This tiny creature, found in
Northern Sarvonia, particular to the Bay of Calinth area, is an unassuming creature that spends the majority of its time searching for food. Somewhat rare, it has become a much sought after commodity in the Remusian cloth dying industry. This is due to the colour made, Dhura Blue, is the tribal colour of the Remusians, and is unique to their society.
If, whilst swimming in
the balmy waters of the
Scattersand Shoals, you
should come across what appears to be a complex pattern of pieces of
seashell, fish scales and assorted flotsam and jetsam, suspended
motionless in the water as if caught in
the web of an invisible spider, you would do
well to keep your distance. This is simply the most visible aspect of a
cradlejelly, a distant relative of the
R’unorian gaspan, with considerably more sting in its tentacles.
unusual sea creature, while by no means rare, is prized for its delicately sweet
meat which resides in an equally-desirable metallic shell. Its higher cost comes
from the relative difficulty of catching and processing a large armoured sea
beast with two strong front claws, and the low ratio of meat to shell. It can be
found along most rocky sea coasts across
Caelereth, with some regional varieties. The Copper Lopstere is also
referred to by names like "Cobster", "Lopstere", "Lop", "Lob", "Lobster",
"Craykin" or "Clawkin".
existence of Eye Crabs was first reported by the
Anpagan explorer Bertrand D'Alba in
his famous collection of journals entitled "The Extraordinary Journeys of
Bertrand D'Alba". This creature, resembling an oversized
human eye attached to four pairs of legs and a
pair of pincers - hence the name "Eye Crab" - lives only on the far western side
of the continent of Nybelmar (although
unconfirmed rumours claim that such creatures might live in the northern
Venlaken Enclave as well). They are
usually solitary beings but at times they congregate in certain places for some
reasons. The Eye Crabs themselves are a controversial issue for the
Anpagan scholars, and this is
actually true for many of Bertrand D'Alba's claims. But as much impossible and
beyond reason these creatures' existence would appear, it seems that they are,
may be called "Luucena" by the Ancient Tiquaitan or "Filachara" by the
Tarshiinites (actually meaning "Ink Dumpling"), there is no, nor ever was there
any, disambiguation in opinion amongst the folk of the
Nybelmarian Western Bay in the fact that
this creature is amongst the oddest to grace any of
waters. As the foundation of the most widespread ink industry in the entire
Western continent (with the help of the Faen of course) the Filachara is a
creature that is not only highly remarkable, but also a creature that has strong
economic importance even in the current trading climates.
Appearing essentially as little other than a translucent, ink-filled pouch and
being imbued with the amazing ability to reconstruct itself completely from the
most fractional remnants - calling the Filachara ‘unusual’ is an undeniable
Crab is a small crab that lives on the windy shores of Sarvonia, especially
where the wind, reversing its direction from morning to evening blows the
water out and in on a fairly flat piece of
beach. It is so named for the filmy wings that can spread out from its sides,
enabling it to glide down silently and catch nearby insects. The Flyer Crab has
one of the hardest shells in the world.
from Friddriv Alav’s “Philosophy of the Mollusk Race”: “Consider the life of a
Gnacker, growing all its life in peaceful immobility, still as the pebbles it so
resembles, mouth agape. Imagine that all your life were to be spent catching
whatever waterborne detritus should pass your way and making use of it, somehow
producing from the dregs of society the succulent meat and pearlescent shells
that people across the world, with their penchant for such things, so greatly
admire. How this transformation, carried out every day by creatures many people
barely even view as alive, is something to fascinate the most uninterested of
countenances, and in my view it is perhaps the greatest
magic ever witnessed. Who but a humble Gnacker
can take the effluent of a city and craft a gleaming stronghold for itself.“
comes in a variety of shapes and colors. It has a strange and alien appearance,
having 8 arms, a fleshy head, and two enormous eyes, giving rise to the idea of
it being a horrible killer that attacks humans
and drags them into the murky depths of the ocean. However, most krakens do not
behave in this manner, and are actually friendly to
humans. They are sometimes called "Coór’masýr"
especially by elves who dub this animal as
being one of Coór and who will not dare
touch the creature.
Kraken is a very rare, very unseen sea-creature
with 8 gigantic tentacles. The only way they have been found is dead,
washed up upon the banks of the seas. These massive
creatures are one of the most dangerous, largest, and still unknown
about creatures within
Caelereth. With their
strength they can even tear whole ships apart.
are generally thought of as fairly innocuous creatures. Mentioning their name
doesn’t conjure images of grinning maws, malevolent stares, or devastating
predatory instincts. This is because shellfish are, generally speaking,
inoffensive to the point of being dull. This cannot be said of the Parasitic
Limpet, whose name fairly comprehensively sums up its most notable feature.
Fastening itself indelibly to the hides of marine animals, it feeds on their
flesh and blood, slowly boring into them in search of fresh meat. The habits of
such a creature are distinctly unappealing, and the author advises the reader
not to continue if they are squeamish.
is a familiar coastal sight, especially around docks. The small clusters of
white shell-like creatures dot any hard surface that appears near the tide line,
to the detriment of whatever they cling to. Nackles or "BarNackles" (from the
gnomish "Baverik Nackthle Vernwirkung", "Shelled Sea Mushroom" in the Tharian,
literally "Oceanic Shelled Mushroom"), is also called the "Hullwrecker" due to
its penchant for attaching to the hull of ships too long at port.
two-shelled mollusks that mostly live off the coast of Southern Sarvonia. They
may be found as far northward as the Bay of Sky, but are most common in the
Yanthian Gulf and the Gulf of Maraya. They prefer temperate salt water, and
attach themselves to underwater coastal rocks where food is brought to them by
the constant motion of the waves.
Asthu’oc) is a three-shelled mollusk living in waters off the coasts of Southern
including the Yanthian Gulf and the Gulf of Maraya. They prefer hot to mild
environments in oceans, whose constant motion keeps them supplied with food. The
Trysters are also known for creating pearls.
Southern Sarvonian fishers empty their nets
onto the decks of their boats, they sometimes find among the wriggling fish a
creature so ugly that most can’t bear to look at it without retching. Its
boneless body is like a rotten gherkin; its lumpy, tongue-like appendices are
covered in tiny green pustules; and its mouth, a slimy, semi-transparent tube,
ceaselessly changes its position, always protruding from where you least expect
it. This creature is the Ugling, and it wouldn’t be worth writing about, if it
wasn’t for the sailor’s yarn that is spun around it: Fisherfolk believe that the
Ugling wreaks feverish daydreams that confuse seafarers’ minds. Some say that
the dreams reveal to the dreamer her true wish – and that only the wisest fail
to be surprised at finding out what their true wish is.
You may hear the Ugling referred to as the Fever Slug, after the febrile shaking
of limbs that accompanies the dreams. Merfolk
also know of the Ugling, and call it "Hss-tii-hhu-hng" – a name composed of the
mermish words for “thirst” and
“personality”; it may roughly be translated as “That which thirsts for
(knowledge of) the heart”.