Fae – Ancient beings of the seasons who give up their immortality for a century to embrace life.
Make up: Seelie (Summer and spring) bright shimmering makeup with long elf ears and green veins on their neck.
Unseelie (winter and fall) dark shimmering makeup with long elf ears and blue veins on their neck.
Max Age: 100 Years Outside of Woads (Fae Forests)
- Unseelie – Winter and Fall affinity
- Seelie – Summer and Spring affinity
The Fae are creatures of pure passion connected to the seasons. They are chosen at birth by a season and depending on what season they belong to they set into a caste. Unseelie identify with Winter and Fall and make up the Hunters and Warriors while the Seelie identify with the Summer and Spring, and make up the Mystics and Lorekeepers. That is not to say that a Seelie Fae cannot be a fearsome swordsman, or an Unseelie cannot be a powerful mage, they are just more likely to pick a skill set more attuned to their caste.
Most Fae are born in the Eternalwoad in a small grove community and then decide to explore life outside of the forest to experience the beauty of an aging death. For in the Woad they are never aging. If a Fae leaves the Woad and is gone for a year and a day without enacting the Rite of the Blood Tithe they are locked outside of the Woads power and will live for 100 years and die, each time the Rite of the Blood Tithe is renewed the Fae has another year and a day before risking danger of aging. The Rite of the Blood Tithe is performed on every full moon at the Grove of Thrones in the Eternalwoad. It is a ritual of passion and bloodletting.
Most Fae are conceived during a Rite of the Blood Tithe and since lineage is not important to them, the mother is usually the only parent known, Fae do not adhere to the normal structure of human society. Concepts of gender roles, marriage, sexual orientation and even parental roles are lost to them as they grow up being raised by the whole grove.
Most of a Fae’s downtime is spent cultivating their skill, whether it be deadliness with a blade or the study of ancient blood magic rituals (skills which Unseelie are known for), or the cultivation of stories and customs and the control of nature magic to crush their foes (skills that the Seelie are known to be proficient with).
They strive for perfection and do not believe in failure; only hurdles to overcome for the inevitable, they win victoriously. The Fae have a phrase, Ba’s Notch, which means “endless death” that they use as a curse on their enemies. In their minds they are ready to not only destroy the mark of their aggressions body, they are ready to destroy its soul.