A brief overview: The Fae and Nymph can simply be explained as ‘elf-like creatures’ with their pointed ears and Lithe bodies. They are merely cousins with some distinct features that sets them apart. The both have magikal abilities (although Nymphs are far weaker), heightened senses and long lives that make them superior to humans.
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It started during the Ice Age 11,000 years ago, Saber Tooth Tigers were becoming desperate. Prey was scarce, their world was melting and humans were killing them. A group of Saber Tooth Tigers started eating plants to ease their hunger, one of those plants was Craenyme. A flower capable of elongating life and a certain mutation that gave the evolving and adapting Tigers Magik.
The tigers were stranded on a continent when all the ice melted leaving their cousins to die and them to survive. They slowly turned into a human-like creature most known as the Fae and Nymph today. The Fae and Nymph are merely cousins but different species. The Fae had heightened senses, sharp-pointed ears, and sharp canines from their Saber Tooth ancestors. But, they manifested strange eye colors, long life, and Magik.
Nymphs came from the same group of Saber Tooth Tigers but lived underground or in caves, they had the same look and abilities but were lighter and paler in color and their magik was weaker than the Fae. The only difference was that Nymphs could see glimpses of the future called ‘visions’. There are theories of whether there were more versions of Faes or Nymphs, but they might’ve died out from competition or lack of food and resources.
The Fae and Nymph resided in Ellstryle, a continent between North America and Europe, or in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. The Fae rose to become a monarchy, but their blood was thin and few were born of royal blood. Only the Nymph was capable of helping them come up with solutions with their visions. Even today the Fae still follow their king, although democracy and capitalism had made the Fae and Nymph liberal.
It wasn’t until the 6th century that early European explorers discovered Ellstryle, not knowing that it was also inhabited by the Fae and Nymph. The humans soon colonized a small part of the continent on the coastlines and small villages popped up nearly everywhere. The Fae became curious about the new inhabitants of their land, the humans were also curious about what lay ahead of a mysterious forest. By the 7th century, a European King laid claim to half of Ellstryle after learning of the creatures called the Fae that also ruled part of Ellstryle.
During the 8th century, a mysterious illness had infected the human settlers that lived on Ellstryle. The illness was named ādlcoathe that the Fae and Nymph had already developed immunity to it, it spread across the continent and killed what estimated to be 1 million human lives lost.
The sickness made humans despise the Fae and in the 9th century, war broke out. This moment was when Queen Kestrel, King Adrian, Yfel, and Ehren were born. They eventually defeated the Evil Lord Quirin and Queen Kestrel took over the throne with her child. Historians named it the Novus Era, because of a new ruler that wasn’t of royal Fae blood and the new technology that followed soon after.
Trade was easier with the Fae and the flower that elongated Fae lives are available because of a new Monarch. Now, the continent is split in two, the Fae ruling half and the humans living on the other side. It is still difficult to get into the Fae kingdom but it is no longer taboo to be mixed as Fae or Nymph and human, like it was a few hundred years ago.