A cosplayer brings Triss Merigold to life, straight from the intense and elegant affair at the Vegelbud Estate from CDPR’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt saw Triss Merigold don a couple of outfits, several worn to help her remain incognito while in Novigrad. There was one occasion in the game where she wore a striking outfit and it was during the boisterous, elegant party held at the Vegelbud Estate.
Merigold’s look for that mission was recently recreated with stunning accuracy by a talented cosplayer by the name of Sophie Katssby, who shared the outfit — complete with Triss’ fox mask and even her unique earrings — across social media.
The Witcher’s Triss Merigold
Triss was one of several major characters from Geralt of Rivia’s past who played an integral role in Wild Hunt. She aided the witcher immensely in his search for Ciri and even managed to do so while trying to save all the mages and sorceresses in Novigrad from the wrath of the Eternal Fire and the city’s witch hunters, which is why she was invited the party at the Vegelbud Residence. Under the cover of night and the party’s drunkards, fireworks and general cacophony, Triss helped young Albert Vegelbud escape flee.
Unlike many of the other sorceresses who appear in The Witcher 3, Triss also appeared in previous instalments of the video game trilogy. She was the original love interest back in the first instalment of the game and one of the first few characters who guided Geralt after he lost his memory. However, as her depiction in the first game appears to be an amalgamation of both Triss and Yennefer of Vengerberg, there have been some criticisms from fans of Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels.
From the Witcher Novels to the Games
The character appears in full for the first time in the novel Blood of Elves, though her name is mentioned in the novels The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny. It’s in that novel, during her time at Kaer Morhen, caring for Ciri, that her feelings for Geralt are revealed. She later plays a role in the formation of the Lodge of Sorceresses, which appears in The Witcher 3, and, unlike most other characters, doesn’t despite Yennefer. In fact, the two are known to be close friends.
CD Projekt Red recently gave gamers a look at the upcoming next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which comes with content inspired by the live-action Netflix series, including new outfits for Geralt, a new look for Dandelion and more. It’s uncertain if Triss will also be given a look more akin to her Netflix series counterpart, played by actor Anna Shaffer.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s next-gen update is set to be released for free on Dec. 14.