The Walkers of the Between


From Parents




From Parents

Wealth Bonus

20 sp



54 to 69 in. (M)




90 to 175 lbs.


Charm Advantage


125 years


Mortal Bodied

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P14735C1T156#yIS1 Half Elf, Half Human, Fay are their own people in many ways, for they seem to have escaped some aspects of each of their parents, and in the process of existing become something new. Fay are generally raised either as Elfin or as whatever human stock they come from, with a notable many more or less splitting their time among both. They sometimes choose to cleave to one side or another of their parental families, but that is based more in the dynamics and differences. Fay are much more free with their emotions than their Elf side, and more aggressive than their Human side. This can cause some problems with their relations in a Creche, and many will never formally follow through with the Commune after apprenticeship.

Fay of Sibola, Aztlan, and Akadia all are required to take the name leFay by law and common practice – which is why you have Shalimar leFay. Many Fay do not like this, and it is only in those realms where it is required. In part, this stems from the ancient mistrust of Elfin people, whose tempers could get a bit out of hand at times, and it was thought they would follow suit.

Fay do not have the larger, more pointed ears of their parents, and are more able to hide those ears within their hair. They have a broad range of coloration that can derive from any parent.

Half-Elfin are the product of love between humans and Elfin. Half-Elfin are normally called Fay, and tradition is that they take that as part of their name.

Walking in two worlds but thought truly belonging to neither, Fay combine what some say are the best qualities of their elf and human parents: human curiosity, inventiveness, and ambition tempered by the refined senses, love of nature, and artistic tastes of the Elfin.

Some Fay live among humans, set apart by their emotional and physical differences, watching friends and loved ones age while time barely touches them. Others live with the Elfin, growing restless as they reach adulthood in the elfin enclaves, while their peers continue to live as children. Many Fay, unable to fit into either society, choose lives of solitary wandering or join with other misfits and outcasts in the adventuring life.


Fay have a very different outlook, caused in part by two competing forces: the one that says they have to control their bloodlust, and the one that says they need to get some bloodlust to survive.

Fay are raised by either the Commune or by their human family, in part because Communes will insist on one or the other, and while defiance is common, it is rarely successful. Fay are raised to be independent in thought and deed, often with encouragement to follow whatever path they choose – and this has led to them gaining the reputation for being single minded, focused, and thinking that they have to do twice as much to earn half the credit.


Fay collect their values from the side of their family they were raised in. This can often be both, for Fay dislike the idea that they are outcast from one or the other when most of the time they are both and they embrace both sides happily.


Fay deal with a strong stigma around the fact that they are Elfin in heritage, and they are mixed peoples, which always lead folks to make presumptions about them or ask what they are, and then the answer never seems to satisfy those people.


To humans, Fay look like Elfin, and to Elfin, they look Human. In height, they are on par with both parents, though they’re neither as slender as Elfin nor as broad as humans, with women only slightly taller and heavier than men. Fay men do have facial hair, and sometimes grow beards to mask their Elfin ancestry.

The Fay do not ever go bald. Their hair is typically longer than average and grows fast. It is thick, and there is a lot of it on their heads, but little on their bodies.

Fay can have any coloration of their parent’s lines. This continues through to the second generation, but after that it becomes the human side.


Half human and Half Elfin, the Fay are blended people, the original mixed folk, and somehow inherited an ability that neither of their parents ever has. Fay are trusted slightly more than their Elfin folks by humans and slightly less by elfin because they are never quite sure what the background of the Fay is – and they are known to be unwilling to help others figure it out. Fay raised by their Elfin parents speak Elfin Cant.


Fay are Resistant to Necrotic Damage.


You can see in dim light within 30 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.


You have Advantage on saving throws against being charmed.


Fay are strongly bound to this dimension, and cannot go neither Astral nor Ethereal, as they are unable to separate their spirit form from their fleshly one.

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