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Dryads are a metavariant of Elves that are commonly perceived as graceful and physically attractive.  

World News

The darkness of metahumanity never fails to horrify. A dryad “farm” has been located in a remote area of Amazonia. No megacorporate owner has been identified, and the Amazonian government is up in arms over the unapproved facility in their nation.
For now, the location is being maintained by the Amazonians, as they take care of the resident dryad children and any pregnant females. Speculation has run rampant as to where they’ll go from here. The Corporate Court has offered assistance to the Amazonian government, but Amazonia has rebuffed the Court at every turn.

Basic Information


Dryads are very similar to the standard Nobilis metavariant, but they are on average slightly shorter, more slender, and more likely to be fair-haired.   Additionally, all Dryads have what is known as a glamour. This causes others to perceive them as graceful and angelic. It also makes them very memorable.

Additional Information

Geographic Origin and Distribution

No particular distribution - Dryads appear all over the world with no central point of origin.

Average Intelligence

Dryads are the most intelligent of all the Nobilis metavariants, and they are often perceived by others to be graceful and physically attractive.
Some of this perception may be magically enhanced—Awakened dryads have been known to use their powers to enhance how others perceive them.   To date, few dryads have agreed take standardized tests. Unfortunately, this means that the only evidence we have is anecdotal, with all the problems such evidence brings with it. This may be particularly pronounced in the case of Dryads, due to the tendency for people to perceive them as more than they are.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Dryads are symbiotic with their environment. They attune to the area in which they live, and gradually gain preternatural insight and connection to everything within their sphere of symbiosis (normally on the scale of hundreds of metres).

Interspecies Relations and Assumptions

Dryads are unique among metavariants in that they don’t possess any particular region of origin. As a result, Dryads lack any singular culture to build from, and they lack the interconnected-ness within their population to create an in-depth culture.
The metavariant is drawn to natural environments, and they tend to stay away from highly polluted areas.  
The pollution avoidance, even urban environment avoidance, is because of their attunement with nature. All dryads, Awakened and mundane alike, are connected to the natural world around them: if it’s sick, they’re sick, and metahumanity building cities sickens the land.
— Lyran
Genetic Ancestor(s)
Scientific Name
Homo Sapiens Nobilis
Unknown - not enough data.
Average Height
Average Weight
Average Physique
Slender, even more so than the average elf.

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