In the game, mermaids are immortal beings that live in the sea. Rumors say that if you eat their flesh, you will become immortal too. You can encounter mermaids when you Take a Walk at the Beach. You can encounter a man trying to capture a mermaid at night when you Go for a Swim. If your slave "Looks to you for help." You gain some Renown. Then, if you "Help Her" i.e. the mermaid, you gain 5 Corruption. Otherwise, if you Let her/try to stop her, you don't gain Corruption. If your slave Yells or swims to help, he/she gains various slave statistics.