28 Jun 2020
Cintra is moving past its history of non-human prejudice. After the murder of Prime Minister Calanthe Riannon, sorceress Yennefer z Vengerbergu is installed as the head of Parliament and immediately begins dismantling discriminatory policies disadvantaging non-humans. Calanthe's murderer escapes with no trace.
Three months after that, a young man is found dead; strangled by a chain. Five more people are killed, all by presumably the same chain.
A full nine months past the murder of Calanthe, the Chain-Killer's murder victims are identified as having Siren blood. The investigation is moved from Cintra's Public Safety Major Investigations Unit to the Witchers of Kaer Morhen. Witcher Geralt z Rivii, coincidentally the guardian of the late Prime Minister's granddaughter, takes over the case. He finds out that all six victims visited the same free clinic in downtown Cintra.
Jaskier is the star performer at the Fox and Hound. They sing and dance with an allure that draws clients to empty their pockets with barely a look. They are also, unknowingly, half-siren. And the Chain-Killer has them in his sights.