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The tritons are an aquatic race dwelling across the salt water seas and oceans of the realm. They are the progeny of Triton, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite. For a time in the Creation War (1486 DE - 8777 DE), they served under general Triton who in turn served under his primordial father Poseidon. Midway through the Creation War, Triton switched sides, joining the angelic forces of the Nawirrûs Covenant. The tritons found themselves on the world Bal-Kriav defending the oceans from primordial aggression. In some of the war's conflicts they battled against Poseidon's forces who earlier in the war they had once fought alongside.
Merfolk and tritons have very similar builds. Unlike merfolk, most tritons civilizations are xenophobic when it comes to dealing with non-aquatic peoples. Compared to the merfolk, tritons have a more fish-like appearance and move through the seas much faster. Their hearing and sight is nearly three times stronger than the average merfolk. Some seers with a foundation in evolution, believe that the tritons are merfolk that have continued to evolve in the direction of a fish rather than towards a hybrid aquatic humanoid. Some tritons, like the Revered Mothers, have truly changed into something different with half-squid lower halves, and the rest humanoid. Most of these Revered Mothers are priests of Poseidon.
There are two types of tritons on Bal-Kriav, those with fixed settlements like what you would find on the surface and those that are nomadic. The nomadic tritons are mobile, with their holds built in submersible pods that move about the undersea with the ocean currents. Some of these pods are enormous holding an entire underwater city. Naturally, these city pods move only in areas of very deep water. Some of these pods are built solely for war, with their occupants carrying on a war tradition that has stayed with them since the time they served Higher Powers battling the forces of chaos in the Creation War and then against the abyssal hordes of the Demon Spawn War.