What are the types of fairies

The fairies



There are species of fairies like the proverbial sand by the sea and - depending on their type - they are all different in their external appearance. There are butterfly fairies, thistle fairies, nightshade fairies, tansy fairies, hibiscus fairies, juniper fairies, rainbow fairies, honey fairies, water lily fairies, day lily fairies, lily fairies (without day), silver fairies, pond fairies, fairies of the morning, evening and rose dew, and so on and so on. However, these are all not different genres, but at some point each fairy chooses a suitable name and a "species" to which she would like to belong, and she often changes her appearance accordingly. However different that may be, they all belong to the same people and have the following in common.


Homeland:

Fairies live almost everywhere in the temperate and warm latitudes of the Immerlande. There are several large fairy cities, but only a few are known where they really are. They do not live in the far north and not in large numbers in the hot, dry south. However, they can be found in the warm, tropical jungles.


Physical appearance:
Fairies are very graceful and fragile-looking creatures of extraordinary beauty. They reach an average of about 20-35 sekhel size and their wingspan - depending on body size - is about 50-60 sekhel. Fairies have extraordinarily silky skin, which can have all delicate, gentle tones from ivory to green-blue or deep black, depending on the type of fairy. Her hair is as fine as spider silk, as soft as bird's down and comes in almost all known colors. Their eyes are large, slanted like a cat's eyes, and can be of all sorts of bright hues.


Life expectancy and resistance forces:

Fairies are immortal unless they are killed by violence - which happens to many of them at some point in their lives. They have empathic abilities, night vision, fine senses and quite high, innate resistance to arcane magic.


Special skills:
Fairies have their own magic - once a day they can shrink to firefly size for a short time and fly very quickly in this state - very experienced fairies can do this for up to half an hour, but never longer. In addition, they are able to bring themselves to almost human size for a certain period of time - a maximum of two hours. In doing so, however, they will always remain a little smaller and more delicate than the average person, but not in a way that is really noticeable. When a fairy dies, it instantly disintegrates into fairy dust, a very coveted substance, of which even small amounts, such as a handful, are enough to make a person or a similarly large being completely invisible for several hours. Like the goblins, many fairies have the gift of communicating with animals. They are not only very empathetic towards almost all animals, but especially smaller ones, of course, which cannot be dangerous to them, but also telepathically gifted. Of course, an animal can only understand as much as its own intelligence allows.

Magic types:
Fairies are basically all open to clerical magic and they also practice it, mostly in their own little fairy way. They have a great talent for arcane magic, especially for air magic and they are also quite inclined to harp magic, even if this is not so often represented among them. However, like all immortal races, they have no access to runic magic and shamanism is completely alien to them.


Restrictions:
Fairies can only tolerate being locked in a cage or closed room for a short time. Like all immortal beings, you cannot learn the magic of runes. Fairies are unable to reproduce with other races (although once a day, thanks to their magic, they can enlarge to human size).


Clothing and jewelry:
Fairies love delicate, playful dresses made of flower petals, feathers or light, shimmering fabrics ... or a lot more little bits of fabric, thanks to their small size they don't need much of it. Many also dress in delicate leaves and cobwebs, plaited grasses, thistle down, bird feathers, but they hardly wear any jewelry, only their wonderful colors as an ornament. They would never live like finger cots from the "rubbish" of the big ones or even clothe themselves with forgotten, lost gems or other remnants. Exceptions are, of course, such treasures as tiny pearls from clothing embroidery, gold and silver threads, gemstone fragments and similar "treasures" - such things make even the proudest fairy's heart temporarily forget the otherwise so convinced aversion to "long-legged frills".


Habits and behavior:
Like the giants, dwarfs, goblins, fauns and centaurs, the fairies belong to the so-called founder races. They are mostly extremely peaceful, friendly creatures who prefer to build their goblins, as they call their smaller settlements, in deep forests and take care of the plants and smaller animals in their vicinity. They are peace-loving, friendly, playful, teasing, helpful and very humorous. Some fairies are erratic and unpredictable and have something quicksilver about them, but all of them have a great love for nature and all of its creatures. As small and delicate as they are, they can also have loose mouths and occasionally fall victim to drunkenness - fairies are extremely drunkard little creatures and their special brandy, that Fairy fire (the production of which is probably one of the best-kept and greatest secrets of the Immerlande), is practically inedible for normal mortals and, when consumed in large quantities, literally knocks even the most hard-drinking gnome out of the boots.

Fairies are also gifted singers and musicians and not a few of the great bards of yore and now are members of this people. In addition, fairies are just as hard-drinking, cheeky, rebellious, loudmouthed and know-it-all. Old legends tell from time to time that fairies invite "greats" into their realms and among their peers from time to time. Those who accept this invitation will find themselves in their world of wondrous sorcery and fairy magic. Equal to the fairies in size, he would not miss anything and hardly feel the desire to leave them again. But all beauty has its price and this harbors dangers: in fairy lands, it is said in the old legends, time passes by a different measure and whoever accepts food and drink from the fairy people will find that he has many days in his own world or even lost moon runs if he ever returns. Fairies live wherever they like, often among other peoples in the middle of their cities or villages, especially in the southern Rhaínland, the heartland and dragonland. Among the other peoples, little is known about the great fairy cities, of which there are said to be a dozen or so scattered all over the Everlands, only a few are known by name, such as Manx'ananch'zizz in the Elbe lands, Nalalimiru'Kakukikaryania in the night forest or Brezilian in Hochwald, to name just a few.

Religions:
The fairies worship all of Roha's gods, but above all of course Shrix, their archoness and Anukis. They also give special honors to Amitari, Inari and Vendis, and of course Shenrah and Faêyris. There are also some fairy tribes, if you will, who follow the Ancient Ways of Ealara.

Languages):
Fairies are language artists. They speak the Zsazzluu'iitis among themselves, their own and rather unspeakable language, but most of them also master the Shidar, the Elven language, the common language and within a very short time learn any other that seems worthwhile to them, with the exception of the Tantkrat of the goblins that no one can speak except a leprechaun.


Prejudices:
No


(Usual) professions:
Almost all known professions are represented under fairies.


Weapons and armor:
The fairy warriors mostly wield slender silver lances or spears as weapons, some also like to use so-called "ivory needles" as rapiers - all cut to fairy size, of course. In the vicinity of belligerent fairies, there are said to have been master tailors who had to complain about constant needle loss. As armor, fairies only wear armor and armor made of natural materials, such as particularly thick leaves, pieces of bark or nutshells.