Fish Guide

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220   L (4) 
A large carnivorous wavekin that dwells in the warm currents of the southern seas.

[Suitable for display in aquariums tier 3 and higher.]

The corpse-eater is a large carnivorous fish that rides the warm currents into the Ruby Sea. Its unfortunate habit of gathering around floating bodies has resulted in an undeservedly grim name. For the record, any corpses the fish may have been caught nibbling on were dead before the fish found them.
Ronin Trevally
This large variety of trevally is given the name ronin for its tendency to journey the warm southern seas in solitude.

Its rugged facial features, scar-like stripe, and solitary swimming habits earned this fish the Hingan title of “ronin,” or “wandering warrior.” The fish does not seem to actively seek a master.
Toothsome Grouper
The most delicious of saltwater groupers...if the merchants selling it for thrice the price of a regular grouper are to be believed.

To taste a toothsome grouper is to enter a higher plane of flavorful bliss; to catch one, divine.
Horned Turban
The shell of this warm-water sea mollusk is twisted like the turbans worn by the dhalmel drivers of Thavnair.

This popular Far Eastern treat spends its evenings scouring the reef with its radula, delicately sifting through and devouring scrumptious strands of seaweed.
Ruby Sea Star
These spiny five-limbed invertebrates survive by feeding on the flesh of dead fish fallen to the sea floor.

In case you were wondering, correcting friends and family members who erroneously refer to this species as a “red starfish” does indeed make you a pedant.
Gauntlet Crab
These giant crabs hide themselves amongst the plants that grow on a river's bed, the moss growing on their claws used as camouflage.

This crab runs the migratory gauntlet of the river, starting out at the basin, then venturing upstream to freshwater in midlife before ultimately returning out to sea to bear its young.
Hermit Goby
A decent-sized fish found in the One River.

Just your typical, average, run-of-the-mill case of a reclusive ascetic fasting to the point of infirmity, stumbling and tumbling into a river, receiving the mercy of the gods, and having his spirit transmigrated into a fish.
An ancient breed of freshwater fish found with little frequency in the One River.

A fish of famed longevity that has swum the One River since time immemorial in search of enlightenment, with a few supposedly having ascended to the heavens above.
One of the most widespread squid species on Hydaelyn.

A squid with a reputation for getting around, this sharp cephalopod resides on plates all over the Far East. Delicious whether raw or battered.
False Scad
225   M (2) 
A common saltwater fish doing its best scad impression.

[Suitable for display in aquariums tier 2 and higher.]

A scad or not a scad? That is the question that confronts scholars who ponder the nomenclature of this undefinable fish, a pioneering maverick that defiantly straddles taxonomical lines and chooses to live beyond labels.
Snow Crab
Snow crabs live in deep waters, scurrying hither and thither across the ocean floor in search of carrion.

Spontaneous though it may be, occasionally a species will simply be named after the first thing its finder spies in the vicinity, as in the case of this cold-climate crustacean.
Red-eyed Lates
A saltwater fish found in both the Glass Ocean and the Ruby Sea.

Even amid the scarce light of the deep, its highly reflective eyes shine a bright-red beacon, and its name has inspired numerous groan-worthy “how did the lates eyes get so red” punchlines among schoolchildren desperate for attention.
Common Bitterling
225   M (2) 
This freshwater fish is found on both the Othardian east coast and in Shishu─the Hingan island upon which sits Kugane.

[Suitable for display in aquariums tier 2 and higher.]

After the eggs are laid in autumn, the hatchlings battle winter's chill to emerge full-grown in spring, constituting an entirely common life cycle with nothing in particular to be bitter about, really.
Fifty-summer Cod
225   L (4) 
This long-living freshwater cod is commonly found in the One River.

[Suitable for display in aquariums tier 3 and higher.]

Despite complete and utter inattention to diet and exercise, this longevous fish still manages to see its fair share of summers, not uncommonly more than the fishermen who pursue it.
Nagxian Mullet
225   M (2) 
A thin, eel-like fish native to Nagxia, but found throughout the One River.

[Suitable for display in aquariums tier 2 and higher.]

This wavekin's dubious origin story tells of a snake who wished to swim in the river despite the fact that snakes and fish are in no way related, though in fairness, the small up-top, long-in-the-back form of the mullet does bear a slight ophidian resemblance.
230   M (2) 
A large, reddish-orange fish with distinctively enormous eyes to help it see in the murky depths of the Ruby Sea.

[Suitable for display in aquariums tier 2 and higher.]

Whiling the daylight hours away under the cover of rock, this fish comes out at night to paint the sea red─two coats!
Yanxian Tiger Prawn
This Far Eastern crustacean has not only the stripes, but also the ferocity of a Yanxian tiger.

This tiny floating tiger earns its stripes by hunting plankton with catlike precision, but its gluttonous appetite threatens to turn its stripes into rings.
Tengu Fan
The tengu fan, named for its round, flat shape, will emit electric shocks from its body when threatened. Though the shocks cannot kill, they do stun, affording the fish ample opportunity to flee.

A holy hand fan called forth the rains that doused the fires of the mountain, only for the great butterfingered tengu to then unceremoniously drop it into the One River, whereupon it metamorphosed into this stormy electric ray. True story.
Star Turban
When viewed from the side, this sea mollusk's shell looks like a turban; however, when viewed from above, its radiating spines give it the appearance of a twinkling star.

The trained eye will appreciate the lamellated striae and tuberculate folds of the concentric whorls atop its squamous base, its thin, arcuate columella, and lustrous operculum. The untrained eye will appreciate a pretty shell.
A delicious freshwater fish with the most jejune moniker of all the One River's aquatic denizens.

Most somber-toned of the four great fish of Doma. Having nourished the masses for generations, the blue-fish has swum its way into Doman folklore alongside the mythical onefish, twofish, and red-fish.
Steppe Bullfrog
Steppe bullfrogs can be found across both Yanxia and Nagxia and are easily identifiable by their deep, bellowing mating croaks.

This naughty nocturnal croaker has a habit of getting itself into hot water, namely Yanxian and Nagxian cauldrons.
Cavalry Catfish
230   L (4) 
This large, aggressive freshwater fish will “charge” most anything moving, regardless of its size.

[Suitable for display in aquariums tier 3 and higher.]

The “cavalry” of its name arrives from the popular rumor that an esurient school of the catfish split a river-fording horse in two, devouring it from the stomach out. Horse-lovers and the weak of stomach might steer clear of this “meal that eats you back.”
230   M (2) 
Second only to the blue-fish in mediocrity of monikers, the freshwater redfin of the One River─unsurprisingly─has bright-red fins.

[Suitable for display in aquariums tier 2 and higher.]

While more imaginative Xaela may convince themselves that this fish's eponymous appendage heralds the dawn and renders its kin to the almighty Azim, sometimes a red fin is just a red fin.
A cousin of the sundisc, the moondisc also features celestial patterns upon its body, though its are decidedly brighter to serve as camouflage in the white-bedded waters of Loch Seld.

Having fallen in a teardrop as the moon above wept into the sea below, this pious disc-in-water offers prayers to the Lover each full moon in hopes of returning home.
Bleached Bonytongue
Similar to most wavekin that have taken up residence in Loch Seld, the bleached bonytongue is almost entirely white.

One might mistakenly assume this bonytongue was left out in the sun too long, but the pigmentation of its glistening scales actually owes more to its saline habitat.

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