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Critter
Golden Crab
A claw-snapping crab that can be found in various water bodies throughout Teyvat.
This golden-shelled crab is especially tasty, and is the star of the show in the famed Liyue dish known as Golden Crab.
Some people call those who run amok as they please "crabs," but a crab's manner of movement is not so much a matter of their character as it is their physical makeup. Such monikers are most unfair to crab-kind.
Sun Crab
A claw-snapping crab that can be found in various water bodies throughout Teyvat.
The shells of these crabs are painted in many beautiful red shades, which wonderfully reflect the many stages of sunlight. They look especially good cooked.
Ocean Crab
A claw-snapping crab that can be found in various water bodies throughout Teyvat.
These crabs have blue-gray shells and are more docile and less prone to anger than other crab species. Their limbs, however, are of greater strength. Getting pinched by one of their claws is definitely going to hurt.
General Crab
A claw-snapping crab that can be found in various water bodies throughout Teyvat.
It has a purple shell that resembles the emblem of the Shogunate. It also is also quite Shogun-like in its fearless, dominant movements. Such arrogance! Such impertinence!
Pale Red Crab
A claw-snapping crab that can be found in various water bodies throughout Teyvat.
It has a light red colored shell and a gentle nature. As such, it's a lot more suitable to be raised for ornamental display than others of its kind.
Blue Horned Lizard
A small lizard with horns on its head that can often be found in shadowy bushes.
These lizards have beautiful blue scales and will break their tails off to escape when caught.
Lizard tails have special medicinal properties when dried and ground down into a powder. Some crazy alchemists have even found a way to process them into catalysts for explosions.
Once they are separated from the body, these tails will lose their vitality and curl up. They will, for reasons unknown, also turn bright green.
Red Horned Lizard
A small lizard with horns on its head that can often be found in shadowy bushes.
These lizards have pretty red scales and will detach their tails to escape when caught.
Lizard tails have special medicinal properties when dried and ground down into a powder. Some crazy alchemists have even found a way to process them into catalysts for explosions.
Once they are separated from the body, these tails will lose their vitality and curl up. They will, for reasons unknown, also turn bright green.
Green Horned Lizard
A small lizard with horns on its head that can often be found in shadowy bushes.
These lizards have lovely green scales and will discard their tails to escape when caught.
Lizard tails have special medicinal properties when dried and ground down into a powder. Some crazy alchemists have even found a way to process them into catalysts for explosions.
Once they are separated from the body, these tails will lose their vitality and curl up.
Sunset Loach
The legendary freshwater amphibian that can spit out pearls. They are found mostly where the water is clear and the reeds grow long.
It is said that their lovely hue is like the sunset upon the waters, or that the tranquility of sunset stays with them.
They will combine elements that can neither be absorbed nor digested, gravel and ores within their bodies to create sparkling, shining pearls, and will spit them out when threatened to confuse and distract predators.
Golden Loach
The legendary freshwater amphibian that can spit out pearls. They are found mostly where the water is clear and the reeds grow long, such as in Liyue's Dihua Marsh.
They say that Golden Loaches are the spoiled children of the river itself. It is also said that they can smile so innocently because of the river's warm and gentle caress.
They will combine elements that can neither be absorbed nor digested, gravel and ores within their bodies to create sparkling, shining pearls, and will spit them out when threatened to confuse and distract predators.
Sunny Loach
The legendary freshwater amphibian that can spit out pearls. They are found mostly where the water is clear and the reeds grow long.
They are the color of a lovely, clear day, and meeting one might mean that you might have a lucky day as well.
They will combine elements that can neither be absorbed nor digested, gravel and ores within their bodies to create sparkling, shining pearls, and will spit them out when threatened to confuse and distract predators.
Pith Lizard
A small lizard with horns on its head that can often be found in shadowy bushes.
This lizard has blue scales with beautiful patterns that gradually change color and seems to feed off Crystal Marrow.
The lizard's tail has special medicinal properties when dried and ground into powder. Some mad alchemists have even found a way to process them into catalysts for explosives.
Once separated from the body, the tail will lose its vitality and curl up.
Frog
A small frog that often appears in wetlands.
This animal is very common in wetland areas, and its body secretes a mysterious sticky substance that has much medicinal utility.
Mud Frog
A small frog that often appears in wetlands.
This animal is very common in wetland areas, and its body secretes a mysterious sticky substance that has much medicinal utility. As opposed to normal frogs, the yellow Mud Frogs are better at camouflaging themselves along wet banks.
They say that in Fontaine, people refer to brigands who escape capture often or evildoers who evade judgment as "mud frogs in butter."
Blue Frog
A small frog that often appears in wetlands.
This animal is very common in wetland areas, and its body secretes a mysterious sticky substance that has much medicinal utility. Blue Frogs are known to frequent cleaner, clearer waters.
According to observations, various frog species will turn green once the sticky substance on their surfaces dries up. The present hypothesis is that this is a result of some change to its outer skin, and helps to conserve bodily moisture.
Adorned Unagi
A slender, amphibious fish that has the peculiar habit of warming itself up at shallows or sandbanks.
The lovely meat of the unagi has a unique flavor when grilled, and is a much-beloved delicacy in Inazuma.
Red-Finned Unagi
A slender, amphibious fish that has the peculiar habit of warming itself up at shallows or sandbanks.
Young unagi tend to be transparent throughout, and will only gain their beautiful vermillion ear-fins and red-and-yellow splotches as they mature. Apart from being used as high-end ingredients, they are also often kept as ornamental fish.
Beasts
Snow Fox
A sly animal as elusive as a fairy that often appears in folk stories, symbolizing unusual cunning and ancient memories.
Its coat of thick, white fur helps conceal it amongst the snow. Living in harsh environments has sharpened both its wits and sense of smell.
Crimson Fox
A sly animal as elusive as a fairy that often appears in folk stories, symbolizing unusual cunning and ancient memories.
A small fox that hides in amongst the trees and thick grass, prudently avoiding the dangerous gaze and arrows of hunters.
Folk legends across Teyvat all contain stories of foxes that have lived for many years and gathered a great deal of wisdom, and even stories of foxes turning into human form. The popular children's fable "The Fox in the Dandelion Sea" tells just such a tale.
Squirrel
A small animal with a big, fluffy tail that is often seen in the wilderness.
Squirrels are the most adept rodents at gathering and storing food, with a special liking for pinecones.
Forest Boar
One of the most energetic residents in Teyvat, boars are found active throughout the wild.
This wild animal is characterized by rapid reproduction and a stubborn personality. Able to survive in various conditions, it can be encountered in all sorts of forests and wild terrain. Forest Boar meat is tasty and chewy, making it a prime ingredient for many dishes. In addition, Forest Boars are even central characters in many legends told across Teyvat.
The Musk family ecologists have observed some hilichurl tribes attempting to domesticate Forest Boars, presumably hoping to train them as riding animals.
Snowboar
A forest boar that makes its home in cold climates, with thicker fur than its warmer climate cousins.
According to scientists, although the cold, frosty conditions of its habitat required a stubborn ability to survive, it also provided an environment without any natural predators, allowing Snowboars to multiply in number unhindered. Legends say that Snowboars can live for an incredibly long time, even allowing it to grow abnormally large during such a long battle for survival.
People believed this species of boar to have gone extinct long ago, but as adventurers explore deeper into Dragonspine, they seem to have made a new ecological discovery...
Great Snowboar King
Amidst the snow and ice dwells an ancient king waiting to be awakened by its ice-entombed brethren.
In the distant past beyond memory, a certain legend circulated among hunters out in the wild: when the land sealed by ice returns to life and when an uninvited guest disturbs the deep, frozen silence, the lord and leader of the snowboars unto greatness will awaken from slumber, shake off the ice that shackles it, and bring judgment upon those disrespectful interlopers.
Northland Hound
Humanity's best friend!
These originate from a canine species from the far north and have a body of thick grey-white fur. They are quite hardy against the cold and are of an honest and lively character. It is highly inadvisable to leave them alone in a room with a squirrel.
Forest-Patrol Hound
Humanity's best friend!
These were first domesticated to be the partners of hunters in the mountains and forests, but even amid insipid and bustling city life, they can still serve as the guardians of house and home. This canine breed is docile but sharp and is particularly good with kids.
Shiba
Humanity's best friend!
Legend has it that the Inazuma Shogun once greatly adored this canine breed, and they spread across the once-booming trade routes to become one of the most well-loved pets in the seven nations. Gentle, loyal, and intelligent, they are especially good at guard duty and being companions. Some say that there are still mysterious ninjas in Inazuma who train these dogs to become "ninja dogs."
Black-Back Hound
Humanity's best friend!
They say that these are the descendants of the favored, specially-bred hunting hounds of Old Mondstadt's aristocracy. They now have their own fair share of sub-breeds throughout the seven nations. Though they have high ancestry, the Black-Back Hounds of today are known far and wide for being both dependable and approachable. Perhaps something similar may be said for the arrogant, domineering nobles of yesteryear being supplanted by the warm-hearted and humble Knights of Favonius today.
Sapphire
An agile and wise soul, endowed since birth with a well-maintained elegance and pride.
These pure white kitty cats are named and famed for their shining sapphire-blue eyes. But no matter how lovely Sapphires may be, they also have terrible tempers. One must take care to have some fish jerky — and some balm for superficial cuts — handy when hanging out with them.
Jade-Eyed Cat
An agile and wise soul, endowed since birth with a well-maintained elegance and pride.
A grimalkin with emerald-green eyes, they walk upon roof beams at night with great grace. But do not let their noble affectations fool you — these little thieves are wont to steal fresh fish from the rears of kitchens and merchant stands.
Gray Snow Cat
An agile and wise soul, endowed since birth with a well-maintained elegance and pride.
"Mommy, look, that kitty looks like a dirty wee ball of snow!" This mischievous cat's name did indeed originate from a young child's faux-pas. Gray Snow Cats are very playful creatures, and any time or place can become a war-zone for their frolicking — much to the chagrin of their owners, who must always then give them baths.
Northland Cat
An agile and wise soul, endowed since birth with a well-maintained elegance and pride.
This graceful cat has a base coat of grey-white fur that is streaked with black. It is native to the distant far north and is well known for its gentle character and companionable nature.
Tiger-Striped Cat
An agile and wise soul, endowed since birth with a well-maintained elegance and pride.
This cat has is intelligent and combative, and has quite the aura of prestige to it. These cats are excellent at earning the favor of humans, and it is often able to get the upper hand over its kin when it comes to gathering food. As such, they tend to get fat quite quickly, though this does not diminish their cuteness in human eyes at all.
Sheriff Cat
An agile and wise soul, endowed since birth with a well-maintained elegance and pride.
These cats are conscientious and cautious, elite hunters amongst their kind. Due to humans often delegating the vital task of defense against vermin to them, they are sometimes also called "watch-leaders." And though cats are free animals by nature, these "watch-leaders" take their rat-catching duties very seriously. In Liyue, such cats are fondly known as "Catcher-General Kitty," so much so that children's books and toys of this sort are quite popular amongst kids.
Black Cat
An agile and wise soul, endowed since birth with a well-maintained elegance and pride.
These mysterious passers-by are clad from head to toe in black fur, and purr from the shadows that hide their forms, only to reveal two large, gleaming golden eyes amidst the gloom. To some scholars, black cats symbolize the study of mysteries, magic, and portents from afar, and are very popular as a result.
Snow Weasel
Prank-prone rascals with a slim and agile form.
Weasels that come and go as they please, hiding within holes in the snowy plains. They usually hunt bugs and lizards, but they are also unafraid of animals slightly larger than themselves. Due to their cute appearance, people sometimes try to catch weasels and take them as pets, but they are freedom-loving creatures by nature and do not easily consign themselves to the fate of being confined in warm human homes.
Red-Tailed Weasel
Prank-prone rascals with a slim and agile form.
These weasels are red from head to toe and are highly proficient in hunting bugs and lizards. Red-Tailed Weasels are very visible, but many predators who fear fire keep their distance due to the similarity between the weasels' coloration and the flames of Pyro.
Boot Weasel
Prank-prone rascals with a slim and agile form.
They are named Boot Weasels due to their four limbs, which are covered in dark-colored fur. These creatures are a bit more frightened and cautious than other weasel species, and their tiptoeing movements have only deepened the impression of them as "weasels in boots." As such, all sorts of strange legends circulate around Teyvat concerning these thieving little creatures.
Kitsune
A sly, prideful creature that has incredible intelligence and a long-lasting memory — or so the urban legends say.
They pay no attention when someone approaches, seemingly used to living alongside mankind.
The kitsune have a long history in Inazuman culture. Some legends say that they were family to the Kitsune Saiguu in ages past. After she disappeared, the mightier Sky Kitsune and Earth Kitsune turned into stone statues to await her return. As their kind slowly dwindled, the Kitsune lost their mystical might, and now no longer speak.
Bake-Danuki
A carefree tanuki that comes and goes without leaving any trace, and that knows mystical arts passed down only amongst their kindred. It has the ability to transform into other objects, including humans.
Although they often tangle with a mysterious organization under the Shogunate, the tanuki are not a wicked lot and only tease humans for fun.
There is but one recorded exception: years ago, the bake-danuki who guarded Chinju Forest started a battle due to some conflict between their leader Ioroi and a kitsune. In the end, most of the bake-danuki were sealed within stone statues.
Birds
Azure Crane
A graceful bird with broad wings and slender legs.
Across Teyvat, the long-legged crane carries different meanings in different cultures — good luck, elegance, and gentlemanly charm are all reflected in this graceful bird.
The poets of Liyue even use the term "gentleman" to describe this tall and dignified bird.
Violet Ibis
A graceful bird with broad wings and slender legs.
It has beautiful violet feathers and enjoys walking across streams or paddy fields in silence. It is referred to as the "Uraume Bird" in ancient Inazuma songs. Once present everywhere, they seem to have become more and more rare.
Brownwing Falcon
A sharp-eyed and proud falcon.
It circles the skies at high altitude where the air is cold, waiting for the moment to swoop down and strike the squirrels and small birds hiding in the grass and trees. Hunters say that just a small amount of training can turn this bird of prey into a formidable hunting companion.
Umbertail Falcon
A sharp-eyed and proud falcon.
It soars the skies above the mountain forests, surveying its vast domain. For a patient, keen-eyed hunter of the Kätzlein lineage, shooting a bird like this out of the sky is all in a day's work.
Lapis Glede
A sharp-eyed and proud glede.
A bird of prey that nests in the treetops among the lofty mountain peaks. Legend holds that this bird forever roams the clouds, never setting food on land to nest, but this is a mere product of ignorant fantasy on the one hand and fanciful imagination on the other. Even the Lapis Glede must fight to eat its fill and protect its young.
Silkwhite Falcon
A sharp-eyed and proud falcon.
A fragile creature, yet one that defiantly braves the boundless snowscape. Its frost-covered feathers glisten like glaciers. An ancient legend holds that the people of a long-lost mountain civilization turned into snow-white falcons to watch over their once lush and verdant homeland. Due to the lack of natural predators or hunters in this land now entombed by snow, these old souls live a life of relative comfort.
White Pigeon
A common avian species in Teyvat. Plump and meaty, but also capable of delivering messages.
This pure-white member of the pigeon family is especially friendly towards humans, but is also highly perceptive of humans' ill intent. Interesting trivia: There is a widely held belief in Mondstadt that an authentic Sweet Madame must be cooked using pigeon meat, but this is just a rumor and nothing more.
Brightcrown Pigeon
A common avian species in Teyvat. Plump and meaty, but can also be trained to deliver messages.
An ordinary pigeon that takes its name from its glaze-like glossy neck. Because it is such a common sight, few take much note of its gorgeous plumage.
Graywing Pigeon
A common avian species in Teyvat. Plump and meaty, but can also be trained to deliver messages.
An ordinary pigeon that takes its name from its gray feathers. This pigeon's feathers become gradually greener along the neck, but unfortunately, it is such a common sight that its gorgeous plumage is now taken entirely for granted by most people.
Crimsonflank Pigeon
A common avian species in Teyvat. Plump and meaty, but can also be trained to deliver messages.
This type of pigeon is mostly active in mountainous regions. It sports the colors of the mountain rocks and the red earth on its feathers, giving it a graceful and distinguished appearance.
Black King Pigeon
A common avian species in Teyvat. Plump and meaty, but can also be trained to deliver messages.
A relatively common pigeon that takes its name from its black-colored head. It is braver and more prone to confrontation than other birds in the pigeon family, making it easier to catch. Its meat is dense and flavorful, making it well-suited to roasting.
Crow
A black colored avian.
The black on its feathers are darker than the long nights of Teyvat. When many of them circle in the sky, they can create the illusion of a solar eclipse.
Some locals consider them inauspicious, while others consider them a symbol of good fortune. As the saying goes, that's how traditions work.
Rumors abound among adventurers from various nations concerning a giant talking crow raised by a young female investigator from Mondstadt...
Crimson Finch
A chirpy little bird, found in nooks and crannies all over Teyvat.
This bird sports bright-red feathers, helping it to put on a dazzling show when mating season comes around. Unfortunately, this same bright plumage also makes it an easy target for hunters. The dainty little Crimson Finch is one of the main food sources for carnivorous animals in Teyvat.
Golden Finch
A chirpy little bird, found in nooks and crannies all over Teyvat.
This fluffy, golden finch looks stunning in the sunlight. Some children like to catch Golden Finches and take them home as pets, but they struggle to adapt to the rowdy living environments of human beings. Consequently, they tend to find an opportunity to fly back off into the wild before long.
Snow Finch
A chirpy little bird, found in nooks and crannies all over Teyvat.
Snowy white from tip to toe, it enjoys a carefree existence in its snowswept natural habitat. Snow Finches are naturally adapted to cold climates and are highly sensitive to changes in temperature. In warmer environments, they become somewhat fatigued, making them easier to catch.
Emerald Finch
A chirpy little bird, found in nooks and crannies all over Teyvat.
This finch has feathers the color of blue-green gemstones and was, in fact, the very first bird in history to be used by miners as a "caged finch." The reason was that its health status can be easily determined from how glossy its feathers are. As it happens, miners still take finches into the mines with them to this day, though they are no longer particular about the color of the plumage.
Scarletbeak Duck
A quacking waterfowl. It lives around the rivers, lakes, and wetlands of Teyvat.
This duck with white feathers and a scarlet beak is quite common, as well as quite delicious...
Emerald Duck
A quacking waterfowl. It lives around the rivers, lakes, and wetlands of Teyvat.
This wild duck with brilliant green feathers adorning its head and neck is especially sensitive to changes in the wind. It enjoys frolicking in areas of warm water.
Fish
Black-Back Bass
A type of fish commonly found in bodies of water everywhere. Their meat is sumptuous, making them an important resource for fish-related gourmet dishes in Teyvat.
Black-Back Basses are one of the most commonly seen fish in Teyvat's water bodies. It is said that the older they get, the darker their scales become, and that experienced fishermen know how to pick out the prize catch from the color of their scales.
Blue-Fin Bass
A type of fish commonly found in bodies of water everywhere. Their meat is sumptuous, making them an important resource for fish-related gourmet dishes in Teyvat.
Blue-Fin Basses have softer flesh than those of their black-backed cousins, which is very welcome amongst those who prefer delicate tastes.
Golden Bass
A type of fish commonly found in bodies of water everywhere. Their meat is sumptuous, making them an important resource for fish-related gourmet dishes in Teyvat.
Golden Basses are a much less common sight than Black-Back or Blue-Fin variants. It is said that such fish can bring the one who catches them good luck.
There were once those who peddled protective talismans and blessing cards made in the image of Golden Basses in the city streets of Liyue Harbor. It was also a common saying in Inazuma that the golden setting sun was like a Golden Bass swimming across the skies.
Medaka
A lively, energetic fish famous for its petal-shaped tail.
Most such creatures lived out their lives peacefully as ornamental fish. But when it was discovered that their meat was flavorful, less bony, and very fatty, they would also come to find themselves carefully prepared and served up on meal tables.
Glaze Medaka
A lively, energetic fish famous for its petal-shaped tail.
This species has inscrutable behavioral patterns, and they can often be seen bursting into struggling fits out of the blue, as if bearing some sort of unseen pain. This phenomenon, however, does not occur at all when they are alone. Some researchers believe that this peculiarity stems from their natural desire to perform.
Sweet-Flower Medaka
A lively, energetic fish famous for its petal-shaped tail.
It might be because this fish has a sweet tooth, but every bone in its body seems to serve as an antenna to seek out sweet treats. Following this absolute ideology, they swim through every creek and river in Teyvat in search of tasty sweets. True egalitarians, they will never reject any morsel, and certainly not because there's a hook attached. Have bait, will bite, as they say.
Beginner friendly.
Aizen Medaka
A lively, energetic fish famous for its petal-shaped tail.
Long ago, there was a funny story that said that you could get Aizen Medaka by throwing normal Medaka into a pot of blue dye. This was most likely born from a child's over-active imagination, but has nonetheless given rise to not a few unscrupulous fish hawkers. This in turn has given rise to some conversations that go something like "Hey, is it just me, or is the blue on your fish washing off?" In response, the Ministry of Civil Affairs specifically posted this notice: "The market is a wet and wild place. Beware of influxes of blue fish."
Dawncatcher
A rare species of Medaka that has a brilliant sheen. It seems like a variant species of the normal Medaka, but it has a very different appearance and living habits.
There is a rumor that these fish have the mystical ability to predict the weather. If they leap out of the water to catch the dawn's first light as it pierces the skies, then there will surely be a fine, sunny day to come.
Crystalfish
A rare Medaka that glitters like crystal. Its patterns are very intricate indeed, to the point where it is often called the "Medaka Aesthete."
Some merchants will claim that these Medaka will lay a crystal pearl under certain extreme conditions and that this pearl is both an item of great price and a sign of quality. This has made these fish very sought after by people from all walks of life and caused their market value to soar. However, this is just amusing to the fishermen, who know the inside story: That object is merely a Loach Pearl that the fish ate by mistake. It rolled into the fish's salty intestines, only to spat back out of the mouths of merchants with an agenda. Some grounds for a price hike that is!
Lunged Stickleback
A swift, fierce fish with spiny fins whose spiny mouth can pierce the current when it swims at full speed. Its capabilities have earned it the nicknames "The Cutter" and "Hard-To-Get."
Unlike others of its kind, the lunged stickleback can live in dried, muddy pools for a long time. Other than its gills, it can also breathe through its degenerated scales, which is a feature much more similar to that of amphibians. As such, apart from dealing with uninvited anglers, it also has to deal with an academic vote of no confidence in it still being a stickleback.
Betta
A swift, fierce fish with spiny fins whose spiny mouth can pierce the current when it swims at full speed. Its capabilities have earned it the nicknames "The Cutter" and "Hard-To-Get."
Among sticklebacks, this sort would either count as the proudest, or a rather close second place. They are especially prickly during courtships, where even the slightest breeze or smallest ripple might trip their fuse. A hobbyist once observed one such specimen charging at waving seagrass, as if such flagrant dancing was some major provocation against the stickleback king or something.
"If you encounter one underwater, do not look it in the eyes." — Angler's Atlas, Betta Chapter
Venomspine Fish
A swift, fierce fish with spiny fins whose spiny mouth can pierce the current when it swims at full speed. Its capabilities have earned it the nicknames "The Cutter" and "Hard-To-Get."
The Venomspine Fish's most well-known trait is its poisonous spines, which contain a neurotoxin that is fatal to smaller prey but proves far weaker against large organisms, mostly only causing mild confusion or hallucinations.
"Fill 'er up, Rex, my good lad! Fill 'er up to the brim for big brother!" — A certain fisherman from Liyue who was accidentally pricked.
Akai Maou
A stickleback with a fierce appearance and a manner to match. It will fight anyone and anything under the sea for food — a veritable and much-feared robber in red. Its fiery-red coloration seems to have much to do with Pyro, for while they cannot quite become flame generators, they do have some control over high temperatures. They can convert energy from their food and focus it on their dangerous snouts, making them underwater scoundrels indeed.
"Need to drill wood to make a flame? This is your best friend." — Angler's Atlas, Akai Maou Chapter
Snowstrider
A rare stickleback that only dwells in snowy, mountainous regions. It is quite possibly due to this that it has a much cooler temperament as compared to other sticklebacks. This species has a unusually great love for the bitter cold, almost as if they were parent and child. Though they can live in warmer waters, but any removal from such conditions is like striking a spiritual blow to them, and they will become depressed and refuse to multiply.
"Not a recommended catch." — Angler's Atlas, Snowstrider Chapter
Golden Koi
A large fish said to be the descendant of dragons.
With the horn on its head and its scaleless form clad as if in golden armor, it looks every bit like a king underwater. In truth, its bloodline and behavior could not be more different from that of a dragon — it can neither call forth the wind and rain nor the power of domination and is actually often the victim of food-snatching due to its weak character. A real shame, of course, that it looks so very majestic. As such, it lost the nickname "Descendant of Dragons," and is now termed the "False Dragon" instead.
Rusty Koi
A large fish said to be the descendant of dragons.
This is a variant species of Koi, and is sometimes termed the "awakened dragon" amongst them. In stark contrast to its rather shabby appearance, the Rusty Koi has shed its opulent gold tabard in exchange for a hard armor of rusty bronze. Very strong-willed, it will fight any interloper that dares to steal its food or enter its territory. In terms of pure fighting capability, it is even a match for smaller sea creatures and has thus been given the nickname "Ironbone Dragon" in honor of its strength, which is considered the backbone of its species' future revitalization.
Brown Shirakodai
A gentle, elegant butterflyfish variant. It has a lovely, streamlined dorsal fin, and has the nickname "Queen of the Waters."
Earthen-colored patterns run across its body, and its temper is also as steady as stone. They can go a bit overboard, however, and will sometimes lie at the bottom and not move an inch, just like a rock, leading some buyers to think that they've bought some hopelessly moribund old fish.
Purple Shirakodai
A gentle, elegant butterflyfish variant. It has a lovely, streamlined dorsal fin, and has the nickname "Queen of the Waters."
Lovely purple patterns run across its body, and they love to swim together in schools to fend off natural dangers and predators. But once this quirk of theirs was grasped by seasoned fisherpeople, they realized that all one needed to do was to lure a single fish into the trap, and all the rest would follow.
Tea-Colored Shirakodai
A gentle, elegant butterflyfish variant. It has a lovely, streamlined dorsal fin, and has the nickname "Queen of the Waters."
Tea-colored patterns swirl around this inquisitive fish that seems strongly interested in everything around it. Unfortunately, its method of expressing interest in anything is to have a nibble to see if it can be eaten. This isn't a malicious move by any means, but it has landed this species in hot water many times all the same.
Abiding Angelfish
A rare and valuable butterflyfish variant from Liyue. At present, it can only be found near water bodies around the abodes of the adepti. Its pale white lines are very striking, and it has greater longevity than other members of the species and is thus regarded to be a lucky fish blessed by the adepti.
Most people from Liyue will refuse to eat this fish on principle, given the common respect for the adepti, but some fear no such superstition and claim that eating these fish can help one extend one's years.
Raimei Angelfish
A rare and valuable butterflyfish variant from Inazuma. It loves water bodies suffused with Electro, and seems to derive joy from electric currents.
It is said that these fish were once from the same line as the Abiding Angelfish of Liyue, until traveling merchants exported them to Inazuma. There, their behavioral patterns underwent an unexpected shift. At present, some researchers have begun to use them in conjunction with Electro Slimes for experiments.
"Ma... Mah... Mah tung ith numm..." — A certain greedy gourmet after trying a Raimei Angelfish dish.
Moonfin
A rare butterflyfish that emits light amidst the pitch-dark ocean. They love to swim in schools, and when gathered together, they form the image of a moon that has fallen into the sea, which is the origin of the "Lunar Leviathan" legend. This characteristic once attracted a great number of light-seeking sea creatures, and in some sense, also guided people who had descended into darkness.
Pufferfish
Round and short pelvic fins, a plump body, and a plain face make up most people's first impression of the pufferfish. This is by and large an accurate assessment of its character as well: dull, slow, and lazy. However, few people know that this rather silly exterior hides a killer technique — this fish is capable of sucking water into its body before expelling it like a cannon from its mouth with such force and pinpoint accuracy that even fishermen might be stunned by it. Truly, it is a first-rate killer in the water.
"Pufferfish ahead? Watch for spittle!" — Angler's Atlas, Pufferfish Chapter
Bitter Pufferfish
A rare pufferfish variant. As the name suggests, this creature spreads bitterness wherever it goes in the underwater world. Its water cannon projectiles are slower and smaller than those of its ordinary counterparts, but the power of such attacks is undiminished due to the incredibly bitter pheromones within. During their courtship phase, an observer might bear witness to the curious sight of males and females of this species blasting each other with these water cannons. Perhaps passing on the bitterness of life is also a manifestation of love.
Critter
Anemo Crystalfly
Pure elemental life-forms composed of drifting Anemo particles, as free and unbound as the butterflies they resemble.
A glittering Anemo creature that is the product of rising and condensing elements, and which feeds off the ubiquitous power of Anemo.
They say that the flapping of a butterfly's wings has the power to whip up a storm.
Geo Crystalfly
Pure elemental life-forms composed of drifting Geo particles, as free and unbound as the butterflies they resemble.
A glittering Geo creature that is the product of rising and condensing elements, and which feeds off the ubiquitous power of Geo.
In antediluvian ages, even rocks could dream. They say that these crystallized flying butterflies are those very dreams the mountains had.
Cryo Crystalfly
Pure elemental life-forms composed of drifting Cryo particles, as free and unbound as the butterflies they resemble.
A glittering Cryo creature that is the product of rising and condensing elements, and which feeds off the power of Cryo that is scattered amidst the mist and frost.
Though it is fragile beyond compare, it still dances amidst the blizzard. It is completely harmless by itself, but it is also a portent of the descent of snow, which silences all life.
Electro Crystalfly
Pure elemental life-forms composed of drifting Electro particles, as free and unbound as the butterflies they resemble.
A glittering Electro creature that is the product of rising and condensing elements, and which feeds off the ubiquitous power of Electro.
Could the flashing light in the dark night be the entrusted faith of a certain someone...
Beasts
Amateur Weasel Thief
Thieves that come and go like the wind, though they only do so out of pure instinct.
No one knows which whimsical person it was who trained these animals to steal with such obsessive zeal. Weasel thieves will go around stealing and hoarding Mora — whether it be the change on traveling guests, adventurers' expenses, or even treasure from within ruins, none escape their sight.
From the state of the purses on these Amateur Weasel Thieves, however, they seem to have only been able to grab some loose change left by travelers...
Hoarder Weasel Thief
Thieves that come and go like the wind, though they only do so out of pure instinct.
Weasel Thieves with a luxurious purse on their backs. As elders among their kind, their ability to find treasure and avoid pursuit is even greater. Sometimes, they will even teach tricks of the trade to younger weasel thieves. As more experienced thieves, the amount of Mora they have collected is also greater.
That said, you've plundered their purses before, and they're not all that loaded either...
Golden Weasel Thief
Thieves that come and go like the wind, though they only do so out of pure instinct.
The Golden Weasel Thief is a master thief, the most adept and the rarest of all the weasel thieves.
Supposedly, the weasel thief was born when one Treasure Hoarder had the unusual idea to train up wild weasels as formal members of the organization.
No formal records exist, however, so the truth of this theory cannot be known. Regardless, given the size of a weasel thief's backpack, one highly doubts that they are a particularly lucrative source of wealth for the Treasure Hoarders.