A fish who survives the unsurvivable
This fish is most peculiar! It survives in an acidic environment, but dies in non-toxic water...
The Impossible FishThe bundlapper fish has been a conundrum to the locals for years. They've always known lake Barbund was somehow toxic, especially in the deeper parts of the lake since no vegetation grew there. However, this one species of fish managed to survive in the cold, devoid depths of the lake.
A Toxic LakeThe locals were faced with just how toxic the lake really was during The Suffocation of 1378, where toxic gasses from the lake suffocated both humans and animals around the lake. The scientists discovered that the lake's water was very acidic, especially further into the lake. This was thought to be caused by the same thing which caused the toxic air. However, the lake stayed acidic and the bundlapper fishes didn't seem bothered.
The Green BeltThe most curious thing about the fish is, that the bundlapper, unlike the rest of the life in the lake, lives in the bare depths where nothing else grows or lives. The few other fish species in the lake live in the Green Belt, which is the shallow water where a handful of species of pondgrass grow. The water is barely acidic in the shallow parts, so the fish can live there with no consequence.
Cursed or BlessedSome people believe the fish is somehow blessed, since it somehow survives the harsh environment of the lake and also seemed unaffected by the Great Suffocation. However, some believe the fish is rather cursed by dark magics, due to what happens when the fish is out of the lake.
We do not recommend eating the fish known as the Bundlapper.
It has a most horrid stench, odd colouring and swells up when taken out of the toxic water in which it lives. If anyone loses their life after consuming this revolting creature, no one but themselves is responsible. This is a warning, nothing good will come from ingesting anything related to the Bundlapper.
An ugly deathWhen the bundlapper is taken out of the depths of the lake, it swells up and dies within a few minutes. If it is put in a deep aquarium it floats instead, not blowing up but simply not able to survive in water that is not from the lake. Many have tried different techniques to keep the fish alive out of the lake. However, so far no one have been successful in their experiments.
Once in a while, someone new tries their hand at it, and it has come to a point were many Bundlappers meet a most painful death at the hands of curious humans.
A lake in Bredtkiping known for the natural disaster it cased over a hundred years ago. Also known for the weird fish species that live in its waters.