The new Witcher medallion is a Lynx, confirmed by CD Projekt RED, after a new Witcher saga was announced by the development studio, with a picture of a medallion in the snow.
The new Witcher medallion was shown in the image used to announce that the next installment of The Witcher games was currently in development, and speaking to Eurogamer, CD Projekt Red confirmed that the medallion, does, in fact, resemble a lynx.
Rober Malinowski, the global communication director, spoke to Eurogamer, confirming the image, stating that “ok, some mysteries should not be so mysterious”.
“Ok, some mysteries should not be so mysterious. I can confirm that the medallion is, in fact, shaped after a lynx.”
The trouble with this is that there is no canon School of the Lynx in The Witcher – not the games or the books – which left folks baffled when the announcement was made and speculations ran rampant. Of course, no one believed that it was a lynx, despite looking so much like it, because there was no canon school that we knew of, making the confirmation even more exciting.
Though, there is fan fiction over on The Witcher Fandom Wiki, which speculates that sorceress Kiera Metz and the witcher Lambert, ventured south to reform the School of the Cat, to the School of the Lynx. This, of course, makes a tonne of sense, as Lynx is a species of medium-sized cats, and the Eurasian Lynx does make home in Poland – the home country of The Witcher’s author, Andrzej Sapkowski.
Supporting this theory even further, is the fact that the knowledge on how to “make more witchers” was lost, but it was through experimentation by sorcerers and sorceresses that created the first witchers in the first place. Meaning, Lambert – with the knowledge of the Trials of the Grass and more that prospective witchers need to endure in order to become witchers – along with the knowledge of sorceress Kiera, they could re-discover what it takes to make new witchers, as well as train them in the School of the Lynx.
We could speculate for hours, and there are so many theories and directions that this new saga could go. We do not have a release date, or even a window, but we do know that CD Projekt RED has ditched its proprietary REDEngine for Unreal Engine 5 for the new Witcher title.
However, Cyberpunk 2077 will continue to use the REDEngine for its lifetime of updates.