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some fae facts from lore

  • ‘fae’ range from anything like goblins and imps to the little pixies with the wings that everyone associated with fairies to the seven-foot tall members of the royal courts. some even consider the banshee to be fae. (also trolls, gnomes, elves, djinn, dwarves, leprechauns, will-o-wisps, etc.)
  • some think the fae are evil, some think they are fallen angels, but most are considered to be a chaotic neutral force. some might call this ‘whimsically evil.’
  • honey makes them drunk.
  • iron poisons them, as it does many magical beings.
  • some were-creatures were probably just fae in disguise, since fae can assume any form.
  • they sometimes lure humans with music that makes them want to follow and dance. they have to dance for what feels like a year and a day but it actually only seconds.
  • true names of the fae have power over them. they often use aliases when dealing with non-fae.
  • some people are gifted with fae sight, which allows them to see the fae and also sometimes peeks into the future through their dreams.
  • cats hate the fae, and the fae hate them back. 
  • iron horseshoes over the door can act as a fae deterrent.
  • they sometimes kidnap human children and leave their own children or elderly behind. these are called changelings.
  • fae are generous with gifts, especially for polite people, but prefer gifts in return.
  • that being said, better to avoid accepting gifts. you probably don’t have enough to pay them back. by saying ‘thank you,’ you acknowledge that a gift was given and that you now owe something in return. being indebted to the fae = bad time
  • fae can’t lie, but truth and honesty aren’t always the same.
  • asking for a favor will cause offense. make it seem like it’s their idea to help you.
  • most things offend them, actually.
  • some fae can smell a lie. there’s no way of knowing which ones unless they tell you.
  • fae use ‘glamour’ to hide their appearance or habitations around humans. ‘glamour’ can be gifted for use by humans.
  • it’s better for fae to have half-breed children than no children at all, so relationshops with humans are fine. it just rarely works out fine for the human.

LET ME SEE IF I CANT ADD MY KNOWLEDGE TO THIS

‘fae’ range from anything like goblins and imps to the little pixies with the wings that everyone associated with fairies to the seven-foot tall members of the royal courts. some even consider the banshee to be fae. (also trolls, gnomes, elves, djinn, dwarves, leprechauns, will-o-wisps, etc.

ALL VERY TRUE EXCEPT DJINN WHICH ARE ENTIRELY SEPARATE THE BANSHEE QUESTION IS INTERESTING I WOULD SAY THEY ARE FAE IN THE SAME WAY A GHOST IS HUMAN

some think the fae are evil, some think they are fallen angels, but most are considered to be a chaotic neutral force. some might call this ‘whimsically evil.’

THE FALLEN ANGEL THING IS A POST-COLONIAL ADDENDUM THAT NOBODY REALLY BELIEVES THEY ARENT EVIL PER SE THEY JUST HAVE VASTLY DIFFERENT IDEAS ABOUT MORALITY

honey makes them drunk.

ONLY WORKS FOR THE LITTLE ONES

iron poisons them, as it does many magical beings.

NOT JUST POISONOUS BUT ALSO CAUSTIC EVEN THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH CAUSES CHEMICAL BURNS COLD-FORGED IRON IS ESPECIALLY EFFECTIVE STEEL WORKS TOO

some were-creatures were probably just fae in disguise, since fae can assume any form.

KEY WORD IS DISGUISE THEY CANT ACTUALLY TURN INTO A GIANT WOLF BUT EVEN LESSER FAE ARE EXTREMELY SKILLED WITH ILLUSION

they sometimes lure humans with music that makes them want to follow and dance. they have to dance for what feels like a year and a day but it actually only seconds.

AGAIN WITH THE ILLUSION MAGIC AS FAR AS I CAN TELL THEY DO THIS BECAUSE THEY THINK ITS FUNNY

true names of the fae have power over them. they often use aliases when dealing with non-fae.

NAMES ARE POWERFUL NEVER SPEAK IT ALOUD

some people are gifted with fae sight, which allows them to see the fae and also sometimes peeks into the future through their dreams.

THE SIGHT CAN ALSO BE GAINED BY BURNING THE SKIN WITH SILVER NITRATE BUT NEVER EVER DO THAT MORTALS ARE NOT MEANT TO HAVE IT

cats hate the fae, and the fae hate them back. 

CATS ARE FAR MORE POWERFUL THAN THE FAE AND THE FAE FEAR THEM DEEPLY

iron horseshoes over the door can act as a fae deterrent.

ITS NOT MAGIC BUT ITS A SIGN THAT BASICALLY SAYS “HEY I KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH YOU FUCKERS GO PICK A DIFFERENT HOUSE”

they sometimes kidnap human children and leave their own children or elderly behind. these are called changelings.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THEY DO THIS

fae are generous with gifts, especially for polite people, but prefer gifts in return.

that being said, better to avoid accepting gifts. you probably don’t have enough to pay them back. by saying ‘thank you,’ you acknowledge that a gift was given and that you now owe something in return. being indebted to the fae = bad time

A GOOD WAY TO GET AROUND THIS IS TO TURN DOWN GIFTS WHILE EXPLAINING YOU COULD NOT REPAY SUCH GENEROSITY REALLY PILE ON THE FLATTERY

fae can’t lie, but truth and honesty aren’t always the same.

THEY ARE VERY GOOD AT GETTING AROUND THIS RULE

asking for a favor will cause offense. make it seem like it’s their idea to help you.

GENERALLY JUST DONT GO TO THEM FOR HELP BUT IF YOU HAVE TO THE NAME OF THE GAME IS COMMON GOALS

most things offend them, actually.

THEY JUST ACT OFFENDED TO GET YOU TO TRIP UP IF YOU ACTUALLY OFFEND THEM THEY JUST KILL YOU

some fae can smell a lie. there’s no way of knowing which ones unless they tell you.

I AM 99% SURE THIS IS A LIE THAT THEY SPREAD TO FUCK WITH MORTALS 

fae use ‘glamour’ to hide their appearance or habitations around humans. ‘glamour’ can be gifted for use by humans.

WHEN IT COMES TO ILLUSION MAGIC THEY ARE THE OG’S BUT GOOD LUCK GETTING ONE TO TEACH YOU

it’s better for fae to have half-breed children than no children at all, so relationshops with humans are fine. it just rarely works out fine for the human.

JUST DONT PLEASE