The Ancient Lake Bed Water Nymph - Very mysterious and secluded beings, these creatures are quite different from their distant relatives the mermaid. Unlike the mermaids, they have the ability to surface out of the water whenever they please taking on any form they desire. However, if one were to step past the boundaries of lake, she would be stripped of her disguise and revealed of her true form. The Lake Bed Water Nymphs were extremely sought after for their precious stones, exquisite jewels and delicate scales. It is told that even great Kings and Queens alike would lust after them, decorating their crowns and adorning their cloaks with these precious stones. Water Nymph stones, also known as the "Golden Pearl", were told to have healing powers and were seen as some of the most beautiful stones on the earth. Their scales strong and light but beautiful and alluring could be fashioned into majestic armor or valued as prized jewels fit for royalty. Of course this is all if one could successfully find and capture one. Extremely cunning they could fortunately hide themselves and their treasures so flawlessly that only the few gifted could recognize their disguises. Others of the common races could be staring right at one and see nothing but an ordinary fish, or maybe a small toad, anything but what she really was. Water Nymphs also being referred to as "Pirate Demons" were known to tempt unexpected merchants or travelers who would pass by, by taking on any form that the merchant might desire or lusted after, before robbing them of their fine jewels and valuable trades.