So as you may or may not know, faeries and elves are a form of otherkin. Dragons are a form of elementals, and dragon otherkin are not. Dragon otherkin are born from a dragon elemental father and a human mother (if it's a human father and elemental mother then the dragon simply becomes an elemental) and when the human mother gives birth the dragon doesn't even look as a dragon; it looks as a normal human baby. As the body matures the baby does as well, with no dragon-like characteristics. When the child reaches the age of awakening (which is different for everyone) then they realize they have a seal of sorts in their mind containing thier magick and ability to shape-shift into a dragon. The seal must be broken before either thing can happen. However after it is broken they can do both things; shape-shift and use their magick. As a notice: a dragon otherkin is not a real dragon, since many people tend to believe that, just to clarify the soul is still human and the dragon otherkin just look as a dragon on the outer appearance.
Beings in this section are nothing like the human looking mythicals we've been discussing. As the name states, elementals are FROM the earth, not OF the earth. Elementals are those such as unicorns, the pheonix, goblins, etc. Unlike their fellow mythicals, elementals live half on earth, half on the astral realm. Because of this, they can look however they want. They can be invisible to us, they can look like an animal closelt related to them, they can appear as shadows, and even look human. Sometimes they help us, sometimes they refuse to. Most of the time, they just leave us alone. They are completely unpredictable.
Faeries are full sized and human looking; except the eyes, which reflect their mood and such. A Faeries wings are earned only when they join a court, and can only be seen in the astral realm. Most of them have a great grace and fluid motion; often when they walk they will barely make a sound. They naturally have very sweet voices, sing very well, enchanting people with their voices much like a siren would.
Faeries have four main colours of eyes, each cooresponding to the element they are closest to.
Water: varying shades of blue
Earth: varying shades of brown or green
Fire: red, orange, or pink
Air: white, silver, or grey
If the eyes are a mix of colours, they either aren't alined with an element, or they are alined with more then one. However, the eyes will only hint or suggest to it; they are not completely red or orange or pink or silver.
A faerie court is the leading power of a certain thing. There are courts for nearly anything you can think of; death, love, technology, light, dark, darkness (yes there is a difference) and a whole ton more. It is a matriarchal society, in which there is a queen, a princess, and a holder. There can be a king or prince; but a queen must be in love with him. The queen must eventually name a king or she will become so overcome from the inside out by ancient magicks and laws that she will end up committing suicide. It works similarly for a princess, but it is not required of her to name one if she does not wish to. When a queen or princess names a male as royalty next to them, he also becomes a faerie himself.
However, if the pair are not ready for eachother, she falls out of love with him, or he hurts her, the queen or princess can do something called down-casting. She can make it so they will be despised by most mythicals, she can make it so even humans will shy away from them. Although, if she wants to remain friends with him, she can give him the chance to leave her or stay with her, but remove him from his throne.
Hunters are the cousins of seekers. They (for one reason or another) got a choice. They can serve "evil" but they can also serve "good". Usually they're killers; sometimes they only hunt a specific thing (for instance, you've heard of vampire slayers), and sometimes they are protectors. It all really depends on the specific Hunter and what he/she sees as "right".
Lugaru are the "father" race of the werewolves. They are the pure-blooded. Unlike were's, Lugaru are born. They can change forms whenever they please, and even just use sepecific aspects of each side. For instance, while in human form, they can use the wolves hearing or sight, and while a wolf, they can use the humans rational mind. They usually stick to a pack like form, so they might have an entire community for themselves or something similar. It would probably be near a wooded area, or somewere off the beaten path so that they can be isolated.
The myth of the Pixie is an extensive one. Christians used to say that pixies were the spirits of children who had died un-baptized.
Some pixies are said to steal children or to lead travellers astray. Pixies are drawn to horses, riding them for pleasure and making tangled ringlets in the manes of those horses they ride. They are "great explorers familiar with the caves of the ocean, the hidden sources of the streams and the recesses of the land."
Pixies dwell in the twilight, between day and night, between the heavens and the earth, between the conscious and the unconscious… where all things are possible, where our past and future meet, where we meet ourselves coming back. When we dance with the pixies, we dance with the reflections of our true selves and the true nature of the world.
Pixies love to dance. Their music is the most haunting and beautiful ever heard by human ears. Music filled with ancient sadness, as sweet as fresh honey, deeply sensual, with rhythms that are tranquil one moment, demented the next. Because of the limitations of the human ear, it is a music that is more felt then heard.
Pixies often dance in circles, leaving rings of flattened grass to mark the sites of their midnight revels– or circles of toadstools springing up where Pixie feet have trod.
Seekers serve "evil". Completely and utterly; they have no choice. They lack the compassion to serve good, and many ancient laws (stupidly made) restict them to it. They will do absolutely anything to find the truth. They can pry into your mind, even alter your memories. If you aren't their prey, then stay out of their way. They are born to fight. Although if you are their prey, you're as good as dead anyway.
Sometimes Seekers are tasked with hunting down another Seeker. Many will die, and plenty will be destroyed. It's a game of death afterall.
Shapeshifters can be any animal they choose. While most shifters are born, through blood rituals and other magickal means, they can also be made. Unlike the weres, shapeshifters don't have to choose just one animal. They can be a mountain lion one day, and a shark the next. They are a lot more rare and will generally live solitary lives, unless they start a family. The families are always big. When a shifter seeks out a mate, it will either go for another shifter (mostly the males do this) or it will find a partner that has the right genetic coding to produce shifter offspring (more of a female thing.)
(Still gathering information on this species)
Side note: While the history of many of these creatures is unknown to us, I have had the luck to meet a fellow who says that he knows how Vampires and Lugaru came to be. Below you will find the combined histories of both species, and with his permission, I now share with you his story.
It took place many, many generations ago, some thousands of years, and it started with two men. Each man was closely connected to nature. One man was connected to nocturnal birds. He spent much of his night in caves and forests. The other man was connected to his spirit animal; the wolf. He found great joy in wondering around the forests with his closest friend and companion, also a wolf. These two men began to hear rumors though. (They didn't know eachother though, didn't even live in the same country) The rumors were of a Loric. A powerful man who was able to grant a single wish, for the right price. Excited about the possibilites, each man headed out to find the Loric. When the first man reached the Loric, he wished to be like the flying creatures he spent so much time with. The Loric asked for a specific one and after much thought, the man chose a bat. His wish was granted. The second man came along and wished to be just like his furry companion. His wish was also granted.
The man who wished to become like his flying company began to thirst for blood. He found he became allergic to the sunlight, had stopped aging, and had heightened senses. The other man quickly discovered that he could not quench his hunger. He ate all that crossed his path (except his friend) and ran on all four paws during the full moon. Both men soon went back to the Loric and paid deeply for more wishes. The bat/man wished for control of his bloodlust, an alternative food source (which would soon become energy), more speed and strength then any man, and the ability to respawn. The wolf/man also wished for these things. Each man was granted his wishes, and thus began these two magnificent races.
These vampires are some of the oldest, and from the original generation of vampires. They are what all people think vampires are like. They can feed on both blood and energy. Immortal vampires do normally live in a coven, their age has no bearing on others. There is a ruler of each coven, the ruler usually has a consort. Each coven will have 2-5 human donors of blood each. They are usually friendly but do lose their humanity with age.
Sang are the ones most heard of. They hunt people and only feed off blood. They are slightly allergic to the sunlight, but not enough to really stop them from doing anything. They simply need to wear a jacket and a hat, maybe even just some sunscreen.
PSI vamps are located on a different page, tied in with some other important information that you need to know to understand them. Click the button below and you'll be linked to the page.
Witches are humans with specialized abilities. Although some would argue that witches aren't human at all, this is not true. All witches are good at different things. Elements, healings, weather, animals, and such. No two witches are ever the same, although it may seem that way because they are in the same class. They age slower then humans, soemthing like every 5 or 6 years for us is only 1 for them.