I’ll admit that I’m kicking myself for doing a general name, but it is what it is. The fairies of Windemere have a lot of variety and I’m always discovering new ones. Each one is a different even if they look the same. Most people in Windemere use the names interchangeably, which annoys many of them. For example, Pixies are pranksters with a magical glow while Sprites are forest warriors that lack the glow. So I’m going to touch on a few of the big ones.
Introduced in Allure of the Gypsies, Suzu is a sprite that helps our heroes get to Kalam’s Lair. These creatures defend the forest and tend to be very brave, which can get them into trouble. They use sharpened twigs as spears and acorn caps as shields and helmets. Unlike other woodland fairy species, they don’t maintain a specific tree as their home and power center. In fact, they tend to be found around mushrooms more than green plants.
Going to the opposite end of the spectrum, these human-sized fairies bond their energy to trees to survive. This makes them operate off the seasons, so they are most active in the spring and summer. Fall is when they breed and winter is hibernation. Their method of breeding is that they find someone of the opposite gender of another species and take aura with a kiss. Like all woodland fairies, new generations are made by mixing magical energy and sex is for entertainment. Dryads have a big sense of hierarchy, so they will be nice to species that they see as superior such as naiads.
The only ocean fae and considered one of the royal lines due to their power over water and ice. They live deep within the depths and rise to the surface only when summoned or they reach an age of curiosity. This is a dangerous time since it brings them into contact with those of the surface world. It is a delicate existence too. Some naiads fall in love with other species and renounce their fairy nature, which creates half-breeds. Others enjoy the rivers and become nymphs, but can never touch saltwater again. A naiad can only be out of the ocean for two days before they fall into a coma.
I’m only putting this down because there are a lot of fairies out there. You have nymphs, brownies, spriggans, selkies, and the list keeps going. They don’t usually get involved in events unless their territory is threatened. Others may be exiled from their homes, so they find a person to befriend in order to survive. Only time will tell what turns up in the various Windemere series.