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.
Chime fish have short melodies that play softly when they swim. 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.
- Chime fish have metallic, hollow bodies that resemble bells.
- 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.
* Subspecies marked with an asterisk require an additional item to create. Please see the Design Guidelines tab for more information.
⁂ Subspecies marked with three asterisks require an additional step to create. Please click the Mythical Ascension Quest button for more information.
* Please see the Design Guidelines tab for more information.
To grow your baby Chime Fish, you'll need to complete their Origin Story Quest!
See more information about origin story quests on the Origin Stories page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Chime Fish be inspired by any sea creature?
They can be inspired by any fish. So a sea horse would be acceptable but a sea turtle (reptile) would not.
Does my Chime Fish have to look like a fish?
Yes, it must resemble a fish but does not have to be based on a real-life species, as long as it has qualities that make it fishlike (eg, a two-pronged tail fin).