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Assire var Anahid
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Martyr Saint (posthumously)
Sorceress, Researcher
Nilfgaardian Empire
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Lodge of Sorceresses
Special abilities
Physical Description
Eviva (sister)
Mawr (niece)
Cinead var Anahid (niece)
Cahir Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach (grandnephew)

Assire var Anahid was a Nilfgaardian sorceress who hailed originally from Vicovaro. A grandaunt of Cahir, she was a founding member of the Lodge of Sorceresses, remaining a member along with her countrywoman Fringilla Vigo. She took advantage of Carthia van Canten's relationship with the head of Nilfgaard's secret service, Vattier de Rideaux. Assire was also known for helping the emperor with military operations during the war. Even though Assire is a Nilfgaardian sorceress, she is a Nordling by blood like her sister Eviva. She has a black cat called Merlin.

In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings[]

Assire var Anahid is a secondary character in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. In Loc Muinne, prior to Geralt's arrival, she is coerced into decompressing Triss Merigold's body from a statue figurine. Having outlived her usefulness, ambassador Shilard Fitz-Oesterlen acknowledges her treasonous past actions as member of the Lodge, stabbing her multiple times as she is restrained by Renuald aep Matsen, who throws her deceased body into the pool of water below.

Journal entry[]

This sorceress came from Nilfgaard, or more precisely from Vicovaro - a distinction of extreme importance to the highborn of the Empire, as I can attest from personal experience. That is because the term "Nilfgaardian" is reserved for native residents of the Empire's capital and its immediate vicinity. Assire var Anahid was nothing like stereotypical Nilfgaardian sorceresses – unkempt things in unfashionable attire. On the contrary, she wore well-cut dresses and underlined her beauty with just the right touch of makeup, following the example of our sorceresses in the North.
As momentous events played out in Loc Muinne, Assire was murdered - probably by her own countrymen, possibly on order of the emperor himself. The hazy circumstances surrounding her death gave rise to much speculation in Nilfgaard, fueling propaganda and political conflicts for some time to come.


In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[]

There is a gwent card with her name.