Zyvik;n9506591 said:She might have her reasons, but using Philippa to help them against the Hunt just to sell her out later is vile. And it makes Yennefer no better than Philippa. It actually makes her worse, since Phil never used any of her fellow sorceresses just to betray them.
I think what is interesting is depending on the ending the lodge gets what they want . Philippa being a non-factor in the end makes sense but do you really think she would be content . The flip side is the only time I could see Yen betraying the Lodge is dependent on the ending and for protection of Ciri . I think there are too many variables to end the Lodge properly i.e. Philippa , Rita , and Fringilla ( I know spelling ). I do agree Philippa should have been taken care of better . Rita was in my opinion taken care of worse because either way she is just there . Fringilla was bad but it wouldn't be a stretch to say she is welcome back in Tousant . Game wise Philippa was a key player with Geralt and should have been ended better . Kiera was a lesser character in comparison and got an ending . I can understand the Lodges ending the way it is because it is a leave it to your imagination type thing .
There is only one happy ending for the Lodge . I think the reason for the Lodge should have been explained in this game considering it really isn't explained and it is dependent on knowing their history . Also the players don't get to see that the amnesty from the Emperor was the right thing because the Lodge was his scapegoat or patsy for everything leading up to the war . I feel bad that the Lodge is a prop to advance the story . The Philippa in Reason of State story line is compelling to say the least but this is where the story line could at least explained the motivations of the Lodge as well .