The Three are as a whole a single NPC that shows up at the hideout every morning, in Chapter 2. They have the appearance of tall, robed figures wearing masks and covered in branches. The taller, central figure carries a sack which, as stated by the Protagonist, "reeks of mushrooms". The Three are never seen talking, with communication done via gestures or written letters (as experienced by the player).
They are a reliable source of resources, as their Reputation with the player increases by 250 every night survived successfully. If the player kills the Three, they will disappear (not dropping anything) and the time Freeze will end. However, they will still return the next morning to barter for goods as usual.
|Odd-Looking, Glowing Mushroom||50||5|
|Small Caliber Magazine||100||1|
|Medium Caliber Bullet||80||1-2|
Based on dialogue with the Cripple when showing him A Photo of Three Boys , The Three might be the three sons of the Thief that stayed behind with him in the Village (Swamp). According to the Cripple, they were banished from the Swamp Village and roam the Swamp as half-savages.
The Cripple also mentions that sometimes, he hears footsteps and little bells chiming. While close to the Three, the player may hear the chiming of bells. It is therefore not unlikely that the Three haunt the Cripple.
The Three are also then the children of the Elephants' mother.
If the Talking Tree is burned down to escape the forest, the epilogue in the True Ending will state that the Three (probably) died in the forest fire while standing in the ashen remains of the Talking Tree.
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- If the Talking Tree is burned, the Three will no longer appear.
- If the Talking Tree is spared, the three can be found on the other side of Tree.
- They possibly have a relationship with the Trader. It is also possible that they killed him, and this is all suggested by the theory that they are the Thief's sons.
|Major characters||Bike Man • Chicken Lady • Child • Cripple • Doctor • Elephants • Mirror • Mushroom Granny • Musician • Piotrek • Protagonist • Snail • Talking Tree • The Three • Trader • Wolfman • The Being|
|Minor characters||Dial-eyed Man • Half-Dead Man • Half-Dead Woman • Hanuska • Infected Villager • Janek • Maciek • Madman • Man • Notable Villagers (Swamp) • Pig Farmer • Pretty Lady • Sleeper • Stasiek • Tunneler|