Fey are magical creatures closely tied to the forces of nature. They dwell in twilight groves and misty forests. In some worlds, they are closely tied to the Plane of Faerie. Some are also found in the Outer Planes, particularly the planes of Arborea and the Beastlands. Fey include dryads, pixies, and satyrs.

All Fey

Do yourself a favor and re-read the fairytales of your youth, and you will find that dwarves are often synonymous with trolls. Elves, pixies, sprites are often mischievous malcontents, abducting human children, or waylaying the unwary. Fey come in many varieties, and we often skip the more devious and decadent varieties in lieu of those that perch on buttercups or sing melodies to the sun and moon.

Don’t hesitate to unleash more malevolent types on the party and remember that appearances are easy for the fey to take on for the sake of confounding mortals. Consider applying some nefarious purposes to the more innocent fey with some motivation or reasoning that has moved them past their more pleasant nature.

Folklore from African, Asian, or Native cultures references spirit entities that have the same breadth and range of depictions and motivations as their traditional counterparts, but they won’t act or appear familiar to the characters.

Remember to dive beneath the surface and learn as much as you can to present a full depiction.

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