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Baba Yaga’s Chicken Hut

Wondrous item, legendary (attunement not required)

This item first appears to be a shuttered Huge-sized wooden hut able to fit up to 7 Medium or smaller creatures inside along with a simple bed and table permanently affixed to the floor. After taking a long rest inside of it, you make a DC 20 Wisdom (Perception) check, seeing through the veil and revealing its true nature on a success— strange markings and other signs of witchcraft cover nearly every surface of the interior and it reeks of chicken effluent. There are 8 glowing runes on the table, each only half-illuminated. When you pass your hand over a rune, the energies inside respond and you can fully illuminate it or remove its glow entirely. When certain runes are illuminated, enormous chicken legs beneath the hut rise it up off of the ground.

Baba Yaga’s Chicken Hut is a Huge object with the following statistics:

Armor Class 21

Hit Points 320

Speed 50 ft. or swim 10 ft. (or 0 ft. if the legs aren’t extended)

Damage Immunities cold, poison, psychic

To be used as a vehicle, the hut requires one pilot. While the hut’s door and window shutters are closed, the interior is airtight and watertight. The interior holds enough air for 60 hours of breathing, divided by the number of breathing creatures inside.

The hut floats on water. A creature in the interior can use an action to control the illumination of as many as two of the hut’s runes, and a bonus action to control a third. After each use, a rune goes back to its neutral position. Each rune, from left to right, functions as shown in the Baba Yaga’s Chicken Hut Runes table.

If you are not attuned to any magic items and spend a week inside of Baba Yaga’s Chicken Hut, you can attune to it. The hut uses 2 of your attunement slots.

Once attuned, you are always its pilot, and as long as you can see it you can use your bonus action to manipulate as many as 3 of its runes.

Table: Baba Yaga’s Chicken Hut Runes
Rune Lit Dark
1 Chicken legs extend, allowing the hut to walk and swim. Chicken legs retract, reducing the hut’s Speed to 0 and making it unable to benefit from bonuses to speed.
2 Forward window shutter opens. Forward window shutter closes.
3 Side window shutters open (two per side). Side window shutters close (two per side).
4 The hut releases a disgusting and offensive miasma. All creatures in a 60-foot radius of the hut make a DC 18 Constitution saving throw or are poisoned until the end of the pilot’s next turn. If the interior is not sealed, this includes any creatures inside the hut. Each extended chicken leg makes the following melee weapon attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d8) slashing damage.
5 The apparatus walks or swims forward. The apparatus walks or swims backward.
6 The apparatus turns up to 180 degrees left. The apparatus turns up to 180 degrees right.
7 Lanterns appear on the front of hut, emitting bright light in a 30-foot radius and dim light for an additional 30 feet. If there are lanterns conjured on the front of the hut, they disappear.
8 The front door unseals and opens. The front door closes and seals.
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