True Black Rose Beauty
Interaction: Elvario | RavenSong
Mention: conman2163 | Orikanyo
Location: Country of Sol Capital
When Regula asked Maria where she was from; this poor mermaid said it without knowing about the consequences. “Oh. I am from Ryken’s river, and the underwater world differs from how the surface world works. Jobs don’t exist, because who has the time to do that when a predator might kill you. I live in an underwater village, and the rules we have are very simple to understand. Like don’t kill each other or the land folks unless it is for a survival need where you are starving from a lack of food. Us mermaids don’t run into that problem though, because we are omnivores.”
The conversation continued with Regula explaining what jobs are, and it caused Maria to smile when they had something similar to what her people do. “I didn’t know you land folks have a trading system like us, but then again. It explains why I keep seeing the weird floating thing that has a bunch of stuff on it within the rivers.”
Once Maria said that, she then listened to Regula talk about the criminal thing. “Yeah about that. The underwater world is very weird when it comes to their rules. We have to deal with the clumsy land folks, who keep dropping a bunch of weird stuff into the water. Losing an item like that without having a way to get it back doesn’t give us aquatic beasts a criminal title, but some of us are nice enough to return it back to the owner. Especially if the owner cries over their precious lost item. There is also a sea exception for stealing stuff on land, but most of us try not to do that for a good reason. We don’t want to deal with an angry land folk, who doesn’t understand the sea exception for stealing.”
Maria didn’t mind telling them about how the underwater world works.
Her face was neutral upon hearing Regula’s desire to learn more about her, since this revelation didn’t surprise her. “I guess it makes sense. It’s not everyday you get to see a beautiful mermaid like me on land, because we try to hide it from you land folks by using our transformation skill.”
Maria continued with what she has to say towards Regula. “With that said, you might be wondering what a Shallow Water Mermaid is. They are just a bunch of mermaids, who like the warmth of the sun, and won't go to the dangerous deep parts of the sea. The deep sea mermaids are the hardcore mermaids, who can survive the deep parts of the sea. There are even different subtypes for us mermaids like the shark mermaids or the eel mermaids. The shark mermaids are carnivores while the eel mermaids are omnivores.”
This mermaid had a proud look on her face, because her teacher did a good job of teaching them about the mermaid subtypes and the hardcore deep sea mermaids.
Maria took a mini break from the conversation by picking up the wooden bucket’s handle from the ground. They were doing their routine of soaking their gills by getting the cup of water out of the bucket.
Once she was done, they looked at Regula while swaying her mermaid tail a bit in their wheelchair. “You land folks are so strange to not die from the heat, and good luck with that goal of yours.”
Even though, this mermaid doesn’t know about Regula’s baroness title. They are still encouraging them on their goal. “We are probably going to become colleagues, because I won’t change anything on what you land folks are doing in the rivers. Just want to organize our relationship between the land folks and the aquatic beasts to make a nice underwater kingdom for my people. Not to mention, we would have better management on how we hunt our food if we have a bigger community to work on.”
She knew the aquatic beasts would be safer from all the dangerous sea monsters if they had a kingdom like the land folks to work on. It would also benefit them to train on their future protectors in case there is a potential threat to their kind.
After Maria said that to Regula, this is where things got interesting. “Doesn’t hurt to try it out, as you want to touch our tails out of pure curiosity.”
She was amused by Regula’s behavior, because of them not thinking they would be the touchy type. ‘Who knew a land folk would be so touchy, and what is an Avian?’
They couldn’t help themselves from thinking about that, and she didn’t know about the humans having their own subspecies.
“What is an Avian? I know a few things about the humans, the land beasts, and the faes, but nobody told me about their subspecies.” This poor naive mermaid tilted her head in their confusion, as they got a lot to learn about the other races from the land folks.
Eventually, Regula offered for them to go to the armory, and this is when Maria’s eyes were looking around the place upon entering it. “This is better than being in the smithy.”
When Maria’s mermaid tail was swaying a bit in their wheelchair again. She saw Regula going nuts on Ko’s tail like a little kid, and it was funny to watch their excitement. ‘Geez. Her hands are going nuts on that guy’s tail, and here I thought I was weird for being a mermaid.’
Her thoughts are just her being curious as to why Regula has a fetish towards fluffiness.
What Regula says next was like a punch in her guts, because of their doubt of her scales beating Ko’s fluffiness. “You don’t know about that, Regula, and who knows. You might like it.”
They weren’t wrong about that, since the land folks seem to have the weirdest fetishes in the most bizarre of places.
While that was going on, an actual human walked into this awkward situation. Maria’s eyes turned to look at the human with pure curiosity, as this is what her teacher told her what they might look like.
The human asked Maria for her name, so she gave it to them. “My name is Maria Kemple, and I am just a curious mermaid, who came here from the river in order to look around the place. I have no intention of stealing anything, and Regula already checked me out with their skill for entering the hot smithy by accident.”
This mermaid was so blunt towards the human, because she got nothing to hide from them.