Fridays are good days for reflecting on the three Rs of writing.
Hmm so if they can’t breathe outside the water that means as soon as the water is drained, Strickler will start suffocating. Akiridions don’t breathe in my canon, or don’t have too so they don’t realise right away that others need to breathe.
Oris will react preatty quick cause as a halfling she breathes and get Strickler back in the water but then the tests follow because the water is only viable for so long. So a replacement must be found.