Gills

Tech Level: 5

EDF Modifier: -/-

Description: Gills are usually specially grown for transplantation into a recipient, but rarely the gills of a large marine animal (such as a shark) are taken for transplantation. The gills are implanted on the neck, flank, or back of the recipient. They can be easily concealed under clothing, but are unmistakable when spotted.

Benefit: The recipient can breathe normally underwater. for any length of time with no risk of drowning. Gills work in both fresh and sea water, though water with toxins is just as hazardous as air with toxins.

Normally, gills are added to the recipient without replacing the recipient’s lungs. However, it is possible to completely replace the lungs with gills, allowing the recipient
to only breathe water, but not air. This conversion is normally done only in conjunction with the addition of pressurized organs (see page 71) and fins (see above) to create fish-folk for a commercial company’s underwater operations.

Type: Biological/External

Hardness/HP: -/-

Cost: 2300 (2100 for lung replacement)

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