|Faery Tales of Abyssia
Often, tales of mischievous
sprites, and/or other ethereal creatures have been told to
errant children and sleeping babes. Sometimes to frighten,
sometimes to stir the imagination, but whatever the
rationale, they have always remained a fascination to us.
When traveling the world of Abyssia, you may cross paths
with an unusual individual, or spy a tiny creature that may
very well be part of this mythical world of faery tales.
The majority of these
creatures keep their true identities secret, as they
interact with the mortal world on a daily basis. They choose
this secrecy, primarily due to a fear of what "The
Large People" would do if they ever wished to acquire
the magic the Fae seem to possess. I n these times, where the
world struggles against opposition, some have put aside
their masks to help the cause, while others remain
anonymous. Hidden or openly, they are a part of our world,
and remain to be part of the story.
Note: Fae and the listed
below are NOT the same as the Elves. Elves are not prone to
hide their bloodlines or cause mischief, and view themselves
as a more superior intelligent and evolved species than both
Fae and Human.
Kingdom: Deep in
the hills, lakes, and woodlands, kingdoms are hidden from
mortal view. Here is where the Fae kingdom originated,
walking among the upper worlds in secret.
The Noble Fae:
the most human characteristics of all Fae. Ranging from
5'2 to 6'ft, they have a slender, often waiflike
appearance, and an ethereal beauty seen even in the
males. They are also prone to the human emotions of
jealousy, spite, and hatred, more so than other types of
Fae, but on the average, the Noble Fae are peaceful,
keeping to their separate kingdoms.
Tiny sprites that
roam the upper worlds, causing trouble, mischief and
mayhem among mortals. With a natural love for sweets and
knack for causing trouble, pixies have the uncanny
ability to do their work invisibly, and without detection
(if they choose to "work" at all!)
Unpredictable is the term best used for the pixie ilk.
birth with a human babe, Changelings are said to have
been nasty, ugly children of the Noble Fae. Even though
they have been discarded, should the fae babe ever been
mistreated, the Fae take back their child immediately.
Over time, these outcasts developed the ability to shape-shift, to blend in with their surroundings, and, if
necessary, to change their total appearance. The ability
of this change relies on their own fae roots, and a
strong constitution. Should the Changeling ever find
they had exhausted their abilities, they would be open
for attack or danger.
Fawns: Deep in the wooded mountains of Meridia and what was
once Denali, half-man half-goat, and half-man half-deer
races reside. Some believe the races to be extinct, that
with the evolution of man, and also because of man's greed,
their kind have been driven deep under ground. Harvesters,
and Shepherds, the Satyrs and Fawns were the epitome of wild
nature, often said to have wild bonfires in open glens, with
dancing nymphs and free flowing wine. Not much is known if
they still exist, but the occasional wild tale is spun, of a
person coming across a Satyr's secret hideaway, and being
driven into a panic when they disturbed the wild-man's
Spirits: Nymphs and Spirits are the Guardians of the woods; their
homes are the trees, ponds, and rivers themselves. Nymphs
appear as beautiful young women, who wish nothing but to
enjoy their existence as gorgeous, youthful lasses. It would
be wise to heed a warning; the jealous and spiteful nymph
has been known to bring a man to his death should he tread
wrongly in their woods.