Chime Fish


Species Name: Chime Fish

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Summary

Chime fish are found in many of Lyth's realms, though may be considered "invasive species" in some. They are thought to be reanimated remains of ancient bells. They swim very slowly and when not active, sink to the bottom of whatever body of water they're in.

Because they are constructs, they don't really "die" but rather they lose their melody when broken or when left out of water for too long. Due to this and their relative ease of capture, they make popular starter companions for many young Lythians.

Their associated melody is usually short and catchy and is quietly rung within their body; their melodies have therapeutic frequencies for many. Chime fish come in various sizes and can have a wide range of pitches to their melodies. They can be kept in any kind of water but are generally more rusted in salt-water.

Design Guidelines

- Chime fish can be anywhere from one inch to one foot long.
- Chime fish have metallic, hollow bodies that resemble bells. They can be any natural metal color (including anodized metal) and various shapes, as long as the bell-like resemblance remains.
- Fins and tails are made up of ribbons that can be any color or pattern.
- Chime fish must have at least one hole on their body but can have as many holes as desired.
- Chime fish have short melodies that play softly when they swim. You're free to compose any melody you think is appropriate if you want to add one!

Subspecies


Baby Information


To grow your baby Chime Fish, you'll need to complete their Origin Story Quest!


Origin Tale


Origin Quest


See more information about origin story quests on the Origin Stories page.


Frequently Asked Questions