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Chappelle in The Witcher 3
human / doppler
Novigrad secret service, Eternal Fire
Physical Description
Eye color
steel-gray (in the books)
Hair color
gray (in The Witcher games)

Chappelle was the éminence grise of Hierarch Cyrus Engelkind Hemmelfart and the head of Novigrad's secret service. He was well known and respected (more accurately, feared) in the city as he maintained law and order through any means necessary. He was generally suspected of using torture, extortion, and blackmail, often helping himself to confiscated possessions.

He was described as a small man with frost-cold eyes the colour of steel.

That was Chappelle, minister for security affairs. The Novigrad secret service is subordinate to the temple.
— pg(s). 159, "Eternal Flame", in the collection Sword of Destiny (UK edition)

It is not widely known that the "real" Chappelle eventually succumbed to a heart attack and was replaced by a doppler, a much more compassionate person in every way.

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[]

Geralt witnesses Chappelle's death on a pyre in Novigrad. He is burned alongside with the sorceress Felicia Cori. Somehow, the doppler raised suspicion and was finally arrested.

Journal entry[]

Geralt and I had long known that Chappelle, Chancellor of Security for the Church of the Eternal Fire in Novigrad, had died years ago and been replaced by a doppler masquerading under his name. We didn't breathe a word of this to anyone, of course, for the change was decidedly in everyone's best interest. The doppler had proved a resonable creature deprived of the true Chappelle's cruelty, and under his watch life in the city had much improved.
Sadly, the chancellor's conciliatory style must have raised suspicions as a wave of terror and persecution began to swell over Novigrad. The doppler was found out, arrested and burned at the stake for the greater glory of the Eternal Fire.

Associated quest[]