|Full name||Triss Merigold|
|Location||Comes from Maribor|
|Faction||Lodge of Sorceresses|
|Books||The Last Wish, Sword of Destiny, Blood of elves, Czas pogardy, Chrzest Ognia, Wieża jaskółki, Pani Jeziora|
|Events||Battle of Sodden Hill|
|Games||The Witcher, The Witcher 2|
|Quests||Under a Flery Sky|
|Status||Alive at the end of The Witcher 2|
Triss Merigold of Maribor is a sorceress known for her magnificent mane of red hair. She is called the "Fourteenth of the Hill" because she was erroneously thought to have been killed during the Battle of Sodden Hill. She is a friend of Yennefer and witcher Geralt, and unhappily in love with the latter. She took care of Ciri at Kaer Morhen for some time and is like an older sister to her. It was through her intervention that Ciri was not inadvertently given harmful hormones which might have negatively impacted her "womanly assets". She was King Foltest's royal council along with Fercart and Keira Metz, as well as a founding member of the Lodge of Sorceresses.
She is a skilled healer and carries with her many magical potions, but she never uses them on herself because she is allergic to magic. She is also quite a powerful mage, certainly when it counts most.
Triss is one of the major characters in The Witcher computer game. She is one of the first people Geralt meets after being found unconscious in the woods by fellow witchers, who are possibly the last witchers anywhere. After dealing with the Salamandra invasion of Kaer Morhen, Triss is gravely wounded and needs a special potion which Geralt must brew to help her recover. After drinking the potion, she offers Geralt his first sexual encounter of the game.
She is also the one to nurse Geralt back health after his first battle with Azar Javed in the Swamp. Once Geralt regains conciousness, he finds himself in the bedroom of her luxurious Trade Quarter home, and he sees her talking presumably to another sorceress. She diligently "checks him for internal injuries".
Associated quests Edit
| Along with me and the other witchers, Triss fought in defense of Kaer Morhen. The sorceress stood against the mysterious mage, one of the leaders of the assault. She was injured and lost consciousness. Ironically, Triss is allergic to magic and she can only be administered natural healing potions.
Triss Merigold is my friend. She saw me die and my return to the world of the living surprised her. Triss is a sorceress — one of the most influential and talented of her kind. She has numerous powerful friends, and she knows the Kaer Morhen witchers. She is one of the few people who know the way to the fortress. I have a feeling Triss likes me a lot.
After Leo's funeral, the sorceress teleported to Vizima. She decided to use her extensive contacts and search for information on Salamandra. Triss promised to find me as soon as I arrive in Vizima.
Triss found me in the swamp, where I lay unconscious after my clash with Azar Javed. She transported me to her house in the Trade Quarter and took care of me until I came round. Lying there awake I overheard Triss gossip with her friend on the magic communicator, and I now know that other sorceresses are also interested in Salamandra.
I left Alvin in Shani's care. Triss decided that I don't trust her and that I prefer the medic. She is angry with me and it seems our affair is over.
if Geralt leaves Alvin with Triss:
I concluded that it would be best to leave Alvin in Triss' care. She saw my choice as proof of my trust. She decided I liked her more than Shani, which only improved our relationship.
Dandelion delivered a letter from Triss. The sorceress has asked me to take good care of Alvin. She is also worried about me — she hopes we can have a steady relationship and raise Alvin together when I complete my mission.
I answered Triss' letter and explained my feelings.
After Foltest's return to Vizima, Triss fell into disfavor — the monarch didn't approve of her political scheming. The sorceress is practically a hostage at the Royal Palace and her fate is in my hands.
I met Triss, or rather a vision of her, in the Ice Plains. The sorceress helped me pursue the Grand Master.
Differences from the novelsEdit
- After her fall at Sodden Hill and her consequent resuscitation, Triss mentions that she "will never again be able to wear a dress with a low neckline", suggesting that some skin disfigurment still remains on her chest. In the game however, she displays a generous amount of cleavage without any traces of damage whatsoever.
- If you decide to get her a ring, it must have a ruby in it or be a gold diamond ring. She will not take any other types. On top of that, you have to behave like a good father, by being strict with Alvin at least once.
- The gift of a ring will provide a second opportunity for sex, third if you count the checking for internal injuries mentioned earlier.
- Triss is rarely home in Chapter III and stays at Leuvaarden's party at The New Narakort from 17:30 till 3:00.
- In the Czech translation of the books and the game, Dandelion's name is "Marigold" and Triss is called "Triss Ranuncul".
Triss has officially been announced to return in the second game (Assassins of Kings), although the extent of her role has not yet been properly revealed. She is expected to keep the same voice actor as from the original game but her appearance has notably changed — she seems to have more of a travellers attire now in the second game (this is only in what has been shown in the trailers so far so in other acts than the one shown she may be quite a bit different). She is one of the first characters announced to return in the second game so she will possibly play a central role in the narrative of it. One preview mentions her being present at or near the beginning of the game (rumoured that act 1 will be her first appearance in the game along with new character Roche). The trailer that has been released for the second game also hints at what will be a (continued) romance between her and Geralt (hence them both standing naked in some elven ruins taking a bath) so there is a strong possibility that she will be around in it for more than just one act. It is therefore quite safe to say that her feelings towards Geralt have not changed and she is still madly in love with him at the time of the game.