Fae Death

Odwald Bynothas

Kingdoms of Amalur



The Immortal Fae by Odwald Bynothas

VI.

Fae are not generally very thoughtful or reflective. They act confidently on their instincts, and centuries of experience and custom have conditioned fae to think very little of the prospect of what the Young Races call "death".

The current age has brought with it increasing irregularities in regeneration, likely with the growth in mortal magic. In the past, fae were not much bothered about their own personal demise or the passing into the Great Cycle, which they often view as a form of growth, a magical ascension. The actual act of dying, however, was viewed as something akin to slumber, an interruption... and the fae viewed it as a child might, with a combination of resentment and impatience. The more an individual showed an interest in present events, the more inconvenient it would be to for him to pass on.

The fae are also abstractly aware of the difference conditions of death for the Young Races, and only now beginning to appreciate the universal fear of mortality that eludes them. (Unfortunately, empathy is not one of the race's many strengths.) However, with rebirth becoming more and more unreliable, the fae have acquired an almost human apprehension toward danger, sensing what has been known to mortals for many centuries - that life is precious, and that extinction is a threat faced by every creature of nature.