A dark naga was a naga subspecies that looked like a large purple snake or eel with a barbed stinger at the end of its tail and a human face. Dark nagas could speak Common and Infernal. They liked to plot with other sinister creatures so that they could gather wealth more easily.
Dark nagas measured approximately 12 feet (3.7 meters) long and weighed about 300 lb (140 kg). Their scales were dark blue or purple, often with black frills or scale patterns. The body of a dark naga was more similar to that of an eel rather than a snake. Its tail ended in a poisonous stinger.
Dark nagas craved power and wealth. They loved using their magical powers and the treasures they found in ancient ruins to rule those who were weaker than themselves.
Dark nagas would attempt to use high terrain to their advantage to stay out of the reach of their enemies.
They could cast sorcerer spells and their stings carried a poison that could induce a nightmarish sleep. They were resistant to all charm effects and had the permanent ability to detect thoughts. Similarly, their own thoughts could not be read.
Notable Dark Nagas
- Calliope: the dark naga lover and adviser of Pristoleph the Purple in the late 14th century DR.
- Ebarnaje: the King of Najara
- Preybelish: a reclusive dark naga amulet collector who resided in the Dwarven Dungeons under Myth Drannor circa 1369 DR.
- Slithisk: a dark naga Cyricist active circa the 14th century DR.
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