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Free City of Novigrad
TW3 screen-Novigrad
Novigrad in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Localization of Novigrad on CD Projekt RED map
Redania, Pontar Delta, on the northern shore of the river Pontar, north-west of Oxenfurt

City built on elven ruins

Novigrad is a free city within Redania and therefore, not subject to the rule of that kingdom. It is one of the major ports on the continent. Populated by nearly 30,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in the North.

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Novigrad coat of arms in The Witcher 3: Wild HuntNovigrad coat of arms - another concept

The coat of arms for Novigrad is not actually described in the novels. This particular coats of arms are based on images from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. For a different take on the coat of arms, we have the Czech concept, concept of our resident heraldry and Witcher expert Mboro and version from the second issue of "Biały Wilk" (The White Wolf) magazine.

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Before the First Landing, Novigrad was a small elven settlement. When the first human ships arrived in the Pontar Delta, the city was abandoned. It quickly became the capital of a new country created by king Sambuk, the ancestor of the first king of Redania.

During the reign of Vestibor the Proud, Novigrad was conquered by Temeria during the Seven Years' War. The capital of Redania was then moved to Tretogor and Novigrad became a Temerian city for a long period.[1][2]

The situation changed during the reign of Vestibor's grandson, Radovid III the Bold. After long negotiations, a compromise was reached and the metropolis was acclaimed as a free city.[2]

Although Redaniam kings are officially recoginized as "kings of Redania and Novigrad", real authority is vested in the hierarch elected by the Council of Electors.[3] The current hierarch is Cyrus Engelkind Hemmelfart.[4]

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According to the short story "Eternal Flame", Novigrad has four watermills, eight banks, nineteen lombards, thirty five inns and taverns, twelve brothels and nineteen temples. Some examples:

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In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[ | ]

Novigrad plays a central role in The Witcher 3 and is fully explorable, it is part of the main region. The city's design has been described as based on medieval Amsterdam, with touches of Venice.

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Once part of Redania, Novigrad now has the status of a free city. It is the world's largest city and, without a doubt, the richest as well. Cradle of the cult of the Eternal Fire, it is now home to the church of the same name. It is ruled officially by the head of the church, referred to as the hierarch, though its underworld crime bosses also have a great deal of say in matters.

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In The Witcher computer game[ | ]

  • Novigrad is only mentioned in passing in the original game. In Chapter I, one of the travellers walking on the roads recognizes Geralt, and comments how the witcher helped him with some garkains in Novigrad several years prior. However, he could not pay the witcher for his services at the time. Having recognized Geralt, he gives him 100 oren(s).

In the Polish Movie and TV series[ | ]

The seventh episode, Dolina Kwiatów ("The Valley of Flowers"), begins in Novigrad.

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The Witcher 3 — concept art[ | ]

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Biały Wilk 2[ | ]

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Biały Wilk 2[ | ]

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  • Novigrad is also a city in Croatia. GPS: 45° 18' 56.365" N 13° 33' 43.009" E
  • Announcement: The Novigrad Regatta can be obtained through the console. This was a planned feature, but then didn't make it into the final version of the game.
  • In Witcher 3 the city of Novigrad is noticably shrunk in size with some features of it missing such as the Zoo.

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