DRUDGE HAGNO. APPEARING: 1
FREQUENCY: Very rare
FREQUENCY: Very rare
ARMOR CLASS: 6
HIT DICE: 5+1
% IN LAIR: 99%
TREASURE TYPE: Q, X
NO. OF ATTACKS: 1
DAMAGE/ ATTACK: By weapon type + 3 to damage due to strength
SPECIAL ATTACKS: Magic use
SPECIAL DEFENSES: Nil
MAGIC RESISTANCE: Standard
SAVE: Magic-user 6
ALIGNMENT: Lawful evil
SIZE: L (7½' tall)
PSIONIC ABILITY: Nil
LEVEL/ X.P. VALUE: VI/ 525 + 6/hp
Drudge hags inhabit ruins or make their homes in hovels found deep in the wilderness. They are infamous kidnappers, and prefer to capture little girls and boys, whom they force to work for them.
Their captives are expected to clean all day long under constant threat of being devoured by the horrid hag. Bad little children are often warned by their parents to be good “or the drudge hag will get you!” In truth, the hag will capture any little boy or girl they can, bad or good.
Drudge hags can employ the following magic-user spells once per day: detect magic, locate object, polymorph other, polymorph self, read magic, reduce, remove curse, slow, and stinking cloud. They can also cast the cleric spell create food and water up to three times per day. The hag will create cold mush to feed her prisoners, or possibly candy or pie if she is trying to lure a child into her clutches. The polymorph self ability will be used to appear as a fair damsel, cute puppy, or shaggy pony for similar purposes. For purposes of spell effects, the hag should be considered eighth level.
A drudge hag can create crude servants called dingle mirks (q.v.). A hag can usually control up to nine or ten of these malformed creatures.
Drudge hags rely on short wands or carved fetish sticks which, although non-magical, allow them to focus their powers. If their stick is stolen or broken, their spells will fail 20% of the time, until they can replace it. If used in combat treat it as a club, remembering to add the hag's strength bonus of +3, due to the her 18/01-50 strength.
Drudge hags are confirmed pipesmokers and consume large amounts of alcoholic beverages. They will always have a large supply of these substances handy. Because of these habits, drudge hags will often have commerce with brigands or humanoids who can supply slaves, alcohol, and tobacco.
Description: The drudge hag appears a hideous, but strong and tall, old crone. Their skin is covered with blemishes and their clothes are always stinky and dirty. Their foul breath is matched only by their repulsive body odor.
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