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Fae Types

This is a snapshot of all the fae types in the Mercyverse.

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Name: Alphabetical by type.
Fae Stratification (If known)
IA: Initial Appearance or Mention (Book or Short Fiction) - Link will lead to series or short fiction summaries and snapshot.
Characters Affiliated as this Fae Type - Link will lead to individual character pages with expanded details.

Known Characteristics & Information

  • Broken Down by Series/Short Fiction with page notation

A

B

Baba Yaga

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #4: Bone Crossed
Affiliated:
Baba Yaga
Tracy LaBella

Known Characteristics & Information:
Bone Crossed

  • able to heal mortal wounds
  • stories say she eats children
  • can fly through solid matter
  • flies in a giant mortar

Fire Touched

  • had a silver tooth but broke it in 1916203
  • has a brass tooth203
  • in the stories she was supposed to eat people with metal teeth that she would take out of her mouth and sharpen in front of her victims; supposed to be iron not brass203
  • home doesn't want her to eat hard-boiled eggs; her home stands on a chicken leg but it doesn't mean she is a chicken332

Black Dog

Fae Stratification: N/A
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #3: Iron Kissed
Affiliated:
Black Dog Reservation

Known Characteristics & Information:
Night Broken

  • black dog is a common fae shape
  • meet a black dog at the crossing of two roads and you are sure to die129

Brownie

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Affiliated:
Brownie Teacher
Brownie

Known Characteristics & Information:
Moon Called

  • rocks and ponds in Ireland that bear the names of brownies that live there

Iron Kissed

  • sacrificed themselves for children in their care

Bone Crossed

  • causes mischief151
  • their magic seeks to lock others out295

C

Changeling

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Fairy Gifts
Affiliated:
Hollister Leeds

Known Characteristics & Information:
Fairy Gifts

  • traditions of taking care of changelings, and those who might be changelings were adhered to still; even if the one they watched over was entirely human78

Dead Heat

  • a family with a changeling in it suffers and dies158
  • disguises itself as a human child159
  • fae who make themselves look like a child who's been stolen away172
  • takes very little magic, glamour variant 172
  • 5 changeling cases have been documented by police172

D

Doll Collector

Fae Stratification: High Court Fae
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #4: Dead Heat
Affiliated:
Doll Collector

Known Characteristics & Information:
Dead Heat

  • ability to hide from humans, from fae, from other creatures who might hunt you because their glamour is so very good03
  • a skilled magician, subtle and powerful03
  • able to hide from the best trackers03
  • great ones for stealing human children and teaching them to fetch and carry, to work and to give life to the below lands224
  • they take children; loves children, stole them from the humans and turned them into his toys until they died and he had to replace them225
  • was a hobby but turned into a geas; keeps them for a year and a day and then consumes them entirely, at which time he has to collect another225
  • feeds on the change that time brings upon them225

Dwarves

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Fairy Gifts
Affiliated:

Known Characteristics & Information:
Fairy Gifts

  • iron-kissed91

E

Earthen Fae

Fae Stratification: N/A
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #5: Burn Bright
Affiliated:
Jonesy Deceased

Known Characteristics & Information:

Emotional Vampire

Fae Stratification: Mundane+ & Ancestral
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Hollow
Affiliated:
Gina Stephanie Albright

Known Characteristics & Information:
Hollow

  • fae who can feed on emotions425
  • used magic to tie the essence of a person to object426

F

Fae Gifted

Fae Stratification: Mundane+ & Ancestral
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction #5: Hollow
Affiliated:
Rick Albright

Known Characteristics & Information:
Hollow

  • fae-born intuition416

Fae Hounds

Fae Stratification: N/A
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #5: Silver Borne
Affiliated:
Brewster Fae Hounds Deceased

Known Characteristics & Information:
Silver Borne

  • AKA Fear Hounds 270
  • their howls would drop a stag in its path
  • their gaze could scare a man to death
  • victim if tormented less than an hour would live to be tormented again, over that hour and their victim would die
  • looked a little like a giant beagle: with with brown spots, rounded ears that hung on either side of its faceSB-312
  • can break influence if stray too far

Silver

  • AKA faery sight hounds15; banehounds of old15; fae banehounds17
  • coats of white and rust15
  • do not make good slaves15
  • color of old blood and snow22
  • chaffing under the leash of the Forest Lord (1) Brewster26
  • overwhelming aura of terror46

Fairy

IA: Mercy Thompson Series#1: Moon Called
Affiliated:
Muryan
Known Characteristics & Information:
Moon Called

  • Muryan: a type of fairy

Fairy Queen

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #5: Silver Borne
Affiliated:
Daphne Rondo Deceased

Known Characteristics & Information:
Silver Borne

  • travels with five to twenty fairy follower
  • used to capture humans to use as servants/lovers
  • takes them to her own realm, like Underhill but different
  • laughter like tinkling of silver bells
  • mesmerizing spells
  • robs victims of free will; might have same effect on her fae followers
  • rule bound more than most fae, but powerful within those rules
  • not smart; makes assumptions
  • strong; ability to build a home and command many fae
  • tend to be musically talented284
  • in Elphame she rules utterly294
  • only she can release her thralls294
  • only the queen's glamour would work in her Elphame
  • can use the old magic to bind
  • the biggest weapon in the arsenal of a fairy queen is enthrallment

Frost Burned

  • weren't fae royalty precisely but had a gift that allowed them to enslave humans and fae alike215
  • almost like a honeybee queen, they set up courts designed to both feed their power and entertain themselves215

Fire Touched

  • rare ability to make anyone with less power than she had into a follower; a form of magical slavery143

Fideal

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #3: Iron Kissed
Affiliated:
Aiden Fideal

Known Characteristics & Information:
Iron Kissed

  • predator; prefers human flesh; had to eat barnyard animals
  • banned from eating humans by the Gray Lords
  • enjoys the chase
  • Scottish
  • water fae of some kind
  • doesn't like iron
  • covered in seaweed; might look like sort of a horse or some hooved animal; or a swamp thingy as big as a SUV
  • salt doesn't bother it
  • vagely horse shaped; the size of a large donkey
  • bugled like a stallion
  • can block his scent
  • gills in it's neck; fangs

Fire Touched

  • fae analog of the human pedophile; but the fae version usually ate its prey165
  • head more reptilian than equine; body was shaggy with fronds257

Flanagan

Fae Stratification: Royal Court Fae
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Fairy Gifts
Affiliated:
Dragon Under the Hill Deceased
Margaret Flanagan

Known Characteristics & Information:
Fire Touched

  • Gray Lords have no authority to tell where to go or what to do141

Flitflits

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #9: Fire Touched
Affiliated:

Known Characteristics & Information:
Fire Touched

  • they flit around and hear things159

Forest Fae

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #2: Blood Bound
Affiliated:
Donnell Greenleaf
Garden Sprite
Green Man
Rowan Fae
Wearden

Known Characteristics & Information:
Blood Bound

  • has an affinity for trees and growing things

Dead Heat

  • too tough to kill easily220
  • hard for the tree-tied fae to move; those who could were moved into the reservations early on223

Forest Lord

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #3: Iron Kissed
Affiliated:
Forest Lord Brewster Deceased
Forest Lord Trapped
Hendrick Deceased

Known Characteristics & Information:
Iron Kissed

  • powerful

Silver Borne

  • could influence beasts; can command beasts

Frost Giant

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #4: Bone Crossed
Affiliated:
Ymir
Known Characteristics & Information:
Bone Crossed

  • AKA snow elf; snow giant
  • * sheds snow
  • 10-feet tall
  • like a freight train
  • walks quietly
  • used to roam the mountains with a wolf pack at beck and call
  • beserker; lack of control

Silver Borne

  • AKA ice elf

Storm Cursed

  • when a frost giant says he's a snow elf, there aren't many, even among the fae, who would argue with him about it232

Smoke Bitten

  • likes to be called a snow elf; even though there is no such thing167

G

Gabriel Hounds

Fae Stratification: N/A
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #8: Night Broken
Affiliated:

Known Characteristics & Information:
Night Broken

  • meet Gabriel hounds at the crossing of two roads and you are sure to die129

Garden Sprite

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Affiliated:
Kieran McBride

Known Characteristics & Information:
Moon Called

  • can't hold cold iron, even through thick leather gloves
  • great charisma in a certain sort of ugliness15
  • are gentle folk and easy to look at15

Giant

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #3: Iron Kissed
Affiliated:
Giant Jack
Giant Custennin
Giant (3+) Forest

Known Characteristics & Information:
Iron Kissed

  • strong sense of smell
  • strong; able to rip a human's head from it's body

Silver Borne

  • beast-minded; more instinct than intelligent
  • those that survived the rise of metal-wielding humans died at the hands of the Gray Lords
  • instinctive behaviors weren't good enough to make sure you'd hide your nature from the humans
  • beasts controlled by the Forest Lord Brewster; last of them died under his hand

Fire Touched

  • a troll to a giant is like a rabbit to a wolf210

Fair Game

  • could follow a scent as well as a werewolf123
  • were beast-minded12
  • couldn't hide themselves from the cold-iron-carrying123

Goblin

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae Caveat
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #4: Bone Crossed
Affiliated:
Austin Harris
Goblin Skateboarder
Goblin Scarred Deceased
Goblin Wife Sethaway
Goblin Daughter Sethaway Deceased
Goblin (5) Deceased
Goblin (2) Deceased
Larry Sethaway

Known Characteristics & Information:
Bone Crossed

  • carrion feeder
  • hunt during the day; work for vampires

Fire Touched

  • a little unreliable129
  • they report to Columbia Basin Pack; three hundred for every stray vampire they sight in the territory; seethe pays them a thousand a month to keep looking129
  • neither fish nor fowl130
  • qualified as fae; could disguise what they were with illusion spells130
  • fae didn't want them; counted themselves as fae without argument from Gray Lords but didn't want to be fae130
  • could reproduce fast; if not faster than human130
  • many of the fae considered goblin flesh a delicacy130

Silence Fallen

  • a lot tougher than they were credit with by those that knew them13
  • in the habit of running; and only fighting when there was no way out13
  • running garnered them a reputation as supernatural wimps; a reputation they actively cultivated13
  • when cornered they were vicious and deadly13
  • weren't a long lived race, as fae went117
  • clever and more powerful than most people gave them credit for; often underestimated117
  • more reliable and oddly honorable for one of the fae folk117
  • were looked upon as scavengers119
  • didn't consider themselves fae; reverse wasn't true; most fae looked upon them as sort of lowborn, weak, stupid cousins119
  • some of the fae looked upon them as food; goblins never forgot that119
  • spoke a language that sounded vaguely Germanic; Norwegian or Norn or Old Icelandic173
  • more likely to fight well together175
  • everyone underestimated goblins242
  • goblins liked it best when no one noticed them228
  • do not usually interest themselves in the affairs of wolves330

Storm Cursed

  • could hear as well as werewolves05
  • are city denizens06
  • glamour isn't effortless08
  • humans had very little chance against goblins09
  • might be considered among the less powerful fae; didn't mean they were weak10
  • common lore said that goblins ran from trouble12
  • don't know if they're one of the immortal or nearly immortal fae14
  • impression they were one of the shorter-lived races; that may be wrong and may mean something different14
  • getting caught was very poorly thought of in goblin culture; getting caught by technology viewed even worse16
  • are fae, at least, insomuch that they have glamour and they are forced to tell the truth17
  • lesser fae like goblins, die the moment a lie, knowingly spoken, leaves their lips17
  • can hid behind a veil of magic so as not to trigger the bargain about lies; it is a version of glamour that the other fae do not have21
  • a secret that had been held forever21; most closely guarded secret22
  • an odd bunch22
  • so little power compared to the rest of the fae; yet some have gifts they would envy if they knew22
  • were soldiers in the fae wars36
  • hobgoblins and goblins are related; was a long way back and they both liked to pretend it wasn't so235

Smoke Bitten

  • control of glamour is different than other fae58
  • keep a pretty thorough watch in the Tri-Cities100
  • no idea how many goblins there are100
  • wouldn't betray the pack for money; have to abide by the bargains they make100
  • don't quite fit in178

Green Man

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #3: Iron Kissed
Affiliated:
Uncle Mike

Known Characteristics & Information:
Iron Kissed

  • charisma magic

Bone Crossed

Gremlin

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #3: Iron Kissed
Affiliated:
Zee Adelbertsmiter

Known Characteristics & Information:
Moon Called

  • the metalsmiths, are not included with the lesser fae150

Blood Bound

  • old gremlins go out of their way to stay away from demon hosts

Iron Kissed

  • no such thing as a gremlin until Zee decided to call himself one
  • fae are gremlin only because they claim they are
  • gremlin is a term made up by British pilots in the Great War as an explanation for odd things that kept their planes from working51
  • not a real fae designation

Silver Borne

  • natural element was metal

Storm Cursed

  • were an invention of the twentieth century130
  • trivialized Mettalzauber power197

Gwyn ap Lugh

Fae Stratification: Gray Lord
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #3: Iron Kissed
Affiliated:
Alistair Beauclaire

Known Characteristics & Information:
Night Broken

  • son of Lugh18
  • smells like a lake; full of life and greenness with a hint of summer sun19

H

Harriers

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #4: Bone Crossed
Affiliated:
Harriers

Known Characteristics & Information:
Bone Crossed

  • carrion feeders
  • hunt during the day and work for vampires

Healer

Fae Stratification: N/A
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #10: Silence Fallen
Affiliated:
Stacia Known Characteristics & Information:
Silence Fallen

Hiisi

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Fairy Gifts
Affiliated:
Hiisi Butte Deceased

Known Characteristics & Information:
Fairy Gifts

  • Iron-kissed91
  • a talent for finding what you held dear, and then using it to make you do his bidding

Hob

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #4: Bone Crossed
Affiliated:

Known Characteristics & Information:
Bone Crossed

  • causes mischief151

Hobgoblin

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Silver
Affiliated:
Haida
Nick

Known Characteristics & Information:
Silver

  • magic allows people to forget21
  • green-gray and covered with wiry hair from head to feet22
  • close to the Heart of Magic; like a shepherd who cared for the flocks22
  • veil of shadows magic22
  • practical and courageous24
  • a great deal stronger than they looked28
  • can dilute other fae power34
  • can read emotions more easily than words50

Fairy Gifts

  • not innocent78

Storm Cursed

  • as fast as fae get234
  • related to goblins but it was a long way back and they both liked to pretend it wasn't so235

Horned Lord

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #3: Fair Game
Affiliated:
Benedict Heuter Deceased
Herne the Hunter

Known Characteristics & Information:
Fair Game

  • antlered123
  • never many of them, less than a handful123
  • last one this side of the Atlantic killed in 1981; hit by a car in Vermont123
  • capable of perceiving and hiding their scents; very strong123
  • howl; a wild piercing whistle sound; combination of elk bugle and stallion scream199
  • seriously stronger than a werewolf200
  • able to be invisible201
  • white stag magic; if you chase it you continue; never stopping until your legs are bloody stumps or you die206
  • heals faster than a werewolf273

I

Imp

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Affiliated:

Known Characteristics & Information:

Iku-Tursas

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Fairy Gifts
Affiliated:
Iku-Tursas Deceased
Known Characteristics & Information:
Fairy Gifts

  • Finnish fae92
  • dragon; sea serpent; is a little more than a mere sea dragon; It can take many forms92

J

K

Kelpies

Fae Stratification: N/A
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Affiliated:
Known Characteristics & Information:
Moon Called

  • rocks and ponds in Ireland that bear the names of kelpies that live there

Iron Kissed

  • could take the form of a horse

Bone Crossed

  • thought extinct

River Marked

  • are rarer than selkies; and terrifying108

L

Love Talkers

Fae Stratification: N/A
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #10: Storm Cursed
Affiliated:

Known Characteristics & Information:
Storm Cursed

  • fairy tale fae; male; voices can persuade155

Lugh the Longarm

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #8: Night Broken
Affiliated:
Lugh Deceased
Known Characteristics & Information:
Night Broken

  • started out a hero and was turning into something a lot different78
  • old and powerful; turned scary78

Fire Touched

  • warrior fae who'd been a combination of Superman and Hercules in the old songs and stories of the Celtic people56

M

Maker

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #5: Silver Borne
Affiliated:
Ariana Brewster-Cornick Baby Cornick

Known Characteristics & Information:
Silver Borne

  • can work magic in silver
  • metals love their touch; magic flourishes
  • ability to imprint their magic on things
  • iron-kissed fae in their background; steel holds no terrors for them
  • holds earth, air, fire and water; ability to do great magic after most of Underhill was out of reach

Merrow Folk

Fae Stratification: N/A
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #4: Bone Crossed
Affiliated:
Murdhuacha (1) Deceased

Known Characteristics & Information:
Bone Crossed

  • AKA merrow folk/mermen and mermaids273

Mettalzauber

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Affiliated:
Tad Adelbertsmiter
Zee Adelbertsmiter

Known Characteristics & Information:
Moon Called

  • * liked the modern era, with its steel and electricity, better than the old days because there was more for a Metallzauber, a gremlin, to do than build swords to kill other folk

Iron Kissed

  • one of the metal working fae51
  • a very broad category that contains very few members
  • one of the few kinds of fae with an affinity for iron, which gives them all sorts of advantages over the other fae

Morrigan

Fae Stratification: Gray Lords
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #3: Iron Kissed
Affiliated:
Nemane

Known Characteristics & Information:
Iron Kissed

  • AKA The Carrion Crow
  • crow form is a big as a golden eagle with blood red eyes and a white spot on it's head
  • smells of rain, forest and good black garden soil in the spring
  • was one of the Morrigan, the battle goddesses of the Celts, one of her jobs was delivering the killing blow to the heroes dying in the aftermath of a battle to end their suffering162
  • old warrior with a sense of honor; wrongful death is an anathema
  • blind but perceives more clearly than most; can also use other's eyes to see
  • not what she once was; weak and blind and troubles herself overmuch with humans

N

O

Oakman

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #4: Bone Crossed
Affiliated:
Donnell Greenleaf
Forest Fae

Known Characteristics & Information:
Bone Crossed

  • were not tall; no more than four feet; stout “as a good oaken table”
  • black eyes
  • knows when the sun goes down
  • speaks Welsh; speaks to oaks
  • feeds from sunlight; and blood
  • in the old days they were given blood sacrifices to keep the trees happy286
  • are fair spearmen

Smoke Bitten

  • can gift oak trees; grow faster and have subtle magic24

Ogre

Fae Stratification: N/A
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #3: Iron Kissed
Affiliated:
Ogre (2)
Ogre Zombie Deceased
Ogre Birthday

Known Characteristics & Information:
Iron Kissed

  • 500-pound; ten-foot-tall
  • if got to point of tearing off a human's head would not have stopped until they'd had a bite or two
  • not particularly friendly

Bone Crossed

  • look like everyone else until they get ticked off

Storm Cursed

  • tough hide296
  • beefy hands
  • younger; eight-feet-tall; 400-500 pounds296
  • clans; in Scotland298

Otterkin

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #6: River Marked
Affiliated:
Otterkin Walmart Deceased
Otterkin Sacrifice Deceased
Otterkin Bearded Deceased
Otterkin Club Deceased
Otterkin (2) Deceased

Known Characteristics & Information:
River Marked

  • remaining seven relocated from reservation to the Columbia River
  • aren't like the selkies, who are their closest kin118
  • other fae wear otter shapes, but aren't really related to otterkin
  • they don't interact with people well118
  • shapeshifters who can take human form though their true shape is otter; as humans they tend to resemble someone with severe autism: it got many burned at the stake119
  • they are territorial and don't kill people for food; implied they do kill people for other reasons120
  • very little magic of their own though they are clever with what they have, and they cooperate with each other120
  • when there were hundreds of them they were dangerous
  • are minor fae; they used to be very common but they aren't powerful; probably no more trouble than real otters would be210
  • not in good health when they were first put in the sanctuary
  • there were only seven in the sanctuary created for them near the camping ground120
  • sometimes people drown near otterkin lairs
  • were supposed to be friendly and helpful; being hunted to near extinction changes a lot of things
  • agile and fight like an otter; coming in close; fast and furious
  • turned back into otters when they died
  • despite what was said they were people-eating kind of fae

Frost Burned

  • some fae would argue that their deaths were a tragedy65

Night Broken

  • blood-thirsty and stupid; no loss24

P

Piru

Fae Stratification: N/A
IA: Mercyverse Short Fiction: Fairy Gifts
Affiliated:
Piru Butte Deceased
Known Characteristics & Information:

  • Finnish fae93
  • one of the witty demons prone to games of wit93
  • or, one of the air ladies who hung out and looked beautiful until something ticked them off93

Pixies

IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1:Moon Called
Affiliated:
Pixie Tinkerbell

Known Characteristics & Information:
Moon Called

  • wings

Q

R

Roaring Bull of Bagbury

Fae Stratification: N/A
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #4: Bone Crossed
Affiliated:
Roaring Bull of Bagbury
Known Characteristics & Information:
Bone Crossed

  • haunts bridges152

S

Selkie

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Affiliated:
Selkie Boating
Selkie (2) Underhill Deceased
Selkie

Known Characteristics & Information:
Iron Kissed

  • smells like a seal
  • dwelt in or about the sea
  • can turn into seals27
  • wouldn't have a problem with salt

River Marked

  • interacted with people a lot108
  • closely related to Otterkin118

Fire Touched

  • tough271

Sidhe-Hearer

Fae Stratification: Mundane & Ancestral
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #4: Dead Heat
Affiliated:
Katie Jamison

Known Characteristics & Information:
Dead Heat

Sidhe-Seer

Fae Stratification: Mundane & Ancestral
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #4: Dead Heat
Affiliated:
Franklin (Grandmother)
Jamison (Mother)
Jon Franklin
Kathryn Jamison
Katie Jamison

Known Characteristics & Information:
Seeing Eye

  • gets hunches 140
  • could mean anything from a little fae blood in the family tree140

Dead Heat

  • glimpses of likely futures211
  • see the fae for what they are, whatever guise they are wearing 212
  • the fae don't like sidhe-seers212

Siren

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Affiliated:
Lorelei

Known Characteristics & Information:
Moon Called

  • German fae
  • have stories that tell their name and give fair warning about what you're dealing with

Iron Kissed

  • entice ships onto rocks and then drown the surviving sailors

Smoke Weaver

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Affiliated:
Rumpelstiltskin

Known Characteristics & Information:
Moon Called

  • German fae
  • has stories that tell their name and give you fair warning about the fae you might be dealing with

Smoke Bitten

Snow Elf

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #4: Bone Crossed
Affiliated:
Ymir

Known Characteristics & Information:
Bone Crossed

  • not a true fae designation; see Frost Giant

Spriggan

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #7: Frost Burned
Affiliated:
Sliver

Known Characteristics & Information:
Frost Burned

  • fairly rare; nasty, bitter mischief-makers one and all188

Sprite Lord

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #9: Fire Touched
Affiliated:
Sprite Lord Known Characteristics & Information:
Fire Touched

  • weak and stupid; not bothered as much by cold iron as most fae253
  • cockroaches of the fae; can't hurt much, but they won't die253
  • too likely to think about opportunity instead of danger254
  • can be a single body comprised of a hive of female sprites253

T

Troll

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #1: Moon Called
Affiliated:
Troll Banker
Old JarnivdDeceased
Jerry

Known Characteristics & Information:
Moon Called

  • under their glamour might have claws
  • smells of iron and earth
  • a relative to the Gremlin, but not close one154
  • like money and extortion, a lot of them go into banking154

Fire Touched

  • nasty pieces of work134
  • smelled like water-fae magic and a bit like pepper40
  • more populous in continental Europe
  • lived near water by preference and, when they could, around bridges34
  • terrifying looking
  • tough, usually more brawn than brains, though they can talk, or most can35
  • skin is very thick; like a suit of armor35
  • equally comfortable on land or the water35
  • will eat people37
  • running would attract it's attention39
  • can feel you when you watch it40
  • can't connect to most bridges now; too many of the bridges today use too much steel65
  • aren't a lot of trolls left78

U

Underhill

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #3:Iron Kissed
Affiliated:
Tilly Known Characteristics & Information:
Fire Touched

  • but another form of fae163
  • is sensitive to metal163

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W

Water Fae

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #5:Silver Borne
Affiliated:
Water Fae Knight of the Water
Water Fae

Known Characteristics & Information:
Silver Borne

Wearden

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #4: Dead Heat
Affiliated:
Forest Fae

Known Characteristics & Information:
Dead Heat

  • flesh tastes of bark, sap, and lemons219
  • a tree man, related to the green man222
  • dangerous but not as dangerous as one of the greater fae222
  • hard for the tree-tied fae to move; those who could were moved into the reservations early on223

Widow Queen

Fae Stratification: Gray Lord
IA: Alpha & Omega Series #4: Dead Heat
Affiliated:
Neuth Deceased

Known Characteristics & Information:
Dead Heat

  • spiritual archetype of the evil queen in the fairy tales2
  • adored causing misery and pain to the short-lived humans2
  • centuries of power lived in her voice; even if she liked to hold the appearance of helplessness2

Fire Touched

  • sidhe fae177
  • likes to play with the humans; causing misery which she can feed upon177
  • made her way into more than one folktale
  • when Underhill closed, she lost a great deal of her magic; lost the ability to feed off human misery; the power she enjoyed the most178

Wild Hunt

Fae Stratification: Greater Fae
IA: Mercy Thompson Series #5:Silver Borne
Affiliated:
Spice

Known Characteristics & Information:
Silver Borne

  • mindless violence

Wood Sprites

Fae Stratification: Lesser Fae
IA:
Affiliated:
Forest Fae

Known Characteristics & Information:

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Y

Z

fae_types.txt · Last modified: 2022/01/06 13:07 by spd