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Nagas are a race of intelligent snake-like immortals with widely differing abilities and alignments. They resemble giant snakes, some with humanoid heads and some with more snake-like heads, both of which have a certain amount of spell casting power. They have also been known to eat the flesh of humans, orcs, and other races. Nagas were created, along with yuan-ti, by the reptilian Creator Race, the sarrukh.

Society Edit

Most nagas worship the naga creator goddess Shekinester and her son Parrafaire, except for dark nagas, who venerate Sess'innek.

Combat Edit

Nagas favor spells over other forms of combat. Because they are almost always found in places that they have guarded for many years and know well, they can usually arrange encounters to suit their wishes.

Nagas in the Forgotten Realms Edit

Nagas of every subspecies are found across the length and breadth of Faerûn. Most favor ancient ruins of long-fallen empires as lairs. Dark nagas are most common in the Serpent Hills and the Dalelands region,whereas guardian nagas favor lost ruins along the Sword Coast and the northern shore of the Shining Sea. Spirit nagas inhabit marshes in the lands around the Sea of Fallen Stars and mangrove swamps on the Chultan Peninsula. Large numbers of water nagas lair in the depths of the Nagaflow and the Nagawater.

Types of naga Edit

Spirit naga

A spirit naga.

Bone
A unique type of undead naga.
Banelar
Lawful evil nagas that are named after their alliance with the priests of Bane.
Bright
These chaotic evil naga that can mock sorcerous spellcasting.
Celestial
These good snakes are pure gold, and have a frill.
Dark
Lawful evil nagas who worship Sess'Innek.
Guardian
Lawful good nagas.
Ha-naga
Colossal and powerful naga lord.
Spirit
These evil creatures reek of death, and they are purple and black striped.
Water
Neutral, animal-like water snakes
Iridescent
Chaotic good, sun-reflecting naga.
Hydra
Neutral, swimming nagas with multiple heads resembling a Hydra.
Primordial[citation needed]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 191–193. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.

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