A spirit trapped within a tree, no mouth to scream or eyes to see. A cage of bark, a prison of wood. A thing of rage where nature stood.In forests where the Veil is thin, the forest is “alive” with "Wild Sylvans", trees possessed by spirits or demons. Though Sylvans can retain some of the intelligence and memories of the possessing spirit, they exhibit only a smattering of intelligence and an extreme jealousy of other living things. They usually attack any who enter their domain, swinging their branches as though fists, enveloping the living in their roots, or uprooting themselves briefly to walk usually slowly, however in some cases they are extremely quick. Sylvans are heavily resistant to physical damage.
- The Grand Oak
- The word "Sylvan" refers to those who frequent groves or woods, or of things of, relating to, or abounding in, groves or woods. Its etymology is of the Latin words "sylva" or "silva," whose meanings are the same.
- Sylvans were used by Flemeth in the Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne and the Penny Arcane Dragon Age comic.
- Sylvans are most likely a reference to Ents from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and surrounding mythos.
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Codex entry: Wild Sylvan
Codex entry: Charred Sylvan