Amongst the least and yet most insidious of ghouls, the ashare prefer to resemble slender youths, often appearing eager to be apprenticed or in need of aid. Undisguised, an ashare is a gnarled creature cloaked in a sickly-looking black hide, with raptorial legs, overlong arms armed with spurs and rending talons, and a saw-toothed beak. Ragged ram’s horns spiral backward and away from their skull, and an equally ragged mane falls past their shoulders. An ashare takes its true shape only when pressed, as revealing itself makes corrupting and sickening its chosen target without being detected difficult to say the least.
Ashare will fight with weapons when in their disguised shape but use only their claws in their true forms, striking for 1d6 hit points of damage with each claw. An ashare may use the Contagion and Deepen Shadows spells innately, preferring the first as a hostile “curse” and the second for escaping to find another victim.