Oceanid · Solaris Wiki | World Anvil


Welcome to Solaris, traveller! This is a slower-than-light science fantasy set in our own solar system.
About Solaris | Guide to Solaris | Prologue
Oceanids are one of the nymphs native to Neptune. Oceanids have a natural aptitude for hydrokinesis, which allows them to propulse themselves through the seas despite their lack of hydrodynamic anatomy. Oceanids seem more attuned to mysticism than most, with a far higher rate of precognition than other humanoids.


Oceanids resemble bipedal humanoids, but they do not have feet or the bone structure of typical upright bipeds. Oceanid legs terminate in a tapered point. While they can bend at any point of the leg, there's no true heel or proper cushioning to truly support locomotion on land. Most oceanids are capable of standing and walking for a short period. They can stand longer if they are able to use their hydrokinetic abilities to aid them in staying upright.  
The oceanids have additional sensory organs known as vibraelles. These ribbon-like appendages are attached by the joints, specifically the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. The length varies, with the distal vibraelles typically being shorter than the proximal vibraelles.   The vibraelles' primary function is to pick up vibrations. These organs are specialized at picking up motion while submerged in denser enviroments like underwater, but function to a lesser degree above ground. A small muscle is attached to the stem of the vibraelle, allowing the Oceanid to move the vibraelle forwards and backwards, focusing their tactile senses. This movement is usually unconcious, but can be controlled.
A diagram showing pointing out the vibraelles of the Oceanids. They extend from a motile stem, with a long ribbon.
Vibraelle Anatomy by Annie Stein

Related Articles

Humanoids Kara · Mori · Fei · Human · Lysa · Minos · Harpid · Sirenes · Oceanid
Locations Fall ( Albino Palace )
Characters Blue NM-2 · Fritz Fram
Society Humanoids ( Oceanid ) · Traditions ( Symbiosis ) · Organizations ( Sentinel )
by Annie Stein
Geographic Distribution

Distinctive Features
Vibraelles, mobile sensory organs connected to the joints.
Hydrokinesis, the ability to control the movement of water.
Auricles, Fin-like ears.

Skin Coloration
Notice: This article is a stub. If you'd like to see this article expanded, please leave a comment!


Please Login in order to comment!
Dec 15, 2022 14:17 by Mochi

THE DRESS?! HELLO?! That looks incredible! I absolutely love this article and species! Great work as always :)

I hope you have a great day!   Explore the endless planets brimming with life of the Yonderverse! Go after creatures, discover new places, and learn about the people you find along the way.
Dec 15, 2022 14:50 by Annie Stein

Thank you! Isn't it gorgeous? It's a Di Petsa dress, she does these amazing wetlook styles.

Creator of Solaris -— Come Explore!
Dec 15, 2022 14:22 by Chris L

Lovely as always. The artwork is stunning!

Learn about the World of Wizard's Peak and check out my award winning article about the Ghost Boy of Kirinal!

Dec 15, 2022 14:50 by Annie Stein

Thank you so much!

Creator of Solaris -— Come Explore!
Dec 15, 2022 22:07

Amazing artwork and great ideas, especially with their anatomy. Keep up the great work!

Dec 16, 2022 08:57 by Annie Stein

Thank you!

Creator of Solaris -— Come Explore!
Dec 15, 2022 23:07 by Aster Blackwell

Ahh I can't say anything that's already been said. So pretty and unique and interesting! And I'm in love with your very handy diagram.

Dec 16, 2022 08:57 by Annie Stein

Thank you! I'm glad the diagram is useful!

Creator of Solaris -— Come Explore!
Dec 16, 2022 09:32

The first picture is gorgeous, and I'm really digging how you are creating the alien species for Solaris. They're so cool and unique, and you really bring them to life in such a cool way :D

Creator of Araea, Megacorpolis, and many others.
Jan 1, 2023 17:33 by Annie Stein

Thank you so much!

Creator of Solaris -— Come Explore!
Jan 1, 2023 16:18 by Han

The amount of research and depth you put into everything, even *during WorldEmber*, astounds me. I wasn't expecting proper detail on their anatomy, wow!

welcome to my signature! check out istralar!
Jan 2, 2023 09:06 by Annie Stein

Thank you so much! It wasn't quite as much as it appears, because I had a general idea of what I wanted and just needed to find the correct words for things. The biggest trouble was figuring out what to name the vibraelles, and redrawing the shoulder until I got a good angle for the diagram.

Creator of Solaris -— Come Explore!
Jan 2, 2023 09:36 by Han

I think it's important to recognise that it *is* as much as it appears, because you already knew some - which means your past self did the research for you back then ;) You still had to figure it all out, just over more time than initially thought, and that doesn't make it any less impressive!

welcome to my signature! check out istralar!
Jan 2, 2023 09:56 by Annie Stein

Thank you! That's a good perspective to keep in mind!

Creator of Solaris -— Come Explore!