Fairies are born from shards of crystals that have too little magic to be used by other races. Since they are so small, they take a much smaller amount of magic to maintain their life than other creatures would.
Their magic involves the use of "fairy dust", which is effectively dust created as the crystal that powers them crumbles over time. When a fairy dies, their crystal has crumbled to nothing and it returns to the earth. The only known way to extend a fairy's life is to use pure magic, which is only found in a handful of places in Casimira, including the Dagdan forest.
A fairy's personality is often affected by both where their crystal came from and where they make their home. There are no good or evil fairies, only a spectrum of how much they like to trick others versus prank them and how trusting they are of other races. As an example, a shard from a crystal used by an "evil" mage might create a fairy that doesn't trust humans and prefers to play real pranks on them. But if they were born in the Dagdan forest and surrounded by loving, nurturing magic, they might instead prefer to be around humans and help them by doing the things they ask for, not what they actually want.
Fairies are among the smallest creatures in Casimira, averaging around 2-3 inches in height and a wingspan of 3 inches. They are humanoid in shape with two pairs of wings that are translucent and brittle like an insect's wings. They can be tucked behind the back safely when on the ground, but fairies are rarely seen anywhere but in the sky.
Around the center of a fairy's chest is the crystal that maintains their life and it glows brighter the more power it has left.
Genetics and Reproduction
Growth Rate & Stages
Ecology and Habitats
To humans, it may appear that fairies change color with the seasons and never disappear, but any mage that has studied them for long discovers quite quickly that there are four separate species of fairy, one for each season of the year.
During their season, fairies are out and about, going wherever they please. Outside of that, they go into hibernation to conserve their energy and magic. The only exception to this is within the forests of Ismena, where fairies of all kinds come together for the Blossom Festival every year and those that live in the forest don't appear to hibernate except on the solstices.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Civilization and Culture
Major Language Groups and Dialects
Interspecies Relations and Assumptions
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