Dancing Hut of Baba Yaga
The Dancing Hut of Baba Yaga is a major artifact belonging to the mythic witch Baba Yaga, granting her immense ability to travel within the Material Plane and into the Great Beyond.12
The Dancing Hut appears as a rustic hut on two huge, fifteen-foot-tall chicken legs. Despite its comical appearance, its outer shell is a powerful construct capable of rapid movement and vicious attacks. On the inside, the hut is much larger than it looks from the outside, with an interior layout that changes depending on the outer shell's location in the multiverse.1
The hut's movement can be controlled by manipulating a small brown egg in a dish on a table in the central room, while its ability to teleport throughout the multiverse is activated by tossing two "keys" into a bubbling cauldron. Each location to which the hut can travel is linked to two specific keys. For example, to teleport to Irrisen, one must toss some bone meal and a snowflake into the cauldron. Keys that have been used, stolen, or destroyed reappear in the hut one hour later.1
Besides Baba Yaga herself, numerous beings have taken up part-time or full-time residence within the hut's ever-shifting halls.
- The Coffin Man: A thanadaemon from Abaddon who claims to be Baba Yaga's cousin.1
- The Crone Queens: Twelve of Baba Yaga's daughters and former queens of Irrisen, drained of life and cursed with undeath.3
- Gaj: An unusually polite—yet still evil—jotund troll.1
- Louhi: A beautiful female human wizard who claims to be the hut's true inheritor and scorns Baba Yaga's power.14
- Zorka: A fey creature who serves as Baba Yaga's housekeeper.5
- Amitrie Leth: An aranea scholar researching the true history of the multiverse.6
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 F. Wesley Schneider. (2012). Artifacts & Legends, p. 20ff.. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-458-0
- ↑ Jim Groves and F. Wesley Schneider. (2013). Reign of Winter Treasures. The Shackled Hut, p. 61ff. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-493-1
- ↑ Shaun Hocking, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, and Matt Renton. (2013). Bestiary. The Witch Queen's Revenge, p. 84. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-497-9
- ↑ In the World of Greyhawk campaign setting for Dungeons & Dragons, Louhi is an alias of Baba Yaga's daughter Iggwilv, and the Pathfinder campaign setting's version of Louhi matches her description. In the Pathfinder campaign setting, the character of Baba Yaga's rebellious daughter Queen Tashanna also draws on Iggwilv.
- ↑ Jim Groves. (2013). The Shackled Hut. The Shackled Hut, p. 58–9. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-493-1
- ↑ Brandon Hodge. (2015). Amitrie Leth. A Song of Silver, p. 98–99. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-795-6
- Louhi (character from Finnish mythology, Wikipedia)