Fae – Far too comprehensive a topic to adequately describe in this reference volume, the fae are among the oldest beings in the omniverse. The term ‘fae’, while primarily applied to faeries who abide in Terrin realms, has been used in some dimensions to describe all of fantastical folkity including mers. Comprised of a Seelie and Unseelie Court system, faeriedom has long observed a complicated and passive aggressive relationship with humans. Without going into the detail required, we will simply say that the offering of fairy cake can do wonders in preventing your child from being substituted with a changeling. You’d also do well to keep some cold iron around and wear your clothes inside out, not to mention stay away from faerie rings and mounds.
art: A portrait of a fairy, by Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1869). The title of the painting is Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending, With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending, Thus Your Fairy is Made of Most Beautiful Things – purportedly from a poem by Charles Ede.