Eithné image from her Gwent card
|Lady of Brokilon|
Lady Eithné, known as the Silver-Eyed, is the queen of the dryads and ruler of Brokilon. She is famous for her wisdom and implacable stance towards humans. Their attempts to claim the ancient forest for its trees and supposed treasures have fostered centuries of conflict. In addition to being loathed by King Viraxas of Kerack, she and King Ervyll of Verden share a mutual hatred of each other.
The role of Eithné in the Polish adaptation is played by Dorota Kamińska.
In the Netflix-Version, Eithné is portrayed by Josette Simon.
In The Witcher Battle Arena game
Eithné is featured as a playable character in The Witcher Battle Arena.
Thorned Dagger is Eithne’s bread and butter ability. It’s a high damage, moderately low cooldown skill, that she can use both as an opener to start a fight, or as a way of finishing off fleeing enemies. It works really well in combination with the dryad’s second skill - Path of Thorns.
Path of Thorns is a unique skill that you can literally draw on the screen. Moving your finger on the screen will leave a trail that will produce vines that entrap and damage all enemies in range. This skill is very useful in multiple situations - while engaging, chasing or just to finishing off an opponent. It’s also a perfect setup for Eithne’s other skills, as it makes aiming much easier.Piercing Arrow is a skill that’s hard to master properly. After 1.5 seconds of delay Eithne releases a powerful shot that travels 30 meters, damaging and displacing all the enemies on its path. It has the longest range of all the skills that are currently implemented in the game.
Eithné is a leader in the Homecoming version.
Reward Tree entries
Scroll 1: Even sworn enemies sometimes negotiate, perhaps in the hope of establishing a comromise or truce. But never Eithné, Queen of the Dryads. Her hatred toward humans is unwavering. To their bargains, pleas, cries, threats, her answer is always the same – a well-aimed arrow between the eyes.
Scroll 2: Under Eithné's leadership, humans are never permitted to enter the forests of Brokilon. Well... Almost never. After all, even dryads must procreate somehow.
Scroll 3: For this reason, dryads will kidnap human girls and, occasionally, men in their prime. Their role in dryad society is easy to guess. However, they are then forever banished from the forest once their "duty" is fulfilled... Despite their impassioned pleas to stay.
Scroll 4: Girls who are brought in to swell the dryads' ranks are made to drink from a source known as the Water of Brokilon. It sharpens their senses, strengthens their bodies... And rids them of their memories.
Chest 1: Dryads possess a power allowing them to influence plants to grow in any shape. In this way they construct their fortifications, homes, and palaces. The process is slow, sometimes lasting centuries... Fortunately, dryads are a patient bunch.
Chest 2: The most gifted dryads are able to push this ability further, to create new life-forms from plants, capable of movement... Even rudimentary thought. These beings are known as treants. Few have laid eyes upon them – knowingly, at least. In a dense forest, they are near impossible to spot... And even more difficult to escape.
Chest 3: From time to time, the human leaders of the realms that border Brokilon – Verden, Cidaris, and Temeria – once again resolve to set ablaze the primeval forest and the dryads who dwell within. Up to the wood's edge they transport barrels of tar and straw. However, they are typically abandoned with haste after the first volley of silent arrows is released from behind the wall of trees.
Eithné (Dorota Kamińska) in The Hexer TV series