Adult Female

Adult Female
Name: unnamed
Species: Regal Glesvaerid
Birthday: Monday, March 12, 2018
Owner: PrincessOfVampires

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Regal glesvaerids take decades to reach their full size and are rarely seen by humans. However, once fully-grown, they can easily be mistaken for small leviathans and other sea monsters at a glance. Glesvaerids are among the longest fishes in the world, easily growing thirty feet long or more, though they weigh much less than other large fishes because of their serpentine shape. No one is quite sure why they grow so long, as they generally feed by swimming vertically in moderately deep water and waiting for small creatures to pass, but their length helps them greatly should they want to move fast. Because they move their entire long bodies when they are preparing to teleport, it is possible that the length of the fish helps them to use their magic by somehow concentrating it into a thin portal just barely large enough for the fish to pass through.

Glesvaerids are mysterious creatures of the deep, seldom seen but relatively common a few hundred meters below the surface. They prefer open-ocean environments and can be found worldwide, from the shores of Callisto to the cold north waters of the Arkene and Boreus. Glesvaerids are difficult to catch, not only because of their remote choice of habitat and the pied patterning that makes them difficult to spot when they do visit the surface, but also because of their ability to teleport at will. If sufficiently disturbed, a regal glesvaerid will wriggle its body, producing a blue glowing near its facial fins which will then become a portal the fish can swim through to escape. Once the fish is gone, the portal disappears. These portals can open up anywhere in the world as long as there is sufficient salt water, and many magi think the fish's teleportation is how it maintains such a large range, as the individual fish seldom ever swim far on their own.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: PKGriffin