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Geopolitical Backdrop of the Witcher Games (clarification sought)

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Hayashi.226

Tourist
#1
Geopolitical Backdrop of the Witcher Games (clarification sought)

So I've been boning up on the wider geopolitical happenings on the Continent during the time frame of the 3 games. For me, the significant events are the Nilfgaardian invasions of the north.
The first invasion saw the conquest of Cintra, but the invasion was ultimately stopped at the Battle of Sodden Hill.
The second invasion was also unsuccessful, and the Battle of Brenna was a defeat for Emperor Emhyr.
The third invasion occurs at the end of Witcher 2 and the outcome, to a certain extent, depends on the player's choices in Witcher 3. At the start of the game (Witcher 3), the opposing forces are more or less at a stalemate along the Pontar River.
The events of Witcher 2 obviously occurs after the second invasion but before the third. I am however unclear as to where to place Witcher 1 in this timeline.
 

Riven-Twain

Moderator
#2
Hayashi.226;n10969196 said:
I am however unclear as to where to place Witcher 1 in this timeline.
The first game also takes place after the second invasion. As I recall, the precise chronology is a bit blurry, in relation to the next two instalments, but it is stated in the introduction that the events befall five years after the war (ca. 1270).
 

Deemonef

Tourist
#3
As for the book lore, the video game "The Witcher" plays in the year of 1273. Battle of Brenna was in the year of 1268.
CDPR changed the timelne (dunno why) so for the game lore the video game "The Witcher" takes place in the year of 1270 and the Battle of Brenna was in the year of 1265.
 
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ooodrin

Booster
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Deemonef;n10969274 said:
CDPR changed the timelne (dunno why) so for the game lore the video game "The Witcher" takes place in the year of 1270 and the Battle of Brenna was in the year of 1265.
The only explanation I can think of is that the writers wanted Radovid to be old enough for marriage (he's 15 in TW1), but didn't want the game to be dealing with witch-hunts (they began in 1272, 5 years after battle of Brenna would be 1273).
Of course, it could have been just a simple oversight, but it seems weird that they could make such a blunder in a game that was jam-packed with book references.