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Who Are the Wild Hunt in The Witcher? Why Do They Want Ciri?

The Wild Hunt appear in the final episode of The Witcher Season 2.

December 18, 2021

After watching Season 2 of The Witcher, fans wonder who the ‘Wild Hunt’ are and why they are after Ciri. Well, here’s everything you need to know about it.

The Witcher’s first season concludes Geralt’s pursuit to find Ciri when he finds his Child Surprise in the woods. Season 2, however, focused primarily on Ciri’s mysterious powers, and the final episode finally gave us a glimpse of her actual abilities.

Episode 8 of The Witcher was definitely a surprising one as it revealed so many things about Ciri. However, the most exciting thing about the episode was definitely the first appearance of the ‘Wild Hunt.’

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The Wild Hunt In The Witcher Explained

In The Witcher books, the Wild Hunt, or the Wraiths of Mörhogg, are the elves who left the main world using the portals during the Conjunction. These elves traveled to a new world where they found Humans and Unicorns. However, these Elves wanted this world for themselves, so they completely eradicated humans while continuing their fight with Unicorns.

Years later, the Elves realize that they need slaves in this new world. So, they started traveling different alien worlds looking for slaves, and the group that galloped the skies for this single purpose was later named, The Wild Hunt.

Why the Wild Hunt Want Ciri?

In the Witcher books, the Wild Hunt runs into Ciri while she is looking for Geralt in the Gors Velen. As they were in the same area, the Wild Hunt sensed the Elder abilities in Ciri. However, before they can capture her, both Geralt and Yennefer find Ciri.

After sensing the true power of the Elder’s Blood, the Wild Hunt made it their purpose to capture Ciri and take her to their world. There, they wanted to use Ciri’s Elder Blood genes to gain the same power as her. Apparently, they could also manipulate the power From Ciri’s genes to access the Gate of the Worlds, making it easier for them to travel to other alien worlds.

In Netflix’s The Witcher, Ciri opens a portal to the Wild Hunt’s world. In this new world, Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri see the Wild Hunt getting close to them on their horses. These riders make it clear that they want Ciri for her Elder Blood, similar to how it is in the books.

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Shiv (He/Him) is a video game enthusiast who loves exploring everything happening in the gaming community. He enjoys competitive games in particular, even though he loses most of the time. He is an entertainment and gaming reporter at DualShockers.

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