"Fishies" are a script introduced at Ebon Gate 2018 by GM Quilic, and are a scripted 'pet' distributed by an NPC named "Ambie".
Fishies have 4 unlockable tiers, and are sold off the shelf at Tier 0. At Tier 1, the fishies learn to eat meat. Tier 2 gets more verbs and an 'interaction' with Dhu Kittens. Tier 3 allows customers to name their fishies, and unlocks another verb, along with changes in the lower tier verbs to reference the fishie's proper name. Tier 4 gets ambient scripts (which can be toggled off and on).
Fishies come in "a translucent sack", which cannot be altered in any way. When examined, the sack shows:
>examine my sack
This translucent sack is a little more than half-filled with brackish water. Drifting in the sack is a relatively small piranha, with some decidedly unusual features. The fish's head is too large for its body, and its scales are a muddy brown color. Massively oversized teeth protrude from the fish's jawline, and its eyes are bloodshot, with one twice the size of the other. The translucent sack is held tightly shut with a length of strong wire.
You analyze your translucent sack and sense that the creator has provided the following information: You get the feeling that your sack contains a very special "Fishie"! This sack cannot be altered in any way! Your fishie is Tier 4. It now has ambient scripts which can be toggled with RUB and PROD! It will also react to STARE, RAISE, POKE, POINT, NUDGE, TURN, and SHAKE. Your fishie has a name, and you can feed it meat! Be aware that you will LOSE any meat you feed it!
|PROD||You reach down and prod your translucent sack. Your fish glares up at you for a long moment before turning its attention to your surroundings.||XXX just prodded her translucent sack. The fish inside glares up at her for a long moment before turning its attention back to its surroundings.|
|NUDGE||You casually nudge your translucent sack. Your fish stoically ignores you, its tail twitching slightly in annoyance as the water shifts around it.||XXX casually nudges her translucent sack. The fish inside completely ignores her, drifting stoically as the water shifts around it.|
|TURN||You glance at your translucent sack for a moment, then reach down and give the wire holding it closed an extra turn, just to be safe. Your fish watches you closely, tracking your every movement until you withdraw your hand, at which point it goes back to patrolling its territory.||XXX glances down at her translucent sack, then reaches down to give the wire holding it closed an extra turn. The fish inside watches her closely, then turns its attention away as she finishes.|
|Tier 2||STARE||Something in your translucent sack catches your eye. Your fish is staring up at you, its milky gaze unwavering. After a moment, you glance away, a small shiver running down your spine.||XXX stares down at her translucent sack. The fish's milky gaze stares back at her for a long moment, before she turns away with a slight shiver.|
|RAISE||You heft your translucent sack in one hand without removing it from your belt. The fish darts down towards the bottom of the sack, jaws open as it closes in on a finger! At the last moment it veers away, giving you a reproachful look as you settle the sack back in its original position.||XXX reaches down and hefts her translucent sack in one hand without removing it from her belt. The fish inside darts down towards the bottom of the sack, jaws open as it closes in on her finger! At the last moment the fish veers away, and XXX settles the sack back into place.|
|POKE||You poke an extended finger against the side of your translucent sack, pushing it inward towards your fish, which recoils momentarily before gathering itself and charging towards your finger! In the split second before its oversized teeth can close around the digit, you jerk it away. Your fish bounces harmlessly off the side of the sack, but it's clearly none too pleased.||XXX pokes an extended finger against the side of her translucent sack, pushing it inward towards her fish, which recoils momentarily before charging towards it! In the split second before the fish's oversized teeth can close around her finger, she jerks her finger free. The fish bounces harmlessly off the side of the sack, but seems none too pleased about it.|
|POINT||Your fish glares up at you in annoyance, clearly uninterested.||N/A|
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|Tier 3||SHAKE||You grab hold of the wire holding your translucent sack closed and give the sack a hard shake! FISH NAME goes tumbling around the inside of the sack, flailing wildly before slowly recovering his equilibrium. His gills flare wide for several moments, then he turns with deliberate menace to face you, staring directly into your eyes. His jaw shifts, exposing far more teeth than he should possibly possess, and flicks his tail once. When he feels you've gotten the message, he turns away once more and glides to the far side of the sack, ignoring you completely.||XXX grabs hold of the wire holding his translucent sack closed and gives the sack a hard shake! His fish goes tumbling around the inside of the sack, flailing wildly before slowing recovering its equilibrium. The fish then turns slowly to face XXX, staring at him for a long moment before turning away once more and gliding to the other side of the sack.|
|You run a hand across the surface of your translucent sack, and FISH NAME calms immediately, his milky eyes turning half-lidded as he lets hisself drift in the water.||XXX runs a hand across his translucent sack, and the fish inside calms immediately.|
|You reach down and prod your translucent sack. FISH NAME does not appear pleased at this, and he glares up at you for a long moment before turning his attention to your surroundings.||XXX just prodded his translucent sack. The fish inside glares up at him for a long moment before turning its attention back to its surroundings.|