By Robert J. Schwalb
The winterkin share many traits with other eladrin, but centuries spent living alongside the winter fey have left an indelible mark. Winterkin have strong bonds with the Feywild and rarely emerge from their sparkling realms to venture to other lands let alone the natural world. Living in shining citadels raised along the Cold Lands’ wintry borders, the winterkin watch the distant north for trouble and protect their territories from attack by their ancient enemies, the fomorians.
Archfey have little interest in interfering with their subjects’ lives, and thus do not place expectations on their subjects or concoct complex laws. They leave the fey people to abide by the ancient customs that have always informed life in this unruly plane. The archfey’s presence permeates the landscape and its inhabitants, altering them to reflect its nature. Anyone who lives under an archfey’s influence for long tends to acquire certain traits and characteristics that set them apart from fey inhabiting other realms in the Feywild.
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About the Author
Robert J. Schwalb is an award-winning game designer whose more recent work can be found in Martial Power 2, Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons, and Primal Power. Robert lives in Tennessee.