Triss Merigold is
the beautiful red headed sorceress from Maribor who played a key
role in preventing a cataclysmic disaster and keeping the
Northern Kingdoms from tearing apart the world. Triss is also
romantically linked to Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher who some
believe is the Kingslayer of King Foltest.
Welcome to Impulse
Gamer Triss, can you tell the readers a little bit about you?
I’m just a simple
sorceress. I was King Foltest's mage advisor at one time, but
right now I’ve become something of a freelancer and do not allow
any king to command me.
If you want to know more, ask away
You have been
called the "Fourteenth of the Hill" but as we all know, you are
alive and safe after your Battle of Sodden Hill. How did this
I’m lucky to be
alive, to tell you the truth. I was badly scarred and survived
only due to my colleagues' medical skills. I don’t really want
to talk about it, it’s not something that I like to recall.
TRISS MERIGOLD - READY FOR
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What is your
favourite spell and why?
You mean along the
lines of Philippa Eilhart’s famous Orgasm Illusion? (laughter).
Or Dethmold’s Triple Hurricane? Let me think... There are some
spells I use more often than others, but do I have a favourite
one? Hard to say, really... Some mages say they prefer to use
one kind of magic over another, but I think spells are not
something you can like or dislike. You just use them depending
on the situation. Although, a big fireball right between
someone’s eyes can certainly brighten my day (laughter).
How did you first
We had a mutual
friend, Yennefer of Vengerberg. She introduced us. That was some
time ago. Since then we've been through a lot together. We're
good friends now and share many memories. I can’t say the same
about Yennefer. We’re just... not that close anymore.
There are rumours
that you and Geralt of Rivia are romantically linked, is this
You know rumours –
there's hardly ever any truth to them.
Did Geralt really
kill King Foltest?
Of course not! How
could you even say that!? That’s an outrageous lie!
happened under the Elven ruins with you and Geralt?
beneath Elven ruins should stay there...
THE ELVEN GARDENS - CLICK TO ZOOM
It was rumoured at
one point Geralt had got drunk and got a tattoo of some woman...
was that women you?
Do you still have
the "The Rose of Remembrance” from Geralt?
No, I think I lost
it when I was turned into a figurine. The bitch who did that to
me must have taken it. She’ll pay... someday.
THE BEAUTIFUL TRISS MERIGOLD
What is your
I like all kinds of
game meat, provided it’s prepared by an experienced chef. I like
seafood too, and fruit, and sweets from time to time. It all
depends on my mood, the occasion or even the season. In general,
I just like good food (laughter).
enjoy a glass of good red wine, in good company. That may sound
trivial, but I honestly miss my college days, when I was a young
and spent my free time with friends in a tavern near the
Academy. One day we tried to cast spells after getting drunk.
Needless to say, it’s not something I'd recommend... (laughter)
One of my friends can’t get rid of a green wisp in her hair to
Men who know what
they want. And can be romantic from time to time.
Were the sex scenes
real in The Witcher and Witcher 2?
I’ll leave that to
your imagination. I can only say that things can get heated when
a real Witcher is around.
TRISS MERIGOLD NUDE FOR PLAYBOY
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No. (laughter) It
was all CG – sorry to break your immersion.
You were turned
into a statue, was that a painful experience?
More than you can
imagine. Spells of that kind are designed to meet the needs of
the enchanter, not the enchanted. It’s like being crushed slowly
and compacted into a an awfully tight space. I'd never do such a
thing to another human being. Except for that slut who
pretended to be Philippa’s apprentice.
What do you think
of Philippa Eilhart?
I liked her at one
point. Then I got to know her and changed my mind. She’s cunning
and dangerous. One should be very cautious when she’s around. In
fact, I wish I had been more cautious myself.
What about the
She’s very much
like Philippa, but a lot more ambitious, and, I daresay, far
more stupid. She's this primitive kind of person who thinks
she’s very clever and better than others. In fact, her motives
and goals are painfully apparent, and she’s very easy to
manipulate. Just my personal opinion, of course.
Why did you agree
to join the Lodge?
For the power and
the chance to dominate the world (laughter)! No, seriously, I
was ASKED, and I couldn't refuse. I had a mission, which I
cannot talk about in detail, and wanted in. Besides, it was the
only viable option after the Thanedd Coup.
You have denied any
rumours of your involvement with the Lodge in relation to the
assassination attempts, why you didn't you try warn someone
When you're a
beginner, they don't tell you everything. They simply didn't
trust me, the more experienced sorceresses in the Lodge were not
eager to share any details with me. It’s not that I didn’t want
to warn people. I just wasn't aware of what was really going on.
Or at least I didn’t have the full picture.
Is Saskia really a
I know nothing
about that. Is she? Interesting...
POLISH PLAYBOY MAY 2011
You recently posed
for Playboy (May 2011) in Poland, how did this come about?
Believe it or not,
I really enjoyed that experience, despite some initial
hesitations. And I'm very pleased with the results.
What did you like
about your Playboy photoshoot?
were pure professionals, I liked their approach, they were
skilled. It was fun and I wasn’t bored or tired afterwards.
Everything went very smoothly.
MODEL KLODI MONSOON WHO HELPED
TRISS MERIGOLD DURING THE PLAYBOY SHOOT
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Will there be more
photoshoots in the future?
Who knows? I'm
certainly interested, but we’ll see.
If they made a
movie about The Witcher, which actress would you like to play
Johansson or no one (laughter).
SCARLET JOHANSSON AS TRISS
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Lastly, what do you
want to say to yours fans?
I'd like to thank
them – you're all great. I was surprised by how many people like
me. Thanks for all your kind words and fan mail.
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