The Witcher Season 1 timeline is explained here. The confusing timeline perplexed many Netflix viewers during the first season of The Witcher.
As the renowned monster slayer Geralt of Rivia, portrayed by Henry Cavill, returns to explore his paternal aspect as he puts Princess Ciri (Freya Allan) under his custody.
Sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) has also resurfaced, embarking on a quest of self-discovery following the incidents of the previous season.
The inaugural season of The Witcher was thrilling and exciting, but it was also perplexing at times due to the multiple timelines that ultimately came together.
The Witcher Season 1 Timeline Explained
Newbies may require a reminder on what transpired before watching the next new episodes, even though aficionados of the books and video game franchise had no issue keeping up with the complicated story.
We Meet Geralt of Rivia
On The Witcher, Geralt is a grumpy character, to say the least. When we first encounter him, he's just thinking about one thing: monster hunts.
The story begins with his fight against a kikimora, an insectoid creature that gives you a taste of what he's like.
Princess Cirilla's Introduction
Fans may be ignorant of the many timelines shown on the program when Princess Ciri makes her appearance, leading to bewilderment.
Ciri and her grandma, Queen Calanthe, hear that their kingdom, Cintra, is about to be attacked by Nilfgaard in events set in the modern-day.
Ciri attempts to flee the siege by using her magical abilities and fleeing into the forests to avoid a Nilfgaardian warrior.
Yennefer Learns of Her Potential
Yennefer from The Witcher is a young lady with a physical abnormality that causes her to have a hunchback at the start of The Witcher.
She realizes that she has an inherent acumen to wield magic, and sorceress Tissaia buys her from her father and takes the role of her instructor.
Later on, Yennefer persuades another magician to change her look to make her more attractive, a choice that finally renders her infertile.
Geralt and Ciri's Connection
Ciri is on the trail when her ailing grandmother tells her to seek the Witcher aka Geralt of Rivia, a witcher whose fate is linked to hers. Geralt is shown to have attended the nuptials of Calanthe's daughter, Pavetta, many years ago in sequences set in the past.
At the wedding ceremony, Geralt salvaged the life of a man named Duny, who was afflicted with the head of a hedgehog, and accepted Pavetta as his fiancée despite the fact that she was pregnant.
When Geralt saved Duny's life, he invoked the 'Law of Surprise,' which bound his fate to Pavetta's future daughter, Ciri.
Geralt and Yennefer Meet
After the bard Jaskier, who has turned into a witcher's sidekick, needs the support of a caster to treat wounds caused by a Djinn, Yennefer and Geralt meet for the first time.
Geralt is promptly kidnapped by Yennefer, who later reveals that she intends to acquire ownership of the Djinn in order to give herself a magical desire.
Yennefer's story commences several decades prior to Geralt's exploits when she initiates her quest to become a wizard.
They reunite as they embark on a mission to find a dragon, with Yennefer's incentive being the hope that the species will help her conceive once more.
Ciri and Geralt's Destiny
After all of the back and forth between timelines, everybody is in the present day by the conclusion of season one.
While Yennefer and the other sorcerers in the fraternity debate whether or not to protect the kingdom against the Nilfgaard onslaught, Geralt travels to Cintra in order to find Ciri and fulfill his mission of safeguarding her.
Yennefer stops the combat during the Battle of Sodden against the Niflgaardian soldiers by pouring her mayhem, producing a massive fire.
Meanwhile, Geralt eventually catches up with Ciri, who questions who the sorceress is after dreaming about him and Yennefer.