With little to no fluff at all, Pelagics are a distantly related mutation of swamp wickerbeasts. These wickers typically are found in deep water, living in their own small communities, or live in isolation. They are equipped to live in deep water with gills, webbing, shark-like thick tails, have coral growing on their bodies, and even can be seen with small ocean companions living in their manes.
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A pelagic should always have cheek gills and tail fins. A pelagic
is able to have two fins at the end of their tail with one main
acting as the "tip." The fins below act as rudders.
Pelagics always have under arm fins along with hand and toe
fins. A pelagic, similar to a swamp, can also have scales on the
underside of its tail optionally.
While they do possess webbing and gills, they are only able to venture onto land for a very short period of time. If they are on the land for too long they will start to dry out- a very painful sensation to them. Their skin is very similar to an orca underneath their otter-like fur. The amount of time before a pelagic dries out completely is usually 48 hours. Pain starts to occur after 12 hours.
Pelagics are separated from mainland wickerbeasts in communication. While pelagics did carry vaeick over into their culture, they also have another way of communication as well. They developed a way make humming sounds similar to orcas to find one another at great lengths away. The longest range a pelagic can hear another pelagic from via humming is 3-4 miles.
These creatures have a custom of giving eachother hand grown corals and even particular "sea" treasures that they find. These treasures can include debris from land dwelling wickers, rocks, shiny objects, jewelry, and cool knick-knacks. Gift giving is a large portion of their courting process.
Like swamps, they cannot survive well without their tails. Most of the time, a pelagic will bleed out and appear at the surface. if their tail is cut off. Not all hope is lost however as science divisions from the mainland and their own have developed technological replacements for tails due to Pelagic's great reliance on the appendage.
A robotic tail is often a solution in a dire situation. It is a device that operates in a similar way to a tail , with a number of joints that either move along an axis or can rotate in certain directions to allow for normal swim and travel.
Pelagics talk about monsters from the abyss. Monsters from the abyss are creatures that would be similar to modern day serpents and uncanny aquatic life. Not much is known about them as no one has ever seen one and they find them to be more myth than legend.