Guardian Naga

Description:

Init 6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +23
DEFENSE
AC 24, touch 15, flat-footed 18 (
6 Dex, 9 natural, –1 size)
hp 114 (12d8
60)
Fort 9, Ref +12, Will +12
OFFENSE
Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +13 (2d6
7 plus poison)
Ranged spit +14 touch (poison)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Spells Known (CL 9th)
4th (5/day)—divine power, greater invisibility
3rd (7/day)—cure serious wounds, dispel magic, lightning
bolt (DC 17)
2nd (7/day)—detect thoughts (DC 16), lesser restoration, see
invisibility, scorching ray
1st (7/day)—cure light wounds, divine favor, expeditious
retreat, mage armor, magic missile
0 (at will)—daze (DC 14), detect magic, light, mage hand,
open/close, ray of frost, read magic, stabilize
STATISTICS
Str 21, Dex 23, Con 20, Int 16, Wis 19, Cha 18
Base Atk +9; CMB +15; CMD 31 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Alertness, Blind-Fight, Combat Casting, Combat Expertise,
Eschew MaterialsB, Improved Trip, Lightning Reflexes
Skills Bluff +16, Diplomacy +16, Knowledge (arcana) +18,
Perception +23, Sense Motive +20, Spellcraft +18, Stealth +17
Languages Celestial, Common
ECOLOGY
Environment temperate plains
Organization solitary, pair, or nest (3–6)
Treasure standard
SPECIAL ABILITIES
Poison (Ex) Bite—injury or spit—contact; save Fort DC 21;
frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d4 Con damage; cure
2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Spells A guardian naga casts spells as a 9th-level sorcerer,
and can cast spells from the cleric list as well as those
normally available to a sorcerer. Cleric spells are
considered arcane spells for a guardian naga.
Spit (Ex) A guardian naga can spit its venom up to 30
feet as a standard action. This is a ranged touch
attack with no range increment. Opponents hit by
this attack must make successful saves (see above) to
avoid the effect.

Bio:

Although ferocious in shape, with radiant scales, cobralike
hoods, and powerful serpentine bodies, guardian
nagas serve as dutiful protectors of places of fundamental
power and sanctity. Their scales often bear elaborate
patterns similar to those of exotic jungle snakes. A
typical guardian naga stretches 14 feet long and weighs
approximately 350 pounds.
While many guardian nagas adhere to the exotic
practices of ancient or forgotten faiths, others are merely
drawn to sites of innate wonder—towering waterfalls,
natural spires, mountaintop temples—minding them
out of their own senses of duty and reverence. Often
these nagas join a living faith, serving as protectors of
sanctuaries or ancient treasures. A pair of nagas might
take up residence near a site they deem worthy of
protection, hatching a brood and raising their offspring
there. When the young grow to adulthood, they have the
choice of departing to seek their own homes or staying to
protect their elder’s charge. Sometimes, a guardian naga
protecting a ruin or temple is but the current protector
in a line of sentinels stretching back centuries. Such
sentinels often take the same name as their forebears to
appear as a single, exceptionally long-lived figure.

Guardian Naga

Moritz Wilde Welt Momorider