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||H (20' long)
||H (15' long)
||L (10' long)
Possessing high intelligence and magical abilities, naga are snake-like
creatures with human heads. They prefer warmer climates and tend not to wander far
from their lairs.
The cold-blooded naga have glittering scales and grow to an adult length of 10
to 20 feet. Their lidless eyes are bright and wide, almost luminescent, and
their spines are armored with sharp triangular extensions that grow in a line
from the napes of their necks to the tips of their tails. Wise and patient, these
creatures can stay still for hours but move swiftly when alarmed. They favor
resting in a semi-aware state that conserves their energy and makes them very
hard to surprise. Occasionally, naga fashion a pouch to carry items under their
chins. Both land types have a distinctive smell that pervades their lair and
Naga can usually speak four or more languages.
Naga often set traps to snare trespassers. Magical spells are always attempted
first, since naga have few melee skills. Once their magic is expended, naga
rely on their poisonous bites -- only the largest of these creatures can actually
constrict victims like a giant snake.
Naga live solitary lives, hunting or foraging over an area usually only a
quarter mile square. They favor dwelling in a deep hole, but sometimes are found
curled up in ruins or in a darkened room. While the sexes are impossible to tell
apart, there is a 10% chance that an encounter includes one or more mates.
These matings are temporary, as a pregnant naga quickly leaves the male to hide her
eggs in a secluded spot. Young naga resemble giant snakes until they reach
adulthood; then their human-like head emerges after a long and painful molting.
While naga do not produce trade goods, their lives span many human generations
and they keep a detailed oral history, so they are good sources of
information. They are often protectors of treasures or artifacts for centuries. Their
hides can be fashioned into scale mail +2
, and their eyes and teeth have been sold for use in arcane spells.
Surrounded with a flowery sweet scent, the guardian naga is marked by
green-gold scales, silvery spines, and flashing golden eyes. It is so called because
its lawful good nature makes it a perfect sentinel over a like-aligned being's
treasure or some evil. This naga always warns off trespassers, and often buries
those defeated in battle. The guardian naga can spit poison at an individual
attacker at up to 30-foot range, and the poison kills all who fail their saving
throws vs. poison. In addition to a poisonous bite and constriction, these naga
have the ability to use priest spells as 6th-level priests.
These black-and-crimson-banded naga have a most human-like head, with stringy
hair and deep brown eyes, and they smell of rotting flesh, which happens to be
their preferred food! Hiding in deserted ruins or caverns, these evil and
cunning spirit naga seek to cause harm to any creature that passes through their
domains. They set traps and frequently attack without warning. While they are not
big enough to constrict their prey, they have a poisonous bite, a gaze that
charms (as a charm
spell) all those who look into their eyes and fail a saving throw vs.
paralyzation, and can use wizard spells at 5th-level ability and priest spells at
The beautiful water naga are emerald green to turquoise in reticulated
patterns with chocolate brown and pale jade green or dark grey and olive, and their
spines have red spikes that raise like hackles when they are angry. Their eyes
are pale green to amber. These naga are found in clear, fresh water. Curious but
neutral in attitude, water naga seldom attack unless threatened. In addition to
their poisonous bite that inflicts 1d4 points of damage, these naga have
5th-level wizard spell abilities. They never know spells that deal with fire.