Stirpike

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Stirpike

Stirpike are huge grey-green fresh-water fish that inhabit the rivers of the Empire.[1a]

Although they average about 12 feet in length, there are reports and legends of far larger fish, especially in the waters near the ruins of Mordheim.[1a] Females are larger than males. [2a]

Habitat

They are now rare in the river Stir itself, having been hunted there to near-extinction as they are not only good eating but also young Stirpike (known as Pickeral) are said to have a wide variety of useful medicinal properties.[1a][2b]

Its primary diet is eels, leeches and fish. [2b]

Medicine

There are various folk remedies that parts of the Stirpike are supposed to cure including the Green Pox, common cold and impotence. [2a]

Notable

A 40ft specimen was recorded as being captured in 2467 IC near Loningbruck but the skeleton was later stolen. [2a]

  • The General: A Stirpike caught that supposedly measures some 40 feet in length, but was fried and eaten (including the bones) by three villages before it could be confirmed.[1a]

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