Faeries hail from the continent of Tirnanoc. It is not a country, but a continent composed of several nations and kingdoms, all faerish, but each with their own languages, traditions, and rulers (though these distinctions can seem subtle to the casual observer and are seldom appreciated by humans).
Written Tirnanese history begins before that of mankind. Faerish civilization was already well underway while humans were living in Stone Age conditions on the other side of the world. Though for much of early human history, Tirnanoc remained unknown to mankind, apart from a handful of mytho-historic accounts, the rare sailor who strayed too far and returned with fantastical tales.
The continent was formally discovered over three hundred years ago by a human explorer, a Cibolan conquistador called Basajuan Riyal, who described it as a place of vast material wealth. Others quickly followed. For the most part, the history of human-faerish relations has been shaped by a complex series of wars and proxy conflicts that flared across Tirnanoc in the intervening centuries as human nations sought to gain control of the land and its wealth: establishing colonies and protection treaties, bolstering sympathetic rulers, and exploiting rivalries to pit various fae nations against one another. Yet there were Half-fae during that time.
Appearance and biology
The main distinction between faeries and the other species of the world is their ability to fly due to their nonskeletal muscular hydrostat wings.
The fae are generally slight and possess hollow bones, which make them lighter than humans.
Faeries generally age at a much slower rate than humans. One can tell their age due to the veining in their wings.