By Paul Monteleoni

The Wise Fish-Man (on Byzantium Secundus, Madoc)

A lot of little fishing communities, especially on Byzantium Secundus and Madoc, tend to have legends where the hero goes into the depths and talks to the fishes, or to some fish-man, or just to an old man who lives under the sea. Usually, the villagers are surprisingly sympathetic to the fish-man, who they venerate in an almost saintly manner. This friendliness almost never extends to Oro'ym, however.