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Glyswen is a village in Geso formerly known as "White River". After White River was pillaged, raized, and the original population wiped out, Nilfgaardian peasants moved in and renamed it "Glyswen". It consisted of about ten huts surrounded by a palisade, and one inn.

After leaving a dark, wet, beech forest, they saw a village at the foot of the mountain: a dozen or so thatched cottages inside the ring of a low stockade enclosing a bend in a small river.
— pg(s). 298, Time of Contempt (UK edition)
"Years ago," said Remiz, "this village was called White River. But when the unrest began, some locals joined the rebels. Then the Varnhagens of Sarda put it to the torch, murdered the villagers or took them prisoner. Now only Nilfgaardian settlers live here, all newcomers. And the village has been renamed Glyswen.(...)"
— pg(s). 298-299, Time of Contempt (UK edition)

In the inn in the village is where Ciri was taken after being captured by the Trappers and where she first met Kayleigh who had recently been captured by the Nissir gang. As Ciri's and Kayleigh's captors ate, drank and boasted to each other, the two captives tried to escape.

Luckily for them, the Rats came for Kayleigh. Less fortunately for everyone else, this resulted in the death of everyone at the inn, including the innkeeper whom Ciri had tried to warn.


  • the inn