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Piasa are living whirlpools that actively hunt for prey. While they are largely the subject of sailors' rumors and legends, they do exist in the Hidden Ocean.

Events of The Scar[]

During the events of The Scar, Piasa are seen by Bellis Coldwine and Armada's sailors as the floating city continues its journey to the titular Scar. The city is far too big for them to consume, and they move away as it approaches.


  • Piasa is derived from the mythical native American dragon-like creature of the same name, depicted in a mural. However, their appearance as described in The Scar differs from the mural.

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