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Bida

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Bida
(Creature)
Type Dragon
CR 8
Alignment

Source: Cult of Cinders, pg(s). 81

Bidas are a species of dragons who establish themselves as petty overlords of villages, which they turn invisible to keep their control.[1]

Appearance

A bida has black scales, a long serpentine body and bat wings. They have smaller legs and claw than most other dragons, preferring to kill via constriction.[1]

Ecology

Bidas magically pose as humanoids to infiltrate settlements, preferably those that control gold or coal mines which they can live in. Over weeks or months, they establish their importance in the settlement, until they become ready to reveal their terrible price: regular offerings of flesh and gold. The bida then moves to its lair and hides the settlement from the outside world by concealing it in an illusion and demanding the residents to destroy any roads connecting to it, as it grows fat from regular sacrifices.[1]

Society

Bidas prefer the company of delicious food and only reluctantly tolerate other bidas. In rare cases, two bidas might conquer a settlement together, exploiting more wealth and food from the populace. Like most dragons, bidas are fond of treasure and gather vast hoards, usually from those whom they have cowed into submission.[1]

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