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The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale When Alys was a young girl, two soul eaters killed all the adults in her village, feeding off their souls. Raised in the fearful but devout neighboring village, Alys dares not speak of the connection she feels with the soul eaters or the beast that is said to control them.

This is a mesmerizing, gripping tale with a wholly original legend that is easy to get lost in. Nettly, a local farmer, catches up with them, saying there is indeed work for a witcher and that he too thought the folk in Upper Posada were talking utter nonsense.

He suggests they continue on their way and discuss things in relative comfort. Once in the village, the local elder, Dhun, tells of a 'deovel' whose mischief has become a problem, but under no circumstances should the creature be killed. Despite Dandelion's claims that there are no devils, Geralt agrees to take a look and see what he can do. Out in the fields, amidst the hemp and hops, Geralt and Dandelion find the 'deovel'. Dandelion and the bleating 'devil' exchange a few words which only serve to provoke the latter; he takes aim and starts throwing iron balls at the witcher and his friend with a fair degree of accuracy, and they flee.

Back in the village, Geralt confronts Dhun and Nettly, and meets the community's old wise woman and Lille.

After some discussion, an ancient book is brought forth, and the old woman 'reads' appointed entries from it. This way, the witcher and the bard learn that the devil is, in fact, a sylvan.

The villagers had tried using the book's suggestions for ousting the beast—a suggestion which apparently left it well armed with iron balls. The old woman and Lille leave, taking the book with them; Geralt converses with the men some more. The following day, back in the fields, Geralt tries to draw out the sylvan and speak. The devil refuses but suggests that if the witcher wants to play games, his game. Geralt is in no mood for games, but suggests one: "don't do unto others what you would not have them do to you".

This essentially leads to a tussle in the hemp from which the sylvan narrowly escapes. Geralt hears a horse and assumes that Dandelion has come to his aid on horseback. But there's a twist in the story. The witcher is actually knocked down, and knocked out, by the unidentified rider. He stirs to find himself face down on the ground, bound, with the sounds of people talking in the Elder Speech not far away. He recognizes one of the voices as belonging to the 'devil', and soon learns that his name is Torque.

The other speaker is an elf, Galarr. Next to the witcher, Dandelion is similarly bound. Their captors, Aen Seidhe elves, notice their captives have awakened, and a bitter she-elf named Toruviel approaches them, aggressively.

She makes some rather disparaging remarks about human musical abilities and breaks Dandelion's lute. She then proceeds to torment Geralt. The witcher, despite being bound, manages to knock her off her feet and pin her down.

He then headbutts her, breaking her nose, and the other elves draw blades. They are stopped by the arrival on horseback of an elder elf named Filavandrel.

The relief doesn't last long, though, for the bard and the witcher are tied to a pine tree with belts. Geralt and Torque both try to talk some sense into the elves, but to no avail.

The elves tell Torque to get out of the way and aim their bows. Fortunately, at this point the legendary Queen of the Fields makes a spectacular entrance. The elves halt, lower their weapons, and kneel before her. Filavandrel pleads with her, but while she doesn't say a word, she seems to be communicating with him telepathically. Meanwhile, Torque cuts Geralt and Dandelion, who had fainted, free.

When Torque asks Geralt what to do with the poet, Geralt suggests a few quick slaps about the face, which Torque happily obliges. After a moment, the elves get up, silent, saddle their horses and start to leave. Filavandrel bids Geralt farewell, Toruviel gives Dandelion a new lute, and they part ways. Filavandrel tells Geralt that he has reconsidered and hopes that the witcher will not let him down when they inevitably meet on the fields of battle.

Geralt assures him that he'll do his best. The story ends with the witcher, the bard and the sylvan around a campfire, wondering where to go next, reading the villagers' book. Dandelion,ignoring Geralt's warnings, tries to open the vase.

During a struggle between the two the vase falls to the ground and a large cloud of red mist escapes—a genie. Geralt dives for cover, but Dandelion feels he knows exactly what is happening and held his ground, beginning to recite his list of three wishes. The genie does not fulfill even the first one of the bard's wishes that his rival die of apoplexy , opting instead to strangle the bard.

Geralt rushes to his friend's rescue, and after a seemingly fruitless fight, decides to use some folk knowledge he had always considered to be nonsense.


The witcher seizes the ampora seal which has fallen to the ground and shouts out an exorcism. The genie releases the bard and disappears across the river, but Dandelion is far from well. It seems his throat and larynx have been seriously affected by the genie and he needs help desperately.

After a day's ride, they arrive at the gates of Rinde, but are told that no one may pass through the gates between dusk and dawn without a letter of safe conduct from the king or proof of nobility. The guard offers them the gatehouse until morning, pointing out that Dandelion will fare better there than out of doors.

Having no other option, the witcher agrees. Waiting for the dawn to break, Geralt makes the acquaintance of two elves Chireadan and his cousin, Errdil and a half-elf knight, Vratimir. They inform him that there are heavy duties and penalties for spellcasting within the city, and the mages are boycotting Rinde in return.

There is one though, who continues to work her magic within the city limits and generally flouts the law: the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg, residing in the sanctuary provided by the Novigradian merchant-ambassabor, Beau Berrant. When dawn breaks, Geralt enters the city to find the sorceress.

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Arriving at Beau Berrant's home, he is greeted by Cerberus, the doorman of sorts. After a fruitless discussion, Geralt decides that perhaps gold might open the door and knocks the oaf unconscious with his money purse. Once inside he drags Cerberus into an open room where one of the female staff is happily snoring away.

The witcher then proceeds to the basement where he meets a very inebriated Berrant. The ambassador, it seems, is on a mission to get apple juice for his guest and asks Geralt for help. Geralt fetches the juice only to find Beau unconscious.

Noticing a staircase nearby, the witcher climbs up to what turns out to be Yennefer's bedchamber. The sorceress, partly surprised by Geralt's appearance, appreciates his offering of juice—though she does not appreciate Geralt's sarcasm in response to her questions.

The sorceress summarily fires a bolt of lighting at Geralt, who absorbs the attack with Quen. Afterwards, Geralt is able to convince Yennefer to help Dandelion, right after a bath. While Yennefer takes a bath, Geralt is amazed by her beauty, but also realizes that it is probably a spell, as most girls who become sorceresses are ugly or malformed by nature. He puts these thoughts aside, and decides to just enjoy her beauty, as they talk over Dandelion's condition. Once dressed, Yennefer opens a portal and the two set out for the tavern where Dandelion is laid up.

Back at Errdil's inn, Chireadan and Geralt sit downstairs waiting to hear about the bard's condition and chatting a little about Yennefer over a cup of herb tea.

Chireadan tells Geralt in no uncertain terms that Yennefer, while beautiful, is not to be trusted. After a while, Yennefer summons Geralt upstairs; Dandelion is happily, safely asleep, and there is only the question of price to be discussed. Geralt first wants to take Dandelion to safety, and offers a price to guarantee his return. Yennefer wants her price right away though and reveals that she has in fact trapped Geralt in the room. The witcher is completely paralyzed.

After a rather fruitless argument, Geralt passes out and the next thing Geralt knows, he is sharing a cell with "honest thieves", an innocent old man, and Chireadan. The elf tells Geralt the reason for their presence there: under the influence of Yennefer's spell, Geralt went rampaging through the town, punishing anyone who had ever insulted Yennefer. The local apothecary Laurelnose was actually publicly spanked by the witcher for his "crimes".

As the two men reflect on their situation, their musings are rudely interrupted by the entrance of three guards. One of them starts taunting Geralt while his friends hold the witcher still, then proceeds to repeatedly punch the witcher in the stomach. Seeking to get out with the least injuries possible, Geralt tries to goad the man into rendering him unconscious. He expresses the wish that the guard simply burst, and to everyone's surprise, the man does so.

Later, the witcher and the elf are brought before the town's mayor, Neville and the priest Krepp. The mayor is not happy with the situation, but before he can reach a verdict, Dandelion suddenly drops into the room from a magical portal which suddenly appears on the wall. The bard shouts with a fully restored voice that he wishes everyone present to believe that the witcher is innocent.

He was instructed to do this by Yennefer, who sent him through this portal, and wanted to clear Geralt's rap sheet. Dandelion has hardly had time to explain himself when a roaring commotion is heard outside, loud enough to be heard over the current thunderstorm. Rushing to the window, the group sees that Yennefer has lured the genie to the town, and is trying to capture it to gain its amazing powers. The genie is much stronger than expected though, and despite Yennefer's spells binding it to Errdil's inn, the genie is trashing the town.

Geralt ushers everyone else to safety and asks Krepp to stabilize the trace of the portal Dandelion just fell through.

After a few protests, the priest obliges and the portal reappears. Geralt jumps through, intent on saving the sorceress. Yennefer does not want to be saved though, she is not done trapping her genie and resists Geralt's help, even opening a portal to get rid of him. While he falls into the portal, however, the witcher grabs Yennefer, and the sorceress is dragged into the portal with him.

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When they exit the portal, they land in a formal banquet and the two have not been invited. Yennefer immediately shakes off Geralt and goes back through the portal, Geralt following her close behind.

Outside, the people gathered are watching in terror as the genie continues to rampage through the city. After a scuffle between Yennefer and Geralt, with waning powers, the sorceress traps Geralt. The witcher tries to talk some sense into her head, but she will not listen to him.

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