Humans are, as you would expect, incredibly common and make up most of the general populace and are the most race prevalent in most kingdoms.
Though relatively uncommon, some fae immerse themselves in society but don’t commit themselves to the human way of life. Still attached to their literal roots in their own realm, they come and go as they please. As demons do, however, they vary in disposition and in how they approach the general populace.
Leathan (Fae/Human halfling)
Halflings are offspring of a Faerie parent and a human parent. Although physical appearance, in general, is a fairly superficial thing, especially for the Fair Folk, halflings have been known to inherit some physical oddities from their Faerie parent. Though for some you wouldn’t expect even an ounce of Fae blood runs in their veins as they look completely human.
Halflings also usually have a strong talent for magic and inherit at least some of their Fae parent’s expertise without fail. Whether they choose to lean into their ancestry and continue to hone their sorceries, however, is entirely their decision. Some have chosen to suppress it and turned to martial means instead. At least, those who don’t have an aversion to strange metals, or the iron and steel weapons and armor are usually made from.
While lesser demons are sometimes encountered in the wilds (mostly by bounty hunters who seek them out), true demons are very rare and are more often heard about but almost never seen. Unlike Fae, they consistently have an air of superiority and will not make themselves known to the world and mingle among lesser creatures deemed as prey, preferring to operate by more insidious means than directly with others. Few notable demons in history that make contact with the world differ widely in disposition. From helpful and kind to malicious and devious in nature. The nature of demons is unpredictable, just as when one may encounter them.
Changelings are either an entirely Fae child raised among humans or an entirely human child raised among the Fae. An ‘exchange student’ as one would say, but the lesson is lifelong, and so are the effects on them as people.
Changelings, like Leathan, have been known to either inherit some physical oddities from their Faerie parents or, due to exposure to and/or practising certain forms of Faerie magicks, will experience a change to their human features.
These changes are very rarely dramatic. Humans, unfortunately, are very stubbornly locked into their shape, and a true change of the form that isn’t temporary is usually a good indication that the practitioner has been meddling with something they really shouldn’t have.
Changelings are typically taken care of by the Fae who accept them as a family member and therefore are almost invariably warlocks who are trained in their ‘parents’ discipline, strengths, and might well inherit some of their weaknesses as well. For example, a Fae lord associated with the moon might have a changeling child whose power waxes and wanes with the moon phase.
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