FAE terms

 

Sidhe

Home of the Fae. Light Court, Shadow Court, and Blood Court. The Sidhes exist on a separate plane of reality from the human world, though travel between them is possible.

 

The Light Court

The Western Sidhe. Maghmael in ancient Fae. Commonly referred to as the White Court by humans. Ruled by Morrighan, the White Queen. The population is comprised of healers, oracles, musicians, and those with affinity for plants and animals.

 

The Shadow Court

The Northern Sidhe. Tír na Nóg in ancient Fae. Also referred to as the Black Court. Capital of the Fae kingdom before the mists separated the realm into three distinct Sidhes. Formerly ruled by King Finvar and Queen Aine, who vanished long ago. A land of starlight with no sun. Magical gifts lean toward the mind, i.e. illusions and psychological influence.

 

The Blood Court

The Eastern Sidhe. Eamhna in ancient Fae. Also known as the Red Court. Smallest and most powerful of the Sidhes. Ruled by Manannán mac Lir, the Red King. Population is known for its elemental bloodlines and powers over earth, air, fire, and water.

 

lóstran

Rare elemental power of magma.

 

lóstre

Rare elemental power of plasma.

 

stoirm a rugadh

“Stormborn.” Refers to those with the gift of lóstran.

 

sanguis

Blood magic. Also known as ichor, blood of forgotten gods. Among the Fae, the sanguis bloodline was thought extinct.

 

mórgacht

Fae term for “majesty,” used in reference to a Fae of royal blood.

 

Shadowlands

The unknown territories concealed by the magical mists separating the Sidhes. Once a person enters the Shadowlands, they do not return and are presumed dead.

 

halfling

Half-human, half-Fae

 

domhan

Borderless realm of shared dreams.

 

The Mist

Border between Sidhes. Whatever or whoever enters the Mists is gone forever.

 

First Legacy Fae

The original and oldest of the Fae, who lived alongside the Mother Danu and Father Dagdha at the dawn of time. Key Players: Morrighan, Manannán mac Lir, Finvar, Aine, Oghma, Delbáeth, Airmed, and Lug.