Wild Beyond the Witchlight is inviting players to the realms of the Feywild, so today we’re taking a look at one of the rulers of the realm.
The Feywild is a place full of vibrant magic and life run rampant. If the Shadowfell is a gloomy echo of the Prime Material Plane, the Feywild is its bright counterpart. And here amid the world of rabbitfolk and fairies, of talking trees and whimsy–and sometimes madness–given shape, you’ll find the lords of the plane. The mysterious and sometimes alien beings known as the Archfey.
They are perhaps best known for the pacts they make with mortals, gifting power to some in exchange for—well, no one really knows what–but what we do know is that within the Feywild, the Archfey rule over their realms. One of the more well-known Archfey is Titania, Summer Queen of the Feywild.
Appearing as an Eladrin of immense beauty with skin the color of honey and hair that shimmers in all the colors of autumn leaves, Titania is one of the more outgoing of the Archfey. Though she might be hard to classify as strictly benevolent (she was known to be wrathful when spurned by lovers or faced with treachery from within the court), she is the object of worship of many non-evil fey beings, including dryads, pixies, satyrs, treants, unicorns, sprites, and more.
Titania is said to watch over all fey beings, and in some cultures is so intertwined with their activities that she’s revered as a sylvan god–a prospect which is doubtless amusing to the Summer Queen who has come to be associated with goodness and mercy among certain sects of Faerun.
She is said to cause the lands themselves to wax and wane according to her mood, crops would ripen and flowers would bloom at her smile, but her frown might spark wildfires, or her tears bring about torrential rain. Her being is tied to the world–as is that of her lover and partner and sometimes husband, Oberon, the Green Lord.
For all that she is an incomprehensible fey being, Titania is known for having a wry sense of humor and an appreciation for the foibles of mortals. As long as they know how to properly respect her and her green and wild lands.