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Hyrsam, the Prince of Fools, was an ancient and powerful satyr archfey. He was a mischievous trickster who used guile and savagery to further his goals.[3]

DescriptionEdit

He was handsome, with a wild mop of curly hair, dark, intelligent eyes, and a fair face. Hyrsam wore simple clothing when traveling, and dressed in formal attire when visiting fey courts.[2]

PersonalityEdit

Though he outwardly presented himself as a fool, Hyrsam was exceedingly clever and manipulative,[2] with a streak of vicious savagery.[3]

Hyrsam was essentially an anarchist who opposed the influence of civilization on the Feywild. He openly resented the presence of fomorians in the Feywild, but also secretly shared similar sentiments toward elves, eladrin, and the Seldarine.[2]

AbilitiesEdit

He could produce music to charm others, both enemies and allies alike.[2]

Hyrsam was effectively immortal—in the unlikely event he were ever slain he would simply reappear elsewhere in the Feywild. According to certain legends, the only way to ensure Hyrsam's final death was to deafen him at the moment he passed.[2]

PossessionsEdit

He always carried a fiddle and fiddlestick, as well as a horn of revelry.[2]

ActivitiesEdit

The Prince of Fools sought to return the Feywild to its original pristine and wild condition, before it was "spoiled" by the influence of foreigners such as the Seldarine and the fomorians.[2]

He traveled between fey kingdoms with his band of revelers and followers, purportedly to entertain the various courts. In reality, Hyrsam sought to foment political unrest by singing songs of sedition in secret. Many kingdoms fell in the wake of his visits.[2]

RelationshipsEdit

Hyrsam's retinue of revelers included a broad array of different races, most native to the Feywild, but also others joining him from other planes, such as githyanki and genies. Hyrsam welcomed all races and creeds, provided they shared his love of the Feywild and had some measure of talent in the performing arts.[2]

HistoryEdit

Hyrsam was born to Oran, the Green Lord, in the earliest days of the Feywild, when the plane was exclusively home to other fey.[2]

Rumors & LegendsEdit

Rumors abounded about Hyrsam's covert political machinations, but these were actively refuted by his father Oran.[2]

One legend maintained that Hyrsam was born from the first notes of music, and that he was in fact an incarnation of music itself.[2]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Carl Sargent (May 1992). Monster Mythology. (TSR, Inc), p. 117. ISBN 1-5607-6362-0.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Mark Monack (April 2013). “Hyrsam, Prince of Satyrs”. In Steve Winter ed. Dragon #422 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 4–6.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 138. ISBN 978-0786965809.
  4. Carl Sargent (May 1992). Monster Mythology. (TSR, Inc), p. 120. ISBN 1-5607-6362-0.
  5. Colin McComb (1996). On Hallowed Ground. Edited by Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc), pp. 137, 175. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.

ConnectionsEdit

Sylvan Deities
Gods & Goddesses of the Fey
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