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Ard Carraigh

Capital city

Ard Carraigh or High Rock[1] is the capital of the northern kingdom of Kaedwen and also where King Henselt holds his seat of power.

...when they had passed the few settlements on the Gwenllech and Upper Buina, passed Ard Carraigh and plunged into the forest below, deserted and intersected by gorges.
— pg(s). 113, Blood of Elves (UK edition)

'I understand. I will leave immediately. I have no choice — I have to turn back towards Daevon or Ard Carraigh.'
— pg(s). 121, Blood of Elves (UK edition)

In Kaedwen, Scoia'tael commandos, amassed into a large unit, had orchestrated a massacre in Fort Leyda. To avenge the massacre, the people of Ard Carraigh had organised a pogrom, murdering almost four hundred non-humans residing in the capital.
— pg(s). 6, Time of Contempt (UK edition)

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  1. Meaning of name of the city was confirmed by Fonopolis studio, which makes audiobook adaptations of The Witcher Saga in close consultation with Andrzej Sapkowski himself