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Naga Kin

Naga kin are humanoids descended from nagas, either the benevolent guardian nagas or the imperious spirit nagas. None know whether all naga kin descend from a single act of creation, or several. Nagas are powerful magic users, and it is likely that naga kin began their existence as servants to mighty elder nagas, many centuries ago. As the naga kin have propagated, however, they have left the service of those ancient beings, and now live as free as any other creature.

Ancestral Traits

Those of naga kin ancestry have a bottom half that resembles a giant serpent and a top half that appears humanoid. Their serpentine lower half is scaled and strong, capable of grappling foes, while their upper half is, effectively, human, though even their humanoid torso and heads have serpentine qualities, including subtle scales, snake-like eyes, and forked tongues. Naga kin have certain traits.

Age. Naga kin mature at the same rate as humans but live to be around 150 years old.

Size. Naga kin are taller than humans, reaching eight feet tall when standing fully erect. Thanks to their long, serpentine bodies, they also weigh more than humans, averaging three hundred pounds. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Constrict. Naga kin can grapple foes with their serpentine lower halves, squeezing and crushing them. In place of one of your attacks, you can attempt to grapple a foe with your snake tail. When you are grappling a foe, you can use an attack to constrict them, doing bludgeoning damage equal to 1d6 + your Strength modifier. Until this grapple ends, you cannot grapple another target.

Poisonous Heritage. Naga kin are descended from immortal snakes. You have resistance to poison damage.

Venom Spitter. Naga kin have small venom glands in their throats with which they can produce venomous spit. As an action, you can spit venom at a target within 10 feet. The target must make a Constitution saving throw or take 1d6 poison damage. This damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 5th Level (2d6), 11th level (3d6), and 17th level (4d6).

Cultural Traits

Naga kin communities are found in a variety of places. Those communities that practice spirit naga magic, listed below, or more often found in subterranean environments.

Those that practice guardian naga magical enchantments, however, are more often found in remote places above ground. These environmental and traditional differences aside, naga kin communities tend to revere prophecy and are often led by an augur or seer.

Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2 and your Charisma by 1.

Alignment. Naga kin communities differ, with some being havens of peace and sanctuary, and others being only loosely associated families of independent folks.

As a rule, then, their communities do not lean in any particular direction.

Naga Enchantments. Naga kin communities once served the naga and learned from them. These communities often keep these magical traditions alive and teach them to their young ones. Because these communities likely descend from two different sources, however, each community practices only one of the following two traditions. Choose which naga kin magical tradition you know.

Guardian Naga. You know the sacred flame cantrip. When you reach 3rd level, you can cast the command spell once with this trait. When you reach 5th level, you can cast the augury spell once with this trait. You regain the ability to cast these spells with this trait when you finish a long rest. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells.

Spirit Naga. You know the minor illusion cantrip. When you reach 3rd level, you can cast the sleep spell once with this trait. When you reach 5th level, you can cast the detect thoughts spell once with this trait. You do not need the material components for these spells when you use this trait to cast them. You regain the ability to cast these spells with this trait when you finish a long rest. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common and either Abyssal, if you chose spirit naga enchantments, or Celestial, if you chose guardian naga enchantments.

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