Raiders of the Lost Tomb
In the murky depths of the great rivers of Chult – the Olung, the Tath, and the Soshenstar – the aldani hold court. They appear as human-sized lobsters, though only those who travel to the bottom of the Olung will ever see them, since the aldani never leave the water; they swim like lobsters, but walk upright on two humanlike legs. Their faces vaguely resemble human encased in armor, though their eyes extend upon long stalks, and they have six arms.
The aldani live in groups of up to 20, within a very specific area of the river. They patrol their borders jealously, often accompanied by swarms of piranha. They also live in a lake called The Aldani Basin, a lake surrounded by jungle and plateaus.
Despite their warlike appearance, the aldani are highly intelligent and quite civilized. They settle disputes with courtly tournaments whenever possible, but when battles occur, they are often to the death. Non-aldani are rarely offered the option of tournament combat. However aldani have a strong sense of self-preservation and will bargain for their lives if the opportunity exists.