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Merfolk were aquatic humanoids who were half human and half fish. Males were called mermen, while females were called mermaids.[citation needed]

DescriptionEdit

Merfolk

Merfolk.

A merfolk person had the upper body, arms, and head of a fair-featured human from the waist up and instead of legs they had a fish-like tail from the hips down. Their humanoid features were fey-like, more similar to elves than humans.[citation needed]

SocietyEdit

Merfolk lived in cities and isolated settlements within shallow seas and coral reefs, where protection and food were abundant. They trained aquatic animals to serve as their guardians, similar to the way humans trained dogs and horses. Merfolk's only natural enemy was the sahuagin.[citation needed]

Merfolk worshiped the god Eadro.[3]

RelationsEdit

Merfolk were capable of interacting with surface folk, as they could survive outside of the water. They did so rarely, however, as they could not walk on land.[citation needed]

LocationsEdit

There were merfolk that dwelt in the Trackless Sea and Sea of Swords. In Waterdeep, merfolk dwelt in the harbor in their own city,[4] and the Merdock connected the sea to the watermen's guildhall so that merfolk could come through.[5]

Merfolk also dwelt in the Sea of Fallen Stars, where the name Serôs was used as a general term for all of the merfolk realms.[6] Myth Nantar (near the Whamite Isles) was inhabited by merfolk.[7]

The falls of Rauthgor in the River Rauthenflow were home to a colony of merfolk.[8]

Mermaid

A mermaid warrior.

HistoryEdit

In -1533 DR, the merfolk of Thalorlyn declared themselves independent and established the First Kingdom of Hmur.[9] Two years later, Aryselmalyr quashed the rebellion at Thalorlyn and slaughtered some 30% of all merfolk in Serôs.[9]

In -1396 DR, the surviving merfolk of the Fourth Serôs War formed the kingdom of Thalvan under King Darmox and the protection of the Coronal Vaeqiis of Aryselmalyr.[10]

In the 6th century DR, the Ninth Serôs War was fought between the merfolk realm of Hmurrath and the merrow Axe Kingdoms of Khuur and Nmalk in the undersea land of Serôs.[11][12] The Battle of the Haunted Plains took place in 654 DR.[13]

In 735 DR, the merfolk kingdom of Eadraal was founded.[14][15] Its capital city was Voalidru, just off the Hmur Plateau. Queen Selana was crowned the realm's first monarch.[15]

In 1369 DR, the Twelfth Serôs War occurred.[16]

Notable MerfolkEdit

AppendixEdit

See alsoEdit

AppearancesEdit

Novels

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 218. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 185–186. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), p. 57. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.
  4. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 19. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Elaine Cunningham (April 2000). Elfsong. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 148–149. ISBN 0-7869-1661-3.
  6. Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), p. 153. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.
  7. Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), p. 173. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.
  8. Scott Bennie (1990). Old Empires. (TSR, Inc), p. 15. ISBN 0-8803-8821-8.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 35. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  10. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 36. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  11. Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), pp. 23, 70, 153. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.
  12. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 94. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  13. Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), p. 70. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.
  14. Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), p. 71. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 101. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  16. Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), p. 73. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 128. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.