You can now have Dandelion sing a tribute to Geralt in the original Witcher game, the same one he sang in the critically acclaimed Netflix adaptation.
The song is called “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” and immortalizes the epic adventures of the White Wolf. Joey Batey, the actor who played Dandelion (Jaskier) in the recently aired series is also the same one who sang the ballad. Chances are that even if you disliked how the novels of Andrzej Sapkowski were handled by showrunner Lauren Hissrich, you must have still loved the song.
Taking notice, one crafty modder worked through the holidays to rearrange an entire cutscene in the original Witcher game. The following video shows the mod in action and how Dandelion sings to a crowd about the “valley of plenty”.
The mod can be found here and expect improvements to be made in the near future. According to the author of the mod, the cutscene will be updated with a furnished interior, new characters and animations, as well as improved camera movements. The modder is also considering to add a second cutscene with another song from the Netflix series. The only question now is if the same modder (or any other) will be modding the ballad into the Witcher 2 and 3?
The Witcher series on Netflix tells three separate stories from their own perspectives that are interlinked around the fall of Cintra, also known as the Slaughter or Massacre of Cintra by the Nilfgaardian army in the novels. The witcher Geralt (Henry Cavill), sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), and princess Ciri (Freya Allan) start out on different ends but as fate would have it, they are eventually bound to cross paths to fulfill their destiny.
The first season features eight episodes in total and can become a bit confusing since each episode takes place in a different timeline. The aforementioned stories are not all happening at the same time, nor some in the present. In fact, as it becomes evident by the fourth episode, The Witcher scrambles the stories to have some take place decades in the past, shaping the three lead characters prior to their first encounters. Everything comes together like a puzzle in the last two episodes.
If you’re wondering about the timeline, head over here to see which event from which episode takes place where. Netflix has already greenlit a second season, which starts shooting later this year with a probable premier next year.