Your legs and feet are the only advantage you have over a mermaid. A mermaid cannot jump, kick, or run. Train hard, build strength, be nimble.
A mermaid falls under the “faerie” genus. It is well known folklore that a faerie’s weakness is iron. Use iron weapons, and protect yourself with it wherever possible.
The dangers of mermaid allure result from a biological reaction between a mermaid’s highly evolved mutation of XX chromosomes and a man’s XY chromosomes. Because of this, females always fare better against mermaids.
Mermaids are mammals, and they need to breach for air. If you find yourself in a standoff separated by water alone, wait it out. The mermaid will need to surface within three hours.
Mermaids are widespread, but some areas are more populated than others. Nests have been discovered in the Aleutian Islands, near Baja California, and in the North Atlantic Ocean. Be aware of these locations when hunting, and avoid sailing directly over top of them.
About Eriana Kwai
Eriana Kwai is an island in the North Pacific Ocean, located approximately 60 km off the shores of Haida Gwaii, BC. The indigenous peoples have a long history with mermaids and have spent decades developing battle tactics. They have the only dedicated mermaid hunting program in the world. Learn more about Eriana Kwai.
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