The new Witcher saga teaser shows a lynx medallion, CD Projekt Red confirms

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This could mean a new school is in session

CD Projekt Red recently confirmed it’s working on a new saga in The Witcher universe. The announcement came with an image, showing a medallion that’s a little different from Geralt’s wolf medallion. The Witcher medallion is, as CD Projekt Red now confirms, shaped like a lynx.

Speculation first started circling when CDPR Global Community Director Marcin Marmot replied with an enthusiastic nodding GIF to a user speculating that the medallion looks like a lynx. Speaking to Eurogamer, CD Projekt Red’s Global Communication Director Robin Malinowski said “some mysteries should not be so mysterious.”

“I can confirm that the medallion is, in fact, shaped after a lynx,” Malinowski told Eurogamer.

Those who don’t know The Witcher too well might wonder why any of this matters. Well, in The Witcher universe, each monster hunter hails from different schools. Geralt, the series protagonist up to this point, falls under the School of the Wolf, as did his mentor Vesemir. Letho, an antagonist of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, hailed from the School of the Viper.

The School of the Lynx, however, is not an official school—yet. There is some fan-made content, or “fanon,” about the School of the Lynx online that some have mistaken for where The Witcher may go. It proposes the idea of the witcher Lambert and sorceress Keira Metz setting off for new horizons. This isn’t actual Witcher canon, though.

One of the authors of the page confirmed as much, speaking to Kotaku. So while the Lynx medallion does bring up some interesting possibilites, we don’t know for sure what it could mean for the new saga.

All we know at the moment is that a new journey for The Witcher is underway at CD Projekt Red, and it’s being made in Unreal Engine 5. As for bigger questions of schools, sorcery, and where Ciri is in all this, time will ultimately tell. Or rather, CD Projekt Red will, when it’s ready.

Eric Van Allen