Art by, RobustLaser
Common Jobs: Messenger, Gardener, Thief, Night light
Likes: Nature, Pranks, Myths
Dislikes: Oppression, Bottles, Dullness
Attack Method: Trick the opponent and then fly away, with or without stealing some of their things.
Fairies do not honor a certain god.
Fairies are small humanoid insects with two sets of wings. They have two soft, sensitive feelers, very large eyes, and hair only on their head. Fairies are extremely colorful, coming in nearly any hue, and glow brightly: their eyes, wings, and hair are all bioluminescent, as well as sometimes the tips of their antennae.
Fairies are usually happy, free spirits, and also usually very nature-oriented. Usually, groups of fairies will make their home in heavily forested or lush biomes, where they can hide out when they don’t wish to be seen. They have a tendency to be shy, but quite mischievous. Often, when a fairy does make their way to find others, it’s to play tricks and pranks. Usually these tricks are harmless, or mostly annoying, but there have been records of disappearances or notable thefts that have been attributed to fairies.
Despite their trickster natures, fairies hate being told they’re wrong, even when they’re clearly lying. This has made discovering the true nature of their abilities difficult. All fairies show some prowess in an ability that they claim to be magic. Many of these magical abilities are nature focused, but there have been records of fairies with sway over fire, telekinesis, unnatural strength, and at least one claim of hypnotic powers. Even the most honest of fairies has refused to admit the abilities they possess are anything other than pure magic.
Part of a long dead race, the fairies’ current form was the only successful attempt at saving themselves from extinction. A plague beset their world, and many groups worked on potential ways to save their people. A vaccine was developed, but the virus mutated too quickly for it to be of any use. A large underground bunker was constructed, but a plague-bearer managed to make their way inside. Offworld relocation was considered, but the technology wasn't there yet. One person on the planet was immune, and was given some important technology to save his people, but he was an idiot so nobody wanted to count on that.
One group, however, decided to take to the arcane, and figure out how to channel the latent magical energies present in the universe. Against all odds, these people were successful, transmuting their bodies into a form more able to conduit these energies, and an attempt to teleport away spread them amongst the universe in their new, unrecognizable forms.
This is what the fairies claim, but they only started giving this explanation after hearing about the planet they seem to be speaking of.
Nobody is actually certain where the fairies did come from. They made themselves known during the Hope Era, where they appeared nearly simultaneously on multiple planets. Their own explanations as to how this is have been varied and inconsistent, although every now and then the majority of them agree on a story to give. These agreed upon stories are always different than the previous explanations given. Often they will point towards folklore of the planets they were discovered on, at tales of creatures sharing any sort of resemblance with them, and claim that is them, with rarely anything approaching proof of such connection.
Teamwork: The “magical” abilities of fairies on their own are fairly weak, compared the the average abilities of a psychic species, but they make up for this by being able to feed their energy into one another. Fairy powers get stronger when they are in the presence of another fairy, and the more fairies in one place, the stronger these abilities get.
• Ancient Fairies rode into battle on the backs of notails. They had tiny little spears and everything.
• The first fairy that got caught in a bottle was drunk. And the second. And so on. These days, fairies prefer to order their drinks in cans.
• The kouninis share the fairies' affection for pranks. The fairies like that they can 'take a joke' and prank them more often. The reverse happens too. It's all in good fun, until it gets out of hand.
• Fairies have a knack for growing mushrooms, and tend to grow them in round configurations. This makes it easier to plant any manner for traps in the middle, to protect their crops.
• Everything on this page is true, except for this piece of trivia.