|Cyrus Engelkind Hemmelfart|
Painting of the Hierarch
|Hierarch of Novigrad|
|Church of the Eternal Fire|
His Holiness Cyrus Engelkind Hemmelfart is the hierarch of Novigrad, religious leader of Northern Kingdoms. He was a grizzled old man and a noted racist. He was one of the negotiators of the peace treaty that concluded the second Nilfgaardian War.
In the game, the Hierarch is not directly seen, however during the quest "No Place Like Home", the person Geralt, Lambert and Eskel mistakenly contact via megascope is almost surely him.
- His face in the painting resembles John Paul II, a pope and saint of Roman Catholic Church, originally from Poland.
- Engelkind is German for "Angel-child".
- Hemmelfart could be a malapropism of the German word "Himmelfahrt".