Cozener: a dishonest person who uses clever means to cheat others out of something of value.
In this case, the valuable item is the offspring of other creatures. He fools them using various means, depending on the situation and how he's feeling that day.
He promises to protect the young from an imaginary foe while parents go to fight or find shelter, and uses the opportunity to slink away with their precious ones.
He seeks out desperate souls and offers them whatever they need if they can best him in a seemingly easy challenge that appears to favor their victory.
Sometimes he simply waits for the guardians to be distracted, then scoops up his treasure and escapes.
What does he do with them?
Well, the unborn are the easiest to raise as his own, or just as easily make for a morning meal. Perhaps an alchemist is in need of a rare ingredient. Money, manual labour, or nourishment, it makes little difference to the Cozener.
This figure is approximately 5 inches tall.