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* WhamEpisode: The Thanedd Coup represents the turning point in the saga, where things go completely to hell, not only for the North, but for the protagonists. [[spoiler:The differing allegiances of the sorcerers are revealed, causing fighting to break out everywhere between those aligned with the North and those secretly working for Nilfgaard. Yennefer disappears under mysterious circumstances, Ciri is forced to escape the chaos by running into a portal, and Geralt battles his way across the island to find both of them only to be defeated by Vilgefortz. In the aftermath, Geralt is gravely injured, Yennefer's whereabouts are unknown, and Ciri is left stranded alone in a desert far from civilization.]]

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* WhamEpisode: The Thanedd Coup represents the turning point in the saga, where things go completely to hell, not only for the North, but for the protagonists. [[spoiler:The differing allegiances of the sorcerers are revealed, causing fighting to break out everywhere between those aligned with the North and those secretly working for Nilfgaard. Yennefer disappears under mysterious circumstances, without a trace, Ciri is forced to escape the chaos by running into a portal, and Geralt battles his way across the island to find both of them only to be defeated by Vilgefortz. In the aftermath, Geralt is gravely injured, Yennefer's whereabouts are unknown, and Ciri is left stranded alone in a desert far from civilization.]]


* BreakTheCutie: The entire book is one long, drawn-out case of cutie-breaking for Ciri. Aside from suffering her recurring nightmares with the Nilfgaardian black knight, [[spoiler:Ciri is nearly captured by multiple people during the Thanedd Coup, is forced to draw blood for the first time, ends up stranded in a desert where she is forced to eat bugs and drink mud to stave off starvation and dehydration, loses the unicorn she befriended over the course of that ordeal, is captured hog-tied and nearly raped by a band of brigands, only to be rescued by *another* band of brigands, one of whom more or less does rape her. It's no surprise Ciri's character begins walking down a dark road.]]

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* BreakTheCutie: The entire book is one long, drawn-out case of cutie-breaking for Ciri. Aside from suffering her recurring nightmares with the Nilfgaardian black knight, [[spoiler:Ciri is nearly captured by multiple people during the Thanedd Coup, is forced to draw blood for the first time, ends up stranded in a desert where she is forced to eat bugs and drink mud to stave off starvation and dehydration, loses the unicorn she befriended over the course of that ordeal, is captured captured, hog-tied and nearly raped by a band of brigands, only to be rescued by *another* ''another'' band of brigands, one of whom more or less does ''does'' rape her. It's no surprise Ciri's character begins walking down a dark road.]]


* BreakTheCutie: The entire book is one long, drawn-out case of cutie-breaking for Ciri. Aside from suffering her recurring nightmares with the Nilfgaardian black knight, Ciri is nearly captured by multiple people during the Thanedd Coup, is forced to draw blood for the first time, ends up stranded in a desert where she is forced to eat bugs and drink mud to stave off starvation and dehydration, loses the unicorn she befriended over the course of that ordeal, is captured hog-tied and nearly raped by a band of brigands, only to be rescued by *another* band of brigands, one of whom more or less does rape her. It's no surprise Ciri's character begins walking down a dark road.

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* BreakTheCutie: The entire book is one long, drawn-out case of cutie-breaking for Ciri. Aside from suffering her recurring nightmares with the Nilfgaardian black knight, Ciri [[spoiler:Ciri is nearly captured by multiple people during the Thanedd Coup, is forced to draw blood for the first time, ends up stranded in a desert where she is forced to eat bugs and drink mud to stave off starvation and dehydration, loses the unicorn she befriended over the course of that ordeal, is captured hog-tied and nearly raped by a band of brigands, only to be rescued by *another* band of brigands, one of whom more or less does rape her. It's no surprise Ciri's character begins walking down a dark road.]]


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* WhamEpisode: The Thanedd Coup represents the turning point in the saga, where things go completely to hell, not only for the North, but for the protagonists. [[spoiler:The differing allegiances of the sorcerers are revealed, causing fighting to break out everywhere between those aligned with the North and those secretly working for Nilfgaard. Yennefer disappears under mysterious circumstances, Ciri is forced to escape the chaos by running into a portal, and Geralt battles his way across the island to find both of them only to be defeated by Vilgefortz. In the aftermath, Geralt is gravely injured, Yennefer's whereabouts are unknown, and Ciri is left stranded alone in a desert far from civilization.]]


* BreakTheCutie: The entire book is one long, drawn-out case of cutie-breaking for Ciri. Aside from suffering her recurring nightmares with the Nilfgaardian black knight, Ciri is nearly captured by multiple people during the Thanedd Coup, is forced to draw blood for the first time, ends up stranded in a desert where she is forced to eat bugs and drink mud to stave off starvation and dehydration, loses the unicorn she befriended over the course of that ordeal, is captured hog-tied and nearly raped by a band of brigands, only to be rescued by *another* band of brigands, one of whom more or less does rape her. It's no surprise Ciri's character begins walking down a dark road.



* QuestionableConsent: Ciri is rescued from gang rape by the Rats, ChaoticEvil AffablyEvil types after she kills her first person. Traumatized, Ciri doesn't resist when Kayleigh tries to have sex with her but is obviously terrified. Mistle 'rescues' her only for her to have sex with her instead.

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* QuestionableConsent: Ciri is rescued from gang rape by the Rats, ChaoticEvil AffablyEvil types after she kills her first person. Traumatized, Ciri doesn't resist when Kayleigh tries to have sex with her but is obviously terrified. Mistle 'rescues' her only for her to have sex with her instead.


While mentoring Ciri in the art of magic, Yennefer is invited to the upcoming sorcerer council at the Thanedd Island. Thanks to insubordinate Ciri, not thrilled by the prospect of becoming a humble student of magic, they reunite with Geralt. However, things go downhill fast; the schemes wrought during the council go well beyond the average when a coup d'etat breaks out amongst the mages. Meanwhile, Nilfgaard wastes not the opportunity to renew its northward onslaught, starting a massive campaign that leads them to crush the Northern Kingdoms one by one.

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While mentoring Ciri in the art of magic, Yennefer is invited to the upcoming sorcerer council of sorcerers at the Thanedd Island. Isle of Thanedd. Thanks to insubordinate the insubordination of Ciri, who is not thrilled by the prospect of becoming a humble student of magic, they reunite with Geralt. However, things go downhill fast; the schemes wrought during the council go well beyond the average when a coup d'etat breaks out amongst the mages. Meanwhile, Nilfgaard wastes not the opportunity to renew its northward onslaught, starting a massive campaign that leads them to crush the Northern Kingdoms one by one.


* TeleportersAndTransporters: The portal in the Tower of the Seagull is supposed to be connected to the mysterious Tower of the Swallow but has long been known to malfunction.

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* TeleportersAndTransporters: The portal in the Tower of the Seagull is supposed to be connected to the mysterious Tower of the Swallow but has long been known to malfunction. [[spoiler:Ciri learns this the hard way when she ends up in the middle of the Korath Desert after using the portal to escape from Thanedd.]]

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* StockholmSyndrome: Implied to be the case for Ciri and her feelings towards Mistle. Even though Mistle effectively raped her, Ciri gets attached to her because she had just gone through a severe TraumaCongaLine and the Rat was the first person to consistently treat her with some measure of respect and kindness up until that point. That and because the alternative was to be alone.


* MagicKnight: Geralt never suspects [[spoiler: Vilgefortz]] is one of these. It ends poorly for him.

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* MagicKnight: Geralt never suspects [[spoiler: Vilgefortz]] is one of these.these, even though he notes that he'd been a mercenary in his youth. It ends poorly for him.


* LesCollaborateurs: [[spoiler: Vilgefortz and Franscesca Finderbair]] along with all of their associates are in the pocket of Nilfgaard.



* LesCollaborateurs: [[spoiler: Vilgefortz and Franscesca Finderbair]] along with all of their associates are in the pocket of Nilfgaard.


While mentoring Ciri in the art of magic, Yennefer is invited to the upcoming sorcerer council at the Thanedd Island. Thanks to insubordinate Ciri, not thrilled by the prospect of becoming a humble student of magic, they reunite with Geralt. However, things go downhill fast; the schemes wrought during the council go well beyond the average when a coup d'etat breaks out amongst the mages. [[spoiler:Geralt is crippled (would be killed, if it were not for Triss), Yennefer disappears without a trace, and Ciri is teleported by stray magic deep into the Nilfgaard territories.]] Meanwhile, Nilfgaard wastes not the opportunity to renew its northward onslaught, starting a massive campaign that leads them to crush the Northern Kingdoms one by one.

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While mentoring Ciri in the art of magic, Yennefer is invited to the upcoming sorcerer council at the Thanedd Island. Thanks to insubordinate Ciri, not thrilled by the prospect of becoming a humble student of magic, they reunite with Geralt. However, things go downhill fast; the schemes wrought during the council go well beyond the average when a coup d'etat breaks out amongst the mages. [[spoiler:Geralt is crippled (would be killed, if it were not for Triss), Yennefer disappears without a trace, and Ciri is teleported by stray magic deep into the Nilfgaard territories.]] Meanwhile, Nilfgaard wastes not the opportunity to renew its northward onslaught, starting a massive campaign that leads them to crush the Northern Kingdoms one by one.


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** Displayed in smaller scale, when a Kaedweni platoon leader instructs his men to absolutely stay their hand from pillaging the villages they pass through in order to appear "representable", but concedes that raping women is okay, as long they do it out of sight.

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** Displayed in on smaller scale, when a Kaedweni platoon leader instructs his men to absolutely stay their hand from pillaging the villages they pass through in order to appear "representable", but concedes that raping women is okay, as long they do it out of sight.


** Lampshaded. While recovering from his fight with [[spoiler:Vilgefortz]], Geralt thinks of what he could do to avoid ending badly damaged, and comes to conclusion that nothing would have helped -- his opponent was so above his level that if he wanted to leave the fight unharmed, he should have run away.

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** Lampshaded. While recovering from his fight with [[spoiler:Vilgefortz]], Geralt thinks of what he could do have done to avoid ending being so badly damaged, hurt, and comes to conclusion that nothing would have helped -- his opponent was so above his level that if he wanted to leave the fight unharmed, he should have run away.

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** Displayed in smaller scale, when a Kaedweni platoon leader instructs his men to absolutely stay their hand from pillaging the villages they pass through in order to appear "representable", but concedes that raping women is okay, as long they do it out of sight.

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