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.[1]


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.[1]


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.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 135. ISBN 978-0786966011.