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Naga, Dark

Large aberration, lawful evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 102 (12d10 + 36)
Speed 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
14 (+2) 18 (+4) 17 (+3) 16 (+3) 15 (+2) 17 (+3)

Saving Throws Dexterity +8, Constitution +7, Intelligence +7, Wisdom +6, Charisma +7
Skills Arcana +7, Deception +7, Insight +6, Perception +6, Stealth +8
Damage Immunities poison, psychic
Condition Immunities charmed, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Common, Infernal
Challenge 9 (5,000 XP)

Special Traits

Actions

  • Multiattack. The naga makes one Bite attack and one Sting attack. It can’t make both attacks against the same target.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 14 Constitution saving throw, taking 40 (9d8) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
  • Sting. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d4 + 4) piercing damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for 24 hours. Until this poison ends, the target is unconscious. Another creature can use an action to shake the target awake.

About

Dark nagas covet luxury, wealth, and power over others. With bodies covered by shimmering, eel-like black scales, dark nagas slither deftly through forsaken lands and abandoned ruins, scouring such places for treasures and weaker creatures they might force into service. Their forked tongues spread only lies, and others whom they can’t manipulate they destroy with their insidious poison and destructive magical abilities. A typical dark naga measures approximately 12 feet long and weighs upward of 300 pounds.

Arrogant and sybaritic, dark nagas seek to dominate lesser creatures, relishing the fear they inspire and power over other beings. While some manage to carve indulgent fiefdoms from tribes of goblins, orcs, lizardfolk, or other barbarous races, the luster of cosmopolitan fineries proves enticing as well, leading some to infiltrate city sewers and slums to gather an urban following. They particularly relish morbidly crafted jewelry and treasures, often adorning themselves with jeweled bands or taking their ease atop piles of treasure.

Dark nagas hate others of their kind, especially other dark nagas, seeing their brethren as deadly opponents to be dispatched swiftly and mercilessly—often rightly so.

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