The Wyldfae

The Wyldfae are creatures of Faerie which do not belong to either Winter or Summer. Most of them do freelance work instead, capable of choosing whichever side they want in a given conflict. During full-scale conflicts, the Wyldfae feel a “calling” which drives them to choose one side or the other. If they are forced to choose sides in a war between Summer and Winter, they will align themselves with the faction most appealing to their personalities. Therefore, the nastier and more murderous aid Winter over Summer. There is no direct leader of the Wyldfae, although the being known as the Erlking or Elfking is probably the closest counterpart.The Erlking is one of several Faerie Kings. These Kings are Wyldfae on the fringes of their respective Courts, Winter and Summer, and therefore generally are not known as Powers within the Courts.

Wyldfae Factions or Groups

  • Goblins: Goblins are vaguely humanoid fae that all carry irregular features, varying in size and shape, are aesthetically repugnant but all have gleaming red eyes. They are devious, intelligent and ruthless, subduing a group of vampires and their Ick in the dark in a matter of seconds and then later ripping them apart. The Erlking is the lord of the goblins and is one of the predatory beings that can be summoned by ritual to Earth to lead “The Wild Hunt”, a massive predatory stampede in which the Erlking calls all nearby beings (mortal, supernatural, faerie, or otherwise) who consider themselves hunters to join him in his charge.
  • Tylwyth Teg: The Tylwyth Teg are an independent kingdom of the wyldfae ruled by their king Gwyn ap Nudd. They are small, only a few feet tall however can take on the form of any creature, having a particular fondness for goats, but can look like any creature including human. If treated well by mortals they would perform tasks for them (grooming of goats being a common one) and if respect was not shown, they could retaliate, going so far as to kill.
  • Little Folk/Dewdrop Fairies: The Little folk (also known as dew drop faeries or polevoi) are small winged faeries that glow in various colors. They have relatively short memory spans and are quite emotional. They often observe many mortal events, considering them as entertainment, given their large numbers and ability to move around without attracting too much attention their abilities, especially in acquiring information, are greatly underestimated by most. They can vary in size from fly-sized to fifteen inches tall.
  • Changelings: Technically Wyldfae until they chose, they are the offspring of a fae and a mortal is called a changeling. They may have odd appearances, depending on their parentage. The offspring of a human and a troll, for example, may appear as a human which is incredibly tall and broadly built with a bulky mass and well-defined jaw. Other changelings have been shown as simply having oddly colored hair, such as green. Changelings must eventually choose whether to become a mortal or a Sidhe. Upon making the choice, the changeling becomes either completely mortal or Sidhe, no longer retaining any of the characteristics of the other half. It is unknown if there is any specific time or age at which a changeling must choose, but during times of war, they are affected by the calling to choose just as the Wyldfae are.


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