Merpeople are a complicated race. Effectively immortal, they bear children only rarely. Expert inventors and thinkers, the Merkind are an advanced and intelligent race, with an ancient heritage based loosely on Greek influence.
The Merpeople are a a living manifestation of Water, and as such can manipulate it to perfection. They are also capable of taking a human shape when entirely dry, their scales turning into human legs.
Merpeople speak in a hypnotic language that resembles a song, hissing like a cat when annoyed or stressed.