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Anadi

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Anadi
(Creature)
Type Humanoid
CR By class level
Alignment

Source: Hellknight Hill, pg(s). 84

Anadi are a species of peaceful, insular spider-like humanoids with natural talents for illusion and transmutation magic.[1]

Appearance

In their natural forms, anadi appear as humanoid spiders covered in colourful, distinctive markings, which can be as unique as other humanoids' identifying features. They know that their appearance can unnerve other races, so when interacting with strangers, they use their natural talent for magic to take the form of humans, only showing their true nature through a strange sheen to their dark eyes and their jerky movements. Anadi consider showing their true form to strangers rude, except when threatened or forced to fight.[1]

Habitat

Anadis originate in the deep jungles of Nurvatchta in southern Garund. They can also be found in nearby nations as well as in Casmaron and on some smaller islands in the ruins of Azlant.[1]

Society

Anadi court each other and raise children communally. Each so-called 'web marriage' involves three to five individuals, who share domestic responsibilities and often have the same day job as well. Married groups vote for the same politician and are willing to die to defend each other in battle.[2][3]

The anadi are shy and isolationist, rarely leave their nation, and only grant visitors permission to visit one city: Wuluva. This has given rise to the erroneous rumour that anadi transform into hideous spider-creatures every sunset.[3]

Religion

Grandmother Spider, also known as Nana Anadi, is the anadi's patron deity. Her most devout followers believe that she guided them out of darkness into freedom by plucking dewdrops from her web to light up the night. The anadi view her as an honorary monarch, but never expect her to actually take Nurvatchta's throne.[2][3]

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