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Ichthyocentaur
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Alternate Names/Spellings Aquatic Centaur, (f) Ichthyocentauress, (pl) Ichthyocentauri, (f) Ichthyocentauris, (pl) Ichthyocentauroi, Ichthyocentaurus, (pl) Ikhthyokentauroi, Ikhthyokentauros, Marine Centaur, Sea Centaur
Origins
Alignment Chaotic Good, Chaotic Neutral, Neutral Good
Element
Species Chimera
Appearance Aquatic Equine Humanoid Chimera


Origins

The Ichthyocentaur is a creature with origins in Greek mythology, legend and folklore. The first two known Ichthyocentaurs were named Aphros and Bythos, and were sons of the Titan god Kronos and the goddess nymph Philyra (daughter of the Titan god Oceanos).

By that note, they were not only brothers of the wise Centaur Chiron, but also half-brothers of the god Zeus and the rest of the elder six Olympian gods.

Not much is known about their exploits, aside from the fact that they were present at the birth of Aphrodite from the sea foam of Ouranos' castration, and that they helped the young love goddess to the shore of Cyprus.

For their kind deed, many accounts report that they were set among the stars as the constellation Pisces (though others contest this claim, saying that the Ichthyocentaurs are confused for a pair of fish from another myth).

Appearance

These water-dwelling centaurs have human torsos, horse-like legs and the tail of a fish. They rarely have scaly skin outside of their tails and often have large fins.

Behavior

Ichthyocentaurs tend to be peaceful. They place a great deal of value on family and friends. While they do have some of the wild nature of their centaur cousins, they tend to have milder parties. Generally, they get along with most of the other water-dwelling races.

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Mother and foal, beneath the waves...

Abilities

The most obvious ability of these water-dwelling Centaurs is that they can both breathe underwater and swim with great speed. They also have more physical stamina than any of the other aquatic races. All of them can communicate underwater and with a great many of the races that live there.

Because of the relationship with nymphs, most Ichthyocentaurs live for a centuries and tend to be aware of the sea. Recent spikes in pollution have angered many of them.
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Cymos explores the seas...

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