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Mer-People and thier Underwater Society

      The information following this small paragraph will be beneficial to how you decide to roleplay your mer-character. These specifications are only true to this roleplay game and do not have to be used with others when mer-people are involved. Some explanations will have pictures so that you better understand what is being explained, while other explanations will not. Keep in mind that this is fantasy and the lines we normally know as limitations or boundaries can be extended here while maintaining logical sense. Use the links below to jump around on the page. The small pictures are clickable links to the larger image.

Traditional Mer-People / Anthro Mer-People / Innate/Birth Abilities / Anatomy / Diet
Calendar / Birth / Mating Ritual and Season / Education / Written Language
Recreation / Friends and Enemies / Special Symbols

Their Overall Makeup

Traditional Mer-Person Everyone should know by now what a traditional mer-person looks like. Simply, a combination between a human and a fish, which is what makes them traditional (See first picture to the right). However, there are several types of traditional mer-people because of the differences in their tails. There are Regular fish tail mer-people that have one or two basic colors in their tail. One color combination is violet and blue, while a mer-person can have a single color such as green in their tail. One color tailed mer-people come in an array of colors: blue, green, red, violet, orange, and yellow. Unfortunately, White Tails are Albino and do not live long at all; perhaps no more than a few years from birth (12 at the most). If their scales do not have a pigment, chances are, they won't be able to mate. Mer-people that actually have the tail of a fish but still have a human upper body are called Copy-Tails. Those with Golden Tails or Silver Tails should be self-explanatory. These types of mer-people are only born once a millenium, which makes them extremely rare. The second rarest is the Seasonal Tail mer-person, which are usually female. The Seasonal Tail changes color with every season. In the Spring, their tail is violet and in the Summer it's green. During the Fall it's orange and in the Winter the tail changes to an icy blue.

Anthro Mer-Person Okay. I know you're thinking, "What's the difference between an anthro mer-person and the traditional mer-person?" There is a very simple answer to that question, which I am going to explain to you right now to the best of my ability. Traditional mer-people, as we discussed above, are a combination of human and fish. Well, Anthro mer-people take that combination a step further. They actually resemble an anthro-fish. In other words, they look more fish-like than the traditional mer-person. They won't just have fins on the end of their tail, but will have fins elsewhere, like their arms, back and possibly on their head as hair. Look at the father and daughter to the right to get a better idea of what I mean. Notice the fact their upper bodies look more like fish than human. That's the distinct difference between traditional and anthro. Another example would be the male picture below. WARNING! If you have sensitive eyes DO NOT look at the enlarged picture! The merman isn't a traditional merman because of his skin coloring, which is nothing similar to a realistic human coloring. He may have the shape of a human upper body, but he lacks the normal skin color, which could be peach, yellow, brown, copper, black, red or pink.

Innate/Birth Abilities Like many magical species, mer-people are born with certain abilities as well. They aren't very key to their survival, but they are important, nonetheless. Mer-People are considered Clerics because they are natural healers in their society. However, they cannot heal major problems, only flesh wounds, nothing like diseases. If the need arises, they even have the ability to replenish someone's energy. However, if this is done excessively, a mer-person can die for lack of their own energy. Energy restoration drains them severely and ultimately gives them a powerful urge to eat until their full level returns. Being marine creatures, they have a natural talent to speak with water creatures such as dolphins and whales, mostly friendly creatures. In addition to those abilities, mer-people are Hydrokenetic, meaning they have the ability to control water at their whim. They can't mold it into a tangible object, that takes further skill. But they can direct the waves according to their desires. Like all animals, mer-people have a sixth-sense for danger because their hearing, sight and sense of smell is enhanced three times that of a human. For protection, they also have a plasma shield that activates when danger is sensed. Lastly, mer-people are telekenetic and telepathic. They can grasp and move objects with their minds as well as communicate by the same means. Traditional Mer are the only ones with the innate ability to shapeshift into a full human appearance.

Anatomy What makes a merman/mermaid a mer-person? Good question. Here's the answer. Mer-people specifically have a human upper body "glued" to a fish tail. Animals like Orcas (anthro-whales), Anthro-Sharks and Dolphines (anthro- dolphins) are Anthro-Fish. Why? Because they have a tail AND they have legs. Mer-People only have tails, which is why they are Mer-People. Mer-People also have lungs, while Anthro-Fish have gills. It's possible for them to have lungs through the same means a human learns how to breathe underwater. Only, in a mer-persons case, for an extended period of time. In addition, Mer-People and Sea Elves have live births, versus Anthro-Fish and Anthro-MerPeople, which lay eggs. Sea Elves are in a totally different category when it comes to what's mer and what's anthro. They have a category to themselves because they do not fit in either category previously explained. Sea Elves do indeed have the pointed ears like their surface elven cousins, however, they have legs and webbed flat feet like a duck. Picture those flippers divers put on with wet suits. That's what a Sea Elves feet looks like. In addition, they have fins everywhere like Anthro-Mer People (similar to the father/daughter picture above). Male Sea Elves have one fin traveling down the center of their heads while female Sea Elves have three; one larger one with two smaller ones on either side. Thier head fins match with the color of their legs, which can be a single color, duel colors or a combination of three colors. The males in each category grow between nine to twelve feet and the females are anywhere from six to nine feet in length. However, when the Traditional shapeshift to human facade (when they emerge from water), their length/height can change drastically.


Their Society

Their Calendar The calendar is a little different for them, but some things are still the same. They have twelve months, January through December and they have 360 days within one year, instead of 365 days. Another difference is they have ten days in one week instead of seven, but there are still twenty-four hours in one day. This makes their numbers of weeks in their months shorter, but their weeks longer. The following are the days of the week in order: Sundae, Mondae, Elfdae, Tuesdae, Wednesdae, Ayedae, Thursdae, Merdae, Fridae, Saturdae. For every month that passes in real life, three months pass in this roleplay game. In the span of one year real life wise, the roleplay game has three years. Look at the table below to understand better. IRL=IN REAL LIFE

IRL MonthJanuaryFebruaryMarchApril
RoleplayJan. - MarchApr. - JuneJuly. - Sep.Oct. - Dec.

I didn't continue the table for IRL months to December because you should catch onto the basic idea. That same process repeats for another eight months, which means two years roleplay time. In other words, for every full year we have IRL, this roleplay has three years. Thus, time flies by much faster in this world. To view a full calendar, click

Mating Ritual and Season



Written Language Their language is based on symbols that the Sea Elves created. Later, Mer-People adopted these symbols as a means of communication. These symbols have been within their heritage for as long as anyone can remember. The Symbols are in Gold. Mer-People write only in uppercase, lowercase does not exist.

Upper Case Symbols


Friends and Enemies

Special Symbols The following symbols are used for labels in mer-peoples everyday society. There are symbols with good meanings and symbols with bad meanings. Usually these are symbols used to label someone individually or a group of people, even an esdtablishment. Some symbols are used to represent certain businesses. For instance, on the Homepage of this site, you should notice the two Gryphons facing the blue Cross. You will also find here, that colors have a meaning, which will explain more in depth what the Aquatica Kingdoms symbol means.

Reddeath, suffering
Blackanger, silence, non-existent
Greengrowth, development
Goldprosperity, power
Whitepurity, peaceful
Blueunity, joy
Yellowcowardly, depressed
Orangefear, anxiety, uneasiness
Dolphinfriendly, integrity
Sharkpoison, danger
Whalestrength, power
Gryphonwisdom, majesty
Sting Rayfreedom
Sea Horsenoble, intelligent
Octopusdishonest, disloyal
Sea Serpent/Eelunderhanded, sneaky

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