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Svanrige an Tuirseach
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Svanrige in The Witcher 3
Jarl of An Skellig
King of Skellige (default) [1]
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Birna (mother)
Bran an Tuirseach (father)
Clan Tuirseach
Eist Tuirseach (paternal uncle)
Crach an Craite (first cousin)
Hjalmar an Craite (first cousin once removed)
Cerys an Craite (first cousin once removed)

Svanrige is the only son of King Bran and his wife Birna. Following his father's death, he became the formal leader of Clan Tuirseach.

If Geralt did not help Cerys or Hjalmar during the quest King's Gambit, Svanrige will become the king and establish a hereditary dynasty over Skellige's isles.

Journal entry[]

A Hard life awaits the child who cannot escape his parents' shadow. Following the death of his father, the beloved King Bran, Svanrige became the formal ruler of Clan Tuirseach, which controlled vast territory on the isle of An Skellig.
Yet this quiet and mild-mannered young man seemed firmly tied to the apron strings of his mother, Birna, who sought to control his every waking deed. With such an overbearing caretaker it was hard to imagine how Svanrige could ever grow into a man able to rule a mighty Skellige clan in his own right.
If Geralt does not intervene during King's Gambit:
Svanrige's election as ruler of Skellige was a rather unexpected turn of events. It was widely thought to have been the result of backroom maneuvering by Birna, who used the chaos in the aftermath of the other claimants' deaths and the shame that fell On the an Craites to achieve her ambition of placing a puppet in her control on the Skellige throne.
It thus came as a great shock for her when young Svanrige showed his claws and tore up the humiliating treaty with Nilfgaard she wanted him to sign - and then washed the shame of this near-submission from the isles with the blood of their eternal enemy. This blood simultaneously wiped away any doubts whether the new king was worthy.



  1. if Geralt did not intervene during King's Gambit