The Fey includes any magical group with a primary drive of survival. They will do anything to stay alive, which drives them to be some of the greatest inventors and innovators among the Mythos.
World name: the Silver Dawning.
The Fey don’t do well away from natural light. They also feed on love and other such emotions – very different emotions, which at times can cause problems. All that emotion-feasting began because of the Throne and the Scepter, in the First War. (More on THAT another time.)
They are honestly magpie-like; they collect. This means weapons, jewels, spells, CDs (or more likely, vinyl records)….
Books, cars, nicely woven baskets, goats, trees, friends….
Memories, kisses, songs, fans, enemies….
Fingerprints, candy, number of times counting the stars, differently-colored grains of sand, one single spoon from every single country….
You get the idea. It’s so ingrained in them that they don’t usually realize what it is they’re collecting. Grey, for example, has no idea; he thinks he doesn’t collect things.
The Fey age slowly and not entirely differently from humans, but the way their bodies show it is unique: they harden. They can move and procreate and bleed red blood, but their skin and flesh lose their softness. They move more slowly. In the end, when they’re about to die (if they live to the end of their natural thousand-year span, which doesn’t happen often), they resemble statues.
The primary Fey drive is survival. They have an instinct for self-preservation that borders on prescient; trolls often joke that Fey are the canaries of the “upside” (above-ground) world: if there’s even a whiff of trouble, you can count on the Fey to sniff it out first. Their power is a little more complicated, and I won’t be able to go into it fully here. I’ll just say this: after the First War, the Fey withdrew word-wide. Some of them hid completely; some, like the Seelie and Unseelie Fey, are much more public, but at a price. The magic they create is channeled away from them and to the power-base for each empire, the Throne and the Scepter, respectively. As a result, they have to find external means to refill their own power.
Trivia: Dragons call them children of the grasses because they scuttle around in the grass (from a dragon’s point of view).
MORE TO COME SOON.