TORRE ANNUNZIATA-Oplontis-Villa of the Poppaea-This Roman villa was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Only half has been excavated due to lack of funds. The villa belonged to the people of Pompei and was used for health purposes-it consisted of a pool, baths, and various other activities. Skeletal remains have never been found at this archaeological site, as it was still undergoing repairs from the 62 A.D. earthquake, and was not inhabited. This is a unique site as it only consists of one single villa-a magnificent one!
I wonder if Ori would “short circuit” himself if he got dunked in a bath while actively freaking out about getting dunked in said bath. He’s got lightning resistance but I feel that would only do so much if he was properly freaking out.
Anyone who tried to dunk him in water would def. get zapped if they weren’t careful.
4 years ago, I tinkered a bit in Witcher 2, but couldn’t get used to the combat at all and did not get far. I then also read the short stories (in which Yen is weird), watched the series on youtube (in which Yen is even weirder).
This autumn, I had the sudden urge to play Witcher 2 again and followed this urge. I got used to the combat, replayed it a lot, and took Triss as a given - though the bit about “you get magic resistance if you refuse her in the elven bath” seemed quite odd. As if the game was telling me that something was off, and that I shouldn’t pursue bath activities at that point. Anyway, then I rewatched the series (Yen is so weird in there), and finally plunged into Witcher 3.
From this background, it’s pretty clear that I was in a state of “Yen is weird, Triss is probably going to be the choice”, and Yen’s first impressions in White Orchard and Vizima did not change that state at all. I followed the “normal flow” of the main quest (Velen -> Novigrad -> Skellige), made love eyes with Triss - until (thanks to me doing Redania’s Most Wanted and recovering the megascope crystal at a point when Triss was not available for talk anymore, except about Now or Never) I decided to “prematurely” travel to Skellige. I wanted to try if I could give the megascope crystal to Yen if Triss didn’t want to talk about it.
I think I am somewhat extremely receptive for acoustical cues. Ard Skellige’s soundtrack did throw me off my track completely at that point. As I was standing on Ard Skellige and listened to the music and thought about how beautiful this place was, something opened up in me, and I became willing to at least give Yen a chance after that bad first impression and the negative background. I then went and met Yen for real for the first time. Again, acoustic cues, as well as the body language. After their first interaction on the pier, about what I had found out in Velen and in Novigrad, I realized that this was the one and only woman Geralt was in love with. He had been nice to Triss, but he was in love with Yen.
At this point, I decided to go with Geralt’s feelings instead of my preconceptions. And boy, was that the right choice ever. The romance between them was really beautiful. I did question her motivations and decisions whenever the dialogue options allowed it, so it was (contrary to the love eyed talk I had done with Triss earlier) a bit bumpy, but that was absolutely okay and actually made me feel that these two characters had a really deep understanding with each other, no matter what.
By now, I have read the fan translations of the books, have tried the Triss romance in one (awful) playthrough. I’ve also finally dabbled a bit in Witcher 1, which I totally missed out on all these years.
Anyway, from this perspective, I can only say that for me: There can only be one viable choice for a longterm romance for Geralt. And that is Yen.
-stressed you out -made you cry -kept you from doing your daily activities (eating, bathing, brushing teeth, etc) -frustrated you -made you feel stupid/unintelligent in any way -kept you from sleeping and/or getting enough rest
I know that there is a post pretty much exact to this one but I am now doing an essay about school and how much the tests and homework are stressing people out and I’m going to be presenting it to my teacher tomorrow morning.