They are said to somehow use the poison of the Bohun Upas.
| I looked for the words "Witcher urgently needed". And then there'd be a sacred site, a dungeon, necropolis or ruins, forest ravine or grotto hidden in the mountains, full of bones and stinking carcasses. Some creatures which lived to kill, out of hunger, for pleasure, or invoked by some sick will. A manticore, wyvern, fogler, aeschna, ilyocoris, chimera, leshy, vampire, ghoul, graveir, were-wolf, giant scorpion, striga, black annis, kikimora, vypper... so many I've killed.
— page 116, The Last Wish (UK edition)
In The Witcher computer game Edit
- Manticore is a mythologic beast, with the body of a lion and the tail of a dragon or a scorpion. It can throw venomous spines to paralyze its prey.