Pixies were a race of sprites native to the Feywild.[citation needed]

Petal gowns and acorn caps are so last summer!
— Rivergleam, pixie fashionista[1]

Description[edit | edit source]

Pixies resembled tiny elves, with reports placing them variously at 2.5 feet (0.76 meters)[7][6][4] to as little as 1 foot (0.3 meters)[1] in height. Pixies had silvery, moth-like wings and preferred to wear brightly colored clothing.[6]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Pixies were mischievous sprites that enjoyed playing pranks on people. Such pranks included leading travelers astray and tricking misers into parting with their wealth.[6]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Pixies had a number of innate magical abilities, such as being naturally invisible. At will, they could replicate the spells polymorph self, know alignment, dispel magic, dancing lights, and ESP. Once per day, they could turn visible for as long as they desired, cause confusion at a touch, and create an illusion with both visual and audible components; this illusion would remain until dispelled. Some pixies could replicate the spell Otto's irresistible dance once a day.[6]

In combat, pixies wielded appropriately sized swords and bows. Their arrows were sometimes drugged with a potion that caused complete memory loss.[6]

History[edit | edit source]

Pixies were among the creatures believed to have been created by the fey creator race.[9]

Society[edit | edit source]

Pixie villages each had different clans or families in it; community loyalty was very important to pixies.[6]

Although pixies carried no treasure with them, they were known to have tiny hoards in their homes in order to impress visitors.[6]

Diet[edit | edit source]

Pixies were active at nighttime. They were herbivorous, eating fruit and nectar.[6]

Homelands[edit | edit source]

Pixies tended to lived in temperate forest regions, making their villages in deep forest caves.[6]

In North Faerûn, they inhabited the woods of Cormanthyr.[10] In Northwest Faerûn, they inhabited the Laughing Hollow.[11]

Beyond Faerûn, pixies inhabited caves deep in the forests of Evermeet.[12] On the Moonshae Isles they could be found in many of its deciduous and coniferous forests, in particular the Myrloch Vale,[13] as well as the kingdom of Sarifal and Llyrath Forest on Gwynneth Isle.[14]

In the Unapproachable East, pixies could be found around the woodlands of Aglarond. Including the grassy meadow known as Halendos.[15]

Beyond the Prime Material plane, some pixies could be found in the Elemental Plane of Air.[16]

Religion[edit | edit source]

The pixies that inhabited Evermeet were known to worship Titania, Oberon, and other members of the Seelie Court.[12]

Usage[edit | edit source]

Crushed pixie wings made pixie dust, also called dust of disappearance. The creation of this dust was, naturally, frowned upon by pixies.[6]

Rumors & Legends[edit | edit source]

One legend in the Feywild claimed that pixies stole the secret of making honey from a goblet of mead belonging to the Summer Queen and then sold it to the bee species as a whole.[17]

Notable Pixies[edit | edit source]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Adventures
Under IllefarnDungeon #29, "Nymph's Reward"
Organized Play & Licensed Adventures
Lost Temple of the Fey GodsThe Tower of Ahghairon
Video Games
Neverwinter NightsNeverwinter Nights 2Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
Card Games
AD&D Trading Cards

Further Reading[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins (2014-09-30). Monster Manual 5th edition. Edited by Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 253. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. Steve Townshend (February 2013). “The Dragon's Bestiary: Fey of Wood and Wind”. In Steve Winter ed. Dragon #420 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9.
  3. Rodney Thompson, Claudio Pozas, Steve Townshend (2011). Heroes of the Feywild. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 28. ISBN 978-0786958368.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 236. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  5. David "Zeb" Cook, et al. (1989). Monstrous Compendium Volume Two. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 0-8803-8753-X.
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), pp. 328–329. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 79. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  8. Carl Sargent (May 1992). Monster Mythology. (TSR, Inc), p. 119. ISBN 1-5607-6362-0.
  9. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 7. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  10. Ed Greenwood (1989). Shadowdale. (TSR, Inc.), p. 26. ISBN 978-0880387200.
  11. Steve Perrin (1987). Under Illefarn. (TSR, Inc), pp. 12, 30–31. ISBN 0-88038-489-1.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 32. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  13. Douglas Niles (1987). Moonshae. (TSR, Inc), pp. 17, 54. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
  14. Brian R. James (June 2009). “Realmslore: Sarifal”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dragon #376 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 60, 65.
  15. Anthony Pryor (June 1995). “Campaign Guide”. In Michele Carter, Doug Stewart eds. Spellbound (TSR, Inc.), pp. 55–56. ISBN 978-0786901395.
  16. Monte Cook and William W. Connors (December 7, 1998). The Inner Planes. Edited by Michele Carter and Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc.), p. 25. ISBN 0-7869-0736-3.
  17. Rodney Thompson, Claudio Pozas, Steve Townshend (2011). Heroes of the Feywild. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 28. ISBN 978-0786958368.
  18. Will Doyle (2016-02-03). Reclamation of Phlan (DDEP4) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Curse of Strahd (Wizards of the Coast), p. 70.
  19. David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 91. ISBN 978-0880388689.

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