Hags are not immortal. They are not particularly nurturing. They have no males among them. These three factors conspire toward their extinction—held off only by the existence of hagborn. Hagborn, the offspring of hags and males of other races, are always female. The fate of a hagborn’s father—life or death, sanity or madness—rests on the whims of the hag and her coven. Left on the doorsteps of prospective foster parents, hagborn are most often raised by strangers. On those occasions where the father survives the hag’s courtship he is “gifted” with the hagborn.

Hagborn Traits

Hagborn have the following racial traits.

Increased Ability Score. Hagborn are considerably heartier than they initially appear. Your Constitution score increases by 2.

Size. Hagborn typically look frail in their build, yet stand between 5 and 6 feet tall. You are Medium size.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Claws. Hagborn fingernails are thick and sturdy enough to be weapons in their own right. You are proficient with claw attacks and you can make a claw attack for each hand that is not otherwise doing something (for example: wielding a weapon, holding a shield, or casting a spell). Each claw attack deals 1d4 points of slashing damage on a hit. Your claws have the Finesse Weapon property.

Darkvision. Hagborn are at home in the dark. Within 60 feet of you, treat dim light as if it were bright light and darkness as dim light. When in darkness, you see only shades of gray without any color.

Languages. You can read, write, and speak Common.

Subraces. Hagborn have a number of subraces, each the children of a particular type of hag. The three main subraces are green hagborn, night hagborn and sea hagborn. Choose one of these subraces.


Green Hagborn

Green hagborn are adept spellcasters. Physically, your skin has a slight green tint.

Increased Ability Score. Green hagborn are notably clever. Increase your Intelligence score by 2.

Cantrip. You know one of the following cantrips: dancing lights, mage hand, or minor illusion. Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for this cantrip.

Night Hagborn

Descended from a night hag, these hagborn are exceptional liars. Your skin can range from a dark blue to a deep purple.

Increased Ability Score. Night hagborn are easily liked and can convince others to do their wishes. Increase your Charisma score by 1.

Deceitful. You are proficient with the Deception skill and have an advantage on Deception checks made to pass yourself off as someone else.

Sea Hagborn

Natural swimmers, sea hagborn have webbed fingers and toes. Your skin tone can be anything from from a seaweed green to a pale human skin tone.

Increased Ability Score. Swimming through the water gives sea hagborn exceptional strength. Increase your Strength score by 1.

Swimmer. You are proficient with the Athletics skill and have a swim speed of 20 feet.

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