The snake people are a race of sentient, upright serpents. They are as intelligent as any other race, and freely comingle with the denizens of the Imperium. Because they lack natural arms, snake people use puppet-like appendages, strapped around their waists, to perform day-to-day tasks. How they manipulate these mechanisms is unknown.
Snake people are wise and diverse, ranging in occupation from thug to gypsy to politician. They originally hail from the equatorial zones of the Imperium, where the weather's warmest, though they can be found almost anywhere in the world of T.O.E.