The Merrow Mer


“Possessing the copper red locks, caramel skin and amber eyes of her kind, Rionach wast a fiery beauty, with a temper to match her hair.”

“Though she hadst the coloring of the Merrow, she be size and a half the average of those of her kind, fully matching the Nereid in length. ‘Twas uncommon for the kiths to inter mate, most kept to their own. What e’er the parentage, Rionach wast unique, and she made much of it.”


Merrow (from Gaelic murúch) or Murrough (Galloway) is the Scottish and Irish Gaelic equivalent of the mermaid and mermen of other cultures. These beings are said to appear as human from the waist up but have the body of a fish from the waist down. They have a gentle, modest, affectionate and benevolent disposition. Rionach is an Irish name.

Rionach and Aine are the characters who are members of the Merrow kith.

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