As an itinerant monster hunter for hire, he possesses nearly superhuman abilities and expert swordsmanship skills. Geralt is known also as Gwynbleidd Elder Speech meaning "The White Wolf", a name which was given to him by the dryads , as well as the Butcher of Blaviken , after an unfortunate incident in that city. Despite his title, Geralt does not hail from the city of Rivia. After being left with the witchers by his mother, Visenna , he grew up in their keep of Kaer Morhen in the realm of Kaedwen.
Geralt of Rivia was a legendary witcher of the School of the Wolf active throughout the 13th century. He loved the sorceress Yennefer , considered the love of his life despite their tumultuous relationship, and became Ciri 's adoptive father. During the Trial of the Grasses , Geralt exhibited unusual tolerance for the mutagens that grant witchers their abilities. Accordingly, Geralt was subjected to further experimental mutagens which rendered his hair white and may have given him greater speed, strength, and stamina than his fellow witchers. Despite his title, Geralt did not hail from the city of Rivia. After being left with the witchers by his mother, Visenna , he grew up in their keep of Kaer Morhen in the realm of Kaedwen. In the interest of appearing more trustworthy to potential clients, young witchers were encouraged to make up surnames for themselves by master Vesemir.
Geralt of Rivia
Geralt of Rivia Polish : Geralt z Rivii is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Witcher series of short stories and novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. Geralt, one of the few remaining witchers on the Continent, is a traveling monster slayer for hire, mutated and trained from an early age to slay deadly beasts. Geralt is a witcher. Shortly after being born, Geralt's mother, Visenna, gave him away to undergo training and, eventually, become a witcher at Kaer Morhen — the stronghold of the witchers. Geralt survived mutations during the Trial of the Grasses, thanks to which he gained various witcher traits: high resistance to injury, poison and disease, slowed ageing, but also infertility. He resisted the "changes" brought on by the Trial of Grasses better than most, which encouraged his makers to perform even more dangerous experimental procedures on him, making him lose all body pigmentation. Because of his pale skin and white hair, he is also known in the Elder Speech as "Gwynbleidd" close to the Welsh translation "Blaidd Gwyn"  , the White Wolf. From the arduous training of Witchers, he became a master swordfighter and learnt how to use the Signs, simple spells used by the witchers. Despite his name, Geralt does not come from Rivia although he learned how to mimic a Rivian accent and is later knighted for services to the queen of Rivia : young witchers were encouraged to make up surnames for themselves by master Vesemir, to make their names sound more trustworthy.
Geralt of Rivia b. While initially reluctant to accept his destiny, Geralt eventually came to terms with his fate. Despite their tumultuous relationship, he also loved the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg. Geralt of Rivia, a well-known witcher , goes into Blaviken in search of an alderman after killing a kikimora in the nearby swamp. It's there that he meets a woman named Renfri in a tavern. She greets him with beer rather than hateful looks.