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Vodyanoi are an amphibious frog-like race, at home in freshwater but able to survive on land with regular access to bathing. In New Crobuzon, vodyanoi live in canals, and many work at the freshwater river port, Kelltree.


All vodyanoi are imbued with watercraeft to some degree, allowing them to temporarily shape water like clay. Vodyanoi shamans can be very destructive if they are able to convince or thaumaturgically coerce an undine to obey them.

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Appearing in Iron Council[]


  • A Vodyanoi is a Slavic male water spirit with the head of a frog and the body of an old man.

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Significant races

Anophelii · Cactacae · Cray · Grindylow · Hotchi · Khepri · Llorgiss · Scabmettler · Vodyanoi


Thanati · Vampir

Other races

Abnatural · Humans · Constructs · Dolphin · Handlinger · Menfish · Stiltspear · Strider · Wyrmen