The Netflix series, The Witcher, has a different approach from the source material and focused on three characters whose stories were developed so that their paths converged in the end. These characters are Geralt and Rivia (Henry Cavill), Yennefer and Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) and Ciri (Freya Allan).
The universe of The Witcher It is quite extensive and rich, and one season was not enough to answer all the doubts and mysteries, leaving viewers wondering if the original material can offer some explanations about Ciri and the effects of the Brokilon Water.
Brokilon’s water is a psychotropic substance that contains mutagens that is used in the series to determine if an outsider is coming with bad intentions or not; if they do, the water will kill them, but if they are pure of heart, they survive and can stay in the forest.
Ciri drank the water to no effect, so Queen Eithné (Josette Simon) took her to Shan-Kayan, a large tree from which Ciri drank a substance and had a vision of a large, luminescent tree in the middle of the desert, already through that, they knew it was real.
In the source material, the Water of Brokilon, also known as the Waters of Forgetfulness, can transform human girls into dryads. The effects on witches are different, causing hallucinations and severe visions, but nothing more. Ciri, however, was not affected by the water.
Now, in the original Polish version of the books from which it is based The Witcher, it is not clear why Ciri was not affected by the water, but in the English translation, It is implied that it is due to Ciri’s strong faith in fate.
With the Forest of Brokilon behind her and season 2 of The Witcher after Ciri’s training in Kaer Morhen now that she has finally found Geralt, the next few episodes are unlikely to explain why the Brokilon Water had no effect on her.
Although it is not something that can drastically affect your bow, it is one more mystery left by The Witcher which will have fans wondering and coming up with different explanations over the course of the next few seasons.