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Echinops novels

In the novels, echinopsae are depicted as animals (not man-eating plants, as in the game). They are described as monsters covered in long and very sharp spines. They can shoot these up to a distance of ten feet. On impact, the spines shatter and the pieces work their way ever deeper into the body of the victim. Their spines are so long that when they are immobile, echinops resemble clumps of grass.

The Witcher (PC) Edit

Bestiary Echinops full
Occurrence Echinopsae grow in places where crimes have been committed or on the graves of the victims of such crimes
Immunity Immune to any effects which influence the mind (fear, stun, Axii sign); they feel no pain and can neither be poisoned, blinded, knocked down nor bled to death
Susceptibility Echinopsae are sensitive to silver and highly susceptible to incineration attempts
Tactics Echinopsae are rooted to the ground, but they shoot with poisoned thorns
Alchemy Echinops rootstock

Unlike the novels, Echinopsae in the game are huge, carnivorous plants. see also Archespore

Journal Bestiary Entry Edit

"Echinopsae are monstrous plants born of curses which grow in places where terrible crimes have been committed if the crime in question was never atoned for. The beasts try to take their vengeance on criminals, but they do not spare the lives of innocents who haplessly enter their territory."

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Source Edit

  • In Chapter I, an "Old woman" in the Outskirts (in the Farming village) will tell Geralt a tale of Echinops in exchange for food. The conversation does result in a bestiary entry. (Note that you have choose between her telling you about plants, or a story. The story option results in receiving information about Echinops)
  • Curses and the Cursed

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Behind the scenesEdit

Echinops are a actual plant genus.

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