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Fish: A gang of thieves and smugglers on the docks and waterfronts of Altdorf. The Fish acquired their name due to their frequent acquisition of goods that "rolled overboard." They identify themselves with fish-shapes sewn into clothing and as tattoos. War chiefs with the Fish usually have fish tattoos on their cheeks.

The natural enemy in Altdorf's underworld of the Fish is the gang known as the Hooks. In 2506 the Fish were losing ground in their ongoing territorial war with the Hooks, and tried to gain an advantage by aligning themselves with the Brustellite revolutionaries and their firebrand leader, Yevgeny Yefimovich. This tactic ultimately backfired; when Yefimovich was revealed as an Altered and a servant of the Ruinous Powers, it was inevitable that some tar from the same brush would come off on the Fish.

Notable Fish include: Krimi, War Chief and smuggler, and Ibrahim Fleuchtweig, more commonly knonwn as 'Ibby.'

Source: Beasts in Velvet by Jack Yeovil, Silver Nails: The Ibby the Fish Factor by Jack Yeovil

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