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Hag

Aliens in the "Hag" Family

NameCR
Void Hag10

Hag, Void Hag

Source Alien Archive pg. 120

Void Hag CR 10

XP 9,600
NE Medium monstrous humanoid
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +19

Defense

HP 118
EAC 25; KAC 27
Fort +9; Ref +11; Will +15
DR 10/magic; Immunities cold, disease, fear, sleep; SR 20

Offense

Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (Su, perfect)
Melee ultrathin dagger +17 (4d4+11 S)
Ranged hailstorm-class zero pistol +19 (2d6+10 C; critical staggered [DC 19])
Offensive Abilities stardust robes
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th, ranged +19)
1/day—cosmic eddy (DC 22), enervation
3/day—irradiate (DC 21), psychokinetic strangulation (DC 21)
At will—inflict pain (DC 20)

Statistics

STR +1; DEX +3; CON +0; INT +8; WIS +2; CHA +3
Skills Acrobatics +19 (+27 when flying), Intimidate +24, Mysticism +24, Stealth +19
Languages Aklo, Common, Drow
Other Abilities no breath
Gear white carbon carbon skin, hailstorm-class zero pistol with 4 high-capacity batteries (40 charges each), ultrathin dagger

Ecology

Environment any vacuum
Organization solitary or coven (see below)

Special Abilities

Stardust Robes (Su) Three times per day as a standard action, a void hag can release the energies of the cosmos stored within her robes. Creatures within 30 feet of the void hag each take 2d6+10 force damage and are outlined in glowing motes of stellar energy for 2d4 rounds. An outlined creature takes a -20 penalty to Stealth checks and doesn’t benefit from the concealment normally provided by displacement, invisibility, or similar effects. A target that succeeds at a DC 19 Reflex saving throw halves this damage and negates the outlining effect. Other void hags are immune to this ability.

Description

Void hags are terrifying scourges of deep space, enacting their cruel whims on any innocents who cross their paths. A typical void hag stands over 7 feet tall but weighs no more than 150 pounds. They have long limbs, and their hands and feet are similarly elongated, ending in disturbingly sharp, silvery nails. Most void hags have substantial heads of hair that they let loose to frame their faces in the low- to zero-gravity environments in which they dwell.

No one is certain whether void hags are crones who adapted to living in outer space (greatly changing their physiology in the process) or a race of alien witches from a distant, unknown world. Void hags aren’t interested in elucidating their origins to those they consider to be lesser beings, which is just about everyone they come across. Rather, void hags instinctively wish to rule over other life-forms, usually cooperating only with other void hags. On occasion, power struggles break out between allied crones, but they often end swiftly and brutally as one overpowers the other. Void hags despise stupidity in any form, and they find great satisfaction in punishing it, usually in ways that are quite painful and often fatal to the victim.

Though it grants her only a small portion of her power, a void hag’s set of robes is her most important possession. She views the robes as a badge of honor, since a young void hag must undergo a series of harrowing trials to craft them. First, she weaves the cloak from fibers of plants found on naturally irradiated worlds. Then, she finds a star emitting strong solar flares and waits for a phenomenon known as a coronal mass ejection—a massive explosion of plasma and magnetism—in which she bathes the robes. If she survives, she drags the robes into the center of a nebula, collecting cosmic dust and ionized gas particles along the way. She then dons the robes and meditates, often for days, until she visualizes a pattern of stars that she imprints upon the cloak. The design of each set of robes is personally important to the void hag who crafted it, and no two sets of robes look the same.

This process can take years—or sometimes even decades—but once finished, the void hag is bonded to her robes and only the strongest magic can separate her from them. However, until a void hag makes her robes, no other hag will see her as an equal. Some void hags go so far as to completely ignore those of their kind who haven’t crafted their own robes. A void hag in a coven (see below) who somehow loses her robes is forcefully driven out, even though it strips the coven of all power. Even if the expelled hag retrieves her robes (or fashions a new set), she usually must form an entirely new coven, as her previous compatriots never fully trust her again.

Void hags have been seen within Apostae, aiding a handful of drow noble houses in the constant corporate espionage the race perpetrates against one another. Void hags who are diligent and sadistically inventive can rise to be major players in a drow corporation’s security division, sometimes rooting out spies from within and leading strike teams against other drow holdings. However, a void hag can never climb higher than that on the corporate ladder, as those positions are almost always exclusive to drow nobles.

Though Aucturn might seem to be a place of great interest to void hags, they avoid that planet with almost no exception. Some sages claim that the crones are afraid of the Stranger and its disturbing inhabitants. Void hags scoff angrily if this theory is ever espoused in their presence and give vague hints about “certain pacts” made with potent entities that lead them to avoid Aucturn. No one has been able to get further clarification out of void hags on the matter, and so it remains an unsolved mystery.

Void hags have a similarly standoffish relationship with the Dominion of the Black, though members of the two groups will sometimes deign to work together in extreme circumstances. Such a partnership is always short lived and tense, probably because void hags suspect that deh-nolos and neh-thalggus would eagerly collect their brains if given half a chance.

Void Hag Covens

Three hags of any type can band together to form a coven, gaining access to more powerful magical abilities. Covens of void hags are particularly formidable, and they often lay claim to entire asteroids or other small planetoids as their domains. A void hag coven will often craft a roughly square container called a stellar cauldron out of unknown materials that can somehow withstand the various arcane fission and fusion processes studied by the void hags. A stellar cauldron acts as a focus for many of the coven’s rituals and is sometimes used to brew powerful serums and spell ampoules. Scientists from across the galaxy would love to get their hands on one of these stellar cauldrons to examine its composition, but void hag covens are as protective of their cauldrons as an individual void hag is of her robes.

Whenever all three void hags of a coven are within 10 feet of one another, they can work together to use any of the following spell-like abilities: call cosmos (DC 24), clairaudience/clairvoyance, control gravity (DC 25), gravitational singularity (DC 25), interplanetary teleport, retrocognition, snuff life (DC 25), telepathy, and vision. All three void hags must take a full action to take part in this form of cooperative magic. All coven spell-like abilities function at CL 13th (or the highest caster level of the most powerful hag in the coven). The coven also ignores Resolve Point costs of the spell-like abilities.

At the GM’s discretion, other hag covens might have different spell-like abilities.