Regarding hair being used, absolutely - it is the patterns of the medium that are important.
Now, as an NPC I'd rather leave Herithi blind and dumb, since he's more interesting(to me) that way.
If I wanted to use him as a PC or more active NPC, then enhancements braided into his hair (or beard.. Hmm, Entwining Dwarves!) would be a good idea to make him more playable. Go to Comment
Threads of fate: Special knot tied to the fate of spell's target. Caster can visit upon them selected fates - including curses, death, unless resisted. Can be used for good effects as well, but in any case requires very expensive rope and the tying is long and difficult. Go to Comment
On a Large Construct kick, thanks to Scras's Game Cliche sub...
The Robe Behemoth is a massive construct composed of many ropes, bundled into a huge serpent-like form. Sometime created from dockyard scrap, the ropes are often festooned with other objects - eyelets, pulleys, belaying pins and various other debris. Some ropes lash about like tentacles while other form the beast's body.
Superficially, it resembles a rope Rage of the Forest but is generally much smaller. (This is due primarily to the cost of the raw materials). The largest documented Rope Behemoth was 2' in diameter and 60' long, weighing more then 3 tons.
The Behemoth is vulnerable to fire should its fire wards be broken - the Behemoth has several layers of magic defences above that which provides its movement. It is warded against Fire, Rot and Damage, these spells being quite strong. Once dispelled or otherwise bypassed, the Behemoth is readily damaged, though still quite dangerous.
It is capable of attacking many targets simultaneously - grappling, strangling, whipping and bashing. If it attacks a single opponent, it can use its many strands to draw and quarter the victim.
Being much lighter then a 'Rage, it is capable of climbing rough surfaces to great heights. It also floats quite well so long as its Water wards are in effect. Otherwise, it risks getting waterlogged and slows down. Go to Comment
Hmm. You could have someone acting as a spy deep in a hated enemies lands - so hated that it is hard for the spy to maintain control. He keeps one of these carefully bound in his quarters that he 'feeds' with his loathing for his enemy.
Perhaps with enough 'feeding', the demon will become something... else. Go to Comment