Swimming around and exploring the area will count as source Quality 7 for Area lore, as per page 164 of ArM5. I suggest English Channel Area Lore, specializing in Underwater or the Flemish Coast. Your call though. A tigher more specific area would be Flemish Coast specializing in Underwater.
Anyway, at some point you wind up meeting this fellaâ€¦
[u]Lawrence the Mere-Lad, Lucyâ€™s Big Brother[/u]
Faerie Might: 15 (Aquam)
Characteristics: Int +0, Per +1, Com +0, Pre +2, Str +1, Sta +1, Dex +1, Quik +2
Confidence: 1 (3)
Virtues: +0 Faerie-Mermaid (Undine Heritage (+2 to underwater activities), Faerie Eyes (Second Sight), Immune to Age, Fatigueless, Compulsion-Curiosity, Aquatic, Dependency on Water), +1 Improved Characteristics, +1 Privileged Upbringing, +1 Keen Vision, +1 Animal Ken
Flaws: -Reckless, -1 Compulsion -Overprotective
Personality Traits: Curious +2, Brave +2, Overprotective +2, Reckless +3
Reputations: Protective of siblings 2 (local-underwater), Mermaid 1 (local-shore)
Evade: In +2, Atk n/a, Def +6, Dmg n/a (using Swim as his evading ability)
Grapple: In +2, Atk +5, Def +10, Dmg +1
Knife: In +2, Atk +7, Def +11, Dmg +3
Wound Penalties: -1 Lt (1-5), -3 Med (6-10), -5 Hvy (11-15), Incap (16-20), D (21+)
Abilities: All Languages 5, Swim 4 (gracefully), Animal Ken 4 (fish), Animal Handling 3 (fish), Awareness 3 (danger), Brawl 4 (knife), Faerie Lore 3 (undersea faeries), Folk Ken 2 (sea folk), Hunt 4 (fish), Second Sight 3 (underwater), Single Weapon 4 (spear), Undersea Lore 3 (channel)
+3 Aquatic: This is the power to move and breathe freely underwater, as well as perceive clearly.
-3 Dependant on Water: Suffers Depravation if separated from water more than an hour
Vis: 3 Aquam in her body
Appearance and Description: Larry is Lucyâ€™s over protective older brother. He does not like the fact that his sister is crushing on a mortal at all. Granted, Okeanos is only part human, and as a magus, his mortality is not an absolute. Still, Lawrence is bigoted in this one regard. He gets really pissed off at anyone who confuses him with a mermaid, but the fact is, with his long hair and svelt body, he indeed does look like a mermaid (flat and bare chested, but feminine).
He confronts Okeanos by surprise under water one day. [color=red]It is time to make good on your promise. You told lucy you would meet her again, and the time has come due. Follow me
He is not happy about his task, but he was sent to retrieve you. If you go with him, he is taking you to another sunken ship further out in the channel. It sunk at least a hundred years ago or more. He messes with you a bit, trying to compete with you as far as swimming speed and grace.
Him: Quik +2, Swim 4 (gracefully), Aquatic (free movement underwater), +2 bonus for being an undine; total = +8 (+9 gracefully)
You: Dex +0/Quik +0, Swim 3 (underwater), -3 penalty as applied to everyone, +2 for being an Undine, +1 for the double combo; total = +3 (+4 underwater)
You need to get better at underwater swimming!
Anyway, the long and the short of it is that Lucy has arranged for you to have dinner with her parents. I presume you agree to follow him, because you know what horrible things befall people who donâ€™t keep their promise to a faerie
Do you comply or try to weasel? Tell me some of your interaction with Lawrence, and anything you might do up until just before meeting mom and pop for the first time.