The Bleakwind Isles
Red Caps are sadistic monstrosities of the central mountains. They appear as twisted old men of brown skin. They are said to sharpen their teeth into points and the nails on their long misshapen hands are really great, wicked talons. The red caps appear to have only limited intelligence; its not known if they possess any capability of language; their uniformity of appearance seems to be based more on mimicry and instinct than any intent of thought.
Redcaps are said to murder travelers who stray into their homes and dye their hats with their victims’ blood (from which they get their name). Redcaps must kill regularly, for if the blood staining their hats dries out, they die. Redcaps are very fast in spite of the heavy bone scythes they wield and the bronze-shod boots they wear. Outrunning a redcap is supposedly impossible.