- African (culture)
- Reptilian (attribute)
- Sorcery and Medicinal (attribute)
- Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)
A magically crafted snake of the Zambia people in Zaire, Africa. This snake looks ordinary to most people but its victim sees it as a snake that bears the head of its creator and is paralysed in fear. The snake bites the victims neck and sucks out its blood and then devour its soul. This causes the snake to increase in size and sometimes it gains an extra head. The snake is created by an evil Wizard by the blood of an enemy’s chest, forehead and back. These are mixed with the enemy’s nails and the roots of a forest all put in the skin of a snake. The snake begins as a foetus and goes through all the stages of development eating eggs and drinking milk in infancy. After five years it will demand blood. The snake must be constantly fed on victims listed by the Wizard. The souls that the snake devours are used by the Wizard to make Zombie slaves. The life of the snake is mixed with that of the Wizard so when one dies so does the other instantly. If the Wizard runs out of victims for the snake it will die along with the Wizard.
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