Friday, May 18, 2012

Red Rocks Hag

Hags have been apart of children’s stories as well as creatures of nightmares for a very long time; it has even been suggested that they may once have been fey, cursed for their vanity and turned into ugly crones. They are usually solitary, but sometimes a group will gather together in covens of three.

All hags are female. They are able to breed with males of most humanoid and monstrous humanoid races, and even some fey. Some degenerate races willingly breed with hags, but in most cases hags must resort to trickery, illusion or force in order to mate. It is said they haunt the dreams of mortals, eventually trapping the souls of their victims in gems which they trade to other evil outsiders.

Hag offspring are usually female, and male children are sterile and are ‘normal’ members among the father’s race, apart from possibly appearing awkward or unusual in some subtle way. However, in most cases this is a moot point, as hags generally eat their male offspring.

A known hag in urban society is a menace because of their penchant for trickery. Typical a Hag swaps its newborn female child for another baby of its father’s race. The changeling grows up as a normal child, whilst the stolen baby is usually taken and eaten by the hag. The changeling may possess strange physical features, and/or traits of cruelty. When it reaches adulthood, it develops into its hag heritage.

The different types of hags all have their individual abilities, in addition they gather together as a coven, the hags gain additional terrible abilities which vary from coven to coven.

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