In appearance, Fey vary wildly, even among species. Many Fey species are theriomorphic, which means that they have human-like appendages (such as a human head) or are human-like in appearance. Like certain species of insects, fish, lizards, and other animals, Fey often have excellent camouflage, with scales, horns, and other appendages that look like branches, leaves, or grass. Certain Fey species can change the color and texture of their skin like an octopus without the need or use for magic. Their skin, scales, and fur are often patterned to blend in with the surroundings. Amidst their camouflage, many Fey species also have brightly colored, even glowing, markings to warn away weaker Fey or attract potential mates. Some species have no camouflage and instead are brightly colored, although without good defensive strategies, such as magic, poison, or sharp quills, these species have a very short life span from being killed.
The size of Fey are incredibly diverse. Lesser fFey are almost always small, from the size of a hummingbird to a boar. Fey and Greater Fey are much more diverse. Certain species, like the extinct giants, can be up to forty feet in height. Others are smaller than cats. Although they are called “Greater Fey”, this refers to their high magical strength and long lifespan, not their size. Greater Fey’ size purely depends on the limitations within a particular specie.
Depending on the specie, some Fey fly. Others burrow. Some are aquatic. It is important to remember that the term Fey is a broad classification built more on personality, magic, and lifespan than appearances.
Fey are more long-lived than mundane or civilized creatures. A lesser Fey, such as a puck, sprite, or pixie, may live to 150 easily, if they are able to survive (average lifespan for a lesser Fey is somewhere around 80-100, depending on the territory). A Greater Fey can live well into their hundreds, and it is not uncommon for the crafty ones to live into their thousands. Typically, Fey with long life spans have worse fertility than those with shorter life spans. Thankfully, they have the time to try and reproduce numerous times. For Greater Fey, whose numbers are small, they may overlook territories and disputes for a short romp in the flowers, before returning to warfare.
Gender and Sexuality:
About a third of the population of Fey are heterosexual, while another third is bisexual, the last third being a mix of homosexuals, pansexuals, asexuals, or other. Due to their inability to feel love or compassion, all Fey are aromantic, although they are also unable to maintain friendships. Sexuality and concepts of gender tend to be very fluid in Fey, and a Fey who previously thought themselves to only be attracted to one gender may make an exception for a particular individual. Fey have a very high sex drive; however, their fertility is incredibly low. Across the different species of Fey, gestation is long, and once a Fey is born, the child is given as little care as possible until it is able to survive on its own. Therefore, child mortality rates among the Fey are very high.