Lemeru (commonly called “lizardfolk” by less learned people) are a race of ancient reptilian men that hail from the south of Tharanthios where they live amidst the ruins of an older civilization that has been overwhelmed by the jungle and swamps of the region.
Physical Description: Lemeru are bipedal reptilian humanoids that average 5 feet in height. Their bodies are covered in green glossy scales. Lemeru hands have three elongated fingers with a triple joined thumb all ending in short but sharp claws. Lemeru feet have three toes that all end in short sharp claws.
Society: Lemeru live in small isolated tribes. Their existence revolves primarily around food collection and defense from the larger predators of the jungle.
Relations: Lemeru have virtually no relations with the outside world or other races save a few daring merchants or those adventurers foolish enough to disturb the deep swamp places where the Lemeru live. Lemeru have a fierce racial hatred of Boggards, Serpentesh and Black Dragons, and will go to nearly any length to see these hates foes slain or driven off.
Alignment and Religion: Lemeru tend towards the neutral good alignment. Their religion revolves around ancestor worship. They make extensive use of the various ruins in the swamp in their religious rituals.
Adventurers: Lemeru tend to not leave their swamp homes unless some dire circumstance makes it necessary. As such, lemeru adventurers are exceedingly rare, with most people living their entire lives never seeing one. Adventuring is however a profitable (if exceedingly dangerous) way to make a living, and for a lemeru far from home it might be one of the only possible vocations attainable.
Lemeru characters possess the following racial traits.
- +2 Constitution, -2 Intelligence.
- Medium size.
- Base land speed is 30 feet. Base Swim speed of 30 ft.
- Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A lemeru is automatically proficient with short spears, long spears, javelins, bolas, nets, and shields.
- +2 natural armor bonus.
- Natural Weapons: 2 claws (1d4) and bite (1d4).
- A lemeru can hold his breath for twice as long as a human.
- Automatic Languages: Lemeru. Bonus Languages: Aquan, Setesh, Boggard, Common.