|Height||0.69 m - 1.10 m|
|Weight||6.8 kg - 27 kg|
The beauty of the Fey is unspeakable
They fly swiftly beyond the trees and sky
Whilst I watch their children in the snow.
-- Anonymous poet
The fair folk of Ramath-lehi. An ancient subspecies with deep ties to the magic they wield, Feydragons [ˈfeyˌdɹæ gjn̩], are as widely varied as there are many kinds of magic.
Most notably, the Fey are smaller; on average and when fully-grown, quadrupeds are no bigger than the red fox of late Earth, and bipeds are no taller than 1.10m. Fey often refer to Pendragons as tall, even if the Pendragon in question is considered short by their peers.
Fey always have wings and tail-flames. Fey wings are one of the most varied parts of their appearance; wings that would be biologically impossible, yet are capable of working, are not uncommon, and in fact are a good way of spotting a Fey.
Nearly all Fey wear special tattoos, often related to their bloodlines and infused with Fronima. This technique was developed long before technology, and it continues to be used frequently, due to it being much cleaner and generally less painful and dangerous than regular tattoo artistry.
Feydragons start with bonuses to Fronima and Empathy.
You must choose a subtype of Feydragon (Kynnyn, Alanamsul, Azetsum, or Myshemd) for your character and it must reflect their physical appearance.
Kynnyn and Mongrel Kynnyn are the most common type of Fey and are the most integrated with Ramathian society. 80% of Feydragons are of this type. Kynnyn are generalists and hold no affinity to any particular element of magic. Due to their lack of specialization, they have the ability to become more powerful than any of the other Fey subtypes. Most Kynnyn are multi-talented and often take things that others view as hobbies or or pastimes competitively.
Mongrel Kynnyn are made up of hybrids and Fey from other groups who abandoned their heritage. The practice of sending such individuals to live in Kynnyn clans is an old one, going back thousands of years.
Alanamsul are the second most common subtype of Feydragon and account for 11% of the Fey population. They are followers of the religion Tanalism and specifically worship the six elemental Numegola and refer to themselves as that deity's children.
Every Alanamsul's appearance is influenced by its chosen Numegola. For example, a Child of Reda will primarily take on the appearance of fire.
Alanamsul wings resemble those of insects, but are far more sturdy. Other, rarer insectoid traits that occur from time to time include: scales, antennae and (extremely rarely) compound eyes.
Azetsum are known for their preternatural beauty and account for 6% of the Fey population. They are so divine in appearance that they are often called angels and are universally regarded as attractive by the Ramathian population. Some wonder if they were deliberately bred for physical appearance or passively charm all those around themselves.
Azetsum are taller than all other types of Fey, and are much more muscular looking. They are always light in colour, and sometimes have darker markings (e.g. white with black stripes or spots). The wings of the Azetsum resemble those of giant feathered birds.
All this, along with a culture that centres largely on worship of Tanastlasei and Fromina, has given the Azetsum an image of kindly, noble, and beautiful "divine champions" who struggle for the continued existence of Ramath-lehi and its people.
Myshemd are the most misunderstood type of Fey and make up the remaining 4% of the population. As if they exist only to contrast the Azetsum, the Myshemd are nightmarish in appearance. These demon-like Fey are often stereotyped as evil and nihilistic worshippers of Kytlekh.
Myshemd come in dark colours, and sometimes have light markings (e.g. dark red with acid yellow spots). Their wings come in two different varieties: males have bat-like webbed wings, while females have bat-wings that are covered in feathers.
Another trait that occurs exclusively to the Myshemd is the existence of glands on their fingertips which are able to secrete a poison that coats their claws. This poison has been known to cause blurred vision, loss of muscle control (twitching), and sometimes slight paralysis, when introduced into the bloodstream.
The subject of Kytlekh, and subsequent worship of the Nothing, is a major source of conflict in Myshemd clan politics. Some clans still follow this religion and its philosophy; however, many have long since moved away from this to worship other deities.