Deep scions were people who surrendered their bodies and souls to an evil aquatic power (usually a kraken) in exchange for their lives. Upon surrendering, they were transformed by a ritual into amphibious shapechangers, in service to their masters.
Deep scions believed that their true form was the one they assumed when they returned to the sea. However, when killed, a deep scion's corpse would revert to the form it was before its transformation.
A newly transformed deep scion would usually return to its former home while appearing to be the person it used to be, but might also take a new identity. However the manner of its return to the surface, the deep scion's only purpose was to infiltrate into humanoid society in order to carry out its master's wishes.
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