Hello Everyone, today we’re here to talk about Nagas and other monsters who can be found in the forthcoming Golden Realms expansion.
Nagas are an ancient and reclusive race of snake people who live in the southern islands. Their dwellings are filled with great twisting spires that tower over the surrounding jungles and swamps, and watched over by the fearsome Matriarchs who double as both queens and high priestesses of the massive Gluttons the Naga regard as their Gods. Naga are huge creatures, with 4 arms and long tails instead of legs. They heal at an astonishing rate; the Regrowth ability means they regenerate 20% of their max health each round in tactical combat. The wily Naga have learned to make the most of this by developing a technique called Slip Away, which allows the Naga to teleport a short distance away from its enemies while instantly recovering some lost hitpoints. Conquering a Naga dwelling can be means access to an army of powerful creatures!
The majority of the Naga military is made up of Guardians and Slithers.
(Abilities Not listed – Swimming, 40% Fire Protection, 40% Blight Protection, 40% Frost Weakness.)
Guardians wield huge tridents and dedicate their lives to protecting the Matriarchs. As pikemen they are exceptionally effective against mounted and flying units.
(Abilities Not listed – Nightvision, Swimming, 40% Fire Protection, 40% Blight Protection, 40% Frost Weakness.)
The Slithers venture into the wilderness, relying on their concealment abilities and backstabs to eliminate their enemies before they can discover the Nagas’ secret homes.
(Abilities Not listed – Monster, Naga, Nightvision, Swimming, 40% Fire Protection, 40% Blight Protection, 40% Frost Weakness)
In times of dire need the Matriarchs will also enter battle. Capable of wielding powerful magic, the Matriarch can curse enemies, charm them so they fight on her side, and inflict them with panic so they flee the battlefield. Once they reach Elite status the Matriarch gains the Call Lightning ability, an area of effect attack that damage and stuns multiple enemies from long range,
(abilities Not listed – Swimming, 40% Fire Protection, 40% Blight Protection, 40% Frost Weakness.)
The Glutton is the mightiest of the Nagas, though some might say that it cannot truly be named a Naga anymore. A horrifying monster of epic proportions, the glutton towers over the battlefield, smashing aside its foes with terrible strength. The glutton doesn’t have Regrowth, but does have the Swallow Whole ability, which gives it a chance to eat a target each time it strikes in melee, allowing it to gain some health back. Eaten units aren’t killed immediately, if the glutton is killed the last unit it ate will often emerge from its corpse, filthy and stinking, but otherwise unharmed.
Besides the Nagas, many other creatures inhabit the Golden Realms. For example: Huge elephants roam the lands. Vicious Dread Monkeys, creatures known as much for their incredible stench as their habit of hurling filth at passers-by, hide in the trees.
Dread Monkey Ambush!
Rarest of all, mighty Feathered Serpents can be found in the Lost Cities, far from civilized lands. These terrifying creatures fly at their enemies, and lash out with poisons and fire.
With the Golden Realms DLC installed, these monsters appear in new bespoke Golden Realms locations (Naga Dwelling, Lost City, Mud pit spawner) as well as other thematically fitting Age of Wonders 3 locations in your Random maps.
Stay tuned for more information on Golden Realms before it is released September 18th!