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Icon disambig.svg This article is about the former Temerian province. For the overarching region in The Witcher 3, see Pontar (region). For the autumnal equinox, see Velen (holiday).

forests and woodlands

Geralt and Vesemir travelling through No Man's Land
Region, Forests and woodlands
south of Novigrad, west of Oxenfurt, forming a part of the Pontar Delta

Velen, also known as No Man's Land, is a war-torn region situated in northern Temeria, north of Gors Velen. A former province now under Nilfgaardian occupation, it borders closely with the cities of Novigrad and Oxenfurt.

The land of Velen, located in western Temeria with its capital in Gors Velen, is one of the poorest provinces in the kingdom. Its territory encompasses the isle of Thanedd, home to the famous magic academy, which, along with Gors Velen, constitutes the commercial and developmental mainspring of the entire province. Velen is a stop on the Novigrad trade route running through Cidaris, Vergen,[1] Brugge, Cintra and other such southerly realms. Veleners subside primarily on agriculture, crafting and animal husbandry. The province is practically deprived of all natural resources. It contains a great deal of forests, wetlands and cultivated woods, though the greatest part of it is covered in swamps and bogs (…).

It is the land where the forces of the Empire clashed with the armies of the Northern Kingdoms, forcing the battlefront both north and south, leaving the area which lies between a desolate, destroyed land. Its people were killed, raped and hung – all the worst things imaginable.[2]

One of the major regions in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, its swamps and deep forests represent the dark and mysterious elements of the game.[3]

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The former Temerian province of Velen has become a war-ravaged no man's land.

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  1. Probably misspeled Verden - Vergen is not a realm and lies in a definitely different area
  2. El33online.com interview
  3. Interview at E3 2014