tropical seas around the islands of the
Scattersand Shoals are home to
the shy and mysterious Aquanix (plural "Aquani"). This placid creature is best
described as a gentle giant of the sea. Growing close to five
peds in length, it can be
quite a scary experience to be in the vicinity of such a large animal, though
one need not fear. Except during the breeding season, when they are protecting
their newborn foals, the Aquanix prefers flight to fight.
Dolpholk (singular "Dolphune") are
warm-blooded, semi-sentient sea creatures. Researchers are only now beginning to
investigate this species further because of their close relationship with
merpeople. The other names known for them
are “Ffeechuvo” (Mermish), “AnjorWie” (Thergerim,
transliterated as ‘fish-thing’!) and the lyrical
elven “Thymie’ll’so” (Styrásh
with discernable roots to ‘sea’, ‘jewel’, and ‘song’...)
Oolboïéabey, more commonly known among non-merfolk as the "Oloy" (both singular
and plural), is a rather intelligent and elusive aquatic mammal of the Drifting
Woods area in north-western Nybelmar.
Despite being used as pets by the local merfolk,
and valued for their waterproof pelts by the
humans, they manage to thrive in the dark
waters of the woods, and can be found, with a lot of luck almost everywhere
underneath the forest.
is an attractive Northern marine, seal-like mammal that is found throughout the northern
oceans of Caelereth. They are fairly
widespread, normally ranging as far south as
Nyermersys and north as far as the Ice Sea, where they are the most
prevalent. In winter months they may be seen as far south as Thyslan and Veltin.
In a land
of black rock and white snow, of grey sky and green sea, of
waters, of beauty and cruelty, the Selkie is a creature of two faces. In the
winter it hunts in the dark waters of the Ice
Sea, singing through storms. In summer it stalks the land, transformed in almost
every respect. The sea Selkie is a fleeting, swift and strange creature, a
vision of a darker world beneath the feet of every sailor. The land Selkie is a
silent, grey predator, which kills with swords
of bone and feeds the dead to its mewling children. The Selkie as a whole?
Well, who knows how those dark eyes view the world? Only one thing is for
sure: something gives it a reason to smile. - The majority of the
information in this entry is taken from the observations of Rossmarus
Whales, also known as the "First-Singers"
or "Carteloreen", are large,
warm-blooded, gregarious creatures that have chosen to live completely in and
underwater, although they are air-breathers. They are variously regarded as
semi-sentient beings, the bards of the ocean, and valuable sources of oils and
fats. Friends to the merfolk, capable of
complex and eerie melodies, and harvested by the
Avennorians, these great beasts
are still shrouded in mystery to many people.