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The Unicorns also have close ties with the Merfolk that
live in Aquatanja, the seas around Mauritanja. The Merfolk
assist the Unicorns in the waters around Mauritanja, especially
against the underwater threats of the area, such as the
Sea Hags and Cu-Hurigan.
There is currently a race of underwater creatures known
as Merfolk who live in the Solent, between North Isle
and South Isle. These creatures are humanoid, but are
mostly water breathers, occasionally utilizing potions
to breath on land. They are intelligent, magic orientated
The Merfolk are organized in groups known as Shoals. These
currently number 10 and are steadily growing in size.
The total number of Merfolk is perhaps a few thousand,
including young. Each of the different Shoals specializes
in a different aspect of life. An elder council is formed
by a leader from each of the Shoals, and they have nominated
Merquis Seahorse, daughter to Neptune Seahorse, to act
as liaison to the Unicorn Faction.
The Merfolk believe everything and everyone is equal.
They recognize the importance of leadership, however,
they believe that gathering food, cleaning up, etc; is
just as important. They believe in the cycle of events
and that everything and everyone has a past in it. The
Merfolk believe in diplomacy, almost to a point where
they are fanatical. Everyone has a right to speak with
a right to an opinion.
However, this must be tempered with, at best, politeness
and respect and, at worst, neutrality. They do not appreciate,
or take kindly to, bolshie, arrogant, impetuous people.
The Merfolk are very proud of their race as a whole being
able to live in the sea and live a lifestyle with a conscience
is very important and natural to them. They believe they
have done well considering the sea can be so cruel. They
are fiercely protective of their homes and consequently
their defenses are very good.
There is only one exception to this philosophy, known
as the "Merfolk Claws". This exception is towards
the Sea Hags, or Hydracuse. The Hydracuse are the Merfolk’s
mortal enemy. They are barbaric, wicked and cruel in most
aspects, but are also cruel and clever in their dealings
with others. They are also almost as strong magically
as the merfolk. The Merfolk have sworn death on all Hydracuse,
indeed this is the only time when they let their emotions
get the better of them.
People of the Merfolk