Category: Melphor

Culture

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……


Caste System

For as long as their recorded history extends, this very strict system has been in place and has remained unchanged. Each Caste level consists of between seven and twelve family names and a set number of permissions and duties go with each level.

1. Caste of Rulers – 7 families
2. Caste of Courtiers – 9……


Habitat

Their home country of Athros is a desert-like land that borders on the sea. There are large regions where little grows, but in places where the naga have settled there are trees and good places to grow food. They spend a lot of time harvesting the fruits of the desert as well as growing their……


Biology

In this, they are more snake-like than humanoid as they only come into season during the summer months. Like the snakes they resemble, the nagas are egg layers. Despite the differences in their body colorings, all naga reproduce in the same manner. They employ internal fertilization through a pair of forked hemipenes stored inverted in……


Physiology

Naga are serpent people. A female is called a nagi. Males are referred to as nag. Young naga are called nagini. They have pointed ears, slanted eyes, an upper torso that looks human and the lower body of a large snake. As a result, they aren’t very tall. They are capable of using their tails……


Pantheon

Anjus’ketlen the Fierce – a naga god and one of the three sons of Tehaksha and Not. A member of the Kha’len. He is the god of anger. Symbol: clenched fist
Astareya the Watcher – elder goddess and mother of Aquhilte and Zeshatel. Shai’then female, patron of astrologers. Symbol: cat’s eye
Aquhilte the……


Houses

Houses all have a sword associated with them and this sword is passed down from one head to the next. A House’s sword is a sacred thing and the theft of one is one of the most horrible crimes a person could commit.