A snakelike form suddenly stands erect from its coil, its eyes gleaming with beatific intelligence tempered by an ironclad sense of duty. Creatures such as this guardian naga make for powerful sentinels, skilled in magic as well as combat, and have the reputation of serving until and even past their death. . . if one can even manage to defeat such a fell opponent. Sibilant consonants emerge from its serpentine mouth as it speaks, warning you not to approach further.