The Fair Folk of Luux
Faewarians began as a fair race of nomadic gatherers, dispersed throughout the dense rainforests of the six continents of Faewar. Having evolved from Elemental Faeries, Faewarians have always maintained a close spiritual bond between themselves and their environment, thriving harmoniously within the boundaries of symbiotic equilibrium.
Extensive world trade and colonisation of the six continents ushered in the establishment of vast Faewarian kingdoms across the globe. Ancient history reveals the constant struggle for power between light and dark amoungst the Faewarian peoples as they progessed through the rise and fall of empires, outbreaks of war and constant revolution.
In the age of enlightenment philosophers and scientists of the period circulated their ideas in intellectual groups, exploring science, magic, music and philosophy. The Six Kingdoms of Faewar had united at last, only to suffer their greatest challenge yet, at the birth of Xavaxian kind. Corrupted Faewarians would undergo a metamorphosis into a deathly new race, with a violent lust for blood, ushering in a millennia of war.
The era of Enlightenment was succeeded by the Age of Elegance, a period of peace, reconnection and the reestablishment of the arts, most notably music, as the prevalent form of communication. Xavaxians had retired to their new homeworld of Xavaxia and Faewar came to heal. Faewarians were now able to explore the worlds of Luux through a network of portals, allowing for a new found sense of enlightenment and purpose.
Long have the Faewarians dabbled in sorcery, divination and alchemy. Their hyper-sentient nature, spiritual awareness and long lives have them pushing the boundaries of what one might consider normality. Naturally the school of magic a Faewarian scholars in is defined by their element, the six houses, Luxa, Dima, Vayu, Gaia, Agni & Jala – reflect Light, Dark, Wind, Earth, Fire & Water. Certain great magicians have been known to go beyond only one book. Such an area of innovation is a sacred prospect for Faewarians – this fusion of magic is heralded as the Arcane arts…
Luxa is the Faewarian class of magic naturally drawn to light and the teachings of Luux, the system’s sun. It is traditionally practised by those native to the Elvanar Kingdom. This high form of magic is commanding, seen as the beacon lighting the way for civilization on Faewar. The Luxa are philosophical and diplomatic people responsible for leading Faewarian society through Enlightenment and into the age of Elegance. This magic equips Faewarians with unparalleled insight, adapting the energy of light to their means. In war, Luxa are able to manifest angelic capabilities. Masters are able to cast forth huge wings, a known ability amongst great Faewarians. They are magnificent in the daylight, impenetrable guardians of Faewar and generals of the Faewarian forces. In recent times, they tend their efforts towards maintaining peace on Faewar. This extends to all of the Luux system, and the Celestial Sea as a whole…
Dima is the Faewarian class of magic naturally drawn to darkness, influenced by the movements of Xavaxia, the Luux systems fabled black star. It is traditionally practised by those native to the Eyvarla Kingdom. It’s practitioners, the Dima, are sworn to harness dark energy into pure potentiality – protecting its source from the sinister manipulation typically attracted with the promise of such power. In many ways, the Dima parallel Luxa, together striving for equilibrium of duality on Faewar. Night and day, east and west, these polarising arts complete one another in an eternal dance of Faewarian divinity. Most Dima lead spiritual lives as warrior monks, devoted to defending Faewar from darkness. To this day, many are bound to the Eastern Kingdom of Eyvarla, a land known for it’s bitter connection to Xavaxia and the darkest chapter of Faewarian History…
Vayu is the Faewarian class of magic naturally drawn to air, influenced by the movements of Ganjune, the Luux systems mountain planet. It is traditionally practised by those native to the Wudrasir Kingdom. The Vayu are the guardians of nature, possessing profound spiritual connections to life and the winds that breathed existence into the natural world. Wise sorcerers in this field of magic are capable of forming deep neural connections with the world around them, to communicate and interpret visions and insights from nature. The Vayu are legendary watchers of the sky’s and are revered for their mastery with winged beasts. Heroes of Vayu are depicted in epic battles on the backs of winged creatures wielding the wind, rain, thunder and lightning. In the modern age many Vayu still dedicate their lives to wandering in the wild, gathering knowledge and seeking greater connection to the natural world.
Gaia is the Faewarian class of magic naturally drawn to earth, devoted to the teachings of Taurel, named after the Luux systems dense jungle world. It is traditionally practised by those native to the Gaiagan Kingdom. The Gaia possess an innate connection to the earth and are grounded, hard working people. Of all Faewarians, the Gaia are the least concerned with artistry and excellence, opting instead for a far more modest lifestyle, living off the land and exercising a deep connection to nature. Masters of this school of magic can cast spells that draw upon the physical forces of the natural world. Legends tell of powerful skin changers among the Gaia, capable of transforming their bodies completely into earthen or organic matter. In rare cases, skilled wizards have been known to completely bind with the earth, fusing their bodies with the environment by assuming the form of tree or stone. In this form, the Gaia are able to live extraordinarily long, inanimate lives, as their minds live on for centuries to become the wisest known beings on Faewar.
Agni is the Faewarian class of magic naturally drawn to fire, devoted to the teachings of Infernalis, the Luux systems fiery doom world. It is traditionally practised by those native to the Yuvulcan Kingdom. The Agni are passionate and intense people, burdened with unpredictable power tempered by relentless desire. Those learned in this school of magic possess the ability to control fire through the use of pyrokinetic spells, passed down to the Agni from the dragons of Infernalis. The Agni worship transformation and are a driving force in Faewarian politics, often challenging the status quo and initiating revolution, heralding the philosophy of destruction by fire and resurrection from the ashes. Agni masters are capable of breathing fire from their lungs and cyclically regenerating their bodies to live long and youthful lives, eventually dying in a show of flames and combustion. The Agni have a historic connection with dragons and ancient scriptures depict fierce Agni warriors fighting alongside the magnificent creatures in battle…
Jala is the Faewarian class of magic naturally drawn to water, devoted to the teachings of Osharius, named after the Luux systems vast water planet. It is traditionally practised by those native to the Selinor Kingdom. The Jala are fluid, mercurial and adaptable people. They are deeply compassionate, with control over water, at mastery unlocking the ability to initiate the form of aquatic creatures. They are renowned as guardians of the seas and are exceptionally skilled shipwrights and mariners. Jala explorers of old are often credited for the discovery of the six continents on which the great Kingdoms of Faewar were established. When summoned by the Arcane Council, the legendary Sea-Lords can muster a formidable navy, composed of swift warships and loyal creatures of the ocean. In recent times the Jala are pioneers of Faewarian exploration in the Celestial Sea, constructing elegant spacecraft and establishing peaceful contact with alien civilisations…