Fairy

Anatomy & Morphology

Fairies are tiny, near weightless creatures.       Glow (color typically green, teal, blue, violet, and green-violet, dependant on geographical area and family). They produce light from glands that their fur grows from. Their fur is translucent to help carry the light. They store the light they collect during the day to be used at night. Stored in an internal organ called the “Deshk” located in their chest. Large yellow-red eyes (eyes are filled with light). Eyes use light to see rather than darkness. They can’t see their own glow, and instead use that glow to see objects that push shadow. (not compound, no iris, with the black iris taking the rest of the eye). (better for seeing in the dark) (the light held in their eyes is separate from their glow. The light in their eyes work on the same principles as normal eyes do, but pushing back against shadow rather than light. If it were normal eyes, their glow would make them completely blind at night.)(Fairies are blind to the area immediately around them) Four limbs (vaguely humi shape, though hunched over and back limbs longer and spindly (almost resembling a tail)). Forelimbs have stubby digits while their hind limbs have long, weak digits. 3 fingers and 2 thumbs (on either side). None of their limbs are strong enough to lift anything, they’re basically vestigial. They lift things solely with telekinesis. Furry, with tufts of fur around their neck and ankles/wrists. Extra fur there is for pollination. (hands hold the flower or legs stand on the flower)   Fluttering wings that fold to their back like a moth's. Slow flaps that are only used to gain height. Wings can be extended to reduce falling to near nothing. Antennae (moth like), sensory organs for aura. Touching Antenna to another being can relay emotions rapidly and more accurately.   Long, sharp tube tongue rolled in their mouths. Saliva is an anticoagulant

Habits

Dietary Needs & Patterns

Diets consist of nectar, sap, and blood. Nectar is to keep them going, while blood is stored food to keep them going through times of famine. (essentially drink life essence of creatures) Well, they create mounds of flowers on sap-laden trees. And the flowers attract insects for them to eat, so they have little farms. So they could persist for quite a while. (compost piles? If so, how does it smell, how are fairies noses attuned to the smell.) (different places have different flowers? Or do they terraform and import flowers that are most beneficial (like how we have tomatoes in europe now)) (how did they eat before agriculture? How long have they had it? Like ants?)

Mating rituals & Family

A group of fairies that belong to a single mound is called a “court”. Fairy mating is when one or more (usually around four to eight) fairies dance and unite for a time over a body of water for new life to germinate (usually half as many who participated are born (if 8 participate 4 are born)). Every now and then, one fairy will be born with a natural inclination to leave the mound. They then find a home in another mound, creating genetic diversity. Now a days, these exchanges are often pre-arranged by one or more mounds. Mound leaders will promise their next wayfarer to go to a specific mound. However, leaving the mound is a one way trip. A big taboo is for a fairy to leave the mound and decide to come back later. Mounds are created on trees with a lot of sap. Fairies like to have many colors of flowers on their mounds. They eat the nectar when hungry, or take the blood of an insect that may come by to eat the nectar themselves. The amount of blood they take from insects and sap from small plants is usually lethal. Dependence on one another and almost have mindedness. Very adept at knowing what others of a court are feeling and thinking. Always open minds to others in the court.

Original Ecology & Habitat

Live in temperate forests all over Kald. Invisible to creatures they do not wish to be seen by (originally predators as well as prey) Live in places that: have shade, are in forests, not easily come across They make their homes as mounds of the most fertile soil and plant many flowers on it. The are nocturnal. They glow as a mimicry of Jairoth to deter predators. Play tricks on other intelligent species. Oh, and tricks could be a deterrent to intellectual species as they would be the worst culprits for destroying their mounds. “Why would you go near something that is just going to cause you a create deal of irritance?” ~Mr.Rowan tree surrounded by flowers isn't the easiest thing to hide, so they had to take different measures.

Hygiene

Take baths by licking. Often, their food sticks to their fur (the sugar) and becomes sticky. (Communal washing?)

Etc

  Many claim it is because they are an awezlu that they hide themselves away (fairies claiming this as well). But the whole of it is that they hide themselves away for protection, as they are fragile creatures. Them being an awezlu is secondary to their natural habits, though it does re-enforce them. Depending on the fairy you talk to, where they are found, and how accommodating they are for the outside world, Fairies have been known to wear clothes.

Average Lifespan:
Lifespan: “Their small and their diets consist of nectar, sap, and blood, so I can't imagine they would live but for too long. Or I could fly in the face of that and have them live long lives like dragons. But compared to them, who are more lazy, their diet has the hyperactive.” Size:
.5 - 5 cm in height (regional differences, larger fairies to the east). Wingspan: double the height from head to groin. Same as their height from head to toes
Genetic Ancestor(s)


Cover image: Will-o'-wisp by Ilyich

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