The Bestiarum Vocabulum is the wizard’s encyclopedia of faerie beasties and mundane crossovers living in the lake and forest near Lita’s castle.
carnivorous eel [kahr ‘niv er uh s ēl] noun, c. 1650; < L carnivorus, c. 1000; ME ele, OE ēl, ǣl; also ribbon fish.
- Denizen of the Clockpunk Wizard world.
- An aquatic magic eater about the length and girth of an adult human’s arm. Carnivorous eels inhabit freshwater ponds and lakes containing strong enchantment sources, such as the “heart magic” of a swamp. These opportunistic feeders will attack magic workers that enter their waters, tearing away leg flesh so their victims cannot flee.
- Personages: Murphy Swamp Eel Pool in Ephraim’s Curious Device.