“Dancers of the air” or “Flighty Odd People”. This race has their fans and those who are annoyed by them. The Netlings are lithe and supple air elementals that can be seen constantly gliding and dancing in the clouds. The light bone structures allow them to soar on wind currents and parts of their bodies become the wind and clouds, themselves. They have been mainly described as “Clouds that take form.”
The Netlings seem to live in small round domes that exist within the cloud structures. These domes are forever shifting as the clouds move through the sky but the Netlings seem to be used to it. They are forever frolicking among themselves and feel that life is about enjoyment.
There does not seem to be any formal hierarchy to their society. However, it has been noticed that the females tend to be listened to more often and the elders are, for the most part, female. It is unknown where the males seem to go.
The Netlings are a curious race that likes to visit the surface a lot.... especially during the morning hours. Flitting back and forth between the various flowers, they are constantly chattering and laughing as they go along. They love to explore new areas that they’ve never seen and have a fascination for the races that live there.
Encountering one of them is a maddening venture. They tend to have problems sitting still and will constantly move away and towards someone while they are conversing. They will be curious about item that a person is carrying or the person, himself, if they’ve never encountered the race before.
Netlings are not an aggressive race and do not have any form of weaponry. Violence is totally against their nature. During any combat situation, they merely turn into clouds and fade away. The only way to hold them is to encase them a solid structure. The speed at which they move and disappear makes it almost impossible, without magical means, to trap them.
Image Size: 11” wide x 14” tall
Original Pencil Drawing on Bristol Paper
Signed by Doug Hoppes (artist)
Provided with separate Bainbridge Clay Coated Archival Foam Board (1/8” thickness)