"I won't come with you.... I don't like them much, they always chase me when I get too close...."
--Moaning Myrtle (GF26)
The merpeople’s village is located in the center of the lake, a quarter of a mile from Hogwarts castle. The edge of the village is marked by a large rock with paintings of merpeople on it; they are carrying spears and chasing the giant squid. The village consists of clusters of stone dwellings stained with algae. In the center of the village, the houses line a village square in which rises a statue of a gigantic merperson hewn from a boulder. Some houses have gardens of weed around some of them, and some merpeople keep a pet grindylow tied to a stake outside their homes (GF26).
For the second task of the Triwizard Tournament, the hostages are tied with large, slimy ropes to the base of the large statue in the town square (GF26).