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In the opening scene of the game, you meet the Crinfrid Reavers. Dialog with them implies that Geralt met them previously. Geralt claims to have amnesia.

Is this because I did not import a save-file from witcher 1 (and thus the game doesn't know how I "would" have treated them?) or does Geralt truly have amnesia? Did they appear in Witcher 1 at all?

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Geralt's amnesia started in the beginning of the first game, it has nothing to do with save files. Geralt doesn't remember most of what happened to him in Sapkovsky's books.

As far as I remember there was no Crinfrid Reavers in the first game.

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A little bit disappointed. Conditional amnesia seems like a brilliant solution to someone not playing the first game. –  Raven Dreamer May 19 '11 at 6:00
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@Raven They used the amnesia trick for the first time, it would get somewhat silly if they continued to give Geralt amnesia for every new game ;-) –  Mad Scientist May 19 '11 at 6:54
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@Fabian - ah, but I never played the first game, so I wouldn't know. –  Raven Dreamer May 19 '11 at 15:10

Little late to the party, but about the Reavers, its a pretty significant reference if you read the books/short stories. Its the first reference in TW2 to Geralt's relationship to Yennefer (one of the Reavers called her Connifer or some such). The Reavers are in the short story, "Limit of Possibility," which is heavily referenced later in the game. I don't want to spoil it too much but just know that you (Geralt) was a friend of a Golden Dragon (which was also referenced in TW1).

I wouldn't call the Reavers in the short story background characters. They and their leader, Boholt really caused a lot of trouble for Geralt and Yennefer. Theres also kinda a major story and game spoiler related to the Golden Dragon I don't want to ruin.

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Cinfrid Reavers appeared only in one short story, as far as I can remember, and even there as background characters. Don't know what's their role in the game, but most people familiar with Sapkowski's writing probably wouldn't even remember them. Think of it as a wink to the people 'in the know'.

I don't remember them in the first game.

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