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merfolk

n. mythical creatures that are human from the waist up and fish from the waist down.

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Merfolk

Merfolk or Merpeople may refer to mythical or fictional creatures:

  • Mermaid or mergirl, a female merperson
  • Merman or merboy, a male merperson
  • Merfolk (Dungeons & Dragons), a fictional race of humanoids that live underwater in Dungeons & Dragons
  • Merfolk, humanoid aquatic creatures with fish-like characteristics in Magic: The Gathering.
  • Merfolk, humanoid aquatic creatures with fish-like characteristics in Spectromancer.
Merfolk (Dungeons & Dragons)

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, merfolk are a race of humanoids that live underwater.

Usage examples of "merfolk".

In troughs cut into the wharf, merfolk lounged at their ease, eellike hair writhing languidly around their heads.

The harpies, the merfolk, the manticora, the werewolves and vampire-bats--all had obvious human and animal lineage, and there were also many combinations of different animals, like the chimera and griffin.

As one of the only merfolk on or around Otaria, Laquatus was not tied to the empire by family or tradition.

A number of merfolk rode in shell chariots drawn by man-sized seahorses that glowed brown and were harnessed with kelp and sea-grass strips radiating an intense crimson.

  They could see beyond the Region of Madness to the rocks and rills of normal Xanth, where harpies perched in trees, merfolk swam in rivers and lakes, and many other crossbreeds and variants disported themselves.

At this time there appeared the first harpies, merfolk, naga, sphinxes, fauns, nymphs, ogres, goblins, elves, fairies, werefolk, and other crossbreeds and variants.

They could see beyond the Region of Madness to the rocks and rills of normal Xanth, where harpies perched in trees, merfolk swam in rivers and lakes, and many other crossbreeds and variants disported themselves.

The jadelike sheen of his smooth, scaleless skin further set him apart from the warmer colors of the merfolk and their scaled tails.

We have received word from the harbor merfolk that a Waterdhavian hunting vessel known as the Cutter was scuttled by pirates.