Transported to a far eastern kingdom, Geralt and his close friend Dandelion find themselves in the Ofieri. In order to avoid the punishment of death for intruding on his land, King Nibras commands Geralt and Dandelion to hunt down a wanted Witcher, a task that has major conflicts for the two. To compound Geralt’s troubles, he also takes a task to solve a series of mysterious murders around the palace in exchange for help to escape from King Nibras’s reach. Geralt is taking on more danger than he bargained for and must bide his time for a way out of Ofieri.
Issue two drops Geralt and Dandelion into dangerous territory as Ofieri does not welcome outsiders and all unexpected guests in King Nibras’s palace as threats. The charming and oblivious Dandelion is not initially aware of the perils of Ofieri and the previous events of Geralt’s last visit. The quick-thinking Geralt introduces himself as Lambert the Witcher, in hopes to hide his identity. However, King Nibras finds the opportunity to and demands his captive Witcher to hunt and kill another Witcher, someone that they only know of by name and is very close to Geralt.
There are plenty of suspense and thrills in this issue; a king’s threat, a loyal and furious assassin, a beautiful concubine and a series of unexplained murders that terrifies the royal servants. Aleksandra Motyka pens an electrifying tale that sees Geralt far away from his homeland, but close enough to the danger he tackles as one of the best Witchers. As Geralt investigates into the palace killings, it’s only a matter of time before he draws unwanted attention in the next issue.