“…The riverbed awaits
Snow-white, pitch-black, your life such a strife
Heavenward, deep down, I’ll show you such sights
Believe it; we live as we dream/scream…”
-Nightwish, Ghost River
Dive in, the phasma phasmatis mari usque ad mare await…
This takes place back in Ancient Rome, when the Romans were fighting for control over the Mediterranean Sea. The mer-people were not happy about this. After all, it was their sea, why were the humans fighting for control over something that isn’t theirs in the first place? They started killing humans. They would cause ships to sink, or lure small children from seaside villages into the ocean to drown them.
A witch that lives close to the sea noticed everything that was going on, and decided that someone needed to stop it. She selected a group of five people to go into the sea and stop the mer-people before it got even worse. She explained the problem, and the group agreed to help. She enchanted them so they could breathe underwater and sent them on their way.
You can either be one of the five selected humans, or a mermaid, siren, or selkie. The mer-people generally dislike humans, they will not go around talking to them, as socializing with a human is punishable by death. The humans will stay away from the mer-people, unless they are trying to kill one of them. I may allow an exception to the rule, but don’t count on it.
Age (Mer-people all look about 20, but this is their actual age, around 200-700, please. The humans would be from 18-30.):
Sorry if the Latin is rough, I googled it.