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Brood Mermaid
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An exemplary member of a Piscine Magistrate's sub-harem; a collection of fertile females used for the sowing of seed as opposed to serving a directly pleasurable role in the prima harem. A swarm of eels harass the brood mermaid in her later stages, eager to snatch up freshly hatched young. These swarms are encouraged by most Magistrates as they consider it an excellent measure for thinning the weak offspring; immediately setting the stage for a strong and culled lineage. Brood mermaids are often given as donativum profundi, "imperial largess of the abyss", to honoured guests, as the reciprocated offering of offspring is considered an assumed display of trust in important dealings amongst piscines of high standing.

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fratermalus|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the pic, and especially i love this story. Thanks.
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iwillburnyou|Student Digital Artist
Amazing concept!
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setsugen's avatar
simply beautiful!!!
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Esmerra| Traditional Artist
One of my favourite works in your gallery
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I saw this piece in another publication recently, and I feel I'd be remiss if I didn't ask: did you give permission for your art to be re-purposed for Monte Cook's "Numenera" and its supplements?
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jakrocker17|Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME!
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toxiccrayons|Hobbyist General Artist
That is incredible
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Beautiful work!
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ilTassista|Hobbyist General Artist
fascinating like a 21st century daring pic, perfect like a 19th century illustration. *thumbs up*
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Shadow-Robot|Student General Artist
Lovely~
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Photopathica| General Artist
nice one!
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l-liminglaeva| Digital Artist
How is considered for a mature audience it is beautiful. I almost went to bed before finding these I am glad I didn't. Some of the best work i have seen so far here.
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I was just about done for the site today but then I found another piece that he/she made. And I am too glad that I didn't.
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ElenaHelfrecht|Professional Photographer
AWESOME!
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CelticMoonDust|Student General Artist
That's a REAL mermaid.
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Arygius's avatar
So not what I expected when searching DA for mermaid pictures but I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. I like it a lot. Especially the story background that goes along with it. Having just watched a whole bunch of episodes of Blue Planet kinda helped too. xD
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awesome, terrifying
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Lorenzart|Student General Artist
you are fantastic Keith! I love your works!
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ReliquiaArcana| Artisan Crafter
Really beautiful *_*
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4481104|Student General Artist
他们会侵略人类吗?
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You would be fun to RPG with.
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Amazing. Again.
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CaptainFolks's avatar
Absolutely amazing but one question, what's up with the noose?
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Kuzunari's avatar
it isn't too surprising that brood and blood look a lot alike :D
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