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Lizardfolk Defender

The lizardfolk defender serves as a protector of the young, guardian of the settlement, and when no other options are available, soldier in time of war. They eagerly rise to the defense of their kin but do not revel in battle. An iruxi defender would rather turn back intruders and allow them to flee with the knowledge they were beaten, in hopes that such word prevents further invasions, but they are not naive. The iruxi understand the need for revenge, and when they allow a foe to escape, they do not forget.

Recall Knowledge - Humanoid (Society): DC 15
Unspecific Lore: DC 13
Specific Lore: DC 10

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Lizardfolk DefenderCreature 1

NMediumHumanoidLizardfolk
Source Bestiary pg. 230
Perception +7
Languages Draconic, Iruxi
Skills Acrobatics +5, Athletics +6, Survival +5
Str +3, Dex +2, Con +3, Int -1, Wis +2, Cha +0
Items flail, javelin (3), wooden shield (Hardness 3, HP 12, BT 6)
AC 16 (18 with shield raised); Fort +8, Ref +7, Will +5
HP 21
Attack of Opportunity
Shield Block
Speed 25 feet, swim 15 feet
Melee flail +8 [+3/-2] (disarm, sweep, trip), Damage 1d6+3 bludgeoningMelee jaws +8 [+3/-2], Damage 1d6+3 piercingMelee tail +8 [+4/+0] (agile), Damage 1d4+3 bludgeoningMelee javelin +7 [+2/-3] (thrown 30 feet), Damage 1d6+3 piercingDeep Breath A lizardfolk defender can hold their breath for 175 rounds (17-1/2 minutes).Terrain Advantage Non-lizardfolk creatures in difficult terrain and non-lizardfolk creatures that are in water and lack a swim Speed are flat-footed to the lizardfolk defender.

All Monsters in "Lizardfolk"

NameLevel
Lizardfolk Defender1
Lizardfolk Scout1
Lizardfolk Stargazer2
Terwa Chosen8
Terwa Prodigy6
Terwa Star Reader7

Lizardfolk

Source Bestiary pg. 230
When human scholars speak of ancient civilizations, they usually turn their focus to themselves, researching and lecturing on the first human empires. When they drift to others, they invariably look to cultures that had conflicts or alliances with ancient humanity. That the culture of the people called lizardfolk often gets ignored or forgotten even by well-meaning researchers is thus no surprise, but to the lizardfolk themselves it is no matter. They know their history and value its integrity and privacy—if younger ancestries like humanity aren’t interested in learning from lizardfolk empires dating back to before the first human knocked two rocks together to make their first campfire, that’s fine with them.

The word “lizardfolk” is an excellent example of humanity’s narrow-sighted view of this culture. The name of their people is “iruxi,” but these reptilian humanoids have patiently and good-naturedly accepted the name “lizardfolk” as a variant, and they generally resist urges to call humans and other mammalians similarly derivative names in return. Iruxis dwell and thrive in all tropical and temperate biomes, but they are most at home in swamplands, coastal regions, and riverlands, for they are talented swimmers, and fish and aquatic plants make up a large part of their preferred diets.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Blessing of the Stars

Beyond the star sign of their respective clans, many iruxis adopt specific guiding stars. Iruxis follow the movement of their individual stars to help provide guidance during difficult times. Sometimes, when a guiding star lines up with other planets in the night sky, the alignment can grant an iruxi supernatural powers, like the ability to cast a specific spell or divine the future. This happens even to iruxis who normally don't exhibit magical or supernatural abilities.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Generational Stars

Many iruxis keep the bones of generations past within their homes, using them as part of the building material. Iruxis can use these bones to commune with their ancestors or even call upon them in times of need. The bones tend to shift and move slowly over months and years, and sometimes these bones line up in formations that match constellations. Iruxis believe these to be messages from their dead kin—clues that suggest a special significance or meaning of the noted constellation.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Lizardfolk Relations

Though most are neutral in alignment, the typical iruxi’s pride in their traditions, suspicion of others, and need to protect their kin can make them seem standoffish or even aggressive when encountered. However, most are eager to learn from visitors, trade stories and equipment, and forge alliances.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Lizardfolk Society

Iruxis are, as a general rule, quite religious. Those who venerate deities typically look to Gozreh, but some of them find the teachings of Desna to be compelling. Most iruxis, though, instead follow druidic traditions, ancestor worship, and astrological philosophies in particular.