Leech-men are one of Sanguinara’s best-known minions, although they tend to stay far away from populous cities and are most often encountered in more remote surroundings. A leech-man stands roughly 6 feet in height. A hairless being made up of slimy, black- colored flesh.
Although humanoid in shape, a leech- man’s sinuous movements and pulsating skin makes it clear it has no internal skeleton. Leech-men resemble their namesake, but their heads have more in common with a lamprey. These banes possess a circular mouth filled with tiny, razor-sharp teeth, a maw perfect for rending an enemy’s flesh to get at the hot blood beneath.
Leech-men have two eyes that never blink and a single nostril at the top of their head.
Since the savage conflicts of the Bane War, leech-men no longer congregate in large numbers, preferring instead to gather in smaller groups. Most commonly, leech-men are encountered in the swamps of the Sunken Lands. Other isolated communities exist along major bodies of water, such as the Scythe River in Valkenholm or the Iteru River in Hyphrates. Leech-men prefer to lair amongst mud banks, reeds, and swamps or bogs of all kinds. Anywhere there is standing water and a chance to feast upon blood, the leech-men may not be far away.