THE WITCHER 2: ASSASSINS OF KINGS ENHANCED EDITION
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4.4 Vernon Roche
Roche is the head of Temeria’s Special Forces unit, the Blue Stripes. He is indispensable to his king and thoroughly detested by most everyone else. As leader of the Blue Stripes, Roche organized operations against the Scoia’tael and other nonhuman rebellions. He is a slow and methodical man, too. After listening to Geralt’s explanation of what happened at La Valette Castle, he does not believe that Geralt killed King Foltest.
Instead, he decides to cooperate with Geralt to seek out the killer. He helps Geralt track the kingslayer to a group of Scoia’tael active near the borders of Temeria and Aedirn, around a dreary trading post named Flotsam. Roche wishes to find the man who slew his king, but he also wishes to capture the infamous Scoia’tael leader Iorveth, who is reported to be in the vicinity of Flotsam.
Above all else, Roche is a patriot. He lives and breathes for Temeria, since he’s had little else in his life to believe in. He will do whatever he has to, at whatever cost, to keep his country safe and secure its future. This includes doing some dark and terrible things, too. You don’t became a spymaster without getting your hands dirty.