Fish Guide

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Glass Herring
210  Deep Sea 
This common silver fish will travel back and forth between the Ruby Sea and the Glass Ocean searching for food.

This migratory fish thrives under transparency, unlike its misleading red cousins. Its brine-pickled eggs foreshadow deliciousness.
210  Deep Sea 
The abundance of these translucent amorphs to the volcanic island of Hells' Lid was an invitation to a ill-conceived moniker, most likely given by a rum-soaked pirate.

Tormented soul that has ventured from the bowels of the underworld through a hellmouth to claim the lives of mortals with its virulent venom. Petting not recommended.
Ruby Coral
210  Deep Sea 
A piece of sharp crimson coral, widely found throughout the Ruby Sea.

More commonly known as “Reef Ruby” or “Peasant Ruby”, you'll find no shortage of this ostensible gemstone polished and set in the trinkets of Hingan traders.
Sapphire Coral
210  Deep Sea 
A piece of sharp azure coral, widely found throughout the Ruby Sea.

Luckily for the survival of the species, this sapphiric simulant has failed to come in vogue with the Hingan fashion-conscious as has its equally alluring ruby cousin.
Bone Coral
210  Deep Sea 
A piece of sharp milky white coral, widely found throughout the Ruby Sea.

Virtually indistinguishable from mammalian bones, this coral can cause quite a commotion upon washing ashore, and often engenders a sense of foreboding in sailors of the East.
Ruby Shrimp
210  Deep Sea 
One of the most common shrimp found in the Ruby Sea.

For all their differences, the people of Othard and Hingashi have always had one thing in common, as these zesty and succulent prawns are loved on all sides of the Ruby Sea.
Coeurl Snake Eel
215  Deep Sea 
Scholars are divided as to whether this wavekin native to the Ruby Sea and Glass Ocean is in fact a snake or an eel.

For decades, the taxonomy of this species had been the subject of fierce tripartite debate, driving the aquatic nomenclature community to the brink of schism, until a compromise was reached whereby the creature would simply be known by all three names.
Heather Charr
215  Rivers 
A unique variety of freshwater charr found only in the waters near Heather Falls.

The social struggle for dominance this species encounters in schools are often on display at the base of the waterfall, which the fish treat as a sort of cafeteria. When a water-struck insect falls before them, the fish move quickly to judge it, as if asking “what's your damage?” before descending upon it.
Electric Catfish
215  Lakes 
This massive whiskered wavekin can be found lurking in the calm, turbid lakes and marshes of eastern Gyr Abania.

The unenlightened claim that Rhalgr bestowed the divine might of thunder upon this catfish in recognition of its zealous devotion, but aquariophiles dismiss these silly claims, knowing the breed to be terribly irreverent.
Death Loach
215  Lakes 
This particular variety of loach can be found in the lakes, rivers, and swamps of northern Gyr Abania.

This fish gives new meaning to “the sweet kiss of death”, as wars have been waged over its delectable flesh, hence its fateful name.
Grymm Crab
215  Lakes 
A succulent freshwater crab remarkably found only in the Peaks lake of Grymm.

A tragic crab named for a man who nearly perished of thirst while fleeing the floods of the Sixth Umbral Calamity, only to eventually drown guzzling the first fresh water he stumbled upon.
Invisible Crayfish
215  Rivers 
The pristine white shell of this freshwater crustacean makes it nigh invisible when the wavekin is hiding amongst rocks or sand of a similar hue.

This crawdad is best known to Gyr Abanians via the faerie tale in which its brilliant shell fades with each cycle of the Slow Wash, until only an empty white palette remains.
Abalathian Salamander
215  Lakes 
An amphibian commonly found living in the myriad lakes and swamps of Gyr Abania.

Wavekin that plays the runt among its kith. It's rubbery flesh results in an unappetizing texture when cooked, rendering it for all practical purposes inedible.
Cave Killifish
215  Lakes 
These small fries found primarily in the caves of Gyr Abania rarely grow to more than one or two ilms.

Rugged little fry with the wherewithal to thrive in even the dankest, darkest subterranean climes, though it is unclear how they ever got there in the first place.
Rhalgr's Bolt
215  Rivers 
This eel-like freshwater fish has been blessed with the capacity to emit an electric charge that can prove deadly to smaller wavekin.

When this electric eel shocks and awes its prey like a god of thunder, the victim rocks and rolls, and the spell it's under slowly robs it of its soul.
Butterfly Fish
215  Deep Sea 
One of few brightly colored fish native to the Ruby Tide.

Though indigenous to southern waters, now and again a papilliferous wanderer will lose its way and flutter mindlessly into the Ruby Sea.
215  Deep Sea 
Its sheer dominance over other life in the Ruby Sea has earned this sizable wavekin the title “dafu,” or literally, the top, fish.

From an ancient Far Eastern term for “genius” or “master of its trade,” its name speaks to the inspiring artistry on display in this magnificent specimen.
Leaf Tatsunoko
215  Deep Sea 
At a glance, one might mistake this queerly shaped denizen of the Ruby Sea for an errant piece of seaweed.

An eccentric protrusion enables this seafarer to evade predators by posing as algae, which it also relies on for cloaking its eggs.
Glass Flounder
215  Deep Sea 
This flat bottom dweller spends most of its life skittering about the floors of the Glass Ocean, but can also be found in the Ruby Sea.

Flat sheet of a fish that pairs wonderfully with grog when properly stewed. Makes an easier-to-chew entree than its name might imply.
Gliding Fish
215  Coastlines 
A unique saltwater fish that will jump from the water to evade predators, using its pectoral fins to glide across the ocean surface.

Per its name, this nautical drifter skitters gracefully along the water's surface on the lift of its aliform fins, though its hurried scurrying to escape predators occasionally lands it smack onto a fishing boat floor.
215  Coastlines 
A saltwater fish that will puff its spike-laden body to bursting to protect itself when provoked.

When faced with immediate danger, this fish pulls its best bombfish impression, puffing up its proportions and projecting spines to dissuade would-be diners from digging in.
Fan Clam
215  Coastlines 
The shell of this bivalve mollusk is ribbed like the “uchiwa” hand fans used by Hingan festival-goers in summer.

Though it maintains an avid following in Isari, the “fan” of this bivalve mollusk's name actually refers to the flabelliform shape of its exoskeleton, as any reasonable person would naturally conclude.
Striped Fugu
215  Deep Sea 
Similar to the globefish, the fugu will puff up its body to frighten away potential predators. Those who do not heed the wavekin's warning and devour it anyway will most certainly succumb to the lethal poison found in the fugu's flesh.

Beyond the potentially fatal toxins of its liver and ovaries lies a flavor to die for, as survivors will attest.
Ruby Meagre
220  Coastlines 
Similar to a bass in appearance and flavor, the similarities end there, with this variety of meagre preferring the coastal waters of the Ruby Sea and the Glass Ocean to fresher rivers and lakes.

Don't let the name fool you; this shoal-dweller is anything but meager when it comes to flavor. Delicious any way you slice or cook it, Isari anglers are always on the lookout for what ultimately constitutes a staple of their diet.
River Barramundi
220  Rivers 
Called “akame” or “red eye” in the Far East for the unique color of this freshwater fish's optical organs.

Despite its name, phylogeny suggests that this fish is actually more carp than barramundi, though the herons and other avians that feed off of it don't seem to mind.

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