The naga are an aquatic race of snake-like Sentients who were part of the original Aquatics Alliance in 785 AE, before the International Alliance was formed. Though they are generally one of the races more forgotten by land-dwellers, naga have had a huge impact on the world’s history and culture.
They are an overall peaceful race, often called the “farmers of the sea” for their large underwater farms. However, their farms are not based solely in the ocean and there are many freshwater naga colonies across the known territories.
Av. Height (Standing): 4’10”
The naga are a hairless humanoid race with a snakelike lower half. They have a mix of scales and leathery skin, of which can vary greatly between individuals.
Naga are one of the shorter Sentient races and when standing comfortably they are only about a head taller than the average foxen. Though, when in water naga seem much larger as their tail’s length can be anywhere between two to five times the length of their torsos. These long tails have their advantages and naga are the fastest natural swimmers of all Sentients; even faster then the valenor, who are a substantially larger race.
All naga have fins on their faces and down their backs. These fins are mostly decorative, though some naga with larger back-fins are able to use them to aid their turning when going at high speeds. There are naga also have fins along their arms and sides, though not all do.
As a water-dwelling race, naga are born with strong gills that filter the air out of water when they breath. However, unlike other aquatic Sentients naga are unable to inhale through their mouths while underwater and still filter out the water through their gills; this is believed to be because of their ability to smell underwater. This can make eating without surfacing difficult in their youth as they risk swallowing too much seawater, though many naga learn to adapt with age.
Almost all naga have flat noses with broad bridges. This aids in above-water breathing and makes their sense of smell very strong both on land and underwater. When underwater, naga smell by exhaling through their nose; this breath is trapped by mucus and remains attached to the naga’s face as a large bubble until they choose to inhale them again. Naga can make mucus bubbles while above water, but most choose not to because most land-dwelling Sentients find them unappealing and “gross.”