Eels were aquatic creatures.

Species[edit | edit source]

Electric[edit | edit source]

Electric eels were a rarely-sighted species in Faerûn[3] that possessed the unique ability to discharge a field of electricity.[4]

Lamprey[edit | edit source]

Lampreys were a species of leech-like eels.[5]

Vilhon[edit | edit source]

Vilhon eels were found in the Vilhon Reach and were long and ribbon-like. They were black with green mottling and proved difficult to catch by fishermen using nets. They were a local delicacy in Nimpeth.[6]

Suckertails[edit | edit source]

Suckertails were a variety of eels from Laerakond, highly appreciated by the people of Tarmalune due to their eating habits.[7]

Onsler[edit | edit source]

Onsler eels were a species of freshwater eel that inhabited shallow streams and deep rivers throughout the Heartlands. They had pale skin, marked with dusty-white spots, and soft sucker mouths. They were sensitive to extreme temperatures and would die if water got either too cold or too hot. They were a rather passive and herbivorous species, subsisting on algae as well as aquatic mosses and lichen. They were capable of living longer than the average human; their bodies grew longer and broader as they aged, with young specimens being more cylindrical and older ones being more flatter. Their flesh had a pleasant texture, but was rather tasteless, thus they were typically doused in sauce or heavily seasoned.[8]

Monstrous eels[edit | edit source]

Ghartii Nung was an enormous 100-feet-long (30 meters) eel that once dwelt in the Yellow Sea off the coast of Koryo in Kara-Tur, until it was caught by local fishermen.[9]

Ecology[edit | edit source]

Eel was used in brassla, a traditional Luskan rice dish.[10]

Snail-and-eel soup was made by the lizardfolk of the Vast Swamp around 1374 DR.[11]

Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue sold eel skins at a price of 2 sp per 4 in (0.1 m) squared.[12]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Richard Baker, Joseph D. Carriker, Jr., Jennifer Clarke Wilkes (August 2005). Stormwrack. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 166. ISBN 07-8692-873-5.
  2. Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 36. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  3. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “Coastal Aquatic Lands: The Sea of Fallen Stars”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), p. 7. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  4. Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 62. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
  5. Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 59. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  6. Rand Sharpsword (2002-05-08). More of the Vilhon Reach. Rand's Travelogue. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2016-08-16. Retrieved on 2012-03-10.
  7. Ed Greenwood (February 2009). “Backdrop: Tarmalune”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dragon #372 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 47.
  8. Ed Greenwood, The Hooded One (2012-09-11). Questions for Ed Greenwood (2012). Candlekeep Forum. Retrieved on 2020-07-22.
  9. Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 117. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.
  10. Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 128. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
  11. Richard Baker, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan, Matthew Sernett, James Wyatt (2007). Cormyr: The Tearing of the Weave. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 40. ISBN 07-8694-119-7.
  12. Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 37. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
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