The Witcher 3: 15 Hidden Details About Keira Metz Everyone Completely Missed
Keira Metz is one of the many sorceresses you’ll encounter in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Thanks to Geralt’s penchant for romancing sorceresses, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that players will be given the option to romance Keira if they wish. And it won’t affect the main romances with Triss or Yennefer if you do.
Keira Metz hails from Carreras and was formerly an adviser to King Foltest. She was also part of the Lodge of Sorceresses. Unfortunately, she is forced into hiding from witch hunters and takes refuge in a small village as their local witch when Geralt finds her. Many players like Keira as a character, thanks to her fiery personality and powerful abilities. The following list reveals a few details players may have missed about her.
Updated December 27th, 2020 by Josh Davison: Keira Metz is one of the first companions Geralt meets after arriving in the No Man’s Land of Velen in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Geralt is in Velen looking for Ciri, and he hears that Ciri had some kind of dispute with a sorceress in Velen. As it turns out, this wasn’t Keira Metz, but she still helps Geralt look for Ciri’s trail (along with a lantern she is interested in). Keira and Geralt’s relationship is immediately shown to be fairly complicated, as Keira used to be the court sorceress for King Foltest and is quite vain and snobbish. Keira has a long history in the canon of The Witcher.
15 Why Is She In Velen?
For those unfamiliar with The Witcher game series, one might wonder why this woman who loves luxury and the finer things in life would be living in a blood-soaked bog like Velen. Well, she has been accused of killing Kings Foltest and Demaven along with the rest of the Lodge of Sorceresses. She didn’t do it, it was the Witcher Letho, but that little fact didn’t make it out to the wider world. Plus, Radovid does have his bloodlust for sorceresses.
All of this is to say, what better place to hide than a place where no one wants to go? The backwater swamps of Velen are a perfect hiding spot for a court sorceress who lives for luxury.
14 Geralt Can Kill Keira
While this isn’t really an intended solution, it is possible for the player to have Geralt kill Keira Metz to stop her from going to King Radovid. It doesn’t really make sense to kill her so someone else doesn’t do it, but you could argue Geralt doesn’t want Radovid to have the cure for the deadly Catriona Plague if your Witcher is particularly vindictive.
Either way, Keira will die down this path, though doing it yourself suits the image of the Witcher as a bloodthirsty and remorseless killer that your average person on the Continent has in their head.
13 Triss And Keira Remake Michelangelo’s “La Pietà”
This is a smaller detail, but it is pretty cool nonetheless. As previously intimated, Keira Metz will die if she is allowed to take the notes of the alchemist Alexander to King Radovid. The northern king is a brutal and shortsighted creature with a deep-seated hatred for all sorceresses.
Triss Merigold, always being the more sentimental woman in Geralt’s life, seeks to recover Keira’s body from the clutches of Radovid’s men. Geralt helps her, and we get a saddening scene of Triss cradling Keira’s body. The scene imitates Michelangelo’s famous sculpture of the Madonna cradling Jesus’ body, “La Pietà.”
12 She Can Be Found At Kaer Morhen After The Main Story
This another unintended fact from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but it is a little part of the game regardless. After the story of The Witcher 3, provided that Geralt convinces Keira Metz to go to Kaer Morhen instead of Oxenfurt, she is said to have gone adventuring with the Witcher Lambert.
This would imply that she is in parts unknown and not still at Kaer Morhen after the game. However, she is still there if you go looking for her. She is still mourning at the funeral pyre outside the castle and will still sell you alchemical items. This is obviously a glitch and not intentional, but it is funny nonetheless.
11 She Is An Incredibly Talented Alchemist
This isn’t exactly hidden, but it is something worth commenting upon given Keira’s possible endings in Witcher 3. Keira Metz is clearly a very talented alchemist, as she cures the Catriona Plague if given the chance—that is to say, sent to Kaer Morhen instead of Oxenfurt.
Keira takes the notes of Alexander the alchemist from Velen and uses those notes to find a cure for a widespread and deadly plague that has assailed the Continent for years. That speaks volumes about Keira’s capabilities.
10 Geralt Plays Matchmaker To Keira And Lambert
During Keira’s questline, you have the option of sending Keira to Kaer Morhen, depending on how you decide to play the game and what decisions you make. The only warning that Geralt gives the sorceress is to not anger Lambert.
Ironically, if this happens, you’ll find out that Keira and Lambert have become a couple by the game’s end. Keira saved Lambert’s life, and the two formed a bond during the battle that continues after it’s over.
9 It’s Possible For You To Recover Keira’s Corpse
One of the other choices you have in Keira’s questline is to allow her to go to Radovid in the hopes he will spare her life in exchange for the documents about the plague discovered on Fyke Isle.
It’s a foolish pursuit since Radovid hates sorceresses and all things magic, and Geralt tries to warn her. However, if you allow her to go anyway, you’ll be able to find her body later in the game while with Triss. The results of what happens to her are too grisly to share here, needless to say, it’s better to let Geralt kill her or save her and send her to Kaer Morhen (unless you really hate her for some reason).
8 Keira Makes A Reference To Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother
If you agree to continue your mission with Keira after the “Towerful of Mice” quest and romance her, you’ll see her transmute three white mice into horses. It’s a very similar trick to the fairy godmother from the Cinderella fairy tale.
The reason that Keira uses three mice instead of two is that she claims something sometimes goes wrong, that’s why there are only two horses instead of three. We never find out what happened to the third mouse.
7 Keira Is Very Gifted At Telekinesis
If Keira winds up joining in on the big battle at the end of the game, you’ll get to witness her in action.
While players can see Keira perform magic throughout the game, it’s nowhere near as impressive as when she hoists five soldiers into the air using telekinesis and brutally rams them into the ruins behind them in an effort to protect Lambert. It’s no wonder the two of them end up as a couple after all is said and done.
6 Keira Is Extremely Afraid of Rats
You’ll discover quickly that Keira loathes rats, and that’s the reason she enlists Geralt’s help to go to Fyke Isle and retrieve the missing plague documents. Despite her prowess as a sorceress, Keira will do just about anything to avoid having to tussle with rats.
There is another moment earlier when you’re with Keira where you’ll be swarmed by them and Keira proves to be of little help. It’s a bit of clever foreshadowing before she eventually asks you to go on the “Towerful of Mice” quest.
5 Keira Functions As An Alchemy Shopkeeper
Some fans might have missed that you can purchase items from Keira later in the game while she is at Kaer Morhen (if you chose the correct options that would lead her to go there instead of dying).
She also offered these services in Velen, allowing the player to buy things like the Beast Oil manuscript, Potion of Clearance, and an assortment of runes and glyphs. However, some players might have completely missed this detail if they were more preoccupied with getting the mission started. There is also a glitch that removes the alchemy symbol from the map while she’s at Kaer Morhen in some games.
4 Keira Is Very Materialistic
Keira Metz enjoys life’s many luxuries, and she loathes having to live in the swamplands of Velen. It was a shock for Geralt to see her living out in Midcopse, having known her as someone who likes to live lavishly.
She is very materialistic. Even in her cottage home, she would use a portal to take her somewhere much nicer than the muck of Velen.
3 Keira Has Her Own Gwent Card
Some fans might not realize that you can collect a Gwent card with Keira on it. It is part of the Northern Realms deck. It is a ranged combat card and shows the sorceress dressed in a flower crown and her traditional open white tank top.
It is part of the Northern Realm base deck that you start out with at the beginning of the game, but you may need to go into your Gwent deck menu to draw the card and ensure you have it on hand.
2 Keira Once Disliked Yennefer
When Keira first joined up with the Lodge of Sorceresses alongside Philippa Eilhart, she wrongly believed that Yennefer had sided with Nilfgaard. She wasn’t the only one in the group to think that and as such, Keira had a genuine distaste for Yennefer for a while.
She would often make caustic remarks about the raven-haired sorceress. However, once it became apparent that Yennefer wasn’t allied with Nilfgaard, Keira got over her dislike.
1 The Witcher 3 Is The First Time Keira Appeared In A While
Many fans were happy to see the inclusion of Keira Metz in The Witcher 3 because she hadn’t been part of the franchise in some time. She has a large role to play in the books and in the first game but she was absent during the second game.
Some fans might not realize that since there is a large number of people in the fandom who were first introduced to The Witcher universe through Wild Hunt.
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