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Fairies are winged humanoids creatures, found on many magic-filled worlds. A huge variety of them exist in Felarya, with many different species and tribes. The biggest concentration of them live in the fairy kingdom.
Felaryan fairies are widely feared and considered top predators. They are voracious, they can fly, and are often efficient spell casters. They love to snack on adventurers in the jungle, usually after shrinking them. They pose such a threat that it's widely believed being eaten by a fairy is the primary cause of mortality for humans in Felarya. Their most feared ability is their size-shifting magic, which enables them to change their size at will, from 3 inches to about 100 feet, although this range varies from one fairy to another, and some can't change size at all. Moreover, almost all fairies also possess the innate ability to temporarily alter the size of another creature. It depends a lot on the original size of the target and its magic resistance, though. For instance, if the target is too big to start with, the fairy will be unable to change its size at all.
A fairy's power is stored in their wings, meaning that if their wings are hurt their magical ability is decreased dramatically, to the point of preventing them from using even their most basic of abilities, making for a surprisingly crippling weakness. For example, fairies with damaged wings are unable to size-shift, and are stuck at their current size until their wings have healed, although healing occurs quickly in Felarya. Fairies are usually playful and mischievous beings who love to have fun more than anything else. In a world like Felarya it means they can easily get into trouble and, while they are fearsome predators, they are also preyed upon by a large number of creatures. However, contrary to popular belief, not all fairies are light-hearted. In their population you can find a wide range of attitudes that vary from the usual fun loving and carefree pranksters to solemn watchmen, serious scholars, mystic sages, and even dark brooding warriors. The way they view good and evil is rather special and very different from the way humans view it.
Fairies get along pretty well with most other species, and especially with elementals. For some reason, many fairies chose to mate with them instead of other fairies. This results in a great number of crossbreeds, who are often much more dangerous than their parent species. On the other hand, fairies see insects as a great threat. Indeed, a lot of Felaryan insects have a high resistance to magic, are aggressive, and some of them are huge. Fairies find themselves pretty powerless against them.