This depends on ethnicity, all Deva-Nagaru have different characteristics of human and snake. Some have fins, legs or wings.
The 7 ethnicities of the Deva-Nagaru are marindaga, nagan, quetzl-nagaru, maralith, yuan-ti, lamia and noble. Outsiders usually shorten this to Naga.
Genetics and Reproduction
All Deva-Nagaru can interbreed, but they usually prefer to stay with their kind.
Ecology and Habitats
Any, but most prefer wet terrain such as rainforest, river, lake, swamp.
Dietary Needs and Habits
All Deva-Nagaru are carnivorous and prefer their prey alive.
Cold weather forces them into a toporous state and if it lasts more than a few days into hibernation.
Most have an oriental cast to their face with almond-shaped eyes, those closer to their serpent heritage even have snake eyes as well. The head of the majority of deva-nagaru have full heads of hair and normal ears, while others have no hair and just a pit for their ears and slits for their nostrils.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Deva-Nagaru are rarely seen off Lemuria, as they rarely travel.
Average to above average.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Depending on ethnicity. The can have lowlight or darkvision.
Civilization and Culture
Females are held in high regard and are often the rulers. Males are considered too emotional and temperamental to rule. They are relegated to physical labor and war.
Before the Chaos Wars, Naga were a serpent worshiping mountain tribe that lived on Nagloka (Nagpur). When the war was at its worst, during a snake dance, a wild magic storm hit. All the participants were affected. Some immediately, others at the next full moon and a rare few didn’t have the trait appear but passed it to their children. The mutation varied depending on the tribe, inclination, and nearness to snakes. Because most nobles are dragon-blooded they eventually gained control and became shifters. Others show their serpent traits in appearance and temperament.
- Scientific Name
- Homo serpentis
- Those with more snake traits tend to live longer, those with more human traits have shorter lives, nobles live the longest.
- Average Height
- 6 ft
- Average Weight
- 275 lbs
- Average Physique
- Tall and wiry with toned muscles. These muscles hold a deceptive strength.
- Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Olive or deeply tanned skin is common throughout the ethnicities, while scales/markings all depend on the type of snake they are descended from and/or the terrain type.
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