The Witcher Devs Reveal Unsettling Philippa Eilhart Concept Art
Last week, CD Projekt RED kicked off its celebration of the 11th year anniversary of The Witcher series, sharing with fans “11 Witcher facts for 11 years of The Witcher.” On the first day, the developer revealed some interesting concept art for the outfit Triss Merigold would end up wearing in Wild Hunt. Fast-forward to day 6, and the studio has released another piece of character concept art, this time for Philippa Eilhart.
A sorceress of some renown, Philippa Eilhart aka the Jewel in the Court at Tretogor had a significant presence in the latter few Witcher games, occasionally assisting Geralt of Rivia. The sorceress also proved to be duplicitous, however, and some of her actions caused her to be blinded during an interrogation. The newly released concept art from CD Projekt RED shines a light on the sorceress’ attempts to restore her vision, an effort she made using precious jewels. Check it out below:
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Witcher Fact #6 Philippa Eilhart’s gaze is truly hypnotizing. Before she covered her eyes with a scarf in The Witcher 3, the woman known as “Jewel in the Court at Tretogor” would attempt to bring back her sight with the use of none other than jewels. Thus, her eye sockets would carry gems as seen on some of these early artworks. #WitcherAnniversary #witcher #thewitcher
“Philippa Eilhart’s gaze is truly hypnotizing,” the post begins. “Before she covered her eyes with a scarf in The Witcher 3, the woman known as “Jewel in the Court at Tretogor” would attempt to bring back her sight with the use of none other than jewels. Thus, her eye sockets would carry gems as seen on some of these early artworks.” The different variations are certainly unsettling, but thankfully the developer stuck with the scarf over the eyes for the character’s interactions in The Witcher 3.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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