consider sharks as deadly, vicious, evil, and all around unpleasant things.
These rumors mostly derive from any encounter made with the Ancythrian
Shark. This saltwater fish lives a lonely life, eating anything that may
keep its company out of the breeding season. As the name already implies,
this shark can only be found in the Ancythrian inland sea. Lacking in any
intelligence the creature is easily fooled but will usually get its target
eventually. The Ancythrian Shark is the most feared hazard of the average
glance, the Archerfish does not seem particularly extraordinary; brown with
silver stripes and being a fore
and a half long. Only by studying it for a somewhat longer period of time would
you notice the small bursts of water
exploding with arrow-like force from above the swimming fish. The Archerfish has
the remarkable ability to shoot bursts of water
up to one and a half peds
from the surface to knock out insects with great accuracy. It is found only in
the Drifting Woods at the
continent of Nybelmar and makes its home in
the open tree roots, though it does roam constantly.
The Barsa gives its name to a family of similarly related ocean fish. Like
the others, it is a good food source and much sought after fishermen. Like
each member of this family, it lives in the same kind of environment, has
basically the same diet and is a good food. It differs, as the others do, by
body coloring, fin structure and habitat range.
The Bonehead is a huge marine fish from 1.5 to 2.5 peds in length covered
with large scales. It gets its name from the thickened cartilage and bone
structure about its forehead and cranial area. In general
the Bonehead's body is compressed and
flattened at the sides. The
Bonehead is a very popular and easily worked food fish. It can be salted and
dried and stored for long periods of time without spoiling. It can be eaten
as dry tack, or more popularly, cooked in water and it becomes tender and
The Cáeh-Fish is only one
of the many monstrous fish species that dwells in the Ancythrian Sea. Cáeh-Fish
have an intimidating appearance, and they are among the
largest fish in existence. Their flesh is very popular,
especially among the natives of Narvoss. They are also hunted by the
Goltherlon elves west of the
Ancythrian Sea for their flesh. The bones are used for artists' tools, the
tail-fin in particular. They are a very rare catch, however.
Clawfish is a costly food, usually eaten by those of higher class. Despite this
in certain parts of the world it may be eaten by most, being a regular meal.
Cost depends on the type of Clawfish, the size, and the distance traveled before
being bought. There are three types of Clawfish, similar in almost every way
except for the colour and a slight size difference in the claw. Red Clawfish are
usually the kind royalty eat. The Blue Clawfish is the most common Clawfish
eaten by common people, though it is still usually only eaten for important
celebrations or other such things. It is called blue though it really has a
purple tint to it. The darkness of the tint varies between each Clawfish. Green
Clawfish are eaten by those who catch them and sold for the lowest price. Each
kind weighs, on average, 2 ods,
though they can become quite large. The largest one that was recorded was 4
hebs. Clawfish are also commonly
and mysterious beast has been a source of fear and myth on the northern seas for
many years. Nothing can bring about as many nightmares, yet nothing is so prized
in its capture as one of these Dark Stryke Sharks. Found in the northern oceans,
and said to be created by the Gods Aleshnir in her struggle against Zundefor,
these beasts will leap up to 6
peds from the hidden darkness below to capture their prey and can be
considered extremely dangerous to its environment, fish and
men alike. Fin soup
made out of the Dark Stryke Shark on the other hand is said to increase male
virility, and is sought-after by many a
Dolpholk (singular "Dolphune") are
warm-blooded, semi-sentient sea creatures. Researchers are only now beginning to
investigate this species further because of their close relationship with
merpeople. The other names known for them
are “Ffeechuvo” (Mermish), “AnjorWie” (Thergerim,
transliterated as ‘fish-thing’!) and the lyrical
elven “Thymie’ll’so” (Styrásh
with discernable roots to ‘sea’, ‘jewel’, and ‘song’...)
Dominoore Fish is a creature of many shades and hues, coming in many varying
colours, ranging from cyhalloian
snow to norsidian. It is
found in the waters around
Milkengrad, and in the
Ancythrian Sea, and has a few
interesting qualities. It is a known mount for a group of rogue
Brownies, and even possesses mild telepathy.
The Evoor, also known as the Blackdah, is an ocean fish of approx. half a
ped in length. It has a
large head and gill structure with straight-edged body scales.
The Evoor has extremely oily flesh and is very rarely used as food. The
oil is pressed out of the flesh and used in lamps or other needs. The remainder
is often ground, dried and used as a fertilizer. Fishermen also cut it up to use
for bait on other food fish.
Phyllu-eck-Fyrthara (lit. "Fire Fish") is a kind of fish with little meat,
lots of spines, and even more fat, which is the reason of its name rather
than its dull bronze colour since it is dried and used as a candle by the
Ice Tribes and the inhabitants
of the southern regions of Cyhalloi. Besides its use for light, the fat is
often used in cuisine and medicine, while the little meat that can be
scrapped off the bones can be used for a meager meal and the bones on its
dorsal fin can be used as needless to sew leather and fur.
Foilfish, also known as the "Red Herring", is a remarkable, yet small fish of
the seas north of Nybelmar. Reknown for its
strange illusionary abilities as well as its wonderful taste, this common fish
often living in shoals of tens of thousands of individuals can be found in most
fishing villages or cities in the area.
is a remarkable fish that solely inhabits the north-western area of the Bright
Sea. It is silver in colour, thus naming where it lives. Its flesh possesses the
ability to heighten and improve the sense of people for a short amount of time.
The Cholians depend on this fish for
their livelihood. It is traded as a salted packet form called mahra, which can
last for up to two years before deteriorating.
eerie looking and more than slightly dangerous, the Jun'era Fish found on the
eastern coast of Sarvonia is quite unique.
This midsized fish is very common and is one of the least unusual foods in a
poor sailor's diet. Though tough to catch with bait and tackle, these rewarding
fish are, as well as their eggs, well known for their easy workability, cheap
cost, and good taste.
Flying, mostly inedible poisonous fish species existing only in the inland
waters of the Ancythrian Sea. The Khendochar is by far the biggest of all
fish (up to 1.5 peds) which can be summarized under the term "flying
fishes" of which most kinds can be found at the Ancythrian Sea.
is a migratory fish that lives in the oceans of
Northern Sarvonia. It migrates up
rivers in the late summer to spawn and returns to the sea before the rivers
freeze. Young Salmon live in the river for one year then migrate to the ocean.
The average size of a migrating fish is 2- 3
fores and an average weight
of 25-30 od. Large
specimens can reach 1 1/3 ped,
or 4 fores with weights
over 40 od.
Pike (pl. Lyshae) is a large, voracious fresh-water
fish found in most rivers and lakes on the
Sarvonian continent. It is not known to be located elsewhere on
Caelereth. There are three main varieties
known - the Garpike, or Northern Lysh, the Southern Lysh, and the Red Lysh (or
The Malkut, more commonly called the "King of Fish", the "King Fish",
"Put'ine", "Chó'yph'masýr" or, more colloquially (especially amongst
fishermen) the "King". Endemic the coasts of Sanguia, eastern
Manthria and Brendolan, the Malkut
(which will be hence forth referred to as the "King Fish") is massive, and
many are the grizzled fishermen boasting about their scars gained from
fighting with these fish.
Mithanjor is a small, prolific silver fish found in ponds and lakes throughout
Southern Sarvonia. It is most commonly found in the mountainous cavern pools of
Een Puvtyr, supplying the
dwarven clan with food, but also inhabits
the Aerelian Lakes, the
Ancythrian Sea, and the Silvermarshes. Its name comes
from the Thergerim Taal, or
dwarven tongue, "mith" (mith) being
"metallic", and "anjor" (anjor) meaning simply
Mithralfish is a small, silvery fish common to the
mithanjor. It’s typically mithral-coloured on the sides with small
olive-blotches on its sides. It has large eyes and a rounded snout. Mithralfish
feast upon insects, spiders, worms, and seaweed in rivers, lakes, and marches in
mid Santharia to southern
both size and taste, the Mogo is a well known fish that
can be found on the menu of many people along the
Nybelmarian coasts. It's delicate, bluish
flesh is used in a large number of ways, not the least of which is the sim-sim
stew of Shar, and as dried rations for troops and sailors alike.
Shark, or "Phantom Shark", as they are sometimes called, is one of the most
numerous predators in the Scattersand
Shoals. They inhabit the warm, shallow waters
near the shores of the islands by day, and disappear when night falls, much like
the ghostly apparitions for which they are named. The pure, white beauty and
relatively small size of the animal belies it's natural inclination for
bloodlust, so one should take care not to be fooled. The Moon Shark is a very
capable and deadly predator, with both intelligence, speed, and, if required,
number on their side.
(literally "lightning" in the Tarshiinite tongue) is a remarkable fish which
inhabits the oceans of Nybelmar’s Western
Bay. Travelling in schools of hundreds and glowing a soft, inviting blue, the
Nirakaa Fish, which is rarely larger than a human
thumb, is perhaps the most unlikely predator in all the western seas. Utilising
a remarkable ability that allows them to emit a shocking pulse with an effect
reminsicent of lightning (though on much smaller scale), the groups of Nirakaa
wait to be consumed by would-be predators, before knocking them unconscious and
devouring the stunned creature from the inside out.
is a food fish living in the oceans around the continent of
Nybelmar, the Crimson Isles and
Isles of R'unor.
The Nyjae, although in the Barsa family, is probably the
most different than the others of this family, having
a more rounded forehead and being thicker in general. The Nyjae is a good tasting fish and is a staple for many a citizen of
Nybelmar. It is a light orange meat,
although somewhat oily, with a slight citrus taste to it.
is an attractive Northern marine, seal-like mammal that is found throughout the northern
oceans of Caelereth. They are fairly
widespread, normally ranging as far south as
Nyermersys and north as far as the Ice Sea, where they are the most
prevalent. In winter months they may be seen as far south as Thyslan and Veltin.
Scattersand Butterfly Ray is a common inhabitant of the
waters found in the inner seas of the
Scattersand Shoals. Its
appearance, although being mostly like that of a ray, differs from these in that
this specimen possesses a carapace like growth on its back, which to observers
appears to be butterfly shaped.
certainly be surprised to see a spinning dart making its way through the
waters of the
Ancythrian Sea, but this is nothing
short of the Ancythrian Spinneedler. It measures between one or two
palmspans in length, and
has a sharp needle-like head that it uses to stun and kill prey. With the innate
ability to spin constantly while swimming, it is quite the sight to see.
Spinneedlers, known by some simply as 'Needlers', are the smallest predators of
the Ancythrian Sea, and are not
overly threatening as their numbers are smaller than most other fish.
spring around the Eight Winds Bay,
when the wind blows from the great maelstrom
that boils perpetually at the bay’s centre, inhabitants of the outlying islands
and the shore are witness to an eerie spectacle – clouds of glittering
creatures, a little like spiny worms or strange airborne fishes, drift on the
lotann seedheads. The strange,
insect-like appearance of these “Stromflies” has long made them a mystery, and
it has only recently been confirmed that these are fish, which will grow into
large, considerably less helpless ruffed eels.
Fish, named for its beautiful red, purple, indigo, and blue coloration, lives in
rivers in streams in Mid-Sarvonia,
including the Luquador and Rayne River. It eats insects and some algae, and is
eaten itself by carnivores like bears and wild cats, but
also by ogres, trolls,
orcs, and humans.
Whales, also known as the "First-Singers"
or "Carteloreen", are large,
warm-blooded, gregarious creatures that have chosen to live completely in and
underwater, although they are air-breathers. They are variously regarded as
semi-sentient beings, the bards of the ocean, and valuable sources of oils and
fats. Friends to the merfolk, capable of
complex and eerie melodies, and harvested by the
Avennorians, these great beasts
are still shrouded in mystery to many people.
The Yellowtail is an ocean
fish and belongs to the Barsa family. Like each member of this family, it lives
in the same kind of environment, has basically the same diet and is a good food.
It differs, as the others do, by body coloring, fin structure and habitat range.