A Comprehensive Look at Hags
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Hags. Baby theives. One of the most infamous of all species on the planet and well known across the multiverse. Very little introduction is needed for these dangerous fiends.

Hags (Cunabula epulone) are a humanoid species physically resembling an emaciated elderly human woman. They measure roughly 2.4 meters (8 feet) in height, and are covered in a robe-like organ that covers their body like a second skin.

Hags are hermaphroditic, producing both eggs and sperm. Individuals are able to exchange gametes by interconnecting tendrils produced by their mouths. Once impregnated, the Hag will seek a darkened area, such as an attic or cave, and will lay between 600 and 2,000 eggs. Typically, 7% of the offspring will survive beyond the larval stage.

The species feeds on numerous different species, including several fungi, rodents, insects, birds, small animals, and, infamously, human infants. While the species will often attempt to feed on human infants, the actual occurrence is extremely rare. In only eight instances has a Hag consumed a human infant, and this was prior before widespread use of electricity, and most of these instances occurred in remote villages in the southern hemisphere. It's believed the species are repulsed by electricity, although the reason is presently unknown.

C. epulone are extremely resistant to many magics, and the only known method for capturing and terminating an individual is a combination of three or more extremely divergent branches of magic.

The Hag's closest phylogenetic relative is the Banshee (Finalum clamo,) although the genetic similarities are only in a handful of specific gene sequences. At present, the Hag is believed by many parazoologists to be part of a new family of spirit.

Knowledge of C. epulone's existence has been known for several thousand years, but only in 1963 was the first individual captured in the modern era via a combination of Norse, Aztec, and Celtic magic.

Accounts of the Hag's existence date back to Mesopotamian times, although mentions of similar creatures stealing infants date back further.

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