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The Fae are both kind and caring. They genuinely love all living things and take a delight in seeing new wonders upon Tal'Vorn. They are almost childlike in their innocence and yet show remarkable matter-of-factness in dealing with even the most horrific of injuries. They loathe war and long for peace, long for a time when they will no longer be needed, when the other Races and humans will no longer flood to their Houses of Healing for help.

Physical Description: The Fae are blessed with the delicate butterfly or insect-like wings that adorn the back of Javersith, the Goddess of Mercy and Sorrow, herself.. Though physically the same size and build as humans, the Fae are given the kindness that only the Goddess of Mercy can truly share, their features seemingly always either smiling, or crying, hardly ever showing any signs of anger or hatred. Naturally the Fae are more then capable of harsh action when it is required, for Javersith is the Goddess of Mercy, not kindness or forgiveness and mercy is not always gentle. Their features are typically Elder in construction, seemingly human-like at first glance, but subtle differences becoming obvious. Fae skin has a slight sheen to it, and their eyes are slightly larger then is normal in humans. Their skin and hair colours also have a broader range then humans. Skin tones can vary from the human usual to pale blues and greys. Hair colours come in numerous different shades of red, brown, blue and green, but typically are bright and obvious colours.

Personality: As a Race, the Fae are unique in that they show no signs of favouritism amidst any of the other Races, they never choose sides or refuse to heal anyone. Indeed the Healer Sect is one of the only Tal'Vorn Sects with a majority nonhuman population, the Sect mostly consisting of Fae. From a young age, the Race is given instinctive knowledge of how to sooth pain and repair physical and mental damage, as well as cast spells that do the same thing. They are stoic in the face of great hardship, especially when their services are required and most especially when an innocent is injured. The horrors of war and wounds hold little terror for the Fae, trained as they are from a relatively young age to accept and deal with injuries. After Javersith finally left Tal'Vorn, the Fae continued the Goddess' work, striving to save whoever needed them, at any time that they were needed. Yet even the Fae are not totally innocent in their past. They fought against humanity in the Great War after hearing the DragonKing Vralic speak of what the humans had done to innocent DragonLords.

Religion: The Fae are relatively simple in their devotion to the Goddess Javersith. There are several temples to the Merciful One in all of the major cities, and most Jump Gate Communities will have at least a small shrine, typically within the home of the communities Healer Sect representative. Javersith does not demand excessive services in her name, though many Humans request a passage from her holy texts to be read during marriage ceremonies as it is believed to bring the couple good luck and help to stave off the Sorrow that Javersith is the mistress of.

Relations: Of the most common Races of Tal'Vorn, there are only two that the Fae will absolutely refuse to heal; the soul-drinking Mist Devils and the vicious, slave-taking Pravaii. Javersith herself forbid the aiding of the Mist Devils, children of the Corrupter, as the Soul- Drinkers would simply slaughter the Fae once the work was finished. The Fae themselves have chosen not to heal the Pravaii as the Fallen have time and again repaid the kindness with slavery, barbarity and sacrifice in the name of the Slaughter God, Killar the Mad.

Territory: Fae have no cities or great towns of their own. Instead they live in the villages, cities and places of the other Races, earning their keep with their healing skills. Many of them are members of the Healer Sect. As the Sect is required to provide a representative for every Jump Gate Community under the control of the Magus Council, many Fae find their homes in the small villages that act as waystations on the journeys of others.

Language: Because of their extreme level of integration into the other Races cultures, the Fae actually have no language of their own, simply speaking in either common, or the language of the community they have lived in for the longest.

Names: Fae naming conventions depend entirely upon where they were born and live. Fae in Elven communes will favour the Immortals names, whilst Fae in Drazzahezz will typically use the Dwarven naming methods.

"Hey! You! Yes you, the Demon! Come here and put pressure on this wound. Yes, that's it. Now don't let go. Ahhh, good. See, wasn't that hard was it?"
A Fae Healer on the battlefield of the Great War. The Demons response after it's temporary bout as a makeshift healer, or how badly it's brethren mocked it, are unknown.

© Joshua Binks (Paladin), Christopher Riley (Carnage), Brad Rumsey (Lithium), Alicia Rumsey (Escapist) and Vanessa Vaughan (Andanin) 2002 -