The Enemies of Eternus (Dunter)

Dunter - A dunter or redcap, is a type of malevolent murderous Elf said to inhabit ruined castles along the border between Eternus and Alba. They are said to murder travelers who stray into the area near their homes and dye their skin with their victims' blood. Dunter's must kill regularly, for if the blood staining their bodies dries out, they die. Dunter's are very fast in spite of the heavy iron pikes they wield and the iron-shod boots they wear. Outrunning a Dunter is almost impossible. They are depicted as sturdy old red skinned creatures with blood red eyes, taloned hands and large teeth, and bearing a pikestaff in the left hand. no one knows were they come from but they usually eminate from hidden a circle of stones near their castle, called a Nine Stane Rigg. On occasion they are reputed to take victims there and paralyze them, wrap them in lead, and boil them to death.