Makes sense for a land with primitive lizard folk. Could make for a nice consistent antagonist from beginning to end of a campaign or a campaign twist with slight changes. I did something similar with Orcs. My players kept wading through Orcs like a hot knife through butter so I had them united under one Chieftain and gave them few levels in fighter and one level in barbarian depending on EL, except for the elite Orcs of the clan who are full barbarian (3.0). There first encountered after the unification of the clans was a surprise to them. Took time to setup but was worth the wait. Go to Comment
Certain trees have sap that is filled with magical potential. Their sap is harvested and distilled down to produce various types of potions, much like maple syrup is collected in some areas. The magical effects of these syrupy potions are often fairly trivial; perhaps they simply cause the imbiber to grow hair more quickly, summon butterflies, or walk a few inches above the floor. People enjoy the syrup as a flavoring, instead of imbibing it for its magical powers.