Campaign of the Month: June 2012
Most races of the Fey are decedents of the Shee, one of the tribes of the Div, borne of the Cursed Sacred Fruit. The gods gave the Shee a choice, they could either lose their immortality and remain free-willed, or they could lose their will and stay immortal. The Immortal ones became the Fey and the ones who kept free will became the Elves. Over the centuries, creatures such as the faun or pixie, on very rare occasions are born or are unexpectedly imbued with free will. Forever changed, these creatures become truly mortal and their magical powers are much diminished from their true fey-blooded kin. These creatures now have souls and are almost always outcast from the communities to which they were born, forced to make their way among other races, ostracized.
Faun, known in some regions as satyrs, are debauched and hedonistic creatures of the deepest, most primeval parts of the faerie woods. They adore wine, music, and carnal delights, and are renowned as rakes and smooth-talkers, wooing unwary maidens and shepherd boys and leaving a trail of awkward explanations and unplanned pregnancies in their wakes.
Though their bodies are almost always those of attractive and well-built men, much of the faun’s talent for seduction lies in their talent for music. With the aid of his eponymous pipes, a faun is capable of weaving a wide variety of melodic spells designed to enchant and bring them in line with his capricious desires.
In addition to their constant frolicking, faun often act as guardians of the creatures in their forest homes, and any who manage to turn the faun’s lust to wrath find themselves facing down dangerous animals surrounding the faun. Still, while satyrs tend to value their own amusement well above the rights of others, they bear no ill will toward those they seduce. Children born from such encounters are always full-blooded faun, and are generally spirited away by their riotous kin soon after birth.
Faun characters are blessed with the Maker’s Gifts.