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Her character fits description of a high vampire (there are some details in the World of the Witcher to differentiate higher and proper high vampires). I.e. she can turn invisible, resist silver and etc. Bruxae are higher vampires, but aren't the high vampires (like Regis). You can also notice that she doesn't use the screaming attack (which is common for a bruxa). — Gilrond (talk) 07:36, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Story analysis[]

I added story analysis based on my interpretation. Feel free to comment or propose any improvements. — Gilrond (talk) 05:19, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

I was talking with a Quest Designer of CDPR last week:
  • It is a bruxa(!)
  • Geralt is drinking "Black Blood" potion (confirmed)
  • The shimmering bomb Geralt is using is "Moon dust" (confirmed)
  • on the end she is burned by the sun, because she is no higher vampire; that's why she is also wearing a coat with hood, hiding her body by day from the sunlight.
  • He didn't wanted to tell me why Geralt didn't took the trophy ;)
»»Dove«« (talk) 12:19, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
But... in the short story Vereena, Nivellen's bruxa, was resistant to sunshine :O — SMiki5five (talk) 12:23, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
Indeed. I didn't see any sources which say that bruxae are vulnerable to sun and Vereena is counter example. I'd rather go with the book material which we know for sure is valid, than with speculated interpretation. — Gilrond (talk) 02:50, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
...and she had wings, as I remember correctly. But the Bruxae of CDPR never had wings or were able to fly at all...
»»Dove«« (talk) 15:03, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
Who is that quest designer? And was he / she involved in the design of this particular story / trailer, or they just "know something about it"? She matches high vampire by many aspects, not bruxae (for example invisibility). Also, it doesn't fit what she says that witchers would have never taken such contracts. So I'd wait for more clear confirmation before changing the article. Or even better - that quest designer can pop in here on the wiki and post some info directly ;) — Gilrond (talk) 02:52, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Lyrics corrections[]

Should it be Fearin' all manner of ghouls, hags and wraiths. or Fearin' no manner of ghouls, hags and wraiths.? I tried listening to it a few times, and it's not clear from the audio. My understanding that anxious soul refers to someone who is scared (i.e. child). Same one who is later addressed as My dear dolly, polly shut your eyes, lie still, lie silent, utter no cries.. That's the soul that "lies anxious". So I think "fearing all manner" makes more sense in this context. — Gilrond (talk) 14:39, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

I would be inclined to agree with you, but i have no definitive source — Game widow ( talk ) 15:43, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Then I'll change it back, unless there will be some direct source for the lyrics provided saying otherwise. — Gilrond (talk) 16:37, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Seems reasonable, perhaps make a note in the change summary pointing to this conversation — Game widow ( talk ) 16:38, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

More good suggestions were made in this thread, so I corrected one phrase to deep deep woe which fits better into the context (also "heartache and woe" does sound more correct). — Gilrond (talk) 03:33, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Polly in the text can be a reference to "Miss Polly had a dolly" and in this sense it's an eponym, rather than actual name of the child. — Gilrond (talk) 07:00, 15 May 2016 (UTC)