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Disambig-icon This article is about the creature. For the similarly named weapon, see Weeper (sword).
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On the eve of Saovine small Kolgrim was kidnapped by a weeper,[N 1] which replaced him with its own cursed offspring. Fortunately, the monster was slaughtered by a witcher that very same night.
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- Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

Weepers,[2] also known as fairies,[3] are mischievous creatures that kidnap human children and replace them with their own offspring.

Characteristics

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Two weepers lurking on Belleteyn.

Physical description

Weepers are of slender humanoidal shape with exception of skin-covered, hairless tails. They have all-black, wet eyes that appear to weep. Known weepers have black hair, with grass-like antennae protruding from their heads.[1]

Behaviour

Weepers are sapient enough to communicate in Common Speech and presumably other languages. They lust for humanoids on Belleteyn.[1]

On Saovine Eve, fairies kidnap little human children.[3][2] Unlike some nymphs or antherions, who abduct female members of other races in order to secure their dwindling numbers or as the only way of species survival,[4][5] the reason for child abduction by weepers are unknown. In exchange, they put their own offspring in place of the stolen human child.[3][2][6] Such changelings can often appear human at first, leading mothers to care for them as they would for their own,[6] which may be the way in which weepers learn Common.[1]

Footnotes

  1. Incorrectly translated as mamune in 6.2 version of the game. The novel treats weepers and mamunes as separate species, and mamunes are not described to kidnap children.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Zdrada graphic novel
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Tower of the Swallow
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Last Wish
  4. Sword of Destiny
  5. Season of Storms
  6. 6.0 6.1 Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
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