Excerpt: Imagine if you will the universe of J.R.R. Tolkien. You have your standard free peoples of Elves, Dwarves, and men who live in relative harmony. Throw that vision away, as The Witcher’s universe is nothing like that. In The Witcher, humans are the dominant species in the world, and non-humans such as Elves and Dwarves are the subject of intense and violent racism.