Hello, everyone! It’s been quite a crazy few months, hasn’t it? I’m afraid I’ve clearly fallen behind on writing, both due to the pandemic and a health scare after my grandfather had a mishap with some farm equipment. (Long story short, he’s doing fine now!) What better way to make up for this lost time that seems to have been spirited away, though, than with a new character background for those touched by the fey?
You are somehow tied to the mysterious Feywild, a twilit, dreamlike reflection of the mortal world. So many cautionary tales of the dangers of the forests include accounts of those who heed whispers heard by no one else, only to disappear. Sometimes, though, these mortals return touched by the plane of fairies in ways that few can fathom. Other Feyborn are the descendants of Fair Folk, mysteriously tied to a world of pure emotion which they may have yet to see for themselves. Either way, as a Feyborn you likely will find yourself swept up in adventure, as the fairies seem almost drawn to this life like a moth to a flame, and those marked by them are no different.
Skill Proficiencies: Arcana, Persuasion
Equipment: A set of iridescent, brightly-colored clothes, a decorative talisman made of constantly flowering plants, and a belt pouch containing 5 GP.
Feature: Fey Ancestry
You have advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put you to sleep.
Feature: Fey Slip
When a creature misses you, you may teleport up to 10 feet as a reaction. You cannot use this feature again until you complete a short rest.
“Extreme” is typically the first adjective someone would use when describing a Feyborn’s attitudes. The temperamental nature of the fey might make itself clear in a Feyborn’s personality through a quick temper, a happy-go-lucky temperament, or similarly dynamic emotional ranges.
d8 Personality Trait
|1||I prefer the company of plants or animals to people.|
|2||My word is my bond, and I hold grave respect for those I make deals with.|
|3||I tend to get excited about new experiences.|
|4||I can find something to talk about with anyone.|
|5||I write poetry in my free time. Some good, some bad.|
|6||I don’t feel fear when others would.|
|7||I can’t stand being around cold iron.|
|8||I’m always up for a rousing debate.|
|1||Beauty. It is my duty to preserve what is beautiful in the world. (Lawful)|
|2||Courage. I will not hesitate to put myself in harm’s way in the interest of what’s right. (Good)|
|3||Freedom. Let nobody dictate to me how I should live my life. (Chaotic)|
|4||Change. Growing attached to the way things are will end in heartbreak. (Chaotic)|
|5||Love. The greatest passions spur the greatest achievements. (Good)|
|6||Creativity. There is always more than one approach to solving a problem. (Chaotic)|
|1||I was marked by the fairies when I strayed into the woods near my childhood home.|
|2||Unbeknownst to me, I was promised by a parent under duress to a dangerous fey.|
|3||One of my parents is a fey creature in disguise.|
|4||I made a bargain with a fey without realizing the consequences.|
|5||I have received a blessing from a caring fairy godparent, and hope to return the favor someday.|
|6||I am a greater fey somehow bound to a mortal body, and aim to reclaim my former glory.|
|1||I find it difficult to make a commitment.|
|2||Once I start talking, getting me to stop can be quite difficult.|
|3||I have a tendency to speak my mind without forethought.|
|4||My temper may flare at a moment’s notice.|
|5||I find myself making jokes at inappropriate times.|
|6||If a task is too difficult, I am more than happy to do something else.|