On the Twenty-Third Day…’Regent’ by Echo Fox

To be in with a chance to win an exclusive copy of the Regent novella from the world of Wave Singers, comment the answer to this question;

The Mer are mammals, so their tails are similar to which marine creature?

The tails, fins and flukes in Wave Singers and Regent are all slightly different from the average mer-tail. No scales, as the Mer are shape-shifters and can only work within the limits of what they already have. In this case, they are essentially human, so their tails are more like a dolphin’s in texture, although retain a quintessentially ‘mermaid’ shape and swimming action.

FinFolk Productions Tail 2

A beautiful FinFolk Productions Tail

They have large flukes, with a dorsal fin running down their backs and usually extra fins on the backs of their arms. The most customisable part of their tails is, of course, the colour. Individual’s picture different experiences and feelings when shifting and those memories affect the colour of their tail – many of them have shades of blue or green as their experiences of the water are from beneath the surface.

A gorgeous FinFolk Productions Tail

A gorgeous FinFolk Productions Tail

Merry’s experience calls to mind the sparkling of the sun on wavelets, which is why her tail is so outstandingly different to the norm. It shows her understanding of the two worlds, above and below water. Whereas in Regent, Merrick’s tail is always a solid dark blue, showing his limited knowledge and restricted principles.

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To be in with a chance to win an exclusive copy of the Regent novella from the world of Wave Singers, comment the answer to this question;

The Mer are mammals, so their tails are similar to which marine creature?

 

1 Comment
  1. Alex Dovey 2 years ago

    Dolphin! !!

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