Hym is an Creature/Monster in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
"Some men have got good reason to fear their own shadows.
— Svargmitt, An Skellig druid
Monsters most commonly claim innocents as their victims: tardy merchants, reckless children and travelers who wander into dark woodlands out of misplaced curiosity. None of the above need fear hyms, however. These wraiths only latch onto particularly despicable individuals who have committed some unspeakable crime. To all others, they remain completely invisible. When they do show themselves to the one they torment, they appear as a tall, shadow-clad, humanoid silhouette with long, sharp claws.
Yet Hyms do not sink these claws into their victims. Instead, they sap their strength indirectly, through inflicting suffering. Speaking in a voice only the victim hears, they drive him to commit acts of violence, aggression and self-harm. A hym will seize on a guilty persnon's worst fears and weave out of them hideous visions, slowing driving the poor soul into madness.
Those tormented by a hym are incapalbe of restful sleep, for they are tormented by ever-more-frequent, incredibly-realistic nightmares. At times the victim will become extremely on edge, yelling please or threats at invisible phantoms or confessing his guild out loud in the hope this will end his torment. This act does not, however, bring any relief, for the hym will not leave until it has addled its victim's wits completely or driven him to suicide."
- Found in: Possessing a human, usually criminals
- Drops: Wraith Essence, Specter Dust, Amethyst Dust, Emerald Dust, Sapphire Dust, Infused Shard
- Associated Quests: Possesion
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