Name: Alaric Sharmar
Age: 720 years
Appearance: Black hair, olive complexion, green eyes, with a round face. Razor sharp teeth in all forms.
The length of the Nagas is only about 14-16 feet, in human form 5’6″-5’10”
Nagas are usually described as part-human, part snake Nagas have jewels either in their hoods, necks, or heads This jewel is more than just a decoration. The jewel forms in throat of the Nagas, and it emits a light brighter than diamond. Should a Naga need to discover anything in the dark, it need only disgorge the jewel then swallow it again when it is ready. Though coveted, misfortune would befall anyone who killed a Naga to obtain the jewel. It is possible to obtain it by throwing dust upon it when it is out of the Naga’s mouth
Some descriptions claim that the Nagas have jewel-studded faces or scales. The Naga have three distinct forms as follows:
1. Human: fully human body with serpents crowning the head or growing from the neck
2. Split: upper body of a human with the lower region in snake form
3. Serpent: as a common serpent, usually with multiple heads.
These forms are considered separate from the ability to transform into other living creatures, such as humans or lions, because the Naga’s three forms above are a part of its own nature. Depictions of the Naga may favor one of the three forms described above, depending on the time period, region, and religion.
In its human form, the Naga is characterized by the polycephalous serpent-hood. A Naga may have a crown of serpents or serpents around its neck, but usually the human figure is hooded.
In the split form, a Naga has a human body above the waist with a serpent body below the waist. The torso and above have human characteristics, including arms with five-fingered hands. Below the waist, serpent anatomy presents a strong tail, sometimes dubbing this form the ‘mermaid form.’
In its serpent form, a Naga will have multiple heads. The number varies but is uneven; the most common counts are three, five, or seven. Sometimes the serpent form presents with a human face.
While a Naga may take the form of a human, they don’t belong to the human world at all. They belong to Nagaloka, the mysterious realm of the serpent.
Nagini were known for their beauty. Stories describe their fair hips and their faces as resembling the full moon. Nagini are clever and are always well dressed, and when they appear as nymphs or women, mortal men often fall in love with them.
Male Naga have slate-colored skin and cold, serpentine eyes. Apparently, the male Naga’s visage is responsible for the evil nightmares about snakes and snake people.
Nagas have deadly venom, but they also carry the elixir of life and immortality. They have the gift of medical knowledge to heal poison. The Naga’s bite is so poisonous it is described as ‘setting fire’ or ‘fiery.’
The destructive nature of poison resembles that of fire. This is why poisonous serpents have a high degree of tejas, (Sanskrit for ‘heat’ or ‘fire) a magical energy ascribed to living creatures.
Nagas only harm mortals when they are mistreated, so many superstitions exist to evade the wrath of a local Naga. This is because so deadly is the Naga’s venom that a Naga’s breath or stare could case harm or kill.
Ability – Shifting ; A snake going to human will grow legs and arms, or a human becoming a snake will have their arms fuse to their sides and their legs to each other, lengthening and becoming a tail. Hair sinks inside the skin, skin and bones rearrange in a grotesque display as the body shifts and lengthens… all in 30 seconds. For the Naga, shape shifting is not painful – it’s actually quite cathartic. They look just like any other human in their human form, with no distinguishable physical feature that would reveal them to be Nagas.
Any clothes they are wearing remain as they are. That is, if they are in their human shape and shift into the Nagas shape, the clothes are likely to tear. If they go from snake to human or Nagas, they’re going to be naked… snakes, after all, do not wear clothing. Clothing, jewellery, and possessions do not go anywhere – they remain exactly as they were. A Nagas with pierced ears that goes from Nagas to human will certainly keep the piercings when they shift back, but lose the earrings, but if they were to go to their snake form, they would similarly fall out. In their Nagas form, while having a humanoid torso and arms, they have a serpentine head to allow for their mouths to unhinge and swallow much larger prey.
Status/Job: Right hand man to the Prince of Pride
Personality: Sly, clever, intelligent, adaptable, loyal, defensive, devout, angered when provoked.
Relationship Status: Single
Likes: Rats, other small rodents. His Master, the Prince of Pride.
Dislikes : Dislike of the cold. If in prolonged cold temperatures, get extremely drowsy. Can, and will, hibernate.
Strengths ; Speed, agility, strength.
Weakness; Cold climates, ice, being frozen.