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The Stormfish of Sool

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The Stormfish of Sool
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During his most recent journey to Wildergorn, it was not Jamie's intention to make two drawings, but whilst he was still working on The Airstones of Sool, the city was attacked by the relentless Grote and the Strakken. To make a proper record of life in Stalk City, he realised that he would have to extend his stay for longer than he originally planned.

 

For generations, the Stalkhouse City of Sool has come under attack from the Strakken, the Stormfish of Sool. Living within the dark storms that swirl constantly over the mountains of Wildergorn, these giant creatures possess the same ability as the native Bobols of Sool to fly through the air in defiance of gravity. The Strakken accumulate electricity in their battery-like bodies and discharge fearsome bolts of energy to bring down their prey. In their short-sightedness, they are guided by their pilot-mudgeons, the Hoodfish, who possess acute vision that is protected from the driving rain by their folding hoods. In symbiotic exchange, the Hoodfish feed on electricity transmitted to them by the Strakken.

 

The Strakken themselves had no quibble with the people of Sool until the arrival, long ago, of a disenchanted but powerful wizard, cast out of Astriel: the Grote. Again and again, with colossal sorcery, the bitter Grote sought to enslave Sool, yet through their possession of Solpheen the inhabitants have resisted his mighty spells and have retained their freedom. Eternally enraged by the refusal of Sool to succumb to his command, the Grote with his minions, the Nibbs, ensorcelled the Stormfish and have ever since mounted vengeful attacks on the city.

 

Curiously, to the secret glee of the inhabitants and entirely unbeknownst to the Grote, the Strakken, far from destroying the dwellings of Sool, are helping to nourish the city. The living Stalkhouses have always thrived on electricity, normally garnered and absorbed from a humbler form of static charge, as if sipped in tiny delicate amounts from the air. But since the advent of the Grote's attacks, the people of Sool have discovered how to harness the Strakken bolts to augment the health of their stalkhouses with great floods of beneficial energy. Oddly, it is only the youngest children of Sool who are fast enough to catch the Strakken lightning and guide the crackling energy with pin sharp accuracy to the eagerly awaiting stalk-buds. It is dangerous work but the children are protected from the snapping jaws of the Hoodfish by the mindful, cat-like Koobas and as a last resort, to escape an overwhelming Strakken attack, they will jump from the terraces in the knowledge that as they plummet towards the ground, a Bobol will infallibly arrive to rescue them.

Such are the secrets of Sool.

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