Hag, Loireag

Family: Hags

Small fey (hag), lawful evil

Armor Class 12
Hit Points 55 (10d8 + 10)
Speed 20 ft., fly 30 ft. (hover)

6 (-2) 14 (+2) 12 (+1) 10 (+0) 15 (+2) 16 (+3)

Skills Perception +5, Insight +5, Intimidation +6, Stealth +5
Damage Vulnerabilities thunder
Senses darkvision 60 ft., Passive Perception 16
Languages Common, Sylvan
Proficiency Bonus +3
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)


  • Fey Ancestry. The loireag has advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put the loireag to sleep.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The loireag’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 13). She can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:


  • Multiattack. The loireag makes two attacks with its Steel Wool.
  • Steel Wool. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d6 + 2) slashing damage. The target is grappled (escape DC 13) if the loireag isn’t already grappling a creature. Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained and takes 7 (2d6) bludgeoning damage at the start of each of its turns. If the target is a creature against which the loireag has sworn vengeance, the target takes an extra 7 (2d6) bludgeoning damage.
  • Animate Threads (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest). Up to four threads the loireag can see within 60 feet of it transform into a steel-like consistency and animate under the loireag’s control, provided that the threads aren’t being worn or carried. Each animated thread is an object with AC 20, 20 hit points, and immunity to bludgeoning, piercing, poison, and psychic damage. When the loireag uses Multiattack on its turn, it can use each animated thread to make one additional Steel Wool attack. An animated thread can grapple one creature of its own but can’t make attacks while grappling. An animated thread reverts to its inanimate state if reduced to 0 hit points or if the loireag is incapacitated or dies.
  • Judge Song. The loireag targets one creature it can see within 30 feet of it. The target must contest its Charisma (Performance) check against the loireag’s Wisdom (Insight) check. If the loireag wins, it swears vengeance against the target (see its Steel Wool attack).
  • Milk Siphon. As an action, the loireag can target an incapacitated cattle within 5 feet of it. The target must succeed on a DC 13 Charisma saving throw or have its milk siphoned magically. The affected creature can’t move for 1 minute, and during this time, the loireag absorbs 1d4 gallons of milk and gains temporary hit points equal to the number of gallons siphoned. Cattle can produce three times their hit dice in gallons of milk per day.
  • Enchanting Melody. The loireag sings a haunting melody. All creatures within 30 feet of the loireag must succeed on a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw or become charmed by her for 1 minute. A charmed creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.


The loireag appears as an old woman of great age. Despite her appearance, she is of the size of a child. She is a master weaver and her wool and thread is never far. She reclines on a flying carpet made of her magical wool.

The loireag is often found near misty and secluded areas where her haunting melodies can drift through the night air. She is known for her exceptional talent in the art of spinning and weaving, a skill that is revered among both the elven and fairy worlds. The loireag is considered a guardian of traditions and rituals related to these crafts, a role she takes quite seriously.

Her threads are of unmatched quality, possessing the fineness of spider’s silk and the strength of steel. She is fond of milk and cream from cows, and her connection to music is deep, making her particularly sensitive to melodies and songs. The loireag listens carefully to the women who work wool. Should their songs displease her, she retaliates.

The loireag uses her enchanting melodies and magical abilities to influence creatures around her. Her enchanting melody can draw creatures under her charm, and she can release threads of magic to distort their perceptions. The loireag is known to siphon milk from animals when she desires, and she can even restrain foes with her mystical weaving abilities.

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