12 July 2015
D&D 30-Day Challenge: Day 18- Favorite Planar Being / Creature
If I had to pick a planar creature to be a "favorite" I suppose it would be the Night Hag. Those are planar, right? I mean, I found them listed in the Planescape Monstrous Compendium Annex.
Night Hags are everything that scares people about the traditional "witch" type monster- not a female human that practices witchcraft, but the kind of gnarled, crone-looking witch of dark fairy tales. Night Hags hunt humans for their spirits/souls and are wicked powerful at 8 HD. They are not unreasonable killers, though - they can be treated with, bargained with, and even be useful if you can trade them something the value more than your life force. Something like information. This makes them a great addition to a campaign when you want to throw overly swordplay-happy PCs a curve, and show them a truly frightening monster that just might be more useful to them alive than vanquished.