Culturally speaking, the naga are fairly straightforward. They have a strict code of honor and view any breach of it as the highest offense. Duels to prove that one is telling the truth are common and taken quite seriously. It is very cowardly to refuse a challenge or to back out of one. Gender doesn’t really matter to the naga as they focus more on one’s skills than what reproductive organs one has. Caste and skill are what matters.
Masks are very important to their culture and are used in many ceremonies and in the telling of the important stories and sagas. The Caste of Artists includes the actors and storytellers as a result. There is a group of young men and women who are given the life-long task of preserving the most important of the masks, ones that have been around since before they began recording their history. They are said to have been given to the naga by Sahalje’ran the Masked, mother of the naga race. It is a sacred obligation to have then entrusted into your care and the responsibility is not granted lightly. The chosen ones, called andalegri, undergo intensive training in the care, preservation, storage, and use of each of the sacred masks.
They are well known for their handicrafts and art. They make stone carvings, sculptures, paintings, clothing, and jewelry. On occasion, they do leatherwork as well, specifically for making armor for other naga and saddles for those naga who choose to join the Order of the Rose. While those of other Castes are discouraged from doing so, those who are from Castes other than the Warrior ones may join the order, though they are regarded coldly by others of their race and aren’t really welcome back home.
Communal meals are the norm in naga society.
Nelar the Hidden
Kalhalla the Seer
Tehaksha Soul Eater
Turitha Green Thumb
Kain’uras the Bold
Sahalje’ran the Masked