Inferi Tides |Regulus A. Black|
Throughout her upbringing in the dark waters, there has been one story that has always chilled the young mermaid, Anaitis, to her very core. A cave that was unapproachable by boat and only accessed by those with magic or the ability to swim against the powerful currents, held a darkness that many wouldn't dare to approach. However, Anaitis's mother had come to witness a scarring event that she would utter once and never again. A man collecting bodies of those he had killed and recruited them into an army of the dead. Corpses used as puppets to do the man's sinister biddings. They would rise from the water, their eyes white and cloudy, unlike their once living forms.
Young merfolk were told the tale of the cave as a warning to never venture inside, however, there were the few that were tempted to see it for themselves. Among them was Anaitis, but the only difference between her and the other merfolk was she was successful getting inside the cave. Upon her entering the mouth, she discovers a young man and a house-elf.
She never planned on interfering with the Inferi.