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A kamadan (pronounced: /ˈkæmɑːdɑːnKÆM-a-dan[5][1]) was a leopard-like creature from the jungles of Chult.[1]

Description

Kamadans were otherwise identical to leopards, except for the additional six snake bodies protruding from their shoulders.[1]

Combat

The typical strategy of a hunting kamadan was to use its sleeping gas breath weapon to knock its prey unconscious before moving for the kill. The snakes also possessed a powerful poison with their bites.[1]

Ecology

Kamadans hunted either alone or in mated pairs.[1]

Some sages claimed that kamadans were related to displacer beasts,[4] although most recognized that the similarities between them were coincidental and the creatures were unrelated.[1] Kamadans were also known to despise displacer beasts and to attack them on sight.[2]

A close relative of the kamadan was the kamatlan, a similar creature that was native to Maztica.[3]

Notable kamadans

Shagambi, one of the Nine Trickster Gods of Chult, was a wise and virtuous kamadan.[6]

Appendix

Appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Christopher Perkins, Will Doyle, Steve Winter (September 19, 2017). Tomb of Annihilation. Edited by Michele Carter, Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 225. ISBN 978-0-7869-6610-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Greg A. Vaughan (July 2006). “The Coming Storm”. In Erik Mona ed. Dungeon #136 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 60.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Douglas Niles (August 1991). “Maztica Alive”. Maztica Campaign Set (TSR, Inc.), p. 61. ISBN 1-5607-6084-2.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Don Turnbull (1981). Fiend Folio. (TSR Hobbies), p. 55. ISBN 0-9356-9621-0.
  5. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 26.
  6. Christopher Perkins, Will Doyle, Steve Winter (September 19, 2017). Tomb of Annihilation. Edited by Michele Carter, Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 256. ISBN 978-0-7869-6610-3.
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