιενέφερ's fight with the Djinn in Rinde ("The Last Wish"). This later infamous fight was actually the ruin of Errdil's tavern. His love for Γιενέφερ is considered unusual as elves do not normally consider human females as attractive as their elven counterparts. He was also counted among the guests at Γκέραλτ and Γιενέφερ's wedding in the non-canon Διήγημα Coś się kończy, coś się zaczyna (Κάτι Τελειώνει, Κάτι Αρχίζει).
Στο παιχνίδι The Witcher
In Chapter IV, at the Παραλίμνιο, Chireadan, an Ξωτικό among Toruviel's ragtag group recognizes Γκέραλτ. It seems he knows the witcher from somewhere before, but of course Γκέραλτ has no memory of him. This previous encounter, which is not described in any further detail, is a reference to the "The Last Wish".
He is also a sharper, and thus one of the available dice players. He can be found any time, day or night to play. During the day, he is typically sitting at one of the two campfires nearest the Elven Cave. At night, he will be sleeping in the cave, but does not complain at all about being woken up just for a game.
Conversation alluding to "The Last Wish":
|Chireadan||Γκέραλτ? I'm not surprised to see you. It's me, Chireadan. Recognize me?|
|Chireadan||Apparently not. You were busy.|
|Γκέραλτ||It's been some time.|
|Chireadan||True, Γκέραλτ. And see what's come of it? A mess, not assimilation. You work hard, you pay the taxes, then come the pogroms. You flee as they torch your tavern.|
|Chireadan||Good you're here.|
If Γκέραλτ continues, and asks why Chireadan's there, the following exchange takes place.
|Chireadan||Same as the rest. Eating berries and dreaming of my place on earth.|
|Γκέραλτ||Try doing something else. Guerrilla warfare can be dangerous.|
|Chireadan||I've survived that. Humans prevented me from living as I wished to. Disdainful times. More bad luck around the corner.|