The Storm Faes are an aerial race of winged creatures that inhabit many of the mountain regions. Although their powerful wings can help them achieve any height, they prefer to soar on the winds. Using this soaring method, they are able to fly for many distances without being tired.
In addition to the long distance soaring, the creatures are able to carry many objects (up to twice their weight) by using the external tendons on their backs. The external tendings move like worms and can be manipulated to hold any devices that leaves the wings free for flying. In addition, these tendons are also able to fashioned into structures that can be used as an ordinary hand.
The society of the Storm Fae is a rigid one in which they spend most of their time gathering food and necessary supplies. Living in the mountains does not provide them with an abundance of resources and they try to make the best with what they have. They are able to withstand extremely cold temperatures by wrapping themselves in their wings. During the summer times, the wings also act as a ventilation system with the tendons transporting heat from their bodies to the wings.
Being a stoic race, they place a high-value on work. Play is almost unheard of among the elders and quickly presented as being unseemly for children of certain ages to engage in. Naturally, there are always the rebellious ones but they eventually learn to follow the lead of the average citizen or be encouraged to leave.
When meeting a Storm Fae for the first time, you get a sense of seriousness that you don't see in many people. They don't tend to waste words and there is no form of idle chatter. The smile is never seen. They will get right to the point and decide whether or not they wish to engage with you. Once they are done with their business, they tend to leave very quickly without a word.
The Storm Fae is an extremely efficient fighter. Their preferred method is to attack from the distance and, especially in the area of spell casters, they are quite ruthless. In additon, with the aid of their tendons, they are able to fashion hands and armor to protect their body.
If the Fae is required to engage in close combat, they will shift the tendons to create spikes on their wings and body armor for their chest and legs. The older the fae, the stronger the tendon. From that point, they will then rake at the opponent with both the hardened tendons (formed as spikes) and their spike wings.
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)