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Basic Information

Coral are sessile animals that live in densely-packed colonies underwater. These colonies build up calcium skeletons over time that form the backbone of coral reefs.

Coral skeletons can be used for a variety of things - some of the more colourful ones can be quite valuable and are used in jewelry and artwork, whilst less colourful versions can be used as a source of lime or for construction materials. Coral also has a variety of medical uses - several useful drugs can be extracted from coral (or have been discovered in coral and then synthesised) and coral skeletons can be used for bone-grafting and in some forms of Vedic medicine.

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Game and Story Use

  • Reefs (and coral in general) function more like terrain than like animals, at least in game terms. They provide a habitat and shelter for other species in their proximity.
  • A land-based coral-equivalent would feel right at home in the sort of fantasy settings that have wacky oozes, cubes, puddings, mimics and wandering mushrooms.
  • Really large aquatic creatures might have colonies of coral growing on their hides. This could be armor or parasite, depending on whether or not they have a symbiotic relationship.
  • Many mythological and/or fantastic sea dwellers are shown to grow coral into buildings and/or into tools and weapons.
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