Degenerate Merrow; F. Johnson
None, unique degenerate Merrow.
He is approximately seven feet in length; fully extended (This length is variable; his legs
stretch and contract in slug-like fashion as he moves.)
Merrow Tale (2012) - B.A. Lee
To the Unseeing, Fred appears as an obese, wretched cripple, a figure of bloated corpulence and
filth. He speaks crudely accented approximations of several human languages, laced with the
vilest profanity imaginable. Before Ascendancy, he was reputed to have set fire to the powder
magazine of a privateer schooner on which he served as a Lieutenant, rather than see it captured
by the British. The ensuing explosion took the life of twenty-nine men, and cost him the use of
his legs. He was rescued into Ascendancy by the Merrow, and is now known as “Fat Fred”,
serving a cook in a local establishment.
To those with the Sight, he is a hideous Merrow, who pulls himself along the ground with thick,
twisted arms. He drags his atrophied, boneless legs behind him as he crawls painfully over the
land. His pallid flesh, vacant eyes, and withered legs give him a wretched, piteous demeanor,
which is enhanced by his slack expression and his, drooling, gibbering mouth. Do not be fooled.
He is fearsomely strong, and often drags along with him a viciously barbed scythe which he
delights in using to rend the flesh from his prey.
He is completely amphibious, and as with other Merrow is able to tolerate sunlight, although he
prefers the darkness. In the water he is a true horror, and swims with terrifying speed and
alacrity, delivering savage bites with his enormous mouth lined with rows of long, pointed teeth.