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Naga, Flame

Large monstrosity, neutral evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 59 (7d10 + 21)
Speed 40 ft., swim 60 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
17 (+3) 18 (+4) 16 (+3) 11 (+0) 14 (+2) 17 (+3)

Saving Throws Wisdom +5
Damage Resistances fire
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities charmed, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Aquan, Common
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

ACTIONS

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 10 ft., one creature. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw, taking 10 (3d6) fire damage and 10 (3d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

ABOUT

Flame nagas are one of the least powerful types of naga. These solitary serpents dwell in the winding rivers of large jungle environments. They prefer the heat and humidity offered by jungles, while simultaneously having a locale that keeps them close to many poorly defended humanoid settlements. Flame nagas are selfish and prideful, and instead of thinking of themselves as lowest on the naga ‘food chain’, they consider themselves akin to gods—at least, when compared to the humanoid races of the world. They pretend to be gods or powerful spirits to those primitive communities where they can get away with such lies, but even then, flame nagas prefer to quietly roam the waterways of the jungle. A flame naga extends almost 10 feet in length and weighs around 260 pounds.

Fiery Souls. Flame nagas possess minor spellcasting abilities; their sorcerous talents often consisting primarily of fire-based magic. Despite their ability to conjure magical flame, it’s the venom of the flame naga that gives the serpent its moniker.

The poison of a flame naga is a steaming clear liquid, so hot, that when injected, it burns its victim from the inside. Those exposed to the viscous poison of a flame naga and survive the ordeal, report it to be a short-lived agony, but one of intense and continual pain. Flame nagas use their venomous bite as a means of punishing humanoids, striking out with their venom and retreating, before their foes realize what has happened to them.

Serpentine Influence. Other types of naga bully flame naga they come across, so their lesser kin find solace in remote lands. Oddly enough, nagaji are one of the species most likely to form any kind of long-term relationship with a flame naga.

Nagaji (a reptilian humanoid race) are far enough removed from humanity that they’re seen as something akin to ‘favored children’ by flame naga, who often employ their humanoid naga-like brethren as valued underlings. In this way, a flame naga can easily maintain the guise of being a deity, while their nagaji allies handle the mundane requirements of leadership in a given community.

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