Rumours are doing the rounds and news in the air is that the Nightmare of the Wolf story will be one of the most important as well as interesting backstories seen on The Witcher. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will be following Geralt’s mentor Vesemir and what he faced in his early years as a Witcher.
It has even been confirmed that Vesemir will be appearing in the Witcher season 2. He will be portrayed by Kim Bodnia who is most famous for having appeared in Killing Eve.
As most people know now that The Witcher prequel will be animated. However, there has been no plot details that have been revealed right now. But there are many theories that the movie will be exploring Kaer Morhen’s siege. After all, this was an important event that defined Witcher history. So exploring this story could add better depth to the Witcher season 2.
Know that the Seige of Kaer Morhen’s refers to the battle that took place in the ancient castle where the witchers trained as well as underwent their mutation. If you have played the game then you will know that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt showed this.
In the game, this important battle was started by a group of spectral horse riders called Wild Hunt. It is thought that their arrival signifies an upcoming war. These riders were determined to find as well as kidnap Ciri since she was able to wield powerful yet untapped magic.
When Ciri came (or was rather brought) to the Kaer Morhen, Vesemir, Geralt, as well as the other witchers made a defence plan. After all, they knew that the Wild Hunt would soon be upon them.
However, no matter how hard the witchers tried, they all failed and many died in that battle. This included Vesemir. But now that we know Vesemir is in season 2, it probably means that he wasn’t killed during the Nightmare of the Wolf saga.
The anime prequel is said to be a new origin story. So it’s possible that the entire Kaer Morhen battle won’t happen fully. However, with that being said, it’s quite possible that the Wild Hunt group could very well be introduced. Then they could connect to the primary arc of The Witcher. Also, Vesemir is an old Witcher, in fact, he is one of the oldest, so it’s very much possible that he would have had a run-in with those specters.
But Kaer Morhen wasn’t just the place of battle for Vesemir. In fact, it was his home for quite a major part of his whole life. It was even known that he was one among the last witchers to stay in that castle. Now since the castle has such a major significance to him, so even if the anime doesn’t show the Seige, it quite possible that it will still allude to it in some way.
However even that’s not a sure possibility as well. After all the battle of Kaer Morhen was an event that only happened in the game. So it’s not apart of the Witcher novels of Andrzej Sapkowski’s.
To make things worse, note that this event hasn’t even been referenced in The Witcher season 1. But it’s undeniable that the set pieces are there to show the Seige. After all, Geralt will be bringing Ciri there and Kaer Morhen will be introduced too. So now it’s all up to the writers if they want to introduce the battle and ensure that the most important story of The Witcher makes its way into the series.