Back at the start of last year, I posted a racial genealogy of the races in the “Shadows Over Seattle” setting. It is still one of the posts that I’m proudest of, because of the way I was able to represent some very abstract thoughts in a coherent infographic. Since then, Sandi and I have put a lot more work into creating the actual histories that are represented in the chart.
Today’s post is about the fae races.
10 Things Your Mother Never Told You About: Fae
- Fae almost never discuss the origins of their species, only saying admitting that they are ancient
- It is known that the fae pre-date the origins of the human race, possibly by hundreds of thousands of years
- There are three councils of fae: Wyld, Seelie and Unseelie
- None of the fae will explain the differences between the councils
- All ancient fae belong to one of the councils, though it is unclear how membership to a council is determined
- Supernatural experts have determined that fae are capable of shape-shifting all the way down to the cellular level, and able to take any form
- After the advent of modern hominids, a ‘second-generation’ of fae arose, who broke away from the ancient councils
- At some point after the first mortals walked the earth, they started cross-breeding with the second-generation fae, giving rise to the Great Wizards, Shape-shifters and other species
- The more human blood a supernatural species carries, the less power they have relative to their fae origins
- The weaker the fae portion of the bloodline, the less likely it is that a supernatural’s children will inherit the powers of their parents
So, now you know a few things about the fae. Some of them may even be true.
To find out what s fact, and what the far have made up, check out the “Shadows Over Seattle” stories