Naga Forces

The naga have a powerful military, though they have yet to truly make their presence felt in the world. So far, their efforts are limited to certain select engagements (such as against the Scourge during Illidan's attempt on the Frozen Throne) and various exploratory missions along Azeroth's coasts and other removed locales. Rumors say that the naga are preparing for a major invasion of the land; they are now building their forces, securing strategic locations, claiming important items and information, and probing the defenses of the Alliance, Horde, Scourge, and their numerous other rivals. Whispers say that Azshara seeks to regain her position as queen of the land.

Naga society is ancient and cunning, and their warriors are the same way. All naga enjoy using their aquatic natures against their foes, particularly against generals who have not fought naga. A naga commander attempts to maneuver her forces to meet the enemy on a battlefield with rivers, lakes, marshes or similar features; such bodies of water are no impediment to naga, but serve as barriers for land-based forces as well as hiding spots and roads for the naga forces.

Naga men, stronger and tougher than women, act as front line soldiers and as bodyguards. They are adept at using the terrain to their advantage, and their lack of ranged weaponry (it's not very useful under water) makes then canny about sight lines and flanking maneuvers. Naga myrmidons are strong melee combatants and willingly come to grips with the enemy. Naga royal guard, as their name implies, serve as protection for important individuals.

Naga women take the field as spellcasters, usually magi drawing from the most ancient arcane legacy in the world. Some few are priestesses of the tides. Naga women act as both a source of support magic for their allies and as offensive ranged punishers. Naga leaders tend to be women adept at both weaponry and magic — naga sea witches are some of the most powerful champions the race has to offer. Naga sirens are more common but still deadly, using their magic to incapacitate foes so the naga myrmidons can sweep in and finish them off.

As far as anyone knows, the only real naga armies that currently exist are beneath the waves, in Nazjatar, and in Outland, where a force of naga under Lady Vashj works with Illidan. Other, smaller groups are scattered across the world, where they investigate items and places of importance to the naga's mysterious purposes. These forces usually have a single leader — a powerful spellcaster (female) or warrior (male) — a dozen or so naga myrmidons, and a few naga sirens. They may have some mur'gul slaves to serve as expendable troops and do the dirty work, and some groups include a couple of snap dragons, couatl, or tidal guardians as support, depending on the nature of the mission. In addition to these groups, naga explorers travel out from the coasts and from naga bases, gathering information for their queen.

Naga Myrmidon, 2nd-Level Warrior/Brd-Level Naga Male Naga: CR 5; Large monstrous humanoid (aquatic, naga); HD 3d8+2d10+10, hp 38; Init +1; Spd 20 ft., swim 50 ft.; AC 19, touch 10, flat-footed 18; Base Atk +4; Grp +12; Atk +9 melee (3d6+7/x3, great trident*); Full Atk +9 melee (3d6+7/x3, great trident*) or +7/+7 melee (1d6+4, claws) or +4 ranged (special, net); Space/Reach 10 ft./10 ft.; SA mutation (claws); SQ darkvision 60 ft., mutations (growth, hard scales), naga traits; AL LE; SV Fort +8, Ref +2, Will +2; Str 18, Agy 12, Sta 14, Int 8, Spt 13, Cha 6.

Languages Spoken: Common and Nazja.

Feats: Cleave, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (net), Power Attack, Weapon Focus (trident).

Possessions: Large +1 great trident*, +1 studded leather, three potions of cure moderate wounds.

* See Chapter 2: Class Options.

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