O see ye not yon narrow road,
So thick beset wi' thorns and briers?
That is the Path of Righteousness,
Though after it but few inquires.
And see ye not yon braid, braid road
That lies across the lily leven?
That is the Path of Wickedness,
Though some call it the Road to Heaven.
And see ye not yon bonny road
That winds about the fernie brae?
That is the Road to fair Elfland,
Where thou and I this night maun gae.
- Ballad of Thomas the Rhymer
Seeking to bring tools for working within this World, aligned to either side by the preference of the Wanderer or by the Needs of the Moment, Wolf & Goat offer the following, in time to be expanded with many other tools, oils and more denizens of the Fae Realm...
Know that, here, IMPS are tied to specific things - a particular species of tree or plant, or to a kind of animal, or even a place itself - born of the interaction of the People and the Land, and bonded by emotion~
PIXIES are spite and mischief, an answer of the Land to the People and their ignorance, and are most tricky in their interactions with humans~
GOBLINS are the children of perfect circumstance and right material - for they are the reflexes of the People, mixed with the shadows of the Land, and mirror the intellect and disposition of their birth~
The dwellers of this World are many, for those that can walk with Nicnevin can tell of hundreds of thousands of races, an interaction of the Land and the People, the Summer and the Winter, the Day and the Night~
When a suitable body is made closely mirroring their form and being, both Seelie and Unseelie may seat themselves within it- some volunteer, some are drafted, some are born of Need and Moment.
The means of contact and work are hard won, but some tricks may be passed on - and to that end, more will be revealed in time...
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