The elf ranger re-joined his fellow adventurers, his hood pulled low so to cover his face.
‘Well, where are we off to now?’ Fellhorn the druid asked the elf and gnome illusionist.
‘I think that we should look into the fountain in the nearby dell to make sure it is no blocked,’ the elf said.
The other two looked at each other. It seemed an odd and very mild adventure. Suspicious, the gnome crept up to the elf and pulled back his hood, revealing a distorted and twisted face.
‘What happened to you?’ the druid asked in horror as the elf covered himself up.
‘Just as I thought, the pigsies got to you!’ exclaimed the gnome.
‘Pigsies?’ Fellhorn asked.
‘Strange little fey known to haunt darker forests, they like tricking us into doing things for them,’ the gnome replied.
‘Like clearing fountains?’
‘Can we just go now?’ the elf asked.
‘I don’t know, didn’t we need to search that tower by the coast? That is a three day ride,’ the gnome said.
‘The elf ranger growled as the gnome laughed and threw up his hands.
‘To the fountain we go!’ called out the gnome.
Pigsie: AC 5 [+14], HD 2 (9hp), Att 1× bite or punch (1d4), THAC0 15 [+4], MV 90′ (30′)/180’ (60’) flying, SV D10 W11 P11 B12 S12 (0), ML 8, AL Neutral, XP 25, NA 2d4 (3d6), TT E ▶ Pigsies bear a mirror that any who gaze into must make a Save versus Spells, Rods or Staves with a -1 modifier ot lose 1d8+1 Charisma for one week or until the subject does a task for the pigsies.
Thought to be a strange variation of pixies, pigsies are small, one foot tall, pig-headed and winged humanoids. They enjoy tricking bigger intelligent creatures into looking into the cursed mirrors that they bear (often two or three pigsies carry one mirror) so that they may temprorarily drain their victim of Charisma in order to coerce their victim into achieving a task for them that they cannot. Always playing fair, the pigsies restore the Charisma, often laughing as if it were all always a joke.