- "... Arguments on the 'gentle nature' of the brutes ... [are] refuted by seamen who return to shore, wide-eyed with tales of the whales' savagery."
- ―The Leviathans' Sorrow
Described as "creatures of beauty and sadness," whales are magical animals, associated with natural wonder, spirituality, and aesthetics.They have many flippers running down their sides, large, sharp teeth, and barbels hang from their maws. Whaling trawlers hunt them in great numbers for their oil, which is the main source of energy in Gristol, and their bones are also prized for the creation of runes and bone charms.
The Knife Of Dunwall DLC features a whale slaughterhouse with a live whale attached to a device to keep it alive for the longest possible time, so as to maximize the final output of whale oil. Daud can use one of Sokolov's devices to end the whale's suffering.
- Piero Joplin claims to have read about "land-going whales deep in the Pandyssian interior." Whether these creatures are true whales that have evolved to travel on land or different animals that have been misidentified is unknown.
Characters in Dishonored
Doctor Galvani • Mad Survivor • Bunting • Pratchett • Test Subject 312 • Lord Shaw • Ramsey • Miss White • Lord Brisby • Alfa • Blake • Mace Brimsley • Propaganda Officer • Alec • Mattie • General Tobias • Captain Ren • Watch Officer Thorpe • Jane Blair • Ella Triss • Byron Alderdice • Overseer Sturgess • Overseer Jasper • Overseer Franklin • Ms. Benton • Berthold • Elsa • Crowley• Hackworth • Harold • Betty • Boo • Sergeant Heyburn
Characters in The Knife of Dunwall