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Forgotten Realms - D&D 3.5 - Serpent Kingdoms (OCR)

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Contents
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Abbreviations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4What You Need to Play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4The Progenitors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Scaleless Ones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Scaled Ones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5The Insidious Threat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6The Ideal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Covert Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Chapter 1: Yuan-Ti. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Description. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Purebloods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Halfbloods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Abominations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Anathemas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Other Yuan-ti Subraces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Racial History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Outlook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Yuan-ti Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Yuan-ti Characters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Purebloods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Tainted Ones and Broodguards. . . . . . . . 17Magic of the Yuan-ti. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Deities of the Yuan-ti. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Sseth, the Slitherer Supreme. . . . . . . . . . 19 Relations with Other Races. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Yuan-ti Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Yuan-ti Encounters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ready-to-Use Villains and Allies. . . . . . . 21
Chapter 2: Nagas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Description. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Racial History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Outlook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Naga Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Naga Characters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26Magic of the Nagas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Naga Deities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Other Deities Venerated by Nagas. . . . . . 28 Relations with Other Races. . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Naga Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Naga Encounters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Ready-to-Use Villains and Allies. . . . . . . 28
Chapter 3: Lizards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Asabis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Firenewts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Khaastas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Lizard Kings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41Troglodytes and Trens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Lizard Race Encounters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Chapter 4: Hidden Folk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Ophidians. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Pterafolk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Chapter 5: Sarrukh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54Description. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Racial History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54Outlook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56Sarrukh Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Relationships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Life Cycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Organization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Slavery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57The Scaled Races. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58Dwellings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58Sarrukh Characters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58Magic of the Sarrukh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59Deities of the Sarrukh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59Sacrifice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59The Fragmentation of the World Serpent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Relations with Other Races. . . . . . . . . . . . . 60Sarrukh Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60Sarrukh Encounters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60Pil’it’ith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Chapter 6: Monsters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Amphisbaena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62Deathcoils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63Dinosaur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64Ceratosaur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64Pteranadon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65Stegosaurus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Jaculi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66Lizard King/Queen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68Lycanthrope, Wereserpent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69Mlarraun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70Muckdweller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Naga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Banelar Naga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Bone Naga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73Sample Bone Naga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Faerûnian Ha-naga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75Iridescent Naga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Nagahydra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Nifern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79Sarrukh (Progenitor Race). . . . . . . . . . . . . 80Serpentflesh Golem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81Snakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83Dung Snake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83Glacier Snake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Reed Snake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84Sewerm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85Tree Python. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86Whipsnake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87Tren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Yuan-ti Holy Guardian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Yuan-ti Mageslayer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Chapter 7: Realms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Hlondeth (City of Serpents). . . . . . . . . . . . . 92Isstosseffifil (Land of the Lost Sea). . . . . 95Lapaliiya. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Najara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104Okoth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113Samarach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116Serpentes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118Surkh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122Tashalar, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124Thindol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128Other Holdings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132Chultengar, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132Ilimar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132Kethid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132Lhesper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Nagalands, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133Peaks of Flame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133Slitherswamp, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133Skullport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Chapter 8: Yuan-ti Campaign. . . . . . . . . . 136
DMing to a Storyline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136The Insidious Plot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137Slithering into a New Area. . . . . . . . . . 137Into the Open. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138PCs in the Middle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138Avenging Snakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Religious Differences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139The Old Trick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139Orders of the Faith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139Snake Companions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Familiars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140Secret Organizations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140Major Yuan-ti NPCs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140Zstulkk Ssarmn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Nhyris D’Hothek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Chapter 9: Feats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
 Feat Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Chapter 10: Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Armor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148Weapons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149Special Substances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149Poisons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149Lizardfolk Poisons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Yuan-ti Poisons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149Osssra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149Magic Items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151Weapons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Rings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153Wondrous Items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153Major Artifact Descriptions. . . . . . . . . 153 Yuan-ti Grafts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154Acquiring a Yuan-ti Graft. . . . . . . . . . . 154
Chapter 11: Spells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155Chapter 12: Prestige Classes. . . . . . . . . . . 159
Ancient Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159Coiled Cabalist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Fang of Sseth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162Master of Vipers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Naga Overlord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165Serpent Slayer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Chapter 13: Adventures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
 Black Viper Altar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168Adderposts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171Sarrukh Ruin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177The Defiled Temple of the World Serpent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Appendix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Historical Eras of Faerûn. . . . . . . . . . . . 186Deities of the Scaled Ones. . . . . . . . . . . . 187
 Tables
Table 9–1: New Feats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145Table 10–1: Armor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148Table 10–2: Exotic Weapons. . . . . . . . . . . 149Table 10–3: Special Substances. . . . . . . . . 149Table 10–4: Poisons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150Table 12–1: The Ancient Master. . . . . . 160Table 12–2: The Coiled Cabalist. . . . . . . 161Table 12–3: The Fang of Sseth. . . . . . . . 163Table 12–4: The Master of Vipers. . . . . 164Table 12-5: The Naga Overlord. . . . . . . . 165Table 12–5: The Serpent Slayer. . . . . . . 167Deities of the Scaled Ones. . . . . . . . . . . . 188Deities of the Scaled Ones (Continued). 189 Racial Traits Table 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Racial Traits Table 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

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