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.