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Yaevinn was an elf and a member of Toruviel's Scoia'tael commando. He also led his own commando in the vicinity of Vizima. He had a greater penchant for flowery words and metaphors than most elves, perhaps rivalling the bard Dandelion in his prose. He often claimed that all he sought was equality for his people even though he held a deep hatred for humans and wish to drive them into the sea.

Yeavinn participated in the second war with Nilfgaard. During the Battle of Brenna, he was Lieutenant Colonel of the Deithwen division. He was seriously injured in that battle.

In The Witcher computer game[]

In The Witcher, Yaevinn appears in Chapter II. He treats Geralt with hesitant respect and appeals to him to aid his faction; he reminds him that as a mutant, he would never be accepted in human society, only tolerated and could better relate to the cause of the Scoia'tael. He is eloquent and often speaks in verse, employing metaphors and literary allusions to convey his meaning.

Spoiler warning: Significant plot details follow.

If the witcher chooses to ally himself with the Scoia'tael, Yaevinn plays an even more central role in the story. It is also Toruviel who is a member of Yaevinn's group rather than the other way around, although he does not seem to outrank her by much.

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Journal entry[]

Yaevinn the elf is as conceited as he is eloquent. He seems cunning and wise; moreover, he despises humans, considering them aggressive barbarians, and has respect only for the Elder Races. Still, this disillusioned elf treats me with respect in his own, peculiar way.
Everything suggests that Yaevinn is preparing for battle — in the swamp he has created a training camp for the Scoia'tael under his command.
Items Squirrel tail.png The Scoia'tael led by Yaevinn defeated the Order of the Flaming Rose during the clash in the Golem Burial Ground.

Yaevinn is interested in artifacts of historical value for the nonhumans — he's looking for something which could serve as a banner for his Scoia'tael. Yaevinn remains a cynic and a pragmatist even when thinking about the heritage of the Elder Blood.

During the bank robbery in the Trade Quarter I decided to support the Scoia'tael. Yaevinn believes that the stolen money will finance an uprising.

I asked Yaevinn for military support during the assault on Salamandra's headquarters in Vizima. The elf, who was among those invited to Leuvaarden's reception, agreed to help me dismantle the organization.

On the hill under the Old Manor my friend aided me again. We stood shoulder to shoulder against Salamandra. or

Logo Order of the Flaming Rose.png Yaevinn accused me of causing Toruviel's death. A fight broke out and he died by my hand. or
Witcher medallion.png Yaevinn accused me of causing Toruviel's death. I didn't let him provoke me and he went his own way.
Significant plot details end here.

In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings[]

On Iorveth's path during Chapter II, the Scoia'tael leader will discuss Yaevinn's legacy with Geralt in Vergen if the latter sided with the Scoia'tael or remained neutral in The Witcher.