Cacapho Fish

It is a little-known fact that most Fish are able to mimic the first sound they hear after birth. This is because most fish are born in relatively silent environments. Thus, they mimic the quiet.   Not the Cacapho Fish.   This strain of grouper traces its roots to the Kingdom of Blintz , where, during the festivities accompanying the ascension of Emperor Blattherd, a rousing live performance of O Let the Bells and Wrenches Fall was broadcast to the mainland from the Choral Islands via megaphone, over the placid Oseen straits during the peak of the hatching season. Within two generations, the new song of the Cacapho-fish drove away all but the hardiest (and deafest) of predators, ensuring the continuation of the strain.   The Cacapho-fish travels in large schools, in which the entire community welcomes new hatchlings into the world with great fanfare.

Additional Information

Domestication

Cacaphos are not popular pets. Not only do they make that noise all the time, but their size and fussy temperaments make it difficult to keep them happy in captivity (and when a cacapho is unhappy, they only make more noise). There is a distinguished old family school in the Aquarium at John Ba'al Zuulogical Gardens, though they're housed in a separate facility due to complaints from the rest of the tenants.

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Cacapho roe is considered a delicacy. The eggs make a delicate tinkling noise as they're consumed, leading some to believe that the embryos are conscious and capable of expressing their displeasure at their fate. Now and then, animal rights groups stage a rescue, turning high-brow dinner parties into potential activist hotspots.   The fishs' ample deposits of gelatinous fat tissue blocks most electromagnetic rays and environmental contaminants, making it an excellent preservative gel, though few wish to reach in to retrieve anything so preserved.

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Epinephelinus Blattherdicus

STATS

SPIR MENT EMOT PHYS
MAG 3 3 3 3
STR 90 41 87 51
DEX 13 7 18 65
CON 90 88 90 84
DAM 64 45 65 87
DEF 90 48 89 75
PER 36
MAGIX 278
 
COMBAT STATS
ATTACKS: 1 (ramming)
DAM/ATTACK: 1d6
SPECIAL ATTACKS: Clamour
SPECIAL DEFENSES: -
 
DETAILS
PRIMARY REALM: Santa Pez
CLIMATE / TERRAIN: Tropical Ocean
NO. APPEARING: 10-100
FREQUENCY: Common (in Blintz)
ACTIVITY CYCLE: Day
ORGANIZATION: School
DIET: Varied
SIZE: M (5'-8' long)
MOVE: 30'
MORALE: Average
TREASURE: Incidental
XP VALUE: 10

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