The Isle of Arcadia has stood been the home of "fairy" races since the beginning of recorded history in Traykon. In the early history of Traykon, this island was open to all visitors and the Sidhe who ruled it welcomed visitors as a friendly distraction. In -24318 (T'loric), human raiders struck the island and looted as much wealth as they could carry. The local inhabitants were introduced to rape and murder for the first time in their own history. The Sidhe expelled the few Elves who still remained in Arcadia and began to outline plans to protect their island home from further desecration. In -24056 T, ancient magic was used to shroud the island in an impenetrable mist. A few remaining elves and humans visiting the isle were locked away with the three dominate races of the fairy isle. This self imposed isolation was supposed to exist for all time.
After The Sending, the mist that protected the island has begun to disperse and weaken. Unless the Sidhe find a way to recreate the ancient magic that once sealed away their domain, they will once again actively be participating in Traykon's history. Some inhabitants of Arcadia do not see the need for the further isolation.
NOTE: Player's who want to play one of the fairy races should only be able to do so if the DM is beginning the campaign on the island of Arcadia.
|Leszy||Leszy are forest-dwelling humanoids. They have barrel chests, short necks, and wide, flat heads. Their short legs are thick, their hands and feet are large, and their hair is thick: white, reddish brown, or charcoal gray often with green, brown, or black spots or stripes. They stand about 6 feet tall and weigh over 300 pounds. Leszy are superstitious and fear things when seem to them as unnatural, including wizard spells, undead creatures, and metal arms and armors.|
|Sakphul||Looking something similar to a goblin with a long, pointed nose and floppy ears, these creatures rarely grow over 2 foot tall. Sakphul typically have greenish brown skin and bright colored eyes that rage from yellow to red. They only grow hair on the back of their heads, the crown is always bald, and their hair tends to be brown or black. The Sakphul is a mischievous race who tend to delight in causing grief to others.|
|Yingil||Short and stout, with only four fingers on each hand and four toes for each foot. They seldom grow over four feet tall and weigh from 60 to 80 pounds. Shades of brown is the normal hair color for a Yingil with amber, blue, green, or yellow eyes being the most common. Traditionally, a Yingil will braid their hair when they pass a certain milestone in their life. Those with very active lives, great heroes, or those who have survived great hardship are easily recognized by their many braids.|
There are dozens of other Fey races on Arcadia. The three listed above are the most common and populous races found on the island. With the exception of the Leszy, the other races do not willingly leave Arcadia. However, like the Gnomes, some of the other races have moved away from Arcadia and can be found in isolated areas of Traykon.