Emiel Regis Rohellec Terzieff-Godefroy
|Emiel Regis Rohellec Terzieff-Godefroy|
Regis in Blood and Wine
|Compagnia di Geralt|
|Dillingen, spends summers in Fen Carn|
Variable places visited during the Saga
Egli era il cerusico di Dillingen ma incredibilmente intelligente per uno della sua professione. C'era sempre il fragrante odore di radici e erbe intorno a lui. Il suo aspetto era quello di un normale uomo di mezza età, con capelli grigi e neri occhi penetranti. Il suo sorriso a labbra strette nascondeva sempre i denti affilati tranne in poche occasioni. Si unì a Geralt di Rivia e a suoi compagni, benché essi avessero inizialmente dei dubbi sul vampiro. Ma Regis divenne infine un buon amico.
Regis era affezionato ai miti e alle leggende che narravano di uccidere i vampiri con aglio e paletti di legno. In un banchetto al castello di Anna Henrietta egli raccontò una storia nella quale diceva proprio questo. Durante il viaggio, Regis rivelò al resto dei suoi compagni che quando era giovane si comportò molto crudelmente e stupidamente. Per un certo periodo aveva smesso di "bere" e si innamorò di una vampiressa, ma ella lo lasciò e così ricominciò la sua "dipendenza" anche più forte di prima. Regis raccontò che iniziò a "volare da ubriaco", il che era considerato un'ignominia tra i suoi pari. In una occasione mentre era "fatto" di troppo sangue, venne catturato da alcuni contadini che gli trafissero il cuore con un paletto, lo decapitarono e lo seppellirono. Ci vollero cinquanta anni per rigenerarsi, ma alla fine Regis tornò in vita. Dopo quella esperienza cambiò il suo stile di vita e smise di bere sangue. Da ultimo, Vilgefortz lo uccise e lo bruciò vivo (anzi lo sciolse) con la magia.
Emiel Regis ebbe anche una relazione con una succube mentre lo strigo e i suoi compagni si trovavano a Beauclair.
Nell'espansione Blood and Wine[modifica | modifica wikitesto]
Dal diario[modifica | modifica wikitesto]
- Geralt chased Sir Milton’s murderer with mad intensity. How this chase ended stands as clear witness to the fact Geralt was facing a highly dangerous foe: the killer led Geralt to an old warehouse, where it set a trap for him. A fight ensued, and at a crucial moment Geralt was saved by Regis, a higher vampire and old friend. Here I must explain that, years ago, Regis had joined Geralt’s band of fellow travelers (of which I was a proud part) and set off with us in search of Ciri. Together we lived through many fascinating adventures and Regis proved himself a loyal friend, the kind you can trust with your life. Sadly, the expedition ended tragically for Regis. He was killed by Vilgefortz, who reduced him to nothing more than a wet stain.
- Hence the witcher’s immense surprise at encountering his old friend – after all, he had seen Regis die with his own eyes. But the thing is, that was not Regis’ “final” death, nor even his first. As a young man, Regis had been a bit of a free spirit and overindulged in the drinking of blood. This lifestyle led to him being butchered by angry villagers. Regenerating from that took him fifty years – or nearly no time at all, for an immortal. When he was back in full health, he kicked the habit of blood drinking for good.
- For years, we’d all thought he was gone forever. Yet there he was, standing in front of Geralt in that dockside warehouse.
- Regis explained he had regenerated and come to Toussaint to find Dettlaff, a friend.
- Such were the dramatic circumstances bringing Regis and Geralt together again in Beauclair. They did not have long to enjoy their reunion, however. They could hear others approaching and Regis, not wanting to risk an encounter with angry humans, agreed to meet back up with Geralt at the cemetery where he had made an altogether comfortable temporary home for himself.
- Geralt found Mère-Lachaiselongue Cemetery and the crypt where Regis not only lived, but had also managed to set up a well-equipped alchemist’s workshop. They began to confer. Regis explained he believed his friend had become implicated in some serious trouble. When they figured out they had overlapping goals, they decided to join forces and together seek out the vampire Dettlaff, better known in the duchy as the Beast of Beauclair.
- Geralt also learned how it was Regis had returned to the world of the living. He had been helped by none other than the very one they sought: Dettlaff. In light of this, Regis insisted they find a peaceful solution to the “Dettlaff problem.”
- Geralt and Regis decided that an aid was needed to find Dettlaff, a certain potion called Resonance. To brew it, Regis needed some bodily tissue from the object of their pursuit. Luckily, Geralt had earlier found a dismembered hand belonging to the murderer. Another ingredient needed to brew Resonance was saliva (or salivary glands) from a spotted wight. Having discovered that one such creature resided nearby, Regis sent the Witcher to hunt it down.
- Geralt imbibed the Resonance potion Regis had prepared, allowing him to see a fragment of the day Dettlaff had committed his most recent murder. The trail led the friends to the shuttered up toy shop where Dettlaff had been staying.
- Sadly our heroes did not find Dettlaff at home. They did not leave empty handed, however. After searching the shop, Geralt found a letter which revealed Dettlaff was being blackmailed. The blackmailers had kidnapped his lover, Rhenawedd, and threatened to torture her if he did not do as they said. Thus Dettlaff had killed the targets they designated. After a short consultation, Geralt and Regis decided to split up. Regis was to wait for Dettlaff, while Geralt would go to Anna Henrietta and report on the investigation’s progress.
- In their pursuit of the blackmailers, Geralt and Anna Henrietta found themselves at a private residence used for meetings of the Mandragora – an exclusive club for the boheme of Toussaint. The residence’s owner turned out to be a woman named Orianna. To the witcher’s great displeasure, later that evening they were joined by Regis, in the company of… Dettlaff. In the conversation that ensued, Geralt gathered Regis and Orianna were old friends.
- The entire conversation had a rather surreal nature, seeing as how the duchess had no idea she was speaking to the dreaded Beast himself. Its key outcome was the conclusion that the blackmailers were holding Dettlaff’s lover at a place known as Dun Tynne. Geralt pulled Regis aside and they conferred briefly. Geralt was firmly against revealing this information to Dettlaff. To his thinking, this could lead to serious trouble. I must say, I agree with the witcher’s reasoning. When a higher vampire loses his self-control, trouble always ensues. Bloody trouble.
Missioni associate[modifica | modifica wikitesto]
Nel videogioco The Witcher[modifica | modifica wikitesto]
- Durante la festa di Shani nel Capitolo II, Dandelion dice che una volta Geralt ebbe un vampiro come amico, Regis. A questa affermazione Geralt risponde con scherno: "...e magari anche un drago?". La battuta fa riferimento al racconto, Il limite del possibile (Granica możliwości), nel quale in effetti Geralt divenne amico di un drago, Villentretenmerth.
- Zoltan racconta che Regis poteva prendere con le mani nude un ferro di cavallo rovente dal fuoco.
- Nel Capitolo III, la Regina della Notte racconta che Regis, fu suo amante. Esattamente come nei libri, anche la Regina della Notte ci tiene a specificare che i vampiri superiori non bevono il sangue per sopravvivere, ma allo stesso modo in cui gli umani bevono il vino.
Note[modifica | modifica wikitesto]
- During the events of Baptism of Fire Regis is 428 years old by the human calendar and 642 years old by the elven calendar.
- In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a gwent card bears his image.
- Regis is a name of Latin origin, meaning "kingly". Godefroy is an Old German name meaning "God-peace".