Fomorians

Fomorians are an ancient and wicked race native to the Underdark of the Feywild. They live in eerily beautiful caves of incredible size. Glowing crystals and bioluminescent fungi light these places, where fomorians rule as monarchs over courts of sinister fey.

A fomorian is an ugly, deformed giant with purple-gray skin. Its deformities include a humpback and crooked limbs. Hairlessness is common, even among fomorian females. One of a fomorian’s two eyes is larger and viler than the other. Unlike its counterpart, this “evil eye” has a catlike iris and unnatural coloration that varies from individual to individual. Despite their repulsive appearance, fomorians use ornate tools and weapons. Their clothing, consisting of kilts and loose tabards, is also of superior quality.

Stark raving mad, fomorians also act as the civilizing force of the Feydark. What dim points of light exist in that benighted realm likely came from their initiative—and the work of their cyclops followers, who worship the fomorians as gods.

Twisted reflections of titans that forged the world, fomorians are driven mad by strange double visions. Their normal eye and evil eye constantly conflict, with one showing the world as it is, the other as it could be—entirely under their rule. Only when the two visions match is a fomorian satisfied, but they never do. Nevertheless, fomorians work tirelessly to bring the Feywild under their dominion. Though their dreams of conquest are often stymied by eladrin forces on the surface, fomorian forces delve deep, assaulting the deadly wilds of the Feydark and imposing their laws and decrees upon the creatures within it.

Fomorian madness is founded on a loathing of all nonfomorians paired with the desire to rule over those they despise. Since they crave genuine authority, unlike many races of the Underdark, fomorians of the Feydark welcome adventurers—for as long as they remain useful or entertaining.

Fomorians

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