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[[Image:Unicorn RPG.jpg|thumb|A unicorn from ''[[Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni]]'' PnP RPG. Illustration by [[Jarosław Musiał]]]]
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{{DisambigMsg|This article is about = the creature|For = the village|see = Unicorn (village)}}
'''Unicorns''' are a [[race]] of sentient [[creature]]s that came to the [[:Category:World|world]] during the [[Conjunction of the Spheres]]. They look like [[horse]]s with a single, often spiral horn in the middle of their foreheads. They use [[telepathy]] to communicate with each other and (sometimes) with other [[race]]s. Unicorn horns are universal antidotes to poison and can be used to detect poisons as well. For unexplained reasons, unicorns dislike [[elves]].
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{{Infobox Race
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|Name = Unicorn
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|Image = Gwent cardart neutral unicorn.jpg
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|Aka = One-horn {{Small|text=by [[Aen Elle]]}}
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|Languages = [[Telepathy]]
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|Skin_color = White to ruddy
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|Eye_color = Brown
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|Distinctions = Two spans long horn
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|Sub_races = }}
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What one can perceive as an '''unicorn''' or '''one-horns''' is in fact a member of a [[race]] of sentient multi-dimensional beings who are able to traverse the [[Multiverse]]. They are known to observe doings of less advanced species.<ref name="ToC">{{ToC}}</ref>
   
Unicorns can only be captured by virgins. They also change colour with age. They can move between parallel realities, and they may also move through time (fourth and fifth dimensions).
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== Appearance ==
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They look like [[horse]]s with a single, often spiral horn in the middle of their foreheads.<ref name="ToC" /> They use [[telepathy]] to communicate with each other and sometimes with other races.<ref>{{TTotS}}</ref> Unicorn horns are universal antidotes to poison and can be used to detect poisons as well. They also change color with age.<ref name="TLotL">{{TLotL}}</ref>
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== Personality ==
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Divided into herds, unicorn society is specifically organized and led by a council of elders.<ref>{{WGW}}</ref>
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Unicorns tend to communicate via simple communicates like "confirmation" or "negation" and refer to members of less advanced races as "Beings". They vehemently despise those who use [[Power]] and usually kill those who they perceive as the most dangerous.<ref name="ToC" /> There are however cases when they help or guide lesser beings in fulfilling the [[Destiny]], though the reasons they do it are usually unknown. One such event occured when a black unicorn led [[Viduka]] to the rock where he would later found his [[Ard Carraigh|capital]].<ref name="twrpg">{{TWRPG}}</ref>
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Unicorns greatly dislike the [[Aen Elle]] who forced them to open the [[Ard Gaeth|gates between worlds]] so that they might massacre [[human]]s from other worlds. They can move between parallel realities, and they may also move through time (fourth and fifth dimensions).<ref name="TLotL" /> The legends that suggest unicorns can only be captured by virgins are false. In reality, they simply despise evil and so, avoid it. They usually appear to people with a good heart.<ref name="ToC" />
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== [[Physiologus]] entry ==
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{{Block Quote|text = The behaviour of the unicorn is greatly mystifying. Although exceptionally timid and fearful of people, if it should chance upon a maiden who has not had carnal relations with a man it will at once run to her, kneel before her and, without any fear whatsoever, lay its head in her lap. It is said that in the dim and distant past there were maidens who made a veritable practice of this. They remained unmarried and in abstinence for many years in order to be employed by hunters as a lure for unicorns. It soon transpired, however, that the unicorn only approached youthful maidens, paying absolutely no attention to older ones. Being a wise creature, the unicorn indubitably knows that remaining too long in the state of maidenhood is suspicious and counter to the natural order.|citation = pg. 253, {{ToC}} (UK edition)}}
   
 
== Notable unicorns ==
 
== Notable unicorns ==
 
* [[Ihuarraquax]]
 
* [[Ihuarraquax]]
   
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery>
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Tw3 Unicorns.png|Unicorns in the Fablesphere
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Geralt and Yennefer on a unicorn.png|A doll unicorn turned into a bigger one
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Unicorn RPG.jpg|{{WGW}} illustration by Jarosław Musiał
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Czas pogardy 2.jpg|Ihuarraquax on Polish cover of the ''Time of Contempt''
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</gallery>
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== See Also ==
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*[[Chironex]]
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== Notes ==
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*Similarly mysterious race is mentioned in the Hussite Trilogy of [[Andrzej Sapkowski]]. Its members are known as [[Watcher]]s and leave trace of [[Fifth Element|astral magic]] after utilising their powers.
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== References ==
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<references />
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== External Links ==
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*{{Gwent|Unicorn}}
   
 
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Latest revision as of 20:33, June 28, 2020

Disambig-icon This article is about the creature. For the village, see Unicorn (village).

What one can perceive as an unicorn or one-horns is in fact a member of a race of sentient multi-dimensional beings who are able to traverse the Multiverse. They are known to observe doings of less advanced species.[1]

Appearance Edit

They look like horses with a single, often spiral horn in the middle of their foreheads.[1] They use telepathy to communicate with each other and sometimes with other races.[2] Unicorn horns are universal antidotes to poison and can be used to detect poisons as well. They also change color with age.[3]

Personality Edit

Divided into herds, unicorn society is specifically organized and led by a council of elders.[4]

Unicorns tend to communicate via simple communicates like "confirmation" or "negation" and refer to members of less advanced races as "Beings". They vehemently despise those who use Power and usually kill those who they perceive as the most dangerous.[1] There are however cases when they help or guide lesser beings in fulfilling the Destiny, though the reasons they do it are usually unknown. One such event occured when a black unicorn led Viduka to the rock where he would later found his capital.[5]

Unicorns greatly dislike the Aen Elle who forced them to open the gates between worlds so that they might massacre humans from other worlds. They can move between parallel realities, and they may also move through time (fourth and fifth dimensions).[3] The legends that suggest unicorns can only be captured by virgins are false. In reality, they simply despise evil and so, avoid it. They usually appear to people with a good heart.[1]

Physiologus entry Edit

The behaviour of the unicorn is greatly mystifying. Although exceptionally timid and fearful of people, if it should chance upon a maiden who has not had carnal relations with a man it will at once run to her, kneel before her and, without any fear whatsoever, lay its head in her lap. It is said that in the dim and distant past there were maidens who made a veritable practice of this. They remained unmarried and in abstinence for many years in order to be employed by hunters as a lure for unicorns. It soon transpired, however, that the unicorn only approached youthful maidens, paying absolutely no attention to older ones. Being a wise creature, the unicorn indubitably knows that remaining too long in the state of maidenhood is suspicious and counter to the natural order.
pg. 253, Time of Contempt (UK edition)

Notable unicorns Edit

Gallery Edit

See Also Edit

Notes Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Time of Contempt
  2. The Tower of the Swallow
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Lady of the Lake
  4. Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni
  5. The Witcher Role-Playing Game

External Links Edit

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