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Common Fey

Songs of the Sidhe by David Ross

The majority of common fey consider themselves subject to one or more faerie courts, most often one of the Two Courts. While fey generally idealise their court, they do not make the court the focus of their lives. Rather, they look upon the courts as embodying ideals which they are not fit to live up to. For some fey, it is a matter of being unwilling to make the sacrifices necessary to do so; others are simply not able to do it; still others merely go through the motions of respect as it is socially expedient. They generally settle for respecting the actions and decrees of the court and exhibiting a preference for the court’s ideals. Consequently, for most fey, their court allegiance does not shape most of their actions.

For example,¬†even though creative acts are associated with the Seelie, a typical Unseelie-aligned¬†common fey will not avoid them all. Rather, her allegiance to the Unseelie¬†means that she respects the power and goals of the Unseelie and heeds the¬†words of the Queen of Air and Darkness. Common Unseelie make a habit of¬†destruction, death, and decay, but only as it suits their personal whims¬†and desires. Those few fey who hold their court’s ideals more strongly¬†usually join the aristocracy.

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