FANDOM


(interlanguage link added)
(DG detail)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
[[File:Dhenrabi attack.jpg|thumb|307x307px|Interpretation of Dhenrabi by [http://www.deviantart.com/art/Dhenrabi-428507753 Corporal Nobbs] ]]
 
[[File:Dhenrabi attack.jpg|thumb|307x307px|Interpretation of Dhenrabi by [http://www.deviantart.com/art/Dhenrabi-428507753 Corporal Nobbs] ]]
'''{{PAGENAME}}''' were large marine carnivores. The name came from the [[Seven Cities]] (Bisbrha and Debrahl) language.<ref>[[Deadhouse Gates]], Glossary, UK MMPB p.936</ref>
+
'''{{PAGENAME}}''' were large marine carnivores usually found in deep water. The name came from the [[Seven Cities]] (Bisbrha and Debrahl) language.<ref>[[Deadhouse Gates]], Glossary, UK MMPB p.936</ref>
   
First seen in [[Deadhouse Gates]], the dhenrabi were sea serpents that wrapped up whales and ships alike, blew out all the air under their armored skins and sank like a stone, taking their prey with them.<ref>[[Deadhouse Gates]], Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.55</ref> They had a wide razorlike mouths and correspondingly wide heads, some as wide as ten arm-spans. Their bodies were covered in segmented armour of a deep green colour with each segment revealing long chitinous limbs. The creatures could be as long as eighty paces.
+
First seen in ''[[Deadhouse Gates]]'', the dhenrabi were sea serpents that wrapped up whales and ships alike, blew out all the air under their armored skins and sank like a stone, taking their prey with them. They had a wide razorlike mouths and correspondingly wide heads, some as wide as ten arm-spans. Their bodies were covered in segmented armour of a deep green colour with each segment revealing long chitinous limbs. The creatures could be as long as one hundred and sixty paces.<ref>[[Deadhouse Gates]], [[DG/1|Chapter 1]], UK MMPB p.55</ref>
   
 
During mating season, the males were said to spend their time competing for mates rather than eating. Sharks, normally afraid of individual serpents, would trail along the edges of dhenrabi gatherings to consume the losers' remains.<ref>[[The Lees of Laughter's End]], Section 3</ref>
 
During mating season, the males were said to spend their time competing for mates rather than eating. Sharks, normally afraid of individual serpents, would trail along the edges of dhenrabi gatherings to consume the losers' remains.<ref>[[The Lees of Laughter's End]], Section 3</ref>
  +
  +
==In ''[[Deadhouse Gates]]''==
  +
[[Fiddler]], [[Kalam]], [[Crokus]], and [[Apsalar]] ran into a massive dhenrabi [[Soletaken]] while crossing the relatively shallow waters of the [[Otataral Sea|Kansu Sea]] in a fishing barque. The beast was chasing a school of [[flying fish]] when it noticed the fishing boat. Eager to dispatch any witnesses to its presence, it attacked and Fiddler blew its head off with a [[cusser]] launched from his [[crossbow]].<ref>[[Deadhouse Gates]], [[DG/1|Chapter 1]], US HC p.42-43</ref>
   
 
==Notes and References==
 
==Notes and References==

Revision as of 21:25, August 21, 2016

Dhenrabi attack

Interpretation of Dhenrabi by Corporal Nobbs

Dhenrabi were large marine carnivores usually found in deep water. The name came from the Seven Cities (Bisbrha and Debrahl) language.[1]

First seen in Deadhouse Gates, the dhenrabi were sea serpents that wrapped up whales and ships alike, blew out all the air under their armored skins and sank like a stone, taking their prey with them. They had a wide razorlike mouths and correspondingly wide heads, some as wide as ten arm-spans. Their bodies were covered in segmented armour of a deep green colour with each segment revealing long chitinous limbs. The creatures could be as long as one hundred and sixty paces.[2]

During mating season, the males were said to spend their time competing for mates rather than eating. Sharks, normally afraid of individual serpents, would trail along the edges of dhenrabi gatherings to consume the losers' remains.[3]

In Deadhouse Gates

Fiddler, Kalam, Crokus, and Apsalar ran into a massive dhenrabi Soletaken while crossing the relatively shallow waters of the Kansu Sea in a fishing barque. The beast was chasing a school of flying fish when it noticed the fishing boat. Eager to dispatch any witnesses to its presence, it attacked and Fiddler blew its head off with a cusser launched from his crossbow.[4]

Notes and References

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.