A Dark Moon Rising
Lizardmen, or the Naghila as they call themselves, are hardly better than animals. Savage, territorial, and tribal, they are rarely at peace for any great length of time. Fortunately, their preferred habitats— swamps, marshes, and jungles, mean they don’t often come into contact with more civilized races. They are mostly a danger to travelers in their lands, or, occasionally, when they feel belligerent towards a neighbor that they perceive as straying too close to their territory. Conflict with them rarely rises above the occasional raid or skirmish, however.
Physically, the naghila resemble large, bipedal lizards, hence the common name for them. Their hides are pebbly scales, in shades of green or light brown, usually with a lighter color of finer scales under the jaw, on the inner arms and sides, between the legs, and on the underside of the tail. Their limbs are thick and powerful, and their tails are heavy and have only limited mobility – however can serve as a powerful bludgeoning weapon at times. Their fingers and toes sport vicious claws as well. Females tend to be noticeably larger than males, though less prone to violence save when defending nestlings.
Naghila do not habitually wear clothing, save for the occasional primitive belt or bandolier to carry simple tools. There is some debate whether or not they are even sophisticated enough to have true language, or whether they can only communicate to the same extent as pack-hunting animals do.