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The Pogrebin is a foot-tall Russian demon with a hairy body and a large grey head.[1]

Description

The Pogrebin is attracted to Humans, and enjoys trailing them. When the Human turns around, the Pogrebin crouches down, and, because of its large head, resembles a rock. If the beast manages to tail a Human for a few hours, a sense of despair and futility will wash over the Human. When the victim sits or sinks to its knees to weep, the Pogrebin attacks and attempts to devour them. Fortunately, the Pogrebin can be fought off with simple dark charms, Stunning Spells, or kicking.[1]

Etymology

The Pogrebin's name likely stems from the Russian verb погребать [pogrebat'], "to bury", due to its effect on human emotions.

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