|This article is about Southern gang. For a sewer animal, see Rat. For the quest in The Witcher, see The Rat.|
The Rats were a gang (or "Hanza") of criminals destroyed by Leo Bonhart. Killing almost all its members, the bounty hunter spared Ciri, for whom he had a separate, special contract. The group formed during the Lammas celebration in the village of Glyswen in Geso. Its ringleader was Giselher. Known for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, they were loved by poor Nilfgaardian citizens and farmers.
Giselher became the leader. And they christened themselves the Rats. Someone had called them that and they took a liking to it.They plundered and murdered, and their cruelty became legendary.
The band also became fashion icons for the rich youth of Thurn in particular.
With the exception of Ciri, the Rats were buried in Jealousy, the village in which they were slaughtered. Its members included:
- Artist Almavera tattoeed a nude woman on his forearm.