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Any thoughts on if the naga's humanlike face is explained in the games? Trying to tie up this aspect of the lore.

 

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What do you see naga as in terms of how they came to be?

 

(These questions are for players converting them for Genesys RPG use)

 

Thanks, the face was the only Naga lore thing where I had a gap in my knowledge.

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10 hours ago, Reedmooley said:

Maybe you mean a "Golden Child" movie with E.Murphy , there was a woman with snake body.

Exactly good friend, exactly. Big trouble in little china has a kind of Rayden from Mortal Kombat. Guess i'm getting old :D

 

 

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Nagas are some of my favorite creature races in fantasy games, and most are either depicted as giant serpents with humanoid faces or humanoid creatures from the waist up, serpents from the waist down. Terrinoth actually has both in its lore!

The standard naga found in Terrinoth is the serpentine one with a humanoid face. As for how they came to be, it's implied that they came about through means of sorcery (like harpies and razorwings), though exactly how hasn't been explored. I'd imagine it's something like an ancient sorcerer magically experimented on a snake which resulted in it growing in size and gaining superior human-like intelligence. And with the human-like face, I'd imagine it was either a side-effect of the magical experiments or it evolved to gain the humanoid face to go with its humanoid intellect.

In Zanaga, there are the second type of nagas (serpent from waist down only). They were explored in the Mists of Zanaga expansion for Runebound and in the Realms of Terrinoth book for Genesys. They're very similar to the Yuan-Ti from D&D; snake humans who worship a serpent deity (Set) and are trying to wrestle control over Zanaga's jungles from other reptilian humanoid races.

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