The Ghost in the Tree
||Ladies of the Forest, The Whispering Hillock
The Ghost in the Tree is a Character/NPC in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
"The Whispering Hillock - if the world were not as it is but as it should be, this name would denote a place of hidden nooks and lovers sharing heartfelt lies in hushed voices. Instead. it stood for danger and terror, for a place where wild animals, driven by some mysterious power, had killed many an inhabitant of Downwarren. Geralt agreed to investigate the problem. and soon discovered the animals were controlled by a spirit entrapped in a tree growing atop the hill. The spirit spoke to him in a woman‘s voice. and claimed to have once been a druidess who had kept watch over the Velen grove until the Crones murdered her and imprisoned her ghost in the tree. The forces of nature she had once served now protected her from the fiendish sisters' further designs. The unfortunate locals had died as collateral damage, for. the spirit attested. nature's wrath is unrestrainable and distinguishes not between unwary innocents and unwelcome ill-wishers.
The spirit begged Geralt to lift her curse and free her from her lament. In exchange. she promised to rescue the orphans from the swamp clearing. who would otherwise face a cruel death at the hands of the Crones.
These whispered words convinced Geralt and. following the spirit's instructions. he lifted the curse. transferring the druid's ghost into the body of a black mare. And so the spirit was set free. and the dark powers afflicting the Whispering Hillock were dispersed."
The Ghost in the Tree Information
- A cave under the Ancient Oak
- Ladies of the Forest
- The Whispering Hillock - If you chose to NOT free the spirit, the Ladies will kill the orphans at the cabin.
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I found a book while looting through some things in a village. It was about where the Crones came from, it says originally their mother was the one who ruled like they do in the bog and had tribute paid to her until she started losing her mind when she got older. It says the crones killed her and trapped her soul in the heart of a giant tree where she rages endlessly trying to get free.
Am I the only one that noticed that Black Beauty appears in the cut scene when Ciri is running away from the crones? Glitch??