Witch of the Wynt

witch.jpgThe mysterious figure of the Witch appears in Cadeyrn legends since before the beginning of the 4th Age. The legends cast her as a seeress, a meddler, and an immortal trickster. She appears alternately as a beautiful young woman, a matron in her middle years, and an ancient crone, but always she is described as having long silver hair and eyes of solid black. Many in Cadeyrn believe her to be an Avatar of Hecate, but her priesthood denies this vehemently.

Most recent stories of encounters with the Witch center on the southern quarter of Cadeyrn, leading to the new, alliterative identification as the Witch of the Wynt. One can hardly visit a tavern in southern Cadeyrn without hearing at least one tale of an encounter with her, more frequently the closer to the wild lands one goes. Many of tales of the greatest adventurers include an encounter with the Witch, wherein she provides some cryptic prophecy that later turns out to be exactly what they needed, or sets a geas upon them that leads them nearly to death but finally results in great triumph.

It is said that the Witch never directly harms anyone, but those who rouse her anger will inevitably feel her wrath. She is fiercely protective of women and children who wander into the Wynt.

Witch of the Wynt

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