Seven Kingdoms: Seowyn's Crossing
Fish is a shifter boy of about 12 years of age from Ghost’s village. Like Ghost, he’s light-skinned with the pattern of the Snow Leopard clan, and he’s a survivor of the Goblin attack that destroyed their village. He was found by Ghost in the city of Idyllrise in the Faewyld, where he’d ended up after accidentally passing through a magical portal in a river while escaping from the goblin attack. Back in the village, Fish and Ghost had been the same age, but because time passes differently there, only two years had passed for him while ten had passed for Ghost.
When Ghost first encountered Fish, he was a street thief who, along with two younger shifters he’d taken under his wing – Twixt and Tween – made the mistake of taking Ghost for an easy mark and stole something from her. When she finally caught up with them, Ghost finally recognized Fish (who in a quirk of fate was calling himself Ghost at the time) as a boy she’d known back in her village. She decided to take all three children with her, sending them the longer but much safer way back into her own realm. After initially having them stay at the Old Manse, she arranged for them to be taken on by her elven mentors/foster-family, Arun, Jariel and Vondyr, to be taught the ways of the ranger world as she was.
Fish is impulsive, never thinking about the consequences of his actions. He’s also headstrong as hell and would argue with a fence post, especially if it means admitting he was wrong. On the plus side he’s tenacious, fiercely loyal and protective of the younger two shifter children – Twixt and Tween – he ended up taking under his wing while in the Faewyld. Fish and Ghost have a fractious relationship, where Fish seems to fight her over every little thing. Ironically, Ghost thinks this is because they are so different.