Concepts showing what happens to the hunters who loose their way in the forest and fail at taking down the witch. As a spiteful revenge for trying to take her life she dams them to live a cursed never ending life that's always on the edge of death, stuck inside a tree that slowly grows around them.
game play - Upon finding one of these unfortunate hunters the player can find their hunter notes and journal that show what they had learnt so far on their hunt giving the player vital information that can help them succeed in finding and even killing the creatures of the forest. Although alive the fallen hunters don't have the energy or means to be able to communicate but their eyes will follow you.
they can also be a way to determine how dangerous the area you found them in is as they will be more violently twisted and torn apart by the tree they're stuck in in more dangerous areas.