I noticed it too, when played TW2 for the first time. I simply can not understand - why take a respected sorceress from Kovir, who already was good friend of the queen and was greatly respected by Tancred who listened to her and did what she wants (and she wanted him to be wise man, not fuck around and get education, lol, what an evil hag! How could she?). From her castle in Kovir she came to Flotsam tohund the beast herself (!) and to live in the brothel, then in Henselt's camp, lived in the tent. And this is the great madame de Tancarville who dressed in silk, diamonds and pearls? Oh, come on!So from what I understood Sheala was planning to become Henselt's advisor...wich makes zero sense.
OMFG! I just noticed something. The last paragraph in Sabrina's journal entry:
It cost Geralt a great deal of sweat, but he finally found a solution to the problem. Sabrina's spirit finally found solace, and the curse she had placed on Henselt was lifted.
Really!? Really, Dandelion!? Does this look like solace to you!?
A real shame, it's the only time when poor Assire is actually mentioned in the gamefringilla_vigo_default.w2scene:
Fringilla Vigo: Yes, Geralt?
Geralt choice: Who's Cantarella? (sq306_completed)
Geralt: Cantarella - who is she, really? She mentioned you knew each other.
Fringilla Vigo: You ran into her? Her real name is Carthia van Canten, Assire's former collaborator. She's very… talented.
Geralt: Spied for you?
Fringilla Vigo: Not just for us, probably. I doubt she wishes any harm upon me or other sorceresses, but one must be very careful what one says in her presence.
Geralt: Seemed like you'd told her quite a lot about me.
Fringilla Vigo: You ought to feel flattered, then. That makes you famous on both banks of the Yaruga.
Really? Weird, it never appeared in any of my playthroughs. So maybe it's a bug.
Yes, the dialogue is available if the quest "sq306_maverick" is completed, and I guess that is the Gwent quest in Novigrad.
A relatively minor issue compared to being replaced with a different character between the two games.
And people slam TW3 plot for being a bad follow-up to TW2
At 1:59:30 and then again at 2:34:30. Interestingly, in the Russian version they talk about the Council of Mages instead. Wich also makes no sense since the Council doesn't even exist at that time.