'Our last meeting,' said Geralt, 'was in the court of King Idi of Kovir. I'd come to be paid for an amphisboena which had been terrorising the neighbourhood. You and your compatriot Zavist vied with each other to call me a charlatan, a thoughtless murdering machine and a scavenger. Consequesntly not only did Idi not pay me a penny, he gave me twelve hours to leave Kovir and, since his hourglass was broken, I barely made it.
- The name comes from Greek amphis, "both ways" and bainein, "to go"; the creature originated in Greek mythology.