“You have come a long way,” repeated Emhyr var Emreis, Deithwen Addan yn Carn aep Morvudd, the White Flame Dancing on the Barrows of his Enemies. “I don’t know,” Geralt said calmly, “yours appears to have been longer, Duny.”
The Witchers’ medallion is a silver symbol of the witchers’ profession, each one is shaped to represent the school a witcher comes from. It is sensitive to magic, vibrating and tugging on its chain when spells are being cast or magical beings, like genies, are present. This magic medallion shaped like a wolf’s head is given to every young witcher candidate who has passed the Trial of the Grasses.
The origin of the first medallions is unknown, though it is assumed they were made in the magic forge at Kaer Morhen. The medallions vibrate in response to magic in all its forms, including curses, charms and spells. They also warn of lurking monsters born of magic or magic experimentation. However, witcher medallions are not foolproof, certain monsters such as dopplers and higher vampires remain undetected whenever in range of a medallion.
In The Witcher, Geralt’s medallion can be tuned to detect either monsters or magic. This particular screen can be found while Geralt is meditating, by clicking on the Inventory icon.
- According to Geralt in the short story A Grain of Truth, no monster can touch a witcher’s medallion.
- Leo Bonhart boasts a collection of three witcher medallions: a cat, a griffon and a wolf. After Bonhart’s death in Pani Jeziora, Ciri claims the cat medallion for herself, gives the wolf one to Geralt (whose own original medallion was destroyed near the end of Wieża Jaskółki) and the griffon one to Yennefer.
- In The Voice of Reason, part 4, Geralt refers to his as “the Sign of the Wolf’s School”.
- A wolf’s-head keychain was part of the packaging for some editions of the original game.