The Ri and Ilkai are a type of humanoid sea creature that inhabit the waters around the North Pacific Ocean. They have long been known to sailors as mysterious creatures, displaying incredible strength and agility in their acrobatics.
Though they can be found anywhere near large bodies of water, Ri and Ilkai prefer shallow coastal regions where they feed on fish and other small aquatic life. They possess an advanced intellect and often use tools such as sticks and rocks to build elaborate dwellings on shorelines or even in trees overhanging rivers or lakes. Ri and Ilkai are also renowned for their singing abilities, producing hauntingly beautiful melodies that echo through their habitats at night.
Their colorful scales shimmer in any light, making them a sight to behold! Ri and Ilkai are truly remarkable species, and their presence in the world is something to celebrate.
Ri and Ilkai were first studied extensively by Richard Greenwell and Roy Wagner, two scientists who documented the lives of Ri and Ilkai in great detail. Their research helped to shed light on the unique behaviors of these creatures, as well as provide valuable insight into their social structure.
The two men speculated that the creatures were either dugongs, seals, or dolphins, which the villagers would have confused for sea people. Greenwell and Wagner came to the conclusion that Ilkai were in fact an unknown species after witnessing the mystery creatures attack little fish in a bay. They also found out that the locals were able to tell the difference between Ilkai and other marine mammals. Their voyage was unfortunately cut short due to the remote location of the area as well as a lack of money, and as a result, the sea people of Papua New Guinea are still a mystery to this day.