An explorer, Violet fairy loves nothing more than to land on a strange flower, feel the wind on her wings and look at a brand new sight. She’s known for taking long trips to faraway lands and she invariably comes back, weeks and months—once, years—later, full of stories of the people she met, interesting creatures she saw and beautiful things she has seen.
Violet took her first trip away with Queen Rose, when she was very young. Queen Rose was visiting another kingdom as a matter of state, and Violet was so interested in the faraway kingdom that she would not stop pestering the Queen for weeks. Finally, Queen Rose offered her a deal: if Violet promised to do as she was told, she could serve as the Queen’s personal companion.
On that trip to an island country, Violet fairy saw jewel-bright beetles big enough to be ridden by fairy children, birds with very dignified mustaches that did not fly at all, and a complete lack of mammals, including small rodents, a first for Violet.
She hasn’t stopped traveling since, but she makes sure to bring gifts for all her friends in the Fairy Kingdom.
Fairies (Fata faierie) are closely related to sprites (Fata spriggan). Goblins and trolls are also part of the Fata family.
Generally, fairies are eight to ten inches tall when full-grown. They are usually human-shaped, usually fair-skinned, and winged, though this is by no means a rule. Fairies have been seen in the shape of small woodland creatures, including small rodents and birds. Some fairies are also innate shape-shifters, though this is not common.
As varied as the places from whence they hail, fairies from Britain and Ireland—the most common ancestor to the American fairy—have been known to humans as long as humans have lived on those islands. Occasionally confused with pixies, who are also very small in stature, fairies are most known for the raucous parties they hold in fairy rings and for occasionally stealing human children.
No confirmed sightings in over 200 years, though mushroom fairy rings, used for parties or circuses, are common after rain.