The adult globefish is a placid creature, content to drift in slow-moving water to its heart's content. They are seen often travelling through the Stream, on their way to the Koi Pond, and their magic is thought to be in some way connected to that of the Stream itself. The globefish remembers the sights it sees on its journey and those memories are sometimes reflected on their bubbles. As they swim, the fish pump water through their gills, not to breathe, but to collect metal to build up their bodies. On a calm day in the Keep, the radiant gold globefish can be spotted just under the surface of the Pond, trying to catch the sun on their bodies. When the weather grows colder and the wind picks up, the globefish regress to the safety of water plant roots where the currents are partially blocked.
Globefish get their metallic sheen from dissolved particles of metals and minerals in the water around them, and as such have no need to consume food. The translucent membrane that encases much of their bodies is simply a bubble, and if the fish is removed from water, the bubble disappears and their metallic mouths and fins remain unmoving until they are returned to a still pool. This seems to have no deleterious effect on the fish, and as long as all of their pieces are returned, they will create a new bubble and continue with their lives as though nothing has happened. For eons, magi have noticed the rejuvenating properties of the water where globefish live, which may sooth burns and heal scars. Some claim that this water can extend one's life, and every large city has vendors who sell globefish elixirs. The magi keep globefish elixirs for burns only, and use the fish themselves in healing procedures for elderly creatures. Unlike koi, globefish cannot truly repair injuries, but they can help ease pain.
Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: PKGriffin