"Fey Feature" and Arik



Aug 15, 2006 0:19:56
I was searching through WotC's web archive, and I came across this series called "Fey Feature": http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/arch/fey, which details the Seelie and Unseelie fey for 3E. Has anyone used this to supplement or convert elements of the OD&D Good Kingdom of PC1?

Particularly curious is the Cold Iron Warrior prestige class for devoted enemies of the fey.

Incidentally, in one of the articles (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/fey/20031212a), there is a reference to a being called "Arik", who created monsters called hoarfrosters:

Very little is known of these elementals, as they dwell in areas uninhabitable by most creatures. Bits of lore allude to them as "cursed spawn of Arik," the mad fey necromancer. It is thought that he, in his dangerous quest to overthrow the Unseelie Court, created an unstoppable weapon of destruction. Working to bind the very elements of the planes, his experiments produced nightmarish creatures of evil. In the battle that ensued, his creations managed to destroy half of the queen's armies before they fell. Although the queen announced that all of Arik's creatures were annihilated, rumors of the hoarfrosters' existence continue. Perhaps this is fact, perhaps not. As it has been a dozen millennia since that failed rebellion, the past has swallowed up the truth.


Aug 17, 2006 8:42:57
This Arik is seemingly unrelated to Arik from B3: Palace of the Silver Princess, though feys do seem to fit in with Haven.

Well, the only contradiction is that Arik is described as a Fey necromancer. We dont really know what race or class Arik had when he was mortal, though I would guess the Abberation subtype would be more appropriate. Most seem to have him as a Beholder. It does not seem unreasonable however that our Arik created similar creatures for Mystara, given his connection with the Fey through Haven.



Aug 17, 2006 10:12:20
I looked through those features awhile ago and I liked them very much. I do think a lot of it could be used for Oberon's Court but it does shift the feel of the Dreamlands a bit, especially if you include the Unseelie Court for the evil fey. I know of one group locally that played a fey campaign- it was a popular one with the ladies and, if I remember correctly, had a tragic ending (campaign-wise).

Come to think of it, that could work well in a Dreamlands campaign during WotI. As the Shadowelves take over Alfheim, the Unseelie Court dethrones Oberon, forcing the good fey out as well. The struggle for power could take place over several years. I might have to dig PC1 out....