Sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg (Polish: Yennefer z Vengerbergu) is a fictional character, created by Andrzej Sapkowski for his Witcher stories. Yennefer first appeared in the collection of short stories, The Last Wish, featuring in both The Last Wish short story and The Voice of Reason frame story. She went on to appear in numerous other Witcher stories and is one of the main characters of The Witcher saga. In the 2001 movie and 2002 TV series she was played by Grażyna Wolszczak.
Yennefer is Geralt's "soul mate" although their relationship is difficult and full of drama. Both Geralt and Yennefer are sterile, which adds another level of tragedy to the mix. Yennefer has a hard time accepting the fact and tries various methods of restoring her fertility.
Yennefer was born on Belleteyn of the year 1173. She lived in the capital city of Aedirn - Vengerberg. She was the youngest member of the Council of Sorcerers and later the Lodge of Sorceresses. During the Battle of Sodden Hill she was blinded by Fringilla Vigo, a Nilfgaardian sorceress. Her sight was magically restored.
Yennefer was famous for her beauty, even though during the events of The Swallow's Tower she was 94 years old. She always dressed in black and white clothing. She used elderberry and gooseberry perfumes. She had violet eyes and raven black hair. Not known by many people is the fact that, like most sorceresses in the Witcher's stories, she used to have a physical defect before mastering the use of magic. She was a hunchback, but used her magic to disguise this fact and appears quite beautiful, although Geralt is able to see the subtle clues that let him figure out the truth.
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