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The Nagaji are a race of ophidian humanoids with scaled skin. Like serpents, they have forked tongues and lidless eyes, giving them an unblinking gaze that most other races find unnerving.
Their physical forms are otherwise humanlike, height and build being comparable to the average human. Male Nagaji tend to be slightly larger than females.
Nagaji often inspire awe and fear among other humanoids, as much for their mysterious ancestry as for their talent for both swords and magic.
Nagaji served the Naga Imperium as soldiers, laborers and artisan. They once enforced their serpentine ruler's influence across large swaths of territory. Unwavering loyalty to their rulers allowed the Imperial Naga to become distracted in their quest for darker power while their enemies sought an equivalent power to provide a path to their destruction.
In the fall of the Imperium the Nagaji forces broke against the combined fury of the lizardfolk and Bast'et forces. All that remains of the Imperium is a small peninsula of deep jungle. Lost are the great monuments and sparkling cities. The remaining Nagaji are still fierce warriors and defend their territory against all intruders.
The Nagaji are wary of any outside cultures often to a fault. Striking fast and hard like a coiled serpent. Most other cultures steer wide of Nagaji territory.
Bast'et and Lizardfolk are ancestral enemies and are attacked on sight. All other cultures are potential meals at best.
Nagaji are often brutal, chaotic and unpredictable in their interactions with other culture.
Nagaji understand strength and respect power. They still revere the Imperial Naga as their deities. This is part of their being. Though the naga are no longer physically present in Andrus, forgotten ruins and monuments keep the faith alive.
Rare outside their deep jungle home Nagaji can be found working as bodyguards and mercenaries for powerful individuals. Their loyalties bought with gold and the promise of violence.
Nagaji begin play speaking Common and Draconic. Nagaji with high Intelligence scores can choose from any existing language.