Wild Fae (5e Race)
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"We shape the world just as the world shapes us" - Titania, Mother of the Wild Fae
Crossing the bounds between ethereal and natural, the Wild Fae are blessed by their Goddess Titania with glimmering beauty and exceptional grace. Standing usually anywhere between two to three feet tall, their short stature only accentuates their gracefulness whether on foot or flying through the air. Most Wild Fae often weigh around 20 to 40 pounds, with rounded faces and lithe bodies. They generally mature physically at around age 15, but can often live upwards of 250 years, though this time may be decreased if they do not maintain their connection to the Feywild. Their close connection to their homeland allows them to shift from the Material Plane to the Feywild whenever they meditate for enough time.
Given their intimate connection with the natural world and the Feywild, some of them may take on certain characteristics of monsters or beasts of those planes. This can range from scales, animal fur, or even tree bark fusing itself into their skin to list a few. The Wild Fae also often have their appearance subtly change depending on the environments they currently find themselves in. These changes may include the tint of their wings, hair color, eye color, and even the scales or fur on their body, though their skin color is not normally affected. As such, there are near limitless color variations for the Wild Fae, though the colors seen most often typically reflect natural colors of their home plane such as blue, brown, green, purple, and yellow. Their eyes are most often a single color with no difference between the pupil, iris, and sclera. Their wings also come in many varieties ranging from transparent to opaque, to even being imbued with the appearance of a specific element depending on how the Wild Fae was created. All Wild Fae have elongated ears with a slight downward curve, making them similar but still noticeably distinct from their Elven counterparts.
Wild Fae have been around for as long as the Planes themselves, their essence being imbued with both natural and magical energies of the Feywild as much as any other Plane they decide to make their home. Noticeably different from other races however, they are not born into the world, instead they are created from the multitude of magical energies coalescing into a physical form. Wild Fae also do not know death as the other races, instead having their essence converge into a spirit bud when their physical bodies stop functioning. This can lead to a singular Wild Fae to live many centuries or even millennia with their memories being passed down from generation to generation through these spirit buds. This makes them extremely rooted in their beliefs and traditions, their faith never straying from their Goddess, along with their methods and technology appearing slightly more primitive than others.
Attitude and Relations
Wild Fae are fairly shy and reclusive pranksters, preferring to stay out of sight while causing minor inconveniences on other races as their form of humor. They are generally good hearted though, and don't mean to cause any actual harm unless it is called for. However, they are fervent defenders of both nature and their homeland, and anything that could be considered a threat to either will be swiftly and effectively dealt with by any means necessary. This tends to make them good friends with other similar races, such as Elves or other Fey creatures.
There is also an underlying curious and inquisitive nature to the Wild Fae, so they will often seek out to explore or adventure into parts unknown to further their understanding and connection with the world. This can lead Wild Fae into befriending and becoming allies with all sorts of different races, even some rather unexpected ones at times. They are rather slow to trust however due, so even if one thinks they're on the good side of a Wild Fae, they may just be one wrong action away from becoming an enemy.
Wild Fae Names
Wild Fae are often named after aspects of nature or in their natural Sylvan tongue. There are a few outliers and many variations of each name, but it will always represent an aspect of the Wild Fae, and may even be intertwined with their own essence. A few examples may be:
Male: Fer - Ferendir/Feraln/Feriad, Era - Eranden/Eraled/Eraken, Morningdew, Shadeleaf
Female: Syl - Sylvriel/Sylvia/Sylvie, Aer - Aeralith, Aeryn, Aeria, Lily, Rose
Wild Fae Traits
Wild Fae are stealthy, secretive, and charismatic pranksters. They are imbued with the essence of nature and magic.
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2 and your Charisma score increases by 1.
Age. Wild Fae physically mature at around 15, and can live up to 250 naturally.
Alignment. Wild Fae generally take a neutral view, preferring to do what they want and when, which also lends them toward chaotic tendencies. Though some Wild Fae do tend towards the side of good, this is more uncommon than neutrality. Wild Fae never turn towards evil, as it would upset their Goddess.
Size. Wild Fae range from 2 to 3 feet tall, and as such are considered Small.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25, and base flying speed is 30.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Wings of Titania. Wild Fae are all born with sturdy wings that allow them continuous flight without rest. However they may only hover roughly 10 feet off the ground. Any Wild Fae flying above 10 feet will glide down to this height at the end of their turn.
Fey. Your creature type is considered Fey for all purposes. This grants you advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and you cannot be put to sleep magically.
Attuned to Nature. You are proficient with the Nature skill, and the Animal Handling skill.
Feywild Connection. Wild Fae do not sleep for the normal 8 hours, instead entering a meditative trance for 4 hours which will temporarily connect them to the Feywild, while their physical body may remain on the Material Plane. This grants them the same benefit of a full rest.
Natural Medicine. Wild Fae are so intimately connected with nature, this allows them to make poisons, poultices, and salves from almost any natural flora. This gives the Wild Fae proficiency with either the herbalism kit or the Medicine skill.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common, Elven, and Sylvan.
Random Height and Weight
|1′ 6″||+4d4||2 lb.||× (1d4) lb.|
*Height = base height + height modifier