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« on: 30 October 2002, 04:32:00 »

OK. The revised version is here, hopefully clearing up whatever problems there were before, and *crosses fingers* makes the existence questionable.

The Origin Of The Fae.

The Fae – a myth or reality? No-one in Sorren can say that they have evidence that is strongly for or against these long debated races. Solid belief in the Fae however, is hard to come by, except for those individuals who live near the Void, and (Auerilin... ACK, I can never remember how to spell it properly), for this is where the Fae myths and legends are found to be told as fact, not fiction, due to the proximity with the Void, where the Fae supposedly reside. Also, the fabled appearance of Jakata the Wise in this area keeps the flame of the forgotten races alive in their hearts. In other places however, the story in different. Whilst children love to hear a traditional “faerietale,” belief in these beings is not commonly found.

Where did the first tale of the Fae originate? Well, many believe that the books of Jakata are the first recorded tales, but these writings are viewed by countless as the babblings of a madwoman. They do tell us however, about the origin of the Fae.

No-one really knows how, or at least agrees on how the Fae first came to the Void, and why they decided to settle in such a tempestuous place. It is actually the fact that they supposedly live in the Void, a place seen as unstable, that lead so many people to disbelieve in them. Theories are, that perhaps they originated from Sorren, or one of the many other dimensions linked to the Void. It may be that the Void created them itself, as companions. However, this wild thought is generally dismissed, and most believe that the Fae did start life as part of Sorren. They are hinted at in ancient myths and tales, generally referred to as ‘the little people’ although this description can also apply to halflings. There is one story, passed down only by word of mouth and largely dismissed as a fairytale, which describes a mass migration of many races of ancient Sorren to ‘nothingness,’ as they were fed up with the normality of life. Is this true? No-one surely knows.

So, how could the Fae live in such a place? It is believed that it took much Sorren time for the Fae to fully establish some sort of stable environment within the Void. As things within the Void are believed into existence, a simple thought could have disastrous effects, understandably this created problems. The early generations are believed to have modelled the land within the Void simply by pure concentration, shaped loosely on lands they once inhabited, and propelled by the thought that their work would create a beautiful life for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As generations passed, constant belief in the land around them became embedded, and eventually simply accepted that it was there, there was never a doubt that where they were had once been empty nothingness. This land bought the desired effect of some stability, although unreliable, Fae live in safety within what they created. The land however, is truly bizarre. Not only is it in colours beyond the imagination of an inhabitant of Sorren, it changes daily and although these alterations are not major, they are a constant reminder of the environment in which the Fae dwell. Weather is ever changing, it could be snowing one instant and bright sunshine could be peeping out from fluffy clouds the next.

If the Fae do exist, then one true fact concerning them would be that time does not truly exist, and whilst there are births and deaths, the most skilled Fae are able to prolong their lives – they have discovered the long looked for secret to immortality. This is currently limited to only twelve High Faeries, the ten Gods of the Fae. Generally, the only time system is that of the passing of the generations.

It is believed by many, that the only real control over the Void is by Fae Magic. It is though this is perhaps the only way to define what happens within the bizarre land they live – quite different to the magic used in Sorren, which is used to perform the wild and unimaginable. The fabled Ankh flower, indigenous to the Void, is used by most Fae to perform Magic, as it traps the essence of the Void, the Xan, within its petals. Interestingly, the system of Fae Magic, as was written by Jakata, is one piece of evidence that points strongly to the existence of the Fae. People who have studied that Magic and cast it inside the Void have actually achieved limited success.

The races, that constitute the collective name of the Fae, are divided into what could not be five more contrasting groups.

The Sprites.

    Sprites are the mischief-makers of Sorren. However, they do not trick people in a malicious or cruel way, they just love to have fun, even if their targets do not see the funny side.

    Sprites are the shortest lived of all Fae, the average lifespan being around four and a half generations. They are not the prettiest to look at, but you cannot fail to warm to their wicked sense of humour.

    The Sprites have an affinity towards Jenevére, the Goddess of Soul, as her status as a fun-loving Faerie appeals to them.

The Pixies.

    Pixies are known as the wise ones, the scholars of the Fae. They are quiet people, very few Pixies wish to be known widely throughout theVoid. They spend much of their time learning, and are indeed more knowledgeable than any other race, of life outside the Void. They have no overall ruler, instead, attempt to live in piece and harmony with each other, striving to learn.

    Pixies are the longest lived of the Fae people. Some have been believed to have lived for twenty generations, which is approximately four hundred Sorren years.

    Pixies generally revere Léarin, The Goddess of Wisdom, and have a special day in which they celebrate her.

The High Faeries.

    The High Faeries are a small, exclusive group. They alone fully understand the Void’s energy and the way in which this can be used to manipulate not only where they live, but it is believed that it can occasionally extend to the world of Sorren itself. This has made them a powerful race. They are the only serious magic users in the Void and because of this, certain High Faeries have developed the status as the Gods of the Fae.

    The High Faeries were originally a group of ordinary Faeries. However, they became dissatisfied with the way of living, the focus that Faeries placed on themselves, caring not for others. Many wished to learn more of where they lived, and recognised the Void to be something powerful. So, they broke away, and lived together in Arshavéa, some of their kind rarely contacting other races. The only fact that others knew of them was that their use in magic was unlike anything ever seen. And so, slowly, rumours circulated about certain High Faeries, and eventually these people became the Gods of the Fae.

   
The Faeries.

    The Faeries are seen as a self-seeking group of Fae. They love to be known, and in order to be known, spend hours over their own appearance. They are a friendly group of Fae; pride is sadly their greatest fault.

    The Faeries have the greatest potential when it comes to harnessing powerful magic from the void, and if one can break his or hers obsession with oneself, then they can achieve God-like status, some even leaving their homes to become a High Faerie, although this is extremely rare.

    Faeries are not small creatures such as Sprites or Glinkli. Many stand what is believed to be equal to two peds tall and some even taller. The males have a lifespan of around seven and a half generations, with females around nine.

The Glinkli.

    Those in Sorren who believe the existence of Faeries truly fear the Glinkli, the thought of them escaping the Void would terrify them. The Glinkli are feared throughout the Void as they strive only to make the lives of the other Fae a nightmare. They love nothing better than to cause suffering to an innocent citizen. They seek pleasure in pain.

    They are the smallest of the Fae, and undoubtedly the ugliest, always pictured in tales carrying a condescending sneer on their wrinkled faces.

    They worship the forbidden Goddess, Oblivia, and believe that she inspires them in their evil ways. They care not for the other Gods, perhaps only recognising and worshipping Léarin, The Goddess of Wisdom, as she is seen perhaps as of a neutral nature.

Not only are there these five races, but also many others are written about in various tales, including the Myriads and the Dryads. There is much life that is found in the Void only, as it is the only place that is able to defy basic physical laws that are common to all life in Sorren.

Those who do not believe in the Fae pose one question to those who do – it is believed that it is easy to leave the Void, only entry is difficult. So why don’t the Fae do so? Why are they not seen commonly around Sorren? The theories vary. However, Jakata the Wise wrote that most believe that the lands outside the Void are unstable and full of monstrous beings. So, from birth it is imprinted within the minds of the Fae that to leave the Void would mean certain death.

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« Reply #1 on: 30 October 2002, 14:58:00 »

Ok, as you're now elaborating the Fae as a race, Artemis, you should also take the Races scheme we already have defined, and apply it to the entry you've started here. I don't know exactly how you plan to describe the various fae-races you speak of and how different they are in fact, but you could treat them as sub-species of the fae-kind and simply describe them in an own paragraph for now (and perhaps add entries later on if necessary). Well, just try to elaborate the races itself in as much detail as you can, then we'll see how magic etc. will fit in.


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« Reply #2 on: 30 October 2002, 23:24:00 »

"The early generations are believed to have modelled the land within the Void simply by pure concentration, shaped loosely on lands they once inhabited"

The way you write it here, it sounds no different from what the Memnoor Brownies have done. I think you need to emphasize that the craziness, changeableness, and danger of the Void is still inherent in the lands they have made......otherwise there would be nothing special about them.


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« Reply #3 on: 31 October 2002, 09:46:00 »

Artimidor - This is just an opening paragraph on how the Fae came about... the race entries are being worked on now. Yeah... the five races are all races of the Fae... just like the Eophyrhim and Quealhoirhim are races within the Elves. If that makes sense. :S. Just so you know, there are Sprites, Pixies, Glinkli, Faeries and the High Faeries.

Greybark - Ok... got what you mean. It needs to be emphasised that this is like no 'ordinary' land... Ok. Thanks. :D  Will work on that.

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« Reply #4 on: 31 October 2002, 22:14:00 »

Hey Greybark, just so you know, I fixed your sig... you can find the new code for it here.

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« Reply #5 on: 01 November 2002, 12:08:00 »

Just one question.  I thought there were to be no more races developed until we fully developed the ones we already have.

I am trying not to put a damper upon you and your work, but that is what I thought.  Maybe I am wrong.  I have not been around in a while.

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« Reply #6 on: 01 November 2002, 17:41:00 »

Erm.....well as no one has ever been into and out of the void, they were supposed to be mythical - a sort of linger presence that no one can prove or disprove.......

A bit like alien life on earth......

I'd like to see a bit of contradiction in the classifications - so they vary from continent to continent maybe.....

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« Reply #7 on: 02 November 2002, 15:26:00 »

Well, indeed we've made an exception here as fae are more mythical beings than a real race (it shouldn't be too clear that they even exist), so the mythical aspect should definitely prevail here!


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« Reply #8 on: 08 November 2002, 04:00:00 »

Ok. I've added a few sentences just to make sure that it is known that the land inside the Void is not as stable as any other would be.

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« Reply #9 on: 09 November 2002, 16:35:00 »

Are they -to some extent- the opposite of demons? They seem pretty goodspirited or at least not as chaotic and destructing as demons are. Would be interesting to think that the two live as a kind of balance in the myths of the people. Pixies bringing luck while demons are usually right the opposite?


Only in a rough sense as I guess Pixies could bring also great havoc to anyone annoying them!

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« Reply #10 on: 12 November 2002, 07:58:00 »

Hmmmm... I dunno. The Fae are split into their own constituent groups... you have the good guys and the bad guys, not to mention the self obsessed!

But perhaps that thought could be incorporated... something like "it is said that to see a Fae is good luck..." etc etc etc...

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« Reply #11 on: 12 November 2002, 13:02:00 »

Only interesting as demons are existing in the Void (aka are more likely to find there!) as well.

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« Reply #12 on: 18 November 2002, 15:48:00 »

Demons in the Void... I never actually thought about that.

Ooooohhhh... ideas! The possibilities!

Anyway... is this intro fine? Anyone? Could it possibly be integrated next time... or do I have to wait until I have written more entries or what?

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« Reply #13 on: 19 November 2002, 10:03:00 »

It is said the demons transist through the void into the world of Sorren. Though it is hard to guess where they come from at all they can be met most likely there... entry should be integrated when it's finished.

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« Reply #14 on: 19 November 2002, 10:42:00 »

The north of the Void is supposedly more evil...they should come out at least at that point.


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