Considering The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now a decidedly ancient four years old, fans have had the chance to really flesh out the bestiary of the Continent. There have been many marvels Geralt of Rivia has seen, killed, and - of course - banged along the way, traversing through the Northern Realms with his repertoire of swords both on his back and in his trousers to prove to us that the world of The Witcher is a particularly dangerous place.
But it's also a fascinating one, steeped in real-world lore from immeasurably intelligent Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, that celebrates mythology from far and wide in the process.
Each creature comes with pages and pages of backstory, lovingly built from the ground up by CD Projekt RED to create that much more of an immersive (if not terrifying) world. From the smallest wrinkle on the tiniest botchling, to the largest antlers on the most impressive chort, there's plenty going on in the world of The Witcher when you start to dig into its Slavic roots, and bountiful lore to be discovered.
In any case, let's crack open this monster manual and take a look then, shall we?