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Ancient Fey

Written by Shiftrex

Their Place in the World

The Ancient Fey are the oldest creatures in the entirety of Isekai and their descendants are numerous, it is said that the goddess Lycana made them with the intent of watching them explore and experience all the world had to offer. Their role in the Eldritch War was a primal one as they seemed to ignore the existence of the creatures until they touched and sapped the strength of the Feywild in various areas, at that point they responded like the immune system of the world and greatly weakened the monsters though they paid dearly for their intervention and some areas of the Feywild are lost forever. The Ancient Fey are emotional creatures that vary far more than any on Isekai in temperament, shape, and powers allotted to them but they are sources of vast experience and magical might that few creatures of even the Divine Races can hope to match.   Currently, they reside almost exclusively within the Feywild and the Shadowfell. The most powerful of the Ancient Fey claim areas to themselves and make small kingdoms as they divide up the world. They are considered almost godlike in these areas, changing their weather and geography with whims as slight as a mood swing. A well-known member of their race is a being that is five generations from the first of the Ancient Fey, an early member of the Fairy race known as Festival Snix the Fairy King, he qualifies as an Ancient Fey due to his emergence in the world far before the actual race of Fairies.  

Their Law

The Ancient Fey have very little in the way of traditional law, in their world emotion is made material and magic is the measure of your will made into power. In a sense their world revolves around a Might is Right mentality though they are quite whimsical, aloof, and obsessed with things that most creatures would think mere madness. As a whole, these creatures answer to very few beings and expect nothing from another person unless that person intends to enter or reside in their domain. They recognize the goddess Lycana as their mother and direct authority but they could hardly be called lawful creatures, a type of chaos that blurs the line of good and evil is the norm for this society and when two powerful beings clash they simply have it out with little regard for collateral damage in the area.  

Their Relations

They find other races adorable, things like Elves and Fairies that have descended from them are treated like small children. Races that resemble their offspring, like Humans or Dwarves, are treated the same way and they usually do not acknowledge the idea of a given creature being an adult in their own culture.    The Ancient Fey will dislike a race based upon things that seem superficial like voice tone or demeanor. For this reason, they dislike a few types of Dragons such as Gold for being too strict and Red for being too arrogant, Green for playing games that are rather pointless, and Mithril for being "too concerned about the future." They will tend to dislike people that they consider to be "unfun" or not jovial enough, while this differs from individual to individual they seem to measure a person's worth by how much they align with their own whims and fancy.    The Ancient Fey can be insulted by seemingly anything and likewise anything may be taken as a joke, interacting with them is to be done at your own peril.

Basic Information

Anatomy

The Ancient Fey are a species that cares the least about the restraints of anatomy and physiology. They are beings that are almost completely made up of natural magic, because of this their forms are mutable to their whim in almost every case until they find the form that suits them for a time. Because their bodies are made of magic they have an incredible resistance to it and have been seen as completely impossible to charm, mindread or even divine many things about them using magic. Some of the Ancient Fey take on a humanoid form, or that of an animal or a plant or something completely reactive to their environment or intangible to the physical world. The possibilities of Ancient Fey physiology are limitless and seem to be dictated by conscious, evolutionary choices made by the individual creature.   Their descendants are varied and show that there are no true rules to Fey physiology as things that range from Centaurs, Elves, Goblinoids, Giants, Will-o-wisps and even Kelpies all share a relation to the Ancient Fey. Though it does seem that once a descendant branches off far enough from the Ancient Fey, they tend to lose the overwhelming composition of magic and settle into a more physical form and are classified as a different race entirely.

Additional Information

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

The Ancient Fey are known for immense magical power, the most accurate description of them has been noted as "creatures that are completely made of wild magic, it shapes them and they act as a liquid that perfectly responds to it."   There are innumerable varieties of the Ancient Fey, they have evolved and changed over the course of time to suit their environment and their whims. Their natural habitat, the Feywild, has helped in this immensely as it serves to be a perfect conduit for their magical power. At this time it is unknown whether the Feywild is a natural environment that makes emotion into reality because of its concentration of magical energy or whether the existence of the Ancient Fey caused the Feywild to become what it is today. Regardless, these creatures can possess near any form and natural ability to be imagined, they are akin to the creatures of dreams and in some cases nightmares and they are almost completely made of magical energy. The fact that their form is mutable, changeable and inconsistent is one of the only uniting physical characteristics that this species shares. The fact that they are beings of almost pure magic means that they often can dictate their own form and appearance to an incredible degree.   The standard traits associated with the Ancient Fey are vast age, a near immunity to most types of magic in their own realm and limitless stamina that allows them to forgo sleeping, eating and breathing should they choose to. They also seem to be immune to the passage of time and any attempt to cast them back in time or magically age them fails quite pitifully. The Ancient Fey also seem to possess incredible sensory capabilities that allow them to see naturally in almost any condition as if they had blindsight, particularly powerful members of this race have been noted to have a complete awareness of all happenings within their declared 'domain.'
Feywild
Lifespan
Immune to Age, Effectively Immortal
Average Height
Varies
Related Ethnicities
Related Myths


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11 Feb, 2020 08:36

What do they look like? Am I blind and just missing that part? :O

11 Feb, 2020 18:37

The Ancient Fey have no set shape or distinct features. They are also not a player race. Some may take the form of Elves, humanoid creatures, animals, monsters, spirits or plants. Their form can change based on their mood, creatures like nature spirits, elves and fairies are distant descendants.

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