“Is this a good idea?” Valance asked as the adventurers delved deeper into the Forest of Whispers.
“What is bothering you?” Chalk asked the priest of the Spider God.
“We are being watched, our every move. I don’t like it,” the cleric answered.
Darkness began to fall, the shadows lengthened, slowly replacing what scant light there was to begin with. Horrid laughter could be heard off in the distance.
“Ah, I believe that our hosts are awaiting us,” Koram said, quite nervous himself.
Suddenly a short creature appeared from behind a gnarled oak tree. It’s face was serene, and sinister.
“Actually, your hosts have been watching you stumble through our domain for two days now,” the little man said. “Why have you come here?”
“Slowfang poison,” Gnybaro answered.
“What of it?” the short fey inquired, narrowing his eyes.
“We would buy some from you,” Chalk said.
“Well, then, let us haggle,” the wicked creature said with a broad smile.
No. Enc.: 1d10 (1d20)
Movement: 120′ (40′)
Fly: 150′ (50′)
Armor Class: 5
Hit Dice: 4
Damage: 1d8 or by weapon
Hoard Class: XXI
These mischievous trooping faeries lurk in the deep woods of the Haunted Forest of Whispers, in an ancient castle called Strife. The Hauntwood Faeries are horrid creatures and are dealers in all sorts of poisons, secrets and lost things. While hardly trustworthy, sometimes one has to deal with these wicked Fey to find something obscure or particularly nefarious.
Hauntwood Faeries are very magical and hard to catch or get the best of. In addition to being able to fly, Hauntwood Faeries have a variety of spell-like powers at hand, they can swim like fish, meld into the earth, stone or wood three times per day. The little fiends can also shapechange twice per day, taking the shape of any small animal or bird. These odd faeries are often silent while observing intruders, gathering slowly in numbers as bigger folk stumble through their domain, waiting to see how to confront the interlopers, or whether to let them fall into any of the devious traps that litter the land around Strife Castle for miles.
In appearance these little fiends resemble sinister looking leprechauns or gnomes, standing about 2½-3 feet tall, dressed in strange, archaic finery.