FOOD Fish (all types, even puffers as they are immune to the poison, raw fish would do more for them than cooked) Kelp (dropped by squids and or found by digging in the ocean, this will be a brand new item, also serves like a fish) They can eat other stuff but it will not fill in the hunger bar as much and they could get a message saying"Ick! this doesn't taste good" depending on the food ADVANTAGES Breath underwater Fast underwater (You wont need depth strider) Break blocks underwater just as fast as humans do on land. See very well underwater Regens as fast as humans do when they have a full hunger bar (except mermaids do not have to have a full hunger bar, it has to be at least ¾ full) Immune to pufferfish poison Can sing to call squids to their side for help in battle or hypnotize a player leaving them slow and blinded Can drink bottle water to rehydrate themselves Raw Fish adds up 6 hunger (3 hunger tokens) Truce with guardians DISADVANTAGES Cannot stay out of the water long without getting nausea, slowness, and eventually burning, this will be during day. Can be damaged more in water by other races using the "Solar Sword", this is crafted by using a stone sword surrounded by yellow dye. Sitting under a block would keep them cool but they would still need water or else they would get nausea Bottled water works but you would have to carry a lot when you start burning, you will need 4 water bottles to fully rehydrate yourself. On land you will gain slowness 1 or 2 Take more damage when out of the water especially without armor because of Weakness 1/2. This instandly vanishes when you get back in water. Cooked Fish adds up 2 hunger, and the other food adds up 1. Mining Fatigue 2 on land, but when it rains, it will turn into mining fatigue 1. Will disappear when coming into water Cannot wear normal Diamond Armor underwater, only if it has been turned into Sea Armor Cannot wear Iron Armor underwater. During night you will not get dehydrated. SPECIAL ABILITIES The Calling - This causes any near by squids to aid the mermaid in battle, this will last for about 10 seconds with a cooldown of 5 minutes, giving the mermaid regen 1/2 - the command is /TheCalling or /TC Sirens Song - hypnotizes a player giving them blindness and slowness, the effects will last for 10 seconds. with a cooldown of 2 minutes - the command is /SirensSong or /SS SPECIAL ITEMS Sea Armor Apart from kelp as a food item being more or less cactus green renamed, you could have special armor to keep mermaids/sirens from dehydrating! The armor can be called something like "Sea Armor", it would be a full set that keeps them from being dehydrated, and you can wear it underwater. Only mermaids and humans can craft it however but only mermaids can use it. The inside of the armor is designed to retain moisture being why it doesn't let them get dehydrated for hours upon end! crafted like normal armor except with a water bottle or piece of kelp added it would make it the sea armor. This armor can be dropped upon death! Scaled Rod Instead of Rolo's suggestion that you could fish faster as being a mermaid, Add a new sort Rod, the Scaled Rod, crafted by using a rod surrounded by kelp. This rod only works during night. HOW TO BECOME AND BE CURED To become a mermaid you need to make a potion called Sea Scales (Name is optional) you use 1 water bottle, 1 kelp, 1glow stone dust. and 1 raw fish. To be cured you need to make a potion called Mermaid's Bane (Name is optional) which is 1 water bottle, 1 bone, 1 redstone, and 1 steak or cooked fish. You may drink these at any time! You do not turn instantly, but it happens fast! within 30 to 50 minuets at least. Check your status with /MM show you can make it go faster by eating raw fish or kelp! ALL MESSAGES AND PERCENTAGES CAN BE CHANGED! you can change what message says what, what message shows here, all that! this is only a base! 5% - no message 10% - no message 15% - you feel odd but in a good way 20% - no message 25% - You have the urge to sing by the river side 30%- no message 35% - For some reason you want to go in the water 40%- no message 45% - you crave fish but you crave them raw 50%- no message 55% - You feel dizzy and hot when on land 60%- no message 65% - Am I slower on land? 70%- no message 75% - Your skin feels dry and flakey 80%- no message 85% - you notice scales, are you seeing things!? 90% - no message 95% - you can hardly breath on land but just fine in water 100% - You are now a mermaid/siren, you NEED water This happens when transforming back to human 5% - No message 10% - You feel like going back to land 15% - No message 20% - No message 25% - Are the scales going away!? 30% - No message 35% - It is getting harder to breathe underwater 40% - No message 45% - You want to go back to land 50% - No message 55% - It is getting harder to swim underwater 60% - No message 65% - Why does fish tastes odd? 70% - No message 75% - You feel like you are drowning under water 80% - No message 85% - Where is my tail!? 90% - No message 95% - Where are the scales!? 100% - You have now been cured from being a mermaid! Enjoy your human life! Tell me how you guys think about it now, if there are any suggestions of improvement for this race, to make it more equally to the others etc, I would like to hear them!