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Green Hag

Green Hag

Medium fey
Challenge
3

STR
4
DEX
1
CON
3
INT
1
WIS
2
CHA
2

75
10d8+30
19
Soak
2
Fort
+4
Ref
+3
Will
+2
Defense note natural armor
Damage resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from attacks that aren’t cold iron

Speed 5 m.
Skills Deception +3 (14), Insight +2 (13), Occult (Wis) +3 (14), Perception +3 (14), Stealth +2 (13)
Senses darkvision 10 m.
Languages Common, Draconic, Sylvan

Amphibious. The green hag can breathe air and water.

Hag Coven. When hags must work together, they form covens, in spite of their selfish natures. A coven is made up of hags of any type, all of whom are equals within the group. However, each of the hags continues to desire more personal power.

A coven consists of three hags so that any arguments between two hags can be settled by the third. If more than three hags ever come together, as might happen if two covens come into conflict, the result is usually chaos.

While all three members of a hag coven are within 5 meters of one another, they share 20 mana among themselves and can each cast the following spells:

1 mana: bane, dampen spell, detect magic, fear, lightning bolt, locate, sicken, sleep

2 mana: bestow curse, terrifying visage, polymorph, stasis, commune with nature

3 mana: contact other plane, ancient curse

For casting these spells, each hag is a 12th-level spellcaster that uses Wisdom as her spellcasting ability. The spell save Difficulty is 14 + the hag’s Wisdom, and the spell attack bonus is 5 + the hag’s Wisdom.

Hags bend their magic for a directed purpose, focusing on a theme. Choose the Blood, Death, Deceit, Divination, Fate, Fear, Life, Madness, Plants, Poison, or Shadow theme. The coven knows most of the spells from that theme in addition to the spells listed above.

Hag Eye (Coven only). A hag coven can craft a magic item called a hag eye, which is made from a real eye coated in varnish and often fitted to a pendant or other wearable item. The hag eye is usually entrusted to a minion for safekeeping and transport. A hag in the coven can use an action to see what the hag eye sees if the hag eye is on the same plane of existence. A hag eye has 10 Defense, 1 health, and darkvision with a radius of 10 meters. If it is destroyed, each coven member takes 3d10 psychic damage and is blinded for 24 hours.

A hag coven can have only one hag eye at a time, and creating a new one requires all three members of the coven to perform a ritual. The ritual takes 1 hour, and the hags can’t perform it while blinded. During the ritual, if the hags use any action other than performing the ritual, they must start over.

Invisible Passage. If the green hag magically turns invisible, it leaves no physical evidence of her passage, so it can be tracked only by magic. Any equipment it is wearing or carrying is invisible with it.

Mimicry. The green hag can mimic simple sounds it has heard, such as a person whispering, a baby crying, or an animal chittering. A creature that hears the sounds can tell they are imitations with a successful Insight check opposed by the green hag’s passive Deception.

Spellcasting. The green hag uses Occult (Wis) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 12, +3 to hit with spell attacks). It has 6 mana, a mana limit of 1, regains all expended mana when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total mana when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following spells:

Cantrips (at will): blind spot, dancing lights, manipulate sound, mercy, minor illusion, thaumaturgy

1 mana: blur, control sound, cutting words, deceive, disguise, false sensory input, illusory script, image, invisibility, magic mouth, mirror image, mirrored strike, misdirection, pass without trace, phantom steed, silence

Actions (1)

Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) slashing damage.

Illusory Appearance. The green hag covers herself and anything she is wearing or carrying with a magical illusion that makes her look like another creature of her general size and humanoid shape. The illusion ends if the green hag dies or if she ends it on her turn (no action required).

The changes wrought by this effect fail to hold up to physical inspection. For example, the green hag could appear to have smooth skin, but someone touching her would feel her rough flesh. Otherwise, a creature must use an action to visually inspect the illusion and succeed on a Difficulty 12 Perception check to discern that the green hag is disguised.

Feywild, Forest, Hill, Swampsrd

Spells

As an action, you cloud yourself from a creature that you can touch or see within 20 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it is it can’t see you until the end of your next turn, as if you are invisible to it.

1 minute

As an action, you create up to three small lights within 10 meters, making them appear as torches, lanterns, or glowing orbs that hover in the air for the duration. Each light sheds bright light in a 1-meter radius and dim light for an additional 1 meter.

When you cast this spell, or as an action on a later turn, you can:

  • Move the lights up to 10 meters to a new spot within 20 meters. A light must be within 5 meters of another light created by this spell, and a light winks out if it goes beyond 20 meters.
  • Cause a light within 10 meters to flash brightly.
  • Recreate any lights that flashed within 10 meters.

You can cause a light to brightly flash a creature within 1 meter of it. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d4 radiant damage and mystical dim light glitters on it, causing the next attack roll made against it to have advantage if it is made before the end of your next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

After flashing brightly, a light ends.

This spell immediately ends if you cast it again before its duration ends.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d4 and you can create an additional light when you reach 9th level (2d4; four lights) and 17th level (3d4; five lights).

1 minute

As an action, you can manipulate sound within 5 meters. You create one of the following magical effects.

  • You create an instantaneous sound whose volume can range from a whisper to a scream. It can be your voice, someone else’s voice, a lion’s roar, a beating of drums, a rumble of thunder, the cry of a raven, ominous whispers, or any other sound you choose.
  • Your voice booms up to three times as loud as normal.
  • You can make a creature’s voice or an object’s sound half as quiet or twice as loud.
  • You can alter the pitch of a sound, making it high-pitched or low-pitched.

If you cast this spell multiple times, you can have up to three of its effects active at a time, and you can dismiss such an effect on your turn (no action required).

5 minutes

As an action, you provide succor to an ailing creature that you can touch, masking its suffering for the duration.

The creature no longer feels any physical pain or discomfort.

A creature can use an action to determine why it suddenly feels no pain, making an ability check using Insight (Intelligence) against your spell save Difficulty. If it succeeds, it becomes aware of the illusion and is immune to this spell for the next 24 hours.

1 minute

As an action, you create a sound or an image of an object within 5 meters that lasts for the duration. The illusion also ends if you dismiss it on your turn (no action required) or cast this spell again.

If you create a sound, its volume can range from a whisper to a scream. It can be your voice, someone else’s voice, a lion’s roar, a beating of drums, or any other sound you choose. The sound continues unabated throughout the duration, or you can make discrete sounds at different times before the spell ends.

If you create an image of an object—such as a chair, muddy footprints, or a small chest—it must be no larger than a 1-meter cube. The image can’t create sound, light, smell, or any other sensory effect. Physical interaction with the image reveals it to be an illusion, because things can pass through it.

A creature can use an action to examine the sound or image, making an ability check using Insight (Intelligence) against your spell save Difficulty. If it succeeds, it becomes aware that it is an illusion. If a creature discerns the illusion for what it is, the illusion becomes faint to the creature.

The illusion can be created to appear as a threatening creature just out of sight of a creature within 10 meters that you can see. If you so, the spell ends and the creature must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d2 psychic damage, can’t take reactions until the end of its next turn, and the next attack roll against it has advantage if it is made before the end of your next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d2 when you reach 9th level (2d2) and 17th level (3d2).

1 minute

As an action, you manifest a minor wonder, a sign of supernatural power, within 5 meters. You create one of the following magical effects.

  • Your voice booms up to three times as loud as normal.
  • You cause flames to flicker, brighten, dim, or change color.
  • You cause harmless tremors in the ground.
  • You create an instantaneous sound, such as a rumble of thunder, the cry of a raven, or ominous whispers.
  • You instantly light or snuff out a candle, a torch, or a small campfire.
  • You instantaneously cause an unlocked door or window to fly open or slam shut.
  • You alter the appearance of your eyes.

If you cast this spell multiple times, you can have up to three of its effects active at a time, and you can dismiss such an effect on your turn (no action required).

1 minute/mana

As an action, your body becomes blurred, shifting and wavering to all who can see you. For the duration, any creature has disadvantage on attack rolls against you. An attacker is immune to this effect if it doesn’t rely on sight, as with blindsight, or can see through illusions, as with truesight.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana to cast the spell as a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack. The attacker must make an additional attack roll and use the worst result.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, you shape and alter existing sounds within 20 meters. You can target one sound, such as a person speaking or singing, a group of related sounds such as the patter of many raindrops or the tramp of soldiers passing by, or all sounds in a sphere centered on a point. A sound as quiet as a snapping finger can be controlled.

You can entirely muffle a noise to make no sound at all or magnify a sound to such loudness that it drowns out all other conversation in the immediate area. In this way, you can provide yourself or any creature with advantage on Stealth and audio-based Perception checks.

You can substitute any sound you have heard for the target sound. If you attempt to exactly duplicate the voice of a specific individual, or an inherently terrifying sound (such as a dragon’s roar), you must succeed on a Deception ability check with advantage opposed by the intended listener’s passive Insight to avoid arousing suspicion.

Alternatively, you can use up the spell in an instant. You do this by modulating a sound into a one-time destructive impetus that shatters nonmagical, unattended objects of crystal, glass, ceramics, or porcelain (vials, bottles, flasks, jugs, mirrors, and so forth) in the area.

As a reaction, which you use when another creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters makes an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, you can use your wit to distract, confuse, and otherwise sap the confidence and competence of the creature. The creature makes the roll with disadvantage. The creature is immune if it is a construct or an undead, can’t hear you, or is immune to being charmed. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

If the roll already has advantage or disadvantage, you cannot apply another instance of advantage or disadvantage and you must use this before the roll to cancel out any advantage or disadvantage.

Augment

You can use cutting words against one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

As a reaction, which you use when you make a Deception check, your words entice the gullible. You make the roll with advantage. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

If the roll already has advantage or disadvantage, you cannot apply another instance of advantage or disadvantage and you must use this before the roll to cancel out any advantage or disadvantage.

1 hour/mana

As an action, you change the appearance of a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. You give the creature a new, illusory, appearance. An unwilling creature can make a Will saving throw, and if it succeeds, it is unaffected by this spell.

The spell disguises physical appearance as well as clothing, armor, weapons, and equipment. You can make the creature seem up to 30 centimeters shorter or taller and appear thin, fat, or in between. You can’t change a creature’s body type, so you must choose a form that has the same basic arrangement of limbs. Otherwise, the extent of the illusion is up to you. The spell lasts for the duration, unless you dismiss it on your turn (no action required).

The changes wrought by this spell fail to hold up to physical inspection. For example, if you use this spell to add a hat to a creature’s outfit, objects pass through the hat, and anyone who touches it would feel nothing or would feel the creature’s head and hair. If you use this spell to appear thinner than you are, the hand of someone who reaches out to touch you would bump into you while it was seemingly still in midair.

A creature can use an action to inspect a creature, making an ability check using Insight (Intelligence) against your spell save Difficulty. If it succeeds, it becomes aware that the creature is disguised.

Augment

You can target two additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, you attempt to falsify one of a creature’s senses. Choose a creature that you can touch or see within 100 meters who must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, the target thinks it sees, hears, smells, tastes, or feels something other than what its senses actually report.

You can’t create a sensation where none exists, nor make the target completely oblivious to a sensation, but you can replace the specifics of one sensation with different specifics. For instance, you could make a human look like a dwarf (or one human look like another specific human), a closed door look like it is open, a vat of acid smell like rose water, a parrot look like a bookend, stale rations taste like fresh fruit, a light pat feel like a dagger thrust, a scream sound like the howling wind, and so on.

You can switch between senses you falsify round by round. You can’t alter the size of an object by more than 50% by using this spell. Thus, you couldn’t make a castle look like a hovel, but you could make it look like a different castle, or a rough hillock of approximately the same size.

Because you override a victim’s senses, you can fool a victim who is using true seeing or some other method of gathering information.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

(ritual); 10 days

As you spend 1 minute to cast this spell, you write on parchment, paper, or some other suitable writing material and imbue it with a potent illusion that lasts for the duration.

To you and any creatures you designate when you cast the spell, the writing appears normal, written in your hand, and conveys whatever meaning you intended when you wrote the text. To all others, the writing appears as if it were written in an unknown or magical script that is unintelligible. Alternatively, you can cause the writing to appear to be an entirely different message, written in a different hand and language, though the language must be one you know.

Should the spell be dispelled, the original script and the illusion both disappear.

A creature with truesight can read the hidden message.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, you create the image of an object, a creature, or some other visible phenomenon that is no larger than a sphere. The image appears at a spot within 20 meters and lasts for the duration. The image is purely visual; it isn’t accompanied by sound, smell, or other sensory effects.

As long as you are within 20 meters of the illusion, you can use an action to cause the image to move up to 5 meters to a space you can see, but the illusion must remain within 20 meters of you. As the image changes location, you can alter its appearance so that its movements appear natural for the image. For example, if you create an image of a creature and move it, you can alter the image so that it appears to be walking.

For the duration, you can cast spells as though you were in the illusion’s space, but you must use your own senses.

Physical interaction with the image reveals it to be an illusion, because things can pass through it. A creature can use an action to examine the image, making an ability check using Insight (Intelligence) against your spell save Difficulty. If it succeeds, it becomes aware that it is an illusion. If a creature discerns the illusion for what it is, the creature can see through the image, and any other sensory qualities of the image become faint to the creature.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • Major Image. You can expend 1 additional mana so the image seems completely real, including sounds, smells, and temperature appropriate to the thing depicted. You can’t create sufficient heat or cold to cause damage, a sound loud enough to deal concussion damage or deafen a creature, or a smell that might sicken a creature (like a troglodyte’s stench). Additionally, when you move the illusion you can cause it to make different sounds at different times, even making it carry on a conversation, for example.

  • Indefinite. You can expend 1 additional mana so the spell lasts until dispelled, without requiring your concentration.

  • Programmed Image. You can expend 2 additional mana so the illusion activates when a specific condition occurs. The illusion is imperceptible until then. It must be no larger than a 5-meter cube, and you decide when you cast the spell how the illusion behaves and what sounds it makes. This scripted performance can last up to 5 minutes.

    When the condition you specify occurs, the illusion springs into existence and performs in the manner you described. Once the illusion finishes performing, it disappears and remains dormant for 10 minutes. After this time, the illusion can be activated again.

    The triggering condition can be as general or as detailed as you like, though it must be based on visual or audible conditions that occur within 5 meters of the area. For example, you could create an illusion of yourself to appear and warn off others who attempt to open a trapped door, or you could set the illusion to trigger only when a creature says the correct word or phrase.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you become invisible for the duration. Anything you are wearing or carrying is invisible as long as it is on your person. The spell ends if you attack, throw a concoction, use a maneuver, or cast a spell.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • Shared Invisibility. You can target two additional creatures or objects for each additional mana expended. The creatures and objects must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • Continued Invisibility. You can expend 1 additional mana to change the duration to 1 hour/mana.

  • Mislead. You can expend 1 additional mana to create an illusory double of yourself where you are standing when you turn invisible.

    You can use an action to move your illusory double up to twice your speed and make it gesture, speak, and behave in whatever way you choose.

    You can see through its eyes and hear through its ears as if you were located where it is. On each of your turns as an action, you can switch from using its senses to using your own, or back again. While you are using its senses, you are blinded and deafened in regard to your own surroundings.

  • Misty Escape. You can expend 1 additional mana to cast the spell as a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack. Change the duration to instantaneous. You can turn invisible and teleport up to 10 meters to an unoccupied space you can see. You halve the attack’s damage against you. You remain invisible until the start of your next turn or until you attack or cast a spell.

  • Greater Invisibility. You can expend 3 additional mana so the spell does not end for a target that attacks, throws a concoction, uses a maneuver, or casts a spell.

(ritual)

As you spend 1 minute to cast this spell, you implant a message within an object you can touch or see within 5 meters until the spell is dispelled, a message that is uttered when a trigger condition is met. Choose an object that you can touch or see and that isn’t being worn or carried by another creature. Then speak the message, which must be 25 words or less, though it can be delivered over as long as 10 minutes. Finally, determine the circumstance that will trigger the spell to deliver your message.

When that circumstance occurs, a magical mouth appears on the object and recites the message in your voice and at the same volume you spoke. If the object you chose has a mouth or something that looks like a mouth (for example, the mouth of a statue), the magical mouth appears there so that the words appear to come from the object’s mouth. When you cast this spell, you can have the spell end after it delivers its message, or it can remain and repeat its message whenever the trigger occurs.

The triggering circumstance can be as general or as detailed as you like, though it must be based on visual or audible conditions that occur within 5 meters of the object. For example, you could instruct the mouth to speak when any creature moves within 5 meters of the object or when a silver bell rings within 5 meters of it.

1 minute/mana

As an action, three illusory duplicates of yourself appear in your space. Until the spell ends, the duplicates move with you and mimic your actions, shifting position so it’s impossible to track which image is real. You can dismiss the illusory duplicates on your turn (no action required).

Each time a creature targets you with an attack during the spell’s duration, roll 2d10 to determine whether the attack instead targets one of your duplicates.

If you have three duplicates, you must roll a 9 or higher to change the attack’s target to a duplicate. With two duplicates, you must roll a 10 or higher. With one duplicate, you must roll an 11 or higher. A duplicate’s Defense equals 11 + half your Aptitude Bonus (min 1) + your Dexterity. If an attack hits a duplicate, the duplicate is destroyed.

A duplicate can be destroyed only by an attack that hits it. It ignores all other damage and effects. The spell ends when all three duplicates are destroyed.

A creature is unaffected by this spell if it can’t see, if it relies on senses other than sight, such as blindsight, or if it can perceive illusions as false, as with truesight.

Augment

Illusory Self. You can expend 1 additional mana to cast the spell as a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack.

As an action, you shape two illusory duplicates of yourself that attack simultaneously from different directions as make a weapon attack with advantage.

On a hit, add 1d10 + your spellcasting ability to the attack’s damage roll.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 2d10 for each additional mana expended.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature that you can touch or see within 2 meters of you makes an attack roll against you, you can try to redirect the attack, provided that another creature is within 1 meter of you and within the attack’s range. The attacker must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or it must target that creature. If multiple creatures are within 1 meter of you and within the attack’s range, the attacker chooses which one to target.

You must choose to use this feature before knowing whether the attack hits or misses.

1 hour/mana

As an action, a veil of shadows and silence covers you, masking you from detection. For the duration, you have advantage on Stealth checks and can’t be tracked except by magical means. A creature that receives this bonus leaves behind no tracks or other traces of its passage.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana so each creature you choose within 5 meters of you (including you) has advantage on Stealth checks and can’t be tracked except by magical means.

1 hour/mana

As you spend 1 minute to cast this spell, a Large quasi-real, horselike creature appears on the ground in an unoccupied space of your choice within 5 meters. You decide the creature’s appearance, but it has smoke-colored, insubstantial hooves that make no sound and it is equipped with a saddle, bit, and bridle. Any of the equipment created by the spell vanishes in a puff of smoke if it is carried more than 2 meters away from the steed.

For the duration, you or a creature you choose can ride the steed. The creature uses the statistics for a riding horse, except it has a speed of 20 meters and can travel 15 kilometers in an hour, or 25 kilometers at a fast pace. When the spell ends, the steed gradually fades, giving the rider 1 minute to dismount. The spell ends if you dismiss it on your turn (no action required) or if the steed takes any damage.

The steed can ride over sandy, muddy, or even swampy ground without difficulty or a decrease in speed.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can create two additional steeds for each additional mana expended.

  • Water Steed. You can expend 1 additional mana so the steed can walk on water (per the water walk spell).

  • Flying Steed. You can expend 1 additional mana so the steed can fly at its speed.

(ritual); concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, no sound can pass through a sphere that surrounds you. Until the spell ends, the sphere moves with you, centered on you.

Any creature or object entirely inside the sphere is immune to concussion damage that originates outside the sphere.

Casting this spell on the same spot every day for a year makes this effect permanent on that spot.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana so no sound can be created within the sphere. Any creature or object entirely inside the sphere is immune to concussion damage, creatures are deafened while entirely inside the sphere, and casting a spell that requires words to be spoken is impossible inside the sphere.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to cast the spell centered on a point within 20 meters.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to change the duration to 5 minutes/mana.