I have examples of shifter mermaids in the lore
These mermaids are in charge of the outsiders and how they interact with the insiders. You might be tasked to follow fisherman ships,leading them to overpopulated areas,away from endangered species. You don't have magic and instead rely on tools,weapons,and your ability to shift into a sea creature. Shifter mermaids can vary in there looks as they all resemble the sea creature the shift into. Shifter mermaids do not need to breath air even if they shift into a sea mammal. They are carnivores for the most part but can have cravings depending on what they shift into. Your clan is secretive, and well hidden,your territory consist of Caves, Reefs, and ruins/sunken ships.
King: Chosen not by birth right, but by trial. The previous king chooses who is to compete and what manner they are to do it. It is one of the most gruesome hardships anyone in there clan is to face. Your job is to ensure your clan is protected,besides this you are left to do what you wish. The king is the second most unapproachable member of his clan. He is usually left alone and since he is at times the strongest member of his clan he needs no guards. His chambers are located away from everyone else to ensure his solidarity
Queen: There is no clan without the queen in the most literal sense. A shifter mermaid clan can not survive without their monarchy ruler. Just her presence alone can strengthen the clan both physically and unite even the worst of enemies. She is the soul of the clan, a gift from the moon goddess herself. Only a certain type of shifter mermaid can be queen, the previous queens can usually sense them. Sometimes a queen just arise, instincts take over and as one queen gets closer to death focus is shifted on to the other. In the case of Queen Kira it was a matter of waiting, everyone knew that she would eventually take the crown when the Great Queen Ester named her as her predecessor years ago.
Prince: Prince, a title given to the leader of the guards. You have proven yourself with your leadership and combat abilities and have be rewarded with a title and respect.
Princess: Probably the most confusing role too outsiders and a deeply cherished one in your clan, the sacrificial princess is a tradition that dates back to ancient times. In the early history of your kind. The princess was sacrificed to the mermaid goddess in times of trouble or gratitude. Though out of practice, bringing back old traditions can bring serenity and peace of mind to your clan if troubled. You are to give comfort to your clan, if you fail to do so in life it will be achieved by your death. Your fate is in the hands of your queen.
Guard: Merfolks of your clan fear and respect you. The most common defenses of shifter mermaids is depending on your beast form, you all can defend yourselves just fine without it. Usually the strongest of your clans, guards are born not made. You have the presence of an apex predator when you shift, as well as some beefed up features thanks to your dna: armoured sharks, bladed jellyfish, poisoned ink squid, super fast dolphin, etc.
Workers: Unlike sunclan, life for the moon clan consist of rules and regulations. You are to stay away from the surface of the water, the sun clan border, and never do anything to jeopardize the secrecy of your clan. Everyone has their responsibilities, though some are greater at some task than others. You spend your times hunting, montering the ocean wildlife, scouting the ocean waters, improving the caves, looking for treasures,or aiding the Royals.
age : ( Life span is up to 300 years, full development is reached at 15 is reached. You are all young adults 25-130)
appearance: (pic or description, shifter mermaids look more like the creature they turn into than humans. Hair is a very uncommon trait amongst other human like features)
Shifter form: (your creature)
Personality: (at least three sentences, but I love them to be lengthy.)
Your thoughts on the sun clan:
Rank: king, queen, prince, princess, guard, worker)
Weapons: (if you have one, some like to rely on their creature form to fight)
Trinkets (you live next to many ruins and sunken ships you are bound to have picked something up)
likes: (at least three)
dislikes: (at least three)
Backstory (optional dm me first)