Azel Campaign Setting
Fey QueensThe Mother was the previous queen, the lady will be the next. Little to nothing is known about the Fey mothers, except that they are extremely powerful, but have never been known to use their power. For the length of recorded history, the current queens and ladies have not changed, so it is unknown if they ever do.The exact power of the Fey queens is unknown, but it is at least that of a lesser deity, or possibly the Azel Emperor. (Likewise, it is unknown if the Fey queens are deific themselves).
Both courts also have numerous sidhe (pronounced "SHEE") nobles (the fey queens are sidhe). Sidhe resemble elves, and frequently disguise themselves as such. They wield powerful innate magic that is neither arcane nor divine- This does not stop them from learning magic of their own, of course, but few Sidhe have the patience for that. They have never been known to tell a lie, and it is speculated that for some reason they are unable to do so (although, exactly what is powerful enough to enforce this is unknown) but have become master deceivers nonetheless. The truth you hear is not necessarily the truth you understand it to be.
Metagame Note: very little is known about the Sidhe, so unlike most monsters you can't just look up their stats. However, they are heavily based (statwise) on the Sidhe from d20 Urban Arcana. They are modified to fit into a 3.5/3p game.
Sidhe WeaknessesIn addition to being unable to lie, another peculiar restriction on the Sidhe is that their power seems to be limited on mortals, except for those they have dealings with. For example, if a mortal decides to strike a deal with a summer sidhe (to do X task in return for Y payment) then until X task is completed, the summer sidhe can use her full powers on the mortal (unless the deal prevents her from doing so), and so may any other Sidhe affected by the deal, summer or winter. They do not appear to be limited in this way when dealing with other supernatural beings (like outsiders, fey, elementals, etc.)
Tuesday, May 21