Fairies in Xyllomer
"Many years ago, our parents' parents came from a land far away
from here. It is a land of mystical creatures, a land of magic,
the land of fairies. There we flew on our dragonfly-like wings!
See! Aren't they nice? But now, there is not nearly as much
magic as back home and, well, our wings have been left almost
useless. Sure we can still flutter about, even rise off of the
floor a little bit and that's fun too.
Being one of the smaller of the civilized races here doesn't
mean we are not without our surprises. Sure we may get picked on
but our wings do give us a little more agility, making us quite
fast. And have you ever tried to swat a fly? Geee those things
are fast. I had a fly once... oh sorry...
What was I saying? Well, anyway, because of our heritage, we are
naturally good in the arcane arts of magic. We can do a lot of
mystical and magical things... like scare dwarves... *giggle*.
All of that aside, life is nice. There are so many funny
creatures here! Just because we cannot fly, does not mean we
can't have fun!"
Among the smaller races of Xyllomer, the average fairy is around
130 cm tall, with slender build. On their back is a pair of
beautiful dragonfly wings, which, when fully extended, span a
length similar to their height.
The fairies were created by Tharandil, during a time when the
world was saturated with magical energy. Long ago fairies could
fly, but now this energy has faded, and it does not work any
longer, which must have to do with the magic - fairy flight
strongly depends on magic.
There are a few hidden spots on Xyllomer where the magic is more
benign and allows fairies to actually fly, but in most cases they
will have to rely on their wings alone, thus anything beyond
fluttering a few meters is impossible.
Strengths and weaknesses:
Their body is lightly built for flight, too frail to be effective
in combat. While some fairies have been known to overcome this
weakness and indeed become great warriors, other professions are
far easier. It should be noted, however, that members of other
races often consider a fairy's recovery rate amazing. Even if this
land's magic may be alien to them, fairies are still magical
beings, more proficient in its use than most other races, and
faster to gather it.
Finally, all fairies have a special affinity with the air. This
allows them to pick up even the softest word whispered by others.
- flaugh, fgiggle: A fairies laughter has this special unique quality.
- fclean: To keep their wings tidy. Yes, they will still work if they are
filthy. But still ...
- finnocent: If fairies are truly convinced of their innocence, they show it.
No subraces of the fairy race are currently documented.