|Carduin of Lan Exeter|
Carduin in The Witcher 2
|Mage, advisor to Kings Esterad and Radovid V|
|Council of Mages|
|Lan Exeter, Thanedd Isle, Loc Muinne|
Carduin, also known as Carduin of Lan Exeter, or Carduin of Kovir, was one of the Council members of the Brotherhood of Sorcerers during the Thanedd coup. He was considered a neutral participant and survived the incident.
- Carduin of Lan Exeter had once been a member of the Council of Sorcerers. During the Thanedd coup he had attempted to maintain both reason and neutrality. He certainly offered proof of the former when it turned out that those conspiring with Nilfgaard thought nothing of his impartiality - teleporting back to Kovir was an extremely reasonable, and life-saving, course of action.
- If Geralt chooses to rescue Triss during Chapter III:
- After hearing the accusations against Síle, Carduin demonstrated keen intuition and political savvy. He immediately demanded that she be removed from the Conclave, thus proclaiming the newly formed institution's stance on the matter.
- If Geralt chooses not to rescue Triss during Chapter III:
- Their protests were for naught – Carduin and the other mages were arrested in connection with the accusations against the Lodge of Sorceresses .
- In The Secrets of Loc Muinne quest, Geralt (using Dearhenna's Megascope) can observe Carduin plotting with King Radovid during a game of chess.
- Carduin of Kovir was once a wealthy and influential member of the Council of Sorcerers, a man known and respected by all the rulers of the North. After the Council imploded during the coup on Thanedd Isle, Carduin spared no expense in his quest to rebuild his brotherhood's hard-won position.
- This motivated him to take part in the eventful summit in Loc Muinne, during which a handful of mages seeking to reactivate the Council were forced to accept King Radovid's patronage. After that Carduin found himself on the king's leash, completely dependent on the whims and moods of a mad ruler whom he served not out of respect but fear. The mage's pride, however, forced him to don a brave face and play out the hand fate had dealt him.