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Hooyim - Iris Compiet

Hooyim were fish native to the seas of Thra. They had glassy, metallic scales, which shone with a blinding light when the fish surfaced in order to bask in the heat of the Three Suns. Juveniles could be as small as a Gelfling finger, while adults could be large enough to snap fishing lines and break through nets.[1] They swam in schools of thousands and would migrate to Cera-Na when temperatures rose.[2]

Hooyim were the sigil animal of the Sifa Clan, and were sometimes termed "silver jewels of the Sifan".[1] The Sifans modeled their lanterns[3] and windships on the Hooyim,[2] and the fish was a common staple of the Sifan diet.[4] Hooyim oil was also an ingredient in traditional Vapran cuisine.[5]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cesare, A. & Compiet, I. (2020), The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, Insight Editions, p. 160, ISBN 1683838211
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 132, ISBN 0593095596
  3. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 121, ISBN 0593095596
  4. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 138, ISBN 0593095596
  5. Lee, J.M (2020), Songs of the Seven Gelfling Clans, Penguin Young Readers Licenses, p. 80, ISBN 0593095596
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