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A nixie, a fey water sprite.

Fey1 are soul-bearing supernatural creatures originating from soul energy in the First World. While effectively immortal in the First World, they still have mortal souls, if of a different nature than those of the Material Plane. They cannot die without extremely powerful magic, and simply reform from the matter of the First World after some variable amount of time.23 From dryads and satyrs to gremlins and nuckelavees, fey are varied beyond imagination.4.


Fey creatures can often have customs that are unintentionally murderous to outsiders due to their immortality in the First World. They see death as a nebulous thing that rarely has real consequence.[citation needed]

While no one can truly rule the First World, the most powerful fey are known as the Eldest, who command great respect and influence.2

Many fey in the Verduran Forest play a game called Prismati.[citation needed]

Fey bargains

Fey sometimes make magical agreements, fey bargains, in which they imbue the trade partner with limited supernatural power in exchange for something that is always unusual and personal, such as the first syllable of the person's name, or the ability to see the moon. Breaking such a bargain brings a significant curse upon the oath-breaker, and attempting to end the bargain prematurely always heightens its cost. Bestowed magical powers always are of the primal tradition, and the more powerful a fey, the more potent its boon.5

On Golarion

See also: Category:Fey, Category:Fey creatures, and dark fey

Featured fey


Paizo published a Pathfinder Campaign Setting sourcebook about fey titled Fey Revisited, and a sourcebook about fey and the First World titled The First World, Realm of the Fey. They are also among the subjects of an article in Sound of a Thousand Screams titled "The First World".

For additional as-yet unincorporated sources about this subject, see the Meta page.

  1. The singular and plural of fey are the same.
  2. 2.0 2.1 James L. Sutter. (2010). The First World. Sound of a Thousand Screams, p. 67. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-253-1
  3. F. Wesley Schneider. (2014). The River of Souls. Pyramid of the Sky Pharaoh, p. 71. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-593-8
  4. Amanda Hamon et al. (2013). Foreword: I Do Believe in Fairies!. Fey Revisited, p. 2. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-507-5
  5. Tanya DePass, James Jacobs, Lyz Liddell, et al. (2019). "Eye of Dread". World Guide, p. 42. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-172-6