‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ ending and post-credits scene explained
When it comes to origin stories, one character is usually at the center. But with The Witcher: Origin of Blood, we saw the genesis of it, didn’t we? More than that, the entire conjunction of the spheres unfolded on screen, which provides more context for how and when monsters and humans arrived on the continent.
Several big mysteries have been solved over the four episodes of the Netflix miniseries, including the signature Witcher 1.0 growl, the source of the monolith magic, and a piece of Ithlinne’s prophecy. A few points tied into The Witcher seasons 1, 2, and 3, providing context for the main storylines and shedding light on what the future might hold. Geralt of Rivia, Ciri and Yennefer. Let’s discuss the key events in the ending of this prequel series and what it all means for Netflix’s Witcher universe.
Warning: Spoilers ahead for The Witcher: Blood Origin miniseries.
First, back to season 2 of The Witcher
At the end of The Witcher season 2, viewers learned that Duny was Emhyr var Emreis, aka White Flame and Ciri’s father. Not only is he alive, but he also ordered the murder of the baby elf, and he’s running things in Nilfgaard under a creepy alias. He wants his daughter back.
At the same time, Francesca and the other elves discover that Ciri has Elder Blood and could save the elfkind. However, she is still distraught over her and Filavandrel’s murdered baby elf, who was meant to be a beacon of hope. She is furious with humans, who are at the top of the social ladder in the present day. And in another ending scene, the Brotherhood put a bounty on Ciri and whoever protects her. Everyone wants Ciri for one reason or another. In the Season 2 finale, Dandelion was relaxing at the Witchers bunker, unaware that Stregobor was seeking revenge.
Above all of this is chatter about the end of human civilization (via the Curse of the Black Sun) and the demise of the elves – and the world – according to Ithlinne’s prophecy. As a reminder, the white frost will end everything and the world will be reborn from the seed of Elder Blood. We meet a young Ithlinne herself in The Witcher: Blood Origin during the Golden Age of the Elves, and she’s full of predictions. Buckle up.
What is the meaning of Fjall and Éile’s destiny baby?
A lot happened in the latest episode of The Witcher: Blood Origin, but one unmissable moment is Éile’s pregnancy. When Ithlinne touched her belly and went into divination mode, she told Éile of a last seed that will carry the note of a song that will end in all time, and one of her blood will sing the last. This means the baby could inherit Éile’s singing talents as a lark, but that may just be the start.
She and Fjall conceived the child after he took the Witcher potion, so there are multiple factors at play. They’re both elves, and he had magic in his system. Don’t be surprised if this baby is part of Ciri’s magical family tree.
Post-credits scene reveals Avallac’h and Princess Ciri
Flashback to the first episode of The Witcher season 1. Remember little Ciri dressed as a boy, playing a game in the street with a group of kids? For a moment, she glances toward an empty doorway as if someone is watching her. No one is there – or so it seems.
A few minutes after the credits begin in the final episode of The Witcher: Blood Origin, we see the young elven wizard Avallac’h wearing a blue cape and holding the monolith grimoire of magic. He stands in the doorway and smiles slowly at Ciri. We don’t know if she really sees it, but the couple have a connection in The Witcher video game and books.
Although he originally lived on the mainland, Witcher lore says that Avallac’h moved to another realm, Aen Elle. But he is able to teleport between worlds and spheres. He believes in the supremacy of the elves and told Geralt about Ithlinne’s prophecy that the world would end and only an Elder Blood child could save it all. At the time, he was supposed to marry Lara Dorren, an elven witch who carried Elder Blood. Instead, she fell in love with a human and had a child – a descendant of Ciri.
In Blood Origin, we see Avallac’h’s own origin as a gentle mage who aided Merwyn and was hung from a balcony by Balor. He was present when Balor and Syndril fought at the Monolith and understands the magic that caused the Conjunction. His story, however, becomes deeper. It’s quite possible we’ll see him again in The Witcher Season 3 as Ciri’s mentor, potential kidnapper, or both.
Eredin becomes leader of the Wild Hunt
As I mentioned in my review of The Witcher: Blood Origin, showrunner Declan de Barra chose the Conjunction of the Spheres as the central theme for this series. He picked the moment from the books and built this new show around it. The series’ executive producer, Lauren Hissrich, spoke to Naekranie.pl and explained that de Barra also wanted to tie together our Wild Hunt Season 2 preview and where it came from. Enter Captain Eredin.
He’s a character that many Witcher fans expected to meet in Blood Origin, and at first he’s young and somewhat naive. He helped Merwyn pull off the coup and forged an untrustworthy alliance with Balor. Balor sends him through a portal we now know leads to the world where the Wild Hunt Squad is trapped. Guess who formed the famous villainous crew? Yes Eredin. In episode 4, he digs up this skeleton mask from the sand and puts it on, marking the start of his evil era as king of the evil elves.
Do you remember the last episode of season 2 of The Witcher? For a brief moment, Yennefer, Geralt, and Ciri teleport to the Wild Hunt realm, and Voleth Meir – aka the Immortal Mother – ceases to possess Yennefer’s body. Source of chaos magic, Voleth Meir then joins Eredin and his riders. This short scene signals a drama to come. Although Geralt knows that Voleth Meir has been on the continent since the Conjunction of the Spheres, Blood Origin reveals that Eredin has been stuck in this ghostly world for just as long. They want Ciri to join them, and fans can probably guess that’s because her Elder blood and magic can set them free. Pay attention to Eredin in the upcoming new season.
How Dandelion Fits In
The Witcher: Blood Origin roughly begins and ends with Dandelion. When we first see him, he’s lying on a burning battlefield as elves and humans clash around him. Then a Seanchaí (Minnie Driver) freezes time, transports him to safety and tells him about the heroic seven (Fjall, Éile, Brother Death, Meldof, Scían, Syndril, Zacaré). She leaves Dandelion in Episode 4 with Ithlinne’s prediction about Éile and Fjall’s baby.
Two things to note here. The Armageddon prophecy of Ithlinne is about the blood of the elves being shed first. It seems that the war between humans and elves – as prophesied – has already begun when Dandelion appears in the series’ opening scene. It could be a dream or an actual battle, but expect to see it in a future episode of The Witcher.
The other thing to point out is why the Seanchaí urges Jaskier to sing the song to bring hope to the downtrodden elves. Is his musical rally intended to encourage them in a fight against humans or to save the world from the freezing apocalypse? Although Dandelion thinks Geralt won’t like how Witcher No. 1 was an elf, maybe his song about the seven will help the heroes. We will find out in a future season.
Questions for The Witcher season 3
Now that so many people are looking for Ciri, will she learn to magically leap through the spheres using monolith – or chaos – magic? Will she, Geralt, and Yennefer figure out how to destroy the old stones that Meldof says were once buried underground and used to make the land fertile? Better yet, can they rid the world of monsters once and for all? We will have to watch it unfold.
And the super mage, Avallac’h? He looks young in the prequel series and in Season 1 of the original Witcher show, so we don’t know if he’ll age when he reappears. The Avallac’h elder is cynical and much meaner than this version, but viewers should expect to see him bond with Ciri eventually in one incarnation.
It will be interesting to see if any magic swords come into play. The character of Michelle Yeoh, Scían, had his own affair with the royal family in Xin’trea. Her sacred blade, Soulreaver, was stolen and she succeeded in her personal mission to retrieve it. Is there room for more Ghost Tribe and Holy Sword flavors in future episodes of The Witcher? It’s unclear, but the ominous prophecy of Ithlinne also mentions a time of swords and axes.
The biggest question has to do with said prophecy. Elder Blood is tied to the fate of the world, so harnessing his power through Ciri can go left or right. How will she start – or stop – the apocalypse?
Season 3 of The Witcher is set to hit Netflix in summer 2023, so stay tuned to see how the heroes and villains put the pieces of the puzzle together.
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