- This article is about the beings. For the land, see Faerie (land).
Faeries are magical beings residing in the Nevernever. They are a very heterogeneous group, as there are many different kinds of faerie. Some of them are humanoid in their form, some like animals, and others like various monsters. For a list of Faerie kinds, see the list below.
The Sidhe are some of the most beautiful creatures there are.
- The concept of a deb and obligation is a huge factor in how they behave.
- Sidhe cannot speak an outright lie. They are, however, very adept at word plays and the twisting of meaning and literal speech.
- They'll try to put a mortal off balance with their beauty.
- Faeries are vulnerable to cold iron, which is deadly to them.
- Running water and also Iron can disrupt faerie magic and glamour.
Making Bargains, Deals, PromisesEdit
Faeries will try to entrap mortals with bargain and deals. They offer things to get the mortal to trade. It's built into their nature. It works both ways: if a mortal offers a something, they'll have a conduit to use magic against them. They find anything other than an equal exchange to be either enticing or insulting.
The rule: do not accept anything from them and don't offer them anything.
Words, promises, and oaths are binding to the faeries. They have to make good on their own promises, but also make sure that an involved human does the same. Combined with their way around words, they can often snare an unsuspecting mortal with a bargain or even an accidental promise. (ref?)
The faeries have are two great political entities, the Faerie Courts; one of them is called the Summer Court, the other the Winter Court. Both Courts have their territories in the land Faerie within the Nevernever. Each Court is governed by three queens, the Mother, the Queen, and the Lady, with the Queen being the ruling sovereign.
Most of the faeries belong to one of the two Faerie Courts. Those faeries that do not belong to either are the Wyldfae.
Kinds of faeries Edit
- Cobbs/cobbler elves
- Dryads 
- Canal Neried 
- Svartaf 
- Snow ogres
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Summer Knight, ch. 14
- ↑ Proven Guilty, ch. 20
- ↑ Summer Knight, ch. 16
- ↑ Storm Front, ch. 6
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Summer Knight, ch. 13
- ↑ Changes, ch. 9
See Also Edit
- List of Faerie characters
- Wee Folk
- Sidhe Knight
- Faerie Courts
- Faerie (land)
- Za-Lord's Guard
- Za-Lord's Militia
- Order of Silver Oak
- The Ways