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{{Infobox Bestiary2
|name = Lubberkin
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|Name = Lubberkin
|image = Lubberkin.PNG
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|class = [[Cursed one]]
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|Class = [[Cursed one]]
|variations = [[Botchling]] (initial form)}}{{BigQuote|text = Legends claim you can bury a botchling under the family's threshold, perform a ritual and turn it into a lubberkin. That's a sort of, uhh... hob, a guardian spirit that could lead me to your family.|citation = Geralt to Phillip Strenger, {{Tw3}}}}A '''lubberkin''' is a friendly household guardian spirit created from a [[botchling]] through Aymm Rhoin, an [[Elf|elven]] naming ritual, during which it is given a proper name and a burial under the hearth of the family estate. A lubberkin looks very similar to a botchling, the main difference being its [[ghost]]-like, glowing, white aura and relatively passive behavior.
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|Variations = [[Botchling]] (initial form)}}
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{{Quote|text = Legends claim you can bury a botchling under the family's threshold, perform a ritual and turn it into a lubberkin. That's a sort of, uhh... hob, a guardian spirit that could lead me to your family.|citation = Geralt to Phillip Strenger, {{Tw3}}}}A '''lubberkin''' (Polish: ''kłobuk'') is a friendly household guardian spirit created from a [[botchling]] through Aymm Rhoin, an [[Elf|elven]] naming ritual, during which it is given a proper name and a burial under the hearth of the family estate. A lubberkin looks very similar to a botchling, though the main difference being its [[ghost]]-like, glowing, white aura and relatively passive behavior.
   
== History ==
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== Notes ==
{{BigQuote|text = I name thee Dea and embrace thee as my daughter.|citation = Phillip Strenger performing naming ritual}}In [[Timeline#1272|1272]], Geralt meets with [[Velen]]'s self-proclaimed baron [[Phillip Strenger]] who had unwittingly created a botchling from his and [[Anna Strenger|his wife]]'s unborn child. Geralt is faced with a decision to either lift the curse via Aymm Rhoin (or the Ritual of Naming), or kill the beast off using the "[[witcher]]'s way". If the ritual is completed, the lubberkin - named [[Dea]] - helps Geralt to further track down the fate of the baron's wife Anna, and daughter [[Tamara Strenger|Tamara]].
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*Depending on one's actions in [[Family Matters]], one can turn the botchling into a lubberkin that Phillip will name [[Dea]].
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*The game is relatively faithful in portraying this old belief, as in Polish folklore the [[Botchling|''poroniec'']] also turned into the friendly ''kłobuk'' (read: "kwo'book") spirit when a stillborn is buried properly under the threshold of the house.
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== Gallery ==
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Gwent cardart northern lubberkin.jpg|Gwent card art
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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Latest revision as of 23:36, December 27, 2019

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Legends claim you can bury a botchling under the family's threshold, perform a ritual and turn it into a lubberkin. That's a sort of, uhh... hob, a guardian spirit that could lead me to your family.
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- Geralt to Phillip Strenger, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

A lubberkin (Polish: kłobuk) is a friendly household guardian spirit created from a botchling through Aymm Rhoin, an elven naming ritual, during which it is given a proper name and a burial under the hearth of the family estate. A lubberkin looks very similar to a botchling, though the main difference being its ghost-like, glowing, white aura and relatively passive behavior.

Notes Edit

  • Depending on one's actions in Family Matters, one can turn the botchling into a lubberkin that Phillip will name Dea.
  • The game is relatively faithful in portraying this old belief, as in Polish folklore the poroniec also turned into the friendly kłobuk (read: "kwo'book") spirit when a stillborn is buried properly under the threshold of the house.

Gallery Edit

External links Edit

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