Titania (also known as Tiandra) was the Summer Queen of the Feywild, leader of the Summer Fey, and possibly the mightiest of all archfey. She was also known as the Faerie Queen and the Queen of Light and led the Seelie Court.
Titania was hard to classify personality-wise. She seemed flighty and frivolous to some, but in truth she was a brilliant strategist both in court and on a battlefield. She had a dry sense of humor and could be very pragmatic when needed. It was almost impossible to make her angry, but if a truly despicable act roused her ire, the perpetrator would be faced with the most powerful wrath!
Titania was amused by mortals and had been known to take some as lovers.
Titania's avatar shared a number of innate magical powers in common with the other sylvan gods. Her avatar was immune to paralysis, all illusions and mind-affecting magics, and symbols and power words and could only be harmed by enchanted weapons. She was able to immediately recognize pure water, all animals and plants, and poisons. She had great charming powers, including the ability to place a geas on any creature to never enter sylvan lands. Titania could summon woodland creatures or swarms of critters to her aid. With a simple wave of her hand, she could entangle foes with any nearby vegetation.
Titania always carried a diamond-tipped wand, and her avatar fought with a magic dagger. Compared to her innate powers, the dagger was mostly decorative, but the wand was a staff of power that glowed as a gem of brilliance and surrounded her with a magic circle against evil. The wand could also create food and water or a feast fit for heroes. It could also purify food and drink.
Titania watched over all fey beings, be they dryads, pixies, satyrs, treants, unicorns, or any of the other nearly countless varieties, desiring that all such creatures could someday live in utter joy.
When the Seelie Court met, Titania's avatar was always present and almost always accompanied by at least one other member of the Inner Circle of the Court. All faeries knew when and where the Court would be meeting.
If harm ever came to faerie lands, Titania would not hesitate to send her avatar to intervene.
Titania was worshiped by a plethora of non-evil fey beings. Brownies, bookas, pixies, and sprites considered her their patron deity. Titania, like other sylvan gods, did not grant spells to her followers, nor did she have priests or clerics, for all fey creatures had magical powers of their own.
The realm was one of the most beautiful places in existence, and time flowed differently there.
Titania's palace was Senaliesse, where she held her Summer Court. Her throne room was overflowing with flowers, water fountains, and fine silks, and faeries flitted all about. Mortal bards and playwrights often performed for her.
Titania's throne was ornately carved from ice in the shape of a dragon. (It was a mirror of the Queen of Air and Darkness's throne, except that that one was made of darkness and shadow.) The throne was in fact a magical construct that could serve as a guardian if needed.
Titania had a famous love affair with Oberon, the Green Lord, and it was he who built her palace. Some even called the couple husband and wife, while admitting that both took other lovers freely. At other times, they were also great enemies; at still other times, they were both lover and foe at the same time.
The so-called "Inner Circle" of sylvan gods respected Titania as their queen and deferred to her in matters of judgment. Skerrit, god of centaurs, and other "Outer Circle" gods did not follow Titania's rule, but she had great love for them and their worshipers nonetheless.
The Queen of Air and Darkness was rumored to be the dark sister of Titania. Whatever the truth, Titania refused to wage open war against the evil queen and instead grieved for her.
Dragon #155, pp. 30–41, presents an alternative Queen of Faeries named Rhiannon, who shares many similarities with Titania but also some differences. All other 2nd-edition sources, however, refer instead to Titania.
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- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 Carl Sargent (May 1992). Monster Mythology. (TSR, Inc), p. 119. ISBN 1-5607-6362-0.
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- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Carl Sargent (May 1992). Monster Mythology. (TSR, Inc), pp. 117–118. ISBN 1-5607-6362-0.
- ↑ Richard Baker, John Rogers, Robert J. Schwalb, James Wyatt (December 2008). Manual of the Planes 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 41. ISBN 978-0-7869-5002-7.