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Awakener naga
Guardian naga

Vicharamunis,1 also known as awakener nagas2 or guardian nagas,3 are noble nagas who appoint themselves the protectors of ancient sites of power or beauty.43


Vicharamunis believe that beautiful things and places should be protected, and that this effort is its own reward. As such, they protect places of natural or magical importance, such as ancient groves, abandoned temples, or sacred vaults.43 Some also watch over mortals of significance or great promise.4

When vicharamunis reach adulthood, they are encouraged to leave their parents' home and find a natural wonder or promising mortal family of their own to watch over. On other occasions, an aging parent might pass on their ward to their child, leading generations of vicharamunis to guard the same place or family line. This gives the older generations reassurance that their charge will continue to be guarded after they are gone.34

Vicharamunis have varying relationships with other societies. Cultures that view snakes as vile or evil find it difficult to understand that vicharamunis are benevolent and kindly. However, vicharamunis are patient and understanding, and welcome the chance to expand others' worldviews. A vicharamuni who encounters a more open-minded group with similar values, such as a sect of priests or monks, may ally with them to fulfill its mission.3


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  1. The plural form is assumed since none is provided in Monster Core 237.
  2. Logan Bonner, et al. Nuckelavee” in Monster Core, 243. Paizo Inc., 2024
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Logan Bonner, et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary, 243. Paizo Inc., 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Logan Bonner, et al. Naga” in Monster Core, 237. Paizo Inc., 2024