The Witcher gave us a small, fabulous tease of a new monster arriving in Season 2 of the Netflix show today at WitcherCon: a Leshy.
At the cast panel, we saw a small tease of the creature, which Lambert actor Paul Bullion recognized as the forest-dwelling Leshy. A frightful, short tease showed off what seemed to be a long, tree branch-like clawed hand sitting on a table, though given how much of Leshy’s body is composed of tree branches it’s likely this was another part of it too.
The Leshy or Leshen as they appear in the games is forest monsters with stag skulls for heads, branch-like limbs, and enormous antlers. In their Witcher 3: Wild Hunt feature, they can summon flocks of crows or wolves to help them fight and can turn into clouds of smoke, making them more difficult to hit. They have a reputation across The Witcher franchise for hostility to travelers and for killing anything they choose to engage in a way that leaves evidence.