Unseelie

The Unseelie are those fae generally considered malicious toward humans - - in particular, those fey who habitually kill and/or eat humans (or other fae). The Unseelie Court is the home of many blood-related magics, and is associated with darkness.


Structure

All unseelie fae are technically subject to the reign of the Unseelie Court, but the ruling power are the aes sidhe. The Court proper consists primarily of the Royal Family. Other noble families are arranged in ranks according to bloodlines, raw magical power, and territorial holdings. The word of the monarch is law. As aes sĂ­dhe are immortal, transitions in power often occur as the result of violent death on the part of the predecessor, or on rare occasions when the previous monarch grows bored and retires.

Ranks and Terminology

  • King - the title for a male monarch of the unseelie.
  • Queen - the title for a female monarch of the unseelie, whether by her own inheritance or through marriage to the unseelie king.
  • Consort - the title for a monarch's spouse or lover who does not have the same political power as the monarch.
  • Prince - the son of an unseelie monarch.
  • Princess - the daughter of an unseelie monarch.
  • Duke - the male head of a high-ranking unseelie noble house, often one closely related to the monarch.
  • Duchess - the female head of a high-ranking unseelie noble house, often one closely related to the monarch.
  • Earl - the male head of a mid-ranking unseelie noble house.
  • Countess - the female head of a mid-ranking unseelie noble house.
  • Lord - a male unseelie noble.
  • Lady - a female unseelie noble.
  • Royal Guard - an unseelie warrior who protects the Royal Family.

Famous Unseelie Rulers

  • Queen Mab
  • Queen Nicnevin