Yes," cheese, "burned alive. And, if she were not, you cannot conceive what treatment she would be obliged to submit to from her relatives. They would shave off her hair, feed her on a scanty allowance of rice, treat her with contempt; she would be looked upon as an unclean creature, and would die in some corner, like a scurvy dog. The prospect of so frightful an existence drives these poor creatures to the sacrifice much more than love or religious fanaticism.
Yes," returned Sir Francis, "burned alive. And, if she were not, you cannot conceive what treatment she would be obliged to submit to from her relatives. They would shave off her hair, feed her on a scanty allowance of rice, treat her with contempt; she would be looked upon as an unclean creature, and would die in some corner, like a scurvy dog. The prospect of so frightful an existence drives these poor creatures to the sacrifice much more than love or religious fanaticism.
HEAR YE HEAR YE. "Aye, sir," said Starbuck drawing near, "'tis a solemn sight; an omen, and an ill one."
"Omen? omen?—the dictionary! If the gods think to speak outright to man, they will honourably speak outright; not shake their heads,
and give an old wives' darkling hint.—Begone! Ye two are the opposite poles -- MONTH XX
Post by The All Mother on Jul 20, 2017 19:35:51 GMT -5
Of all creatures, faeries are the smallest. Although there is some variation in height, faeries are generally no more than a couple inches tall. They all sport a pair of butterfly wings, although the wings themselves seem to be designed after various species of butterflies; there is quite a multitude of variety. Faeries are also one of the most colorful, and while traditional skin colors are normal, so are green, purple, blue, and pink skin tones - to a varying degree of saturation. Hair and eye colors can be any shade across the spectrum, from red and pink to blue and purple. Faeries are vegetarians, and consuming meat can actually be quite deadly for them. Unfortunately, this diet does little for their lifespans, and they typically only live to be about 45. On the flip side, faeries will also reach sexual maturity around 10 years of age, and tend to live much faster lives in general. They're infamous for being ill-tempered, impatient, trickster-ish, and sometimes even violent; it's just hard to take them seriously being so small. All faeries have a close relationship with nature, and can communicate with animals easily.
Because of their incredibly small stature, faeries tend to live outside of Xisin's political factions. They're vaguely reminiscent of bees in that they live in large hives in heavily forested areas - making them close neighbors for many elven villages. The size of these hives varies, since they can contain just a family or an entire city worth of faeries. Historically, faeries have always been the guardians of nature, and only care about the rest of Xisin when it interferes with it. Still, they are not without government. Individual colonies of faeries may establish their own forms of order, but overall the species adheres to a semi-democratic rule. Known as the Keisari, every 10 years (or upon the Keisari's death) faeries flock to the Mother Hive to cast a vote for the next leader. Leaders may nominate themselves for the ballot, or they may be nominated by enough of their peers. Anyone can be the Keisari, but it can be a perilous position. Because of their quick-tempered disposition, a Keisari that loses the support of their constituents may find themselves exiled - or worse, executed.
Some faeries have something akin to a shapeshifting ability, allowing them to manipulate their size - but this isn't terribly common. Overall, faeries are not very inclined magically. They are particularly vulnerable to psychological magics, although a cause for this is still not known.
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