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Aeschna or Glustyworp[1] is a a bumpy and rough-skinned water creature, four yards in length and resembling a stump overgrown with algae. With ten paws and jaws like cut-saws, aeschnae live in swamplands, and the "liquid manure" which forms much of the Pontar Delta suits it, especially with all the ships with livestock and people onboard.[2]

They use the mist as cover, not appearing in the sunlight as they become vulnerable. Their prehensile cephalic limbs with razor sharp claws, have great power, as well as their tail-fan.[2]


Believed to not exist by scholars, as the Pontar Delta's pollution got worse, it became a feeding ground for aeschnae, and with the constant food source via people and livestock on the boats along the river, they could grow incredibly big to the point pulling a cow off one of the ships was no issue.[2]

In 1266, Geralt of Rivia hunted down some that were attacking barges owned by the Malatius and Grock Company. One of the passengers Linus Pitt, an Oxenfurt professor, was adamant no such being like an aeschna existed. However, as the boat ride went on, they were eventually attacked by one and, despite the danger, Linus excitedly proclaimed the family class and order it was in. Once it was gone, Linus thanked the witcher for the new discovery and originally offered to name it "Geraltia maxiliosa pitti" but Geralt request it be called "Everetia maxiliosa pitti" instead, with Everett being the obnoxious young boy that'd been annoying everyone on the ship.[2]

Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni description[]

ᅟA large, coarse arthropod, two fathoms long, which lives in the Pontar Delta. It is often confused with the ilyocoris.
ᅟAeschna resembles a stump overgrown with algae. However, it has ten legs - each with spikes like praying mantis legs and resembling giant pincers - and four pairs of sickle-shaped jaws, toothed like cut-saws. Beyond that, it also has a very hard spiked armor and a flat tail ending in a fan.
ᅟThese creatures often attack barges and ships, and they can even pull a cow from the deck, not to mention a man.


  • Aeschna is the name of a genus of dragonflies, belonging to the family Aeschnidae, in the real world.



  1. 1.0 1.1 In Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, the Polish version of glustyworp is "żagnica" which was translated in the books to aeschna. This either indicates they both are one and the same or closely related.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Blood of Elves

External links[]

  • Gwent icon See the GWENT standalone game version card: Glustyworp