I sat down at the table of this high class restaurant in the nobles district of Freehold. My mother wanted to meet me at home and just have her famous garlic steak and potatoes, which is one of my favorites, however, I just got a raise and wanted to celebrate. I had never had Silverscale Trout before, it was always too expensive, but today, I could order a plate for each of us. The steaming out fish came to our table nicely broiled with some delicate vegetable mix on the side. I cut into the fish for the first time and steam rose up filling my senses with a memorable and delicious scent. Taking my first bite and chopped down and roll the piece of fish in my mouth. My eyes shot wide and the taste of my mother's famous garlic steak filled my senses. Now I understand why this fish is so desired.- Sawlito CemelExperiences of a diner
Silverscale Trout are large and wide. They are identified by their extremely shiny silver scales that reflect in any amount of light.
Genetics and Reproduction
The Silverfish Trout is an excessively reproductive species of fish. They have multiple spawning seasons, once in the winter and once in the summer. A single female silverfish trout can lay a clutch of up to one million eggs per season. Estimates show that up to one-third to one-quarter of each clutch survives to hatch. This has made the silverfish trout a quick replenishing natural resource.
Growth Rate & Stages
For full-size a silverfish trout grow to an estimated 1.5m in about fourteen to sixteen months. However, they are not considered legal to catch until they have reached about 0.508m in length.
Ecology and Habitats
Silverscale trout live in a saltwater environment that has a heavy Aether presence. The only know environment of this type found around Rinas is located with 150 km of water nearest to Wessfield. Many fisherman have tried to find them elsewhere in the waters around Rinas, but have come up empty in every other location.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Due to their size Silverfish trout eat up to three times a day. They feed on aquatic and terrestrial incests, as well as smaller fish, crustaceans, worms, and other foods.
Silverscale trout will head out to deeper seas during spawning season. They also become much more aggressive at those times when caught. They will also shed their scales before heading out to spawn and have grown a new set by the time they return inland.
Silverscale trout are seen to travel in large-sized schools and dominate entires sections of the sea.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
Silverscale Trout are a select delicacy on Rinas. They are known to be one of the most flavorful fish in the sea and are highly prized by royalty and commoner alike. It is been said that no matter how the is prepared, fried, broiled, grilled, or dried, it will always taste of the person's most desired flavor and each bite could taste completely different. This is also a reason that chefs will do very little when cooking one to allow whatever flavor is tasted to come through untainted. Because they are the only farmed in one city on the entire continent they are in high demand and fetch an extremely high price. The scales of the trout are also used in the production of various products such as tinctures, mirrors, and potions. Arcanists also have a fascination with the scale as well for uses in various arcane castings, crafts, and potions.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Silverscale Trout has only been found within the 150-200km out and 150 km stretch of sea of the coast of Wessfield. To this date, no other known location around Rinas has been identified with them.
Animal-level intelligence, no sign of self-awareness or consciousness.
Silver Coccoidea Trutta
To conserve the supply of Silverscale Trout each fishing boat is limited to a certain weight amount of fish they can bring in per spawning season.
Between 25 and 30 kg
Between 1.1 and 1.5m
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Sleek silver scaled bodies that are known to reflect any source of light cast upon them.