The short story "Something More", last in the Sword of Destiny collection, jumps rather confusingly between reality with Yurga and Geralt's drug-induced hallucinations. Four of the latter are covered in the text:
- his encounter with Yennefer at a Beltane celebration, making love and discussing their relationship (chapter III);
- his encounter with Calanthe when he comes to Cintra to see the Child of Destiny, and his eventual empty-handed departure after a long discussion (chapter IV);
- his visit to Sodden Hill, where he sees Yennefer's name as one of the fourteen on the stone (chapter VII);
- his encounter with Dandelion during the Nilfgaardian war, in which he hears about the destruction of Cintra and the fate of Calanthe (chapter VIII).
The only one of these which is clearly a false vision is the third one, because Yennefer never was one of the Fourteen of the Hill. (Oddly, this is also the only one which wasn't clearly a drug-induced vision from the start; rather than starting with a paragraph break in the text like the others, it starts at the beginning of a chapter and ends with a paragraph break jumping to Yurga again.)
The second and fourth certainly have at least some amount of truth to them. Geralt tells Calanthe about his long-lost mother in the second, and he actually meets her in reality in the following chapters. And Dandelion's story about Cintra in the fourth is more or less accurate. But of course we don't know whether Geralt really did tell Calanthe about his mother, or hear about Cintra from Dandelion. However, maybe some of these events are confirmed in later books, just as the tale of Cintra is confirmed in the next book The Blood of Elves?
Are these visions memories of real past events, or purely hallucinatory?
I'd like to know to what extent we can draw conclusions from these visions as if they really happened. Did Geralt really meet Yennefer one Beltane, or go to Cintra and have that chat with Calanthe, or hear about the destruction of Cintra from his friend Dandelion? (Especially since I've already used the first one to draw conclusions in an answer to another question ...)