|Environment||Any land or underground|
Source: Bestiary 5, pg(s). 64
Kabandhas are headless, with a large face and expressive eye in their barrel chest. They have a variety of complexions, and sometimes grow moustaches. They tend to dress in open shirts, robes, or armoured coats worn with loincloths, trousers, or skirts, and they love to wear ornaments on their arms.
In the distant past, ancient kabandhas made a bargain with some unknown entity or power, agreeing to serve as wardens of the hidden places of the world in exchange for long life. Kabandhas have kept this pact through the millennia.
The lives of kabandhas revolve around stewardship. They live very close to their wards and zealously defend them. A kabandha family or clan guards the same area for many generations. Kabandhas are known for their insatiable appetites, preferring rare, heavily seasoned roasted cuts of meat. They prize the smell of cinnamon over all others.
Kabandhas lay eggs that require heat to hatch: in a cold environment, they are put into stasis until properly heated. Kabandha eggs hatch quickly and young kabandhas mature in only a year.
Kabandhas are fond of feasts, approach singing as a sort of competition, and prize volume over pitch or melody.