An elder race—much older than the elves, and as old as the dragons, they claim—red hags are the most cunning and longest-lived of the hags, having a lifespan of more than a thousand years.
Beautiful and Strong. Unlike their hag kin, red hags are not horrid to look upon, and most are considered comely in their own right. Few know anything about them, and the hags do little to enlighten them, preferring their seclusion.
Tied to Nature. The hags have a deep connection with all elements of nature, and they often make their homes in deep forests, in caves, or alongside coastlines.
Blood Magic. Because of their close connection to nature, red hags often serve as druids. Within their druidic circles, however, they practice blood sacrifices and perform ritualistic blood magic—both to slake their craving for humanoid blood, but also as a means to venerate Hecate, goddesses of dark magic. Red hags also favor the cleric and wizard classes; few ever seek a martial path. The ancient hags all answer to a hierarchy.
Medium fey, neutral evil
Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 119 (14d8 + 56)
Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.
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Skills Arcana +9, Deception +5, Insight +7, Perception +9
Condition Immunities charmed, poisoned
Senses blood sense 90 ft., darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Common, Druidic, Giant
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)
Amphibious. The hag can breathe air and water.
Spellcasting. The hag is an 8th-level spellcaster. Her spellcasting ability is Wisdom (Spell save DC 17, +9 to hit with spell attacks). She requires no material components to cast her spells. The hag has the following druid spells prepared:
Magic Resistance. The hag has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
Blood Sense. A red hag automatically senses the presence of the blood of living creatures within 90 feet and can pinpoint their locations within 30 feet.
Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (3d8 + 4) slashing damage.
Siphoning Aura (Recharge 5-6). The red hag radiates an aura in a 30-foot radius, lasting for 3 rounds, that draws all fluids out through a creature’s mouth, nose, eyes, ears, and pores. Every creature of the hag’s choosing that starts its turn in the affected area takes 18 (4d6 + 4) necrotic damage, or half damage with a successful DC 15 Constitution saving throw.