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Adjective Bida

Source: Cult of Cinders, pg(s). 81

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


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


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 starts to grow fat from the regular sacrifices. To keep its secret, the bida hides the settlement from the outside world by concealing it in an illusion and demanding the residents destroy any roads connecting to it.[1]


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]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Eleanor Ferron, Leo Glass, James Jacobs, Jason Keeley, and Owen K.C. Stephens. (2019). "Adventure Toolbox". Cult of Cinders, p. 81. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-188-7