This shall be my first RP (if it actually gets off the ground) on this site so suggestions are most assuredly welcomed. In a parallel universe, there is a city much like the Venice in our world. It is named Benetka and it is a very dark and mysterious town, riddled with crimes stemming out from the underways, alleyways, and vast caverns surrounding the waterways. But the city has a bigger problem. Ever since anyone can remember, the people of Benekta have known to stay out of the polluted water of the canals. Why you ask? Not much was known about the creatures that live in the canals and underwater cave systems beneath the city. They've never even been seen. The only thing that has been known is that they strip the bones, of any living creature dropped into the water, of their flesh in under 10 seconds. But all that changed 5 years ago when Benetka had a particularly nasty summer storm. Three of these deadly creatures were found tangled in a toppled fishing dock after the clouds broke and their identities became known to the world. The creatures were in fact, humanoid fish. Much like what we in our world call 'mermaids'. However, these mermaids don't fit your fantasy of lovely women with fish tails. They are called the Ataratheh (uh-tar-uh-thay). These Ataratheh are animals, eating their mates like Black Widows and anything else that comes their way. The creatures have pale green flesh, glassy white eyes, and mouths that split their face practically in half, filled with rows of razor sharp teeth. The captured Ataratheh were taken to the palace to be experimented upon. The results were promising. Ataratheh scales were found to be extremely valuable. Grinding them and ingesting the powder would cure just about any disease known to man, including what closely resembles cancer in our world. The tests also uncovered the fact that the Ataratheh have magical abilities, the extent of which, are not known. Yet, when one of the injured creatures escapes on legs she seemingly grew out of thin air, an open season is declared upon the Ataratheh by the palace: find, hunt, kill any and all Ataratheh for their scales and you will be rewarded a hefty price. Now the Ataratheh have been hunted to the brink of extinction. If any of them are left, they are either hiding deep within the canals, or using their powers to pass themselves off as human. Yet hope for the race lives on. Recently, an underground society has been formed to save these fish people. The society named themselves "The Order of the Flowing Queen" after an old legend of a fish woman goddess. The Order built a large safe house, half submerged in the canals behind a shop front, for the Ataratheh. The Order wants to protect and study these creatures, hoping a better understanding of them will help the humans learn to not be afraid of the Ataratheh. I'll have two CS's available. One for Ataratheh and one for humans. Humans could choose to be part of The Order, supporters of The Order, or against The Order and hunting the Ataratheh.