Friday, January 6, 2012

Pixie Lore

Pixie Lore | Shimmerlings:


"Pixies dwell in the twilight, between day and night, between the heavens and the earth, between the conscious and the unconscious... where all things are possible, where our past and future meet, where we meet ourselves coming back. When we dance with the pixies, we dance with the reflections of our true selves and the true nature of the world."

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Some Sylvaeon Pixie Folklore:

Pixies are universally known to be mischievous and to have the power of invisibility.
Their jokes may seem cruel at times, but as with all Fey creatures, Pixies have an agenda and ethic that is inscrutable to the humans and others that they perpetrate pranks upon. Their power to turn invisible serves Pixies well in pulling off such stunts. Leading travelers astray or stealing/misplacing small objects from villagers is a favorite pastime of these wee folk. However, Pixies sometimes have a soft spot for the larger folk and may go from pranking them to helping them, to make up for their jesting.

Pixies are said to be anywhere from a few inches in height to up to two feet in height. This may be due to magical adaptations to different environments and lifestyles of the Pixies or for mistaking other fairy-beings for Pixies. Whatever the case, Pixies are small by human standards.

Pixies in Sylvaeon generally live in mounds or among flora that can conceal their existence. A Pixie is usually seen only when it wants to be! When they are seen, it has been reported that most Pixies dress in bright colors, often mimicking the general style of clothing of the nearest non-Pixie population to them.

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Pixies can live in communities, but some are solitary. When encountered, they can also be solitary or perhaps up to half a dozen (unless something VERY strange is going on, when there could be more!)
Pixie communities are sequestered away and protected by Pixie magic.]

Travel Tips if a Pixie is Encountered in Sylvaeon:
  • Do not taunt back or grow angry with a Pixie that pranks you - it only encourages them.
  • Sometimes Pixies can be bribed to desist in their tricks with food, shiny objects or other valuables.
  • If a Pixie is amiable to a traveler, they generally enjoy tales or conversation and will possibly exchange such pleasantries for a bit of information about the surrounding area.
  • If a Pixie is harmed in anyway, it will hold a grudge against the one that harmed it for the rest of its days (which may be centuries!)

    7 comments:

    1. Ignoring those pestering you is the worst (best?) thing to do to them; it drives them nuts. :)

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    2. Nice write-up. How large a group to pixies usual travel in? Are they solitary creature or do they have a community?

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    3. @Anthony: hopefully completely ignoring them won't make them even more determined, too! LOL

      @Trey: Pixies can live in communities, but some are solitary. When encountered, they can also be solitary or perhaps up to half a dozen (unless something VERY strange is going on, when there could be more!)

      Pixie communities are sequestered away and protected by Pixie magic.

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    4. Just wonderful.. you know my love for the fae.. :)

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    5. Thanks Faie... I am glad you enjoyed

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    6. I really love your setting, fey, fairies and pixies can be so fun to use as gremlins in the gears ;0)

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    7. Thanks, Steven! I hope you get to play in it if the times work out (see my G+ post)

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