The Ashen Kingdom
The fae are a cold and insane collection of cruelty and beauty. Most are humanoid, but some have animalistic features and a rare few are insubstantial, like ghosts. Fae seem to be made up of several subspecies which seem to coexist. During wars, the fae often come together and build fairy forts, hellish stone structures which must be sieged and leveled.
The most common fae resemble thin humans with too many arms. Usually all of these arms wield obsidian blades. Obsidian blades carry some of the worst curses the Forest can produce, and each blade seems to be unique. Fae are usually stronger than a man and always much faster. They are immune to damage from anything but applewood, iron, or true flame. Of all creatures in the Forest, fae have the most trouble crossing the palisade, unless invited.
Many fae are supernaturally beautiful, in a way that is described by survivors as a “terrifying perfection”. Some fae have a heightened ability. Making eye contact can render a victim incapable of thought or movement, even during a prolonged vivisection.