Jaskier has a very limited role in The Witcher: Blood Origin but within the realm of the series, he occupies a very important position.
‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ takes place nearly 1200 years before the events of ‘The Witcher’ and yet the very first character on screen is Jaskier, the troublesome bard and close friend of Geralt of Rivia.
A special individual
Jaskier is right in the thick of a battlefield as he tries to avoid getting skewered by anyone when time stops around him. As he gets up and begins to comprehend what’s happening, a figure appears before him wearing his face.
He assumes it is a doppler but the figure says that it is much more than that before revealing itself to be a mysterious elven woman. She transports him to a different location and says that she has an important task for him.
He believes he isn’t the right man for the job but she calls him by his alias, Sandpiper, and says that he cares for elves which makes him perfect for this.
The elf says that she wants Jaskier to do what he does best, which is to tell a story. She says that there is a story of a group of individuals coming together to save the world and when Jaskier says that it has been done to death, she insists that this particular tale is special.
Her story is of 6 elves and one dwarf who joined forces to fight an evil threat which led to the creation of the first-ever witcher. Jaskier’s interest is piqued, especially by the fact that Geralt’s origins are thanks to elves.
She narrates her tale as Jaskier turns it into a song and when she’s finished, she sends him back to his time so that he can spread this song and give the people hope, hope that they will need in the coming future.