Fish Guide

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Glass Manta
205   
This denizen of the Glass Ocean is one of the largest fish of its type ever recorded.

The glass manta is known as a languorous, lackadaisical wayfarer whose striped ray brethren were domesticated by the Kojin long ago.
Regal Silverside
205   
According to Hingan fishers, it was not until the past twenty summers that the regal silverside began appearing in their nets. It is popular opinion that the fish may have been introduced via bilge water dumped by foreign trade bulks.

Originally brought over as tribute to the bakufu of Hingashi by an emissary from RadzatHan, the diplomat himself could not have taken to his new habitat as well as these fish have.
Snowflake Moray
205   
A saltwater fish that exhibits a peculiar symbiotic relationship with spiny lobsters.

This moray maintains a symbiotic relationship with the spiny lobster, providing protection to the crustacean while the lobster lures forth the octopodes on which the wavekin feeds.
Hoppfish
205   
While “hopping” out of the water will aid this saltwater species in escaping larger fish, the action attracts flocks of hungry seagulls that will harry the schools for entire turns of the sun.

A well-known children's story in Doma tells of a complacent hoppfish given to pondering the unbearable lightness of being, an allegory of existential thought positing that each has but one life to fish.
Lightscale
205   
A freshwater cousin of the hardscale with scales as light as its name suggests.

Wrapped in a tough, scaly cuirass and always craving the crunch of bones and shells, this hardest of links in the food chain has a name synonymous with grit in Doman vernacular.
Grass Fugu
205   
This highly poisonous saltwater fish can survive for long periods of time in freshwater rivers, and can, on occasion, be found as far as ten malms upstream.

Per the axiom “the harder the battle, the sweeter the victory,” this notoriously difficult-to-land blowfish is as much loathed by fishermen as it is loved by diners.
Giant Eel
205   
An eel's size is proportional to the amount it eats. The giant freshwater eels of the One River eat...a lot.

What it loses to the Doman eel in terms of flavor, the giant eel more than makes up with in volume, and those who value a full belly will certainly get their gil's worth out of this oversized creature.
Kamina Crab
205   
While abundant in the sea, hermit crabs are quite rare in fresh water, possibly due to the lack of available homes. The kamina crab is one example.

This hermit crab spins its way through several spiral shells over the course of its curmudgeonly life, gradually grabbing larger domiciles as it chases pesky neighbors away from its property.
Spider Crab
210   
The spider crab's spindly legs carry the deep-sea crustacean hundreds of malms across their migratory routes.

Based on history, we know this massive crab can extend its major claws to span the width of two adult Hyurs set shoulder to shoulder.
Little Dragonfish
210   
The elongated forehead of this saltwater species is compared to the nose of a tengu─a legendary dog-like creature of Far Eastern legend.

Once brought to the brink of extinction by a Thavnairian fad that claimed these fish could unlock the secret to eternal youth, the species was saved at the last moment by a shift in popular attitudes toward growing old gracefully.
Black Fanfish
210   
This saltwater wavekin uses both the size and color of its fins to its advantage, allowing it to, for all intents and purposes, disappear in the darker depths of the sea.

The precise purpose of its dual dorsal fins remains a mystery to scholars, as observing the dark fish in its native deep-sea environs has proven nigh impossible.
Zebra Shark
210   L (4) 
Unlike those of the mystical zebra, the pronounced “stripes” upon this wavekin's back are more accurately compared to a tiger's spots.

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

The vertical black and white striping that identifies these sharks disappears as the pups mature, and for a long time, youth and adult specimens were considered altogether separate species.
Nophica's Comb
210   
The sharp, bone-like protrusions on this carnivorous mollusk's massive shell give it the comb-like appearance from which it earns its name.

With a morose, bony appearance and purported powers to ward off evil spirits, it should come as no surprise this shell is a popular trinket with those who fly the skull-and-crossbones.
Warty Wartfish
210   
This sluggardly wartfish native to the One River somehow has more warts than a common wartfish, if that can be believed.

This repulsive breed of languid swimmers' only chance of drawing near to fellow sea creatures is to dangle bait from their protrusions and hope others are not revolted.
Common Whelk
210   
It would not be called a common whelk if this whelk was not found as abundantly as it is across the whole of Othard.

Ubiquitous and unremarkable shellfish tucked in among the rocks and algae along Othardian river- and lakebeds. These whelks are essentially what fish feed on when they can't be bothered to hunt for something better.
Hairless Barb
210   
This impossibly monstrous freshwater fish grew impossibly monstrous despite a diet of mostly river grasses.

It is indeed a curiosity how an herbivorous fish should chance to grow to Roegadyn dimensions in length, but the vegetarian diet at least helps explain this fish's youthful, clean-shaven appearance.
Hatchetfish
215   S (1) 
The Ruby Sea hatchetfish earns its name from its overgrown head which, if you squint hard enough, might appear similar to the head of a timberlord's hatchet.

[Suitable for display in aquariums tier 1 and higher.]

The bioluminescent organs that cause this slight-bodied fish to glow in the dark are sometimes mistaken by fishers for drowned spirits lost at sea from afar, but there is no mistaking the wavekin's disproportionately enormous head.
Threadfish
215   
This spindly saltwater fish spurns the colder currents of the north in favor of the warm waters along Othard and Ilsabard's southern coasts.

While this fish may not technically be inedible, its string-like fin fibers make for a meal that will under no circumstances go down smoothly, and the flesh reeks of rot to boot.
Garden Eel
215   
Garden eels spend most of their lives buried in sandy sea bottoms, emerging only to hunt and to mate.

Though this eel may be named for its affinity for green, its aversion to land should assuage growers' fears of one turning up in the garden.
Eastern Sea Pickle
215   
Named for its shape and not its flavor, this repugnant slug-like mass is found throughout the Glass Ocean and Ruby Sea.

Overlooked in most cultures due to its voidsent likeness, the Hingashi see past the repugnant exterior of this prize ingredient and find the hidden delectability underneath.
Brindlebass
215   
This enormous saltwater bass can be highly territorial, devouring anything and everything that passes through its chosen demesne.

From shellfish and small fry to turtles and baby sharks, this fish has an appetite for everything, and the Kojin discipline little wrongdoers by warning them the brindlebass seeks out naughty children for supper.
Demon Stonefish
215   
A saltwater wavekin commonly avoided by fishers due to the extreme amount of toxins found in its flesh.

It is well-known that the spina of its fins are laced with a virulent toxin, yet still the promise of its tender, white flesh tempts many a fisher into an early grave.
Armored Crayfish
215   
A deep-red relative of the Doman crayfish.

This offshoot of the Doman crayfish boasts a vibrant sanguine-toned plate, a stark contrast to the other members of its family.
Bighead Carp
215   
A dark-scaled carp found in the One River, easily identified by its queer downward-pointing eyes.

One of the four great fish of Doma, its delights were once a rare treat for the privileged, but have since been made available to the masses via farming.
Zeni Clam
215   
Named after an ancient Far Eastern currency, this bivalve mollusk is most commonly found in the lakes and rivers of Yanxia.

The shells of this wavekin once served as the coin of the realm in the lands of Yanxia, to which the Hingan term “zeni” refers, though the mollusk is all but worthless nowadays.


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