The Witcher season 2: What are monoliths?

HIT NETFLIX show The Witcher released its second season on Friday, December 17, 2021.

Fantasy drama show based on the book series of the same name written by Andrzej Sapkowski.

The Witcher season two premieres December 2021


The Witcher season two premieres December 2021Credit: Netflix

What are the rocks on The Witcher?

Monoliths are known to be large pieces of rock, often in the form of towers or columns.

In The Witcher series, monoliths appear across the land – known as the Continent – and hold value to the characters as they discover their purpose.

In season one, Ciri, a magical princess, destroys a monolith with a powerful scream.

The next section deals with the importance of monoliths: they act as portals to another world.

According to The Witcher website, “Monoliths are an ‘unexplainable phenomenon’ – huge columns of obsidian rock scattered across the continent. Scholars study them, but it is not yet known who made them.”

At the end of season two, the demon-possessed Ciri once again used the scream to work with a monolith, this time opening a portal for various monsters to pass through.

It has been found that Ciri’s scream acts as an energy source for the monoliths to open.

What is The Witcher?

Created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, The Witcher first came to Netflix in December 2019. The first and second seasons both consist of eight episodes.

The film follows Geralt of Rivia, Crown Princess Ciri and the witch Yennefer of Vengerberg through different times in their lives. The show’s timeline eventually merges into one, ending with the battle of Sodden’s Hills against the Nilfgaardian invaders.

Season one is based on the short stories before The Witcher: The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny series.

Based on IMDB, “Geralt of Rivia, a lone monster hunter, struggles to find her place in a world where humans are often shown to be more cruel than beasts.”

The Witcher has been renewed for a third season in September 2021.

The Witcher has been refreshed by Netflix for a third season


The Witcher has been refreshed by Netflix for a third seasonCredit: Netflix

Who starred in The Witcher?

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia

Geralt of Rivia is a magical monster hunter also known as a “witcher”.

Played by Henry Cavill, Geralt is constantly faced with dangerous missions. Cavill starred as Superman in the 2010 reboot.

He started acting in 2001, playing the role of Thomas in Vendetta.

Anya Chalotra as Vengerberg’s Yennefer

A tetralogy, Yennefer of Vengerberg is Geralt’s true love. She acts like a mother to Ciri.

Anya Chalotra is an English actress who began starring in Wanderlust in 2018.

Freya Allan as Cirilla “Ciri”, crown princess of Cintra

The granddaughter of Queen Calanthe and daughter of Pavetta, Ciri is a princess possessing magical powers.

Born in 2001, Freya Allan is primarily known for her role in The Witcher. She has appeared in a number of shorts over the years, including Bluebird and Captain Fierce.

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Huynh Nguyen

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