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The Law of Surprise in The Witcher Takes a Little Bit of Untangling to Understand

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popsugar Amanda Prahl
2019-12-24 17:45:05

The Witcher is packed with references to old Slavic and Polish folklore and mythology, but one element might baffle viewers: the "Law of Surprise." So what is the Law of Surprise, anyway? According to The Witcher, it's an ancient tradition of repayment that is pretty much what it says on the label: a rule that invokes a "surprise" as payment for a good deed.

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