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Do you have any interest in the Nephilim Species?
So I've been working on this species for a while now, and I think I've finally finished off their lore in full (for now)! Therefore, I thought it would be good if I have a thread on here for people to look at them if they had any interest!
8/27 New: Clownfish Nephilim Adopt Up, She's in the sales and trades folder!
Note: Your Nephilim does not have to follow the lore to the letter, and can be used for your own stories if you wish. You can outright ignore most of the lore (excluding the biology that they are known for) and do with whatever with them! All that I ask is that they have the parts that make their species known for what they are, the mouth in their abdomen, the glass hearts, and the two sets of horns please. I have also written so much of the lore that I have sectioned it off into several spoilers so that way it doesn't clutter up the entire page!
Section One: Origins
Note: This synopsis of the history of the Nephilim is made from artifacts found and verbal information passed from members of the species willing to talk to our researchers rather than eating them on sight. As such, this information is prone to change and update at anytime, due to finding information being rather difficult.
Around the start of man emerging from the ocean to evolve to live on land, there were some who chose to stay in the ocean, and some who chose to stay on land. These two groups became the mer-folk and the human species. The mer-folk eventually continued to evolve, stopping at a certain point along the way and retaining the main fishtail mer-folk are known for. According to artifacts found by our scientists, there once appeared to be a very large mer-family, headed by a couple called Trident and Ceto. It was noted that each child from these parents were differently physically, appearing to even have traits that neither parent had. Each of these children are considered to be the first of their type of different mer-species, the “founder” of their species in a way. It is unknown how many children Trident and Ceto had, but it is estimated to be a very large amount, even putting Genghis Khan and his army of children to shame.
One of these children was a twin, known as Kaerius. Kaerius and his twin brother Pelagius, were considered to be opposites of one another. Kaerius was known to be the evil twin, doing whatever he wanted and not caring about others, whereas Pelagius was known to be the good twin, sacrificing himself at any opportunity to assist others when needed. One day, the twins were sent out for hunting, and found a coral reef where fish were plenty. Kaerius pointed out a massive fish that was swimming into a cave carved into the coral reef, and wanted to follow it. It was big enough to feed their entire family for a week. Pelagius was hesitant, but agreed and followed him into the coral cave. By the time they went into the back of the cave, wanting to kill the fish, they were trapped. The fish was ingenious, it had lured them to the back of the cave, and had swam to the front while they were busy going the opposite way. The fish whacked it’s body against the coral, shattering and collapsing the coral at the front of the entrance. Both twins were trapped in the dark cave, the only light they had was illuminated seaweed that is deadly to their kind. It is unknown exactly how long the pair was trapped for, but we can assume it was a long time. We do however, know that the two almost starved to death in there, the only thing that saved the both of them was the corpse of a human fisherman that had passed suddenly and fell overboard, falling into the sea below, and the weight of his corpse smashed in the ceiling above them. Both brothers, starved out of their minds, did not hesitate with this meal in front of them, regardless of it being a taboo in almost every mer-folk culture. They tore the body to shreds, engorging themselves on every piece of the fisherman, even going as so far to eat the bones, except leaving the skull in the cave. After they had finished, they headed back to their worried family, greeted happily as most of the family was happy that they were alive. Kaerius and Pelagius told them of their time gone, what had happened to them, but excluded what they had done. Most of the family believed the tale, yet, their father, Triton, had a feeling that something was off. How were they able to survive for such a long time without eating? It was impossible. Curious, Triton went to the coral reef, and found the cave they had been trapped in for so long. Going inside, he had found the skull of the victim the twins had eaten. Disgusted and furious, he called the entire family together, and confronted the two. Just as Pelagius was about to admit that he did partake in the cannibalization of the fisherman, Kaerius interrupted him and took the entirety of the blame, stating that Pelagius chose to eat the poisonous seaweed instead of the fisherman, and only he had eaten the human, not the both of them. If it were not for Pelagius’ companionship in the cave, he would have gone insane from being trapped and alone for so long. Because Pelagius was known as being the more “good” of the two, they assumed that he chose to eat the poisonous seaweed rather than the human. Triton then yelled at Kaerius for committing taboo, and banished him to the deepest caves in the sea, ensuring that it would never be committed again by using Kaerius as an example. Kaerius was then banished to the deepest caves in the sea, never seeing his family again, and other records do not mention Pelagius after this banishment of his twin. However, it is hypothesized that Pelagius did reproduce, as the Angelic subtype currently exists. It is unknown how at a such a dark depth, but it is assumed that Kaerius found a mate and produced offspring, future generations bound to the dark depths just as Kaerius was. In modern times, this species descended from Kaerius and Pelagius, are now called the Nephilim. Nephilim are now often looked down upon for being descendants of Kaerius, and for often eating humans when given the chance, and without remorse. It is rare to see one in shallow waters, and it is almost impossible for one to be seen by a human without being eaten, unless the human happens to be their universal mate.
Section Two: Biology
It is noted that the Nephilim have the same lower fish half as other mer-species, but the halves can differ, an example being one Nephilim has the lower half of a tiger shark and another Nephilim can have the lower half of a whale. Some of these lower halves can even take on mythical like features, with having a whale half that is imbued with volcanic lava. It is noted that certain members of the Nephilim have a small organ in their brain that allows them to see the future. We are not sure how this organ allows this, but through several trials, researchers have concluded that certain members are somehow able to have foresight into the future. In rare cases, certain persons can be born with extra eyes, only found on the upper body, never found on the lower fish half of their body. Members of this species have told our researchers that they have this foresight through their extra eyes. Human psychics have been brought in for contact with these foreseeing individuals, and both catastrophic and fascinating things have happened because of this contact. In one noted case, the human psychic that was brought in Case 7.891 had a staring contest with one of these psychic members of the Nephilim, and then promptly passed out, and went into a coma. The human psychic as of writing this report has been in a coma for two months. In another case, the human psychic that was brought into Case 7.891 had “A decent conversation with them, not too bad once you get to know them.” Through this conversation, we were able to find out a significant amount of information. More research is pending into both topics.
All Nephilim have their hearts place at the base of their throats, which beat like any other functioning heart. These hearts look like glass due to their shiny coat, and oftentimes come in a variety of colors and patterns, and are stronger than steel. It takes a lot to destroy one of these hearts, but it is possible. The amount of pressure required is unknown, as the current specimens we have are too valuable to end at a whim. It is estimated that a single Nephilim can live up to a thousand years, but the exact number has not been confirmed. All Nephilim have two sets of horns that can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and these horns can grow in any direction, and in rare cases, the horns can sprout from the neck as well. Each Nephilim has a set of gills on the sides of their heads, and are used for breathing in both water and air. Without these, the person would die. Multiple sets of these can exist, depending on the genetics of the Nephilim itself. Scales are usually found on the face, and sometimes glow as a way to lure prey. Side fins on the arms are used to help keep a sense of balance when swimming. However, side fins on the lower fish half are there for show and to lure prey. All Nephilim have long claws used for tearing and slashing, and sometimes are accompanied by fins on the sides of each fingers as well. Scales can often go up the hands and forearms, and usually glow, as yet another attraction for prey. Razor sharp teeth line the inside of the throat, and tear apart anything that is swallowed by the person. Perhaps the most disturbing part that this merfolk-species is known for are the mouths in their abdomens. These mouths lie in the abdomen, and act as a normal mouth, taking out chunks of their prey and devouring it as the Nephilim completes their kill. There are two shapes of these mouths, that of a single line in the abdomen that acts as a normal human mouth, excluding a tongue, and the other one, two lines that are diagonal to one another that open more alien like to their prey. This second mouth is noticeably less common and like the single line mouth, does not have a tongue. Both mouths can open easily, but when are not used, they are closed, giving the appearance of an abdomen. The mouth on the face functions just as the human mouth does, often having sharp teeth coming with it. It is hypothesized that this mer-species is the inspiration behind the sirens, as they use their beauty to lure unsuspecting humans to the edge of the water, drowning them when they get the chance. By doing this, they get their meal. Every mouth has the ability to produce a tough and stretchy mucus membrane that is able to stretch into any shape possible. This membrane is able to be used for several purposes, including the creations of bubble tubes. There are two types of Nephilim, the Demonics and Angelics. The Demonics have darker pallets on their fish halves, and tend to look like demons, hence the name of “Demonics”. The Angelics have lighter pallets on their fish halves, and tend to look angelic, hence the name of “Angelics.” It is hypothesized that the Angelic subtype stems from the genetics of Pelagius, and the Demonic subtype stems from the genetics of Kaerius. All of these traits create a beautiful, yet deadly mer-species that is both terrifying yet mystifying at the same time.
This next paragraphs regards reproduction, and does not hold back on describing how it works. I highly suggest skipping the next few paragraphs and go to daily behaviors if you are uncomfortable with this or are generally faint-hearted. - Researcher Bowtie
Reproducing is rather difficult, as it is noted that an estimated one out of every three couples will have a child. Like humans that are biologically male, biologically male Nephilim do not have the ability to carry a child in them, as they do not have the uterus needed to create a fetus, let alone a womb. Instead, this task is relegated to the biologically female Nephilim, like their biologically female human counterparts. After childbirth, the father takes care of the newborn for several months, as the mother recovers and regains her strength. However, before all of this happens of course, intercourse has to take place. Nephilim are able to produce a max of three offspring at one time, but this is very rare. The normal amount is usually one, and two being very uncommon.
Interestingly, like other animal species, the dominant Nephilim in the relationship impresses their mate (regardless of their mate biologically male or female) by creating a “nest” of sorts. The basis of the nest is almost always a bed, then covered with a large amount of blankets and pillows. The surrounding area such as the walls is covered with shiny trinkets to impress their mate and to show that they can provide for them no matter what. The dominant Nephilim then does what looks like to be an erotic dance, showing off their all of their body, showing that they are physically fit for mating to their mate. After this, if the mate gives arousal and wants to, they then physically mate. Interestingly enough, in physical intercourse, they have the same sexual positions as humans.
Like their human counterparts, Nephilim have two sets of genitals, one male, and one female. They do not have the ability to become intersex and self produce, and can only reproduce with another person of the biologically opposite sex. Interestingly enough, they have the same sexual reproduction organs and genitals as humans. Male Nephilim have a pocket to sheath and hide their genitals in, while women do not have this pocket. Instead they use shells to often cover their area, carving it into the shape of a soft triangle and painting it to have the same pattern of their fish/human half, making it look basically invisible to the regular eye.
-Please note that I am speaking from a biological standpoint when I talk about reproducing, that's why I mention the word "biologically" constantly in this reproduction section.
Section Three: Daily Behaviors
Perhaps the most infamous thing this species is known for is for their taste of human flesh and how they use their beauty to catch their prey. However, according to members of the Nephilim that we have interviewed, they are omnivores like any other mer-species, and human flesh just happens to be one of the things on their diet. Fish and other underwater plants are eaten as well, such as seaweed. In their world, human flesh is the equivalent of chicken, and it is commonly used in meals, usually not eaten raw unless the person is in danger.
Nephilim prefer to stay in darker and deeper waters, only coming out to hunt and stalk prey. Like other mer-species, they have a variety of personalities, each one unique to each mer-person. It is noted that there is a murderous trait imbedded in them, but this is usually overshadowed by their personality. Unlike humans that can have control over their instincts, the Nephilim often times do not. This can lead to quite a few messes if they do not eat at least at least 3 pounds worth of solid food a day. However, this isn’t too wholly common, as Nephilim will find a way to eat the amount they need, even if it's unhealthy for them. They will even go as so far to eat raw metal if necessary.
Nephilims have this belief that each person has a other half to complete them, also known as a forever mate. In their ideology, no matter how many times they are reincarnated, they will always have the other forever mate made by the cosmos just for them. The both of them, together for eternity. It is also very rare for a Nephilim to find a forever mate in a human. Usually a forever mate is found in their own or any other mer-species. A forever mate does not always mean a romantic partner though, as a platonic partner can be considered a forever mate as well. Do note that a forever mate cannot be found in an animal companion, as they would be considered a pet instead. Around the time of sexual maturity, at the age of 18 (excluding the large amount of late bloomers in the species), a gland in their abdomen will start producing a pheromone that causes them to look for a forever mate. This pheromone causes a pseudo scent that is sweet to constantly be produced, and following the pseudo scent leads to their forever mate when nearby. This pheromone effect is able to work because of their new pheromones interacting with their forever mate’s pheromones that are specifically made tailored to find theirs. During this time of trying to find their forever mate, they will see each other in dreams and during this time develop a bond towards one another if they have not already.
Section Four: Transportation
Most Nephilim do not have the ability to walk on land. Instead they would have to use a wheelchair or a bubble tube to get around. A bubble tube is a floating tube that is clear, hence the name of the bubble tube. It is filled with a combination of helium and an unidentified grounded rock powder that is only found in the deeper parts of the ocean. This gas fills a small, stretchy mucus membrane sac that is shaped like a tube. The bubble tube would be fitted around the human waist area, to balance and anchor the Nephilim swimming against the gravity pulling them down.
A new Clownfish Nephilim adopt has been put up! I hope you all like it! <3
Since they never got bidded on, I've put them in my sale and trade folder. If you're interested in them, just comment below. I've turned them into an ota, so offer whatever you want.