Originally Posted by DoomHat
Probably would. She'd most likely start by doing some augury to see how many times he's done this before.
There's a number of things she might do... She could 'guard' him for the remainder of the voyage and arrange a tragic disappearance once he's ashore.
She could try to get him to make a Blood Bargain sworn on his manhood to spend the rest of his days making up for the crime.
Failing all that she'd probably recommend straining him on the nearest landmass. No one would begrudge a captain that upon unruly passenger.
Alright, sounds good. What specific changes need to be made to that scene?
Originally Posted by Lord_Asmodeus
Considering a half-Sireni, maybe now might be a good time to hammer out the relationship between Sireni and Merrow.
The problem I was having internally with the sort of deal you proposed between the Sireni and the Merrow is that the Merrow wouldn't necessarily go out of their way to acquire human corpses. The way I'm thinking most Merrow work, humans aren't too high up on the menu, mostly they prey on humans if they're A. Easy (like when they fall off of ships and drown/are drowning) or because they want something from them (like something their ships are carrying).
Sireni might not be a major threat to Merrow, but they'd still be dangerous and so Merrow wouldn't go out of their way to hunt Sireni, really only preying on them when they're alone or vulnerable, and considering things like this I don't know if the Merrow would do a trade off for just the bodies. That might be a part of the deal, but trading with the Sireni for things they acquired, or a cut of/access to the ships the Sireni bring in might be something they'd go for more.
A cut of and/or access to the ships would certainly be doable. It makes it easier for them to trade for surface stuff if the Merrow can get it anyway, since that means that they don't have to deal with humans (unlike the Merrow, they have to eat sapients, since they're the only ones with the right sort of emotions, and humans are the most common people sailing, so they tend to prey on them quite often.)
Also, speaking of half-sea-people, if the Merrow and Merfolk have fish tails where their legs should be, how do they reproduce?
It seems like the species should require some sort of magic to have started, and more to maintain their numbers, but I haven't seen anything about that in their Story Elements.
In addition, speaking of Story Elements, any tips on how to write up the Sireni? I'm not really too sure how one goes about defining a species in something like this.