Fish Guide

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Maneater Clam
415  Deep Sea 
A bivalve mollusk with a shell that resembles nothing so much as rows of vicious teeth.

The fang-like serrations along its shell lend this mollusk a menacing appearance, but it is in fact a filter feeder whose jaws close but sluggishly. Not to say that a man-eater clam could not do the deed, just that said man would have to be deep in his cups at the time.
420  Deep Sea 
A deep-sea fish with a penchant for concealing itself among the sediment on the sea floor.

A wavekin that lies under the seabed sand, its eyes staring straight up at the heavens. The Ondo were first introduced to the concept of the stars when an adventurer from the shore visited their seabed settlements and explained this fish's unusual name.
Sweetflesh Oyster
418  Deep Sea 
The only defense that this particularly delicious variety of oyster has against being devoured is its thick shell.

This bivalve's shell resembles nothing more than a chunk of solid slate, but split it open, and a sweet, meaty morsel awaits within. A welcome discovery to all, with the possible exception of roofers with sated stomachs.
Rainbow Shrimp
420  Deep Sea 
As the coloration of these cousins to the mantis shrimp is entirely in the shell, consuming vast quantities of them will not, unfortunately, make its predators rainbow-colored in turn.

This crustacean's multicolored coat serves as a warning signal. Though the shrimp is not poisonous, one would still be wise to give it a wide berth, as it ferociously attacks prey and potential predator alike with rapid swings of its hooklike claws.
420  Deep Sea 
Quite literally everyone who has seen one of these Tempest-dwelling ancients open its maw has regretted the experience within moments.

This wavekin spends its days lying in the shadows with its mouth closed, waiting for fish to float by. When suitable prey appears, the predator's kite-shaped jaws fly open and swallow it whole, before it returns to the shadows to rest, ruminate, and digest.
Grey Carp
A common carp native to Lakeland.

Edible either steamed or fried, this wavekin is common throughout the waterways of Lakeland. With its ordinary appearance and undistinctive taste, the grey carp's name has become a byword for “boring.”
Lilac Goby
A small, brightly colored freshwater fish native to Lakeland.

This goby's large, lilac fins protect it from the attentions of hungry wildfowl. It absorbs the pigment from the purple plants that line the pools of Lakeland, making it look like a flower fallen from the very same shrubs.
Purple Ghost
This particular species of freshwater fish has unusual organs that can produce powerful jolts of electricity. Rubber gloves recommended.

This creature has the ability to produce a strong galvanic force, which it uses to stun prey by the schoolload. Scavengers often follow behind it to scoop up the leftovers, but if they stray too close, they too may be in for a shock.
If it looks like a vilekin, and crawls like a vilekin, it's...actually an arthropod with a robust exoskeleton.

Feeding by filtering algae and other living things from the water, this aquatic insect lacks excretory organs and uses virtually everything it eats to add to its armor. Just as well that it is an extremely light eater, or this louse would be as big as a house.
Gazing Glass
This semi-transparent sphere harvested from the depths of the Source is actually a living creature─or was, before being unceremoniously torn from the water it requires to survive.

Strange, twisting shadows can be seen within this sea creature's glassy skin, making them popular substitutes for crystal balls among the fortune tellers of Lakeland. Scholars insist the visions it reveals are but the half-digested remains of its last meal.
Source Octopus
A bright purple cephalopod native to the Source.

Endemic to the Source, this cephalopod's pale purple patina helps it to remain hidden beneath the waters of Lakeland, upon whose surface is reflected the lilac-blossomed branches of the local flora.
Elven Spear
An aggressively territorial freshwater fish.

This wavekin has a vicious temperament, attacking fish and fisher alike. Legend holds that these creatures are the animated spears of fallen elves who have held dominion over Lakeland since time immemorial.
Shade Gudgeon
This timid wavekin's skin has been turned ghostly pale by overexposure to unbalanced aether.

The gudgeons are cowardly creatures, burrowing into the lakebed to hide themselves from harm. Shade gudgeons differ only in that the high concentration of crystal in Lakeland sands stains their bodies a bright, shining white.
A rare and fascinating wavekin that acquires oxygen via pulmonary respiration rather than gills.

When the shallow pools that this wavekin lives in dry up, it crafts a cocoon from a mixture of mucus and mud, within which it hibernates. When the rains return and refill the pools, these purple pods float to the surface, looking every bit like the flowers of thistles.
Platinum Bream
A shimmering, silvery fish.

The aether this wavekin absorbs from the water makes its scales shine in a pattern peculiar to each fish. They use this to identify each other─unfortunately for them, the light they reflect also identifies them to any nearby anglers.
This massive undersea guardian was found stalking the depths around the Isle of Ken.

Though its name conjures romantic images of a wizened night watchman, holding his lamp aloft as its flickering flame illuminates the path ahead, this fish's vile visage is rather more reminiscent of another kind of warden─that of an infernal gaol.
Finned Eggplant
Though its name is apt in terms of shape and coloration, this wavekin is considerably larger than all but the most freakishly oversized of eggplants.

Immediately identifiable by the fat, purple body it shares with its vegetable namesake, this wavekin's appearance in the waterways around a farm heralds a bumper harvest─according to local legend, at least.
A cloud-colored, highly social fish native to Lakeland.

Named after its unusual ritual, wherein individuals rub their cheeks against each other, mouths opening and closing all the while. Scholars believe this aids the wavekin in establishing hierarchies of dominance within social groups.
Viola Clam
The delicate color and shape of this bivalve mollusk's shell make it reminiscent of a wind-kissed flower when seen through rippling water.

This pretty pink and purple shellfish is a distant relative of the dusk scallop. Its flesh has the unmistakable floral flavor of viola blossoms.
This wavekin is instantly recognizable by the two bold black stripes that stand out starkly against its otherwise pale scales.

This hardy fish can survive on almost any source of food and is also highly resistant to temperature changes. Where other wavekin were driven to extinction by the Flood of Light, the geayi not only survived, but thrived.
395   M (2) 
An elegantly shaped freshwater wavekin.

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

Captivating in both shape and shade, the noblefish has long had pride of place in the aquariums of the high houses of Lakeland. Some say the wavekin was named after its stuck-up snout and absent chin, but this is likely naught but sour grapes.
Whether this ancient wavekin was always blind or if its eyes have simply been clouded by time is a riddle that no still-living person can answer.

This ancient, armored wavekin cannot see through its clouded eyes. Instead, it navigates by sensing the flow of the water against its skin, which is remarkably sensitive despite its protective plating.
Lakeland Cod
A member of a particularly large species of cod.

With its pure white scales representing honesty, and its peaceable demeanor representing harmony, this wavekin is often served at Lakeland wedding feasts, where the happy couple separate the sweet, steamed, fleshy flakes with a ceremonial fish knife.
Little Bismarck
Fishers who wish to keep all of their remaining limbs intact would do well to remember that the name of this wavekin is not indicative of diminutive size─almost all creatures are “little” compared to Bismarck.

Long has the legend of Bismarck, the great spirit of the water, been passed down among the peoples of the Source. This fish is named for the single, sharp horn it shares with its fabular brother, though its purpose is unknown─the wavekin hunts with its teeth alone.
A primeval wavekin found in the Source.

One of an ancient order of armored fish, the bothriolepis's body is protected by thick, chitinous plates. Unlike many of its cousins it is not a skilled hunter, preferring to stir up the lakebed sand with its fins and feasting on whatever it finds.

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