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Lamia harridan
(Creature)
Type Magical beast
CR Varies
Environment Any mountain or deserts
Alignment

Source: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition, pg(s). 404

Lamia harridans are the highest strata of lamyros society, higher even than the lamia matriarchs who rule many tribes of the weaker lamia. While they are the highest strata, they are also by far the rarest of their family.

Appearance

Lamia harridans appear very similar to normal lamia, just much larger. Lamia harridans have the four legged lower body of a massive hunting cat, usually a dire lion from the waist down. From the waist up they have the body of a beautiful giantess, often covered in jewellery or henna tattoos—anything that they feel will enhance their beauty. Harridans' bodies are normally about twenty feet long and are so large they weigh upwards of six thousand pounds.[1]

Habitat & Ecology

Lamia harridans are a rarity amongst the lamia species. They occur only once in every five hundred births but are born to lead their people. Those who survive to maturity in a tribe of lamia, that is not already led by a harridan, are almost guaranteed to rise to lead the tribe. Harridans have long life spans living to be up to five hundred years old. Harridans, unlike most lamia, are religious. They do not pay the Gods any more than lip service themselves but insist upon fanatical devotion from their followers.[2]

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