Hundreds of magical species exist across Calsin, beings born and composed of pure magic. However, only a small handful hold the distinction of being sentient. Of those, nymphs are perhaps the only to regularly interact with society in any meaningful way. Pristine creatures, nymphs are beings that hold a magical connection to an object, often a tree, boulder, or stream, and will survive as long as that object is around.
The first known appearance of Nymphs comes from the time of the vampire wars, or shortly after the death of Hinchipol. It is believed that the god's death is what caused all forms of magical creatures to be born, though this has never been proven. Nymphs are born spontaneously, in a burst of light, near whatever object they are connected to. From that point on, they exist with childlike innocence, until such a time as the object is destroyed and they die.
Height: - 2-9 feet
Unusual Characteristics: - Nymphs often resemble small children, and can easily be mistaken for such without close examination. - They usually resemble whatever species they are around, making it easy to blend into almost any crowd. They tend to hang around larger cities, often going unnoticed for extended lengths of time.
Coloring: - Various.
Lifespan: - Various, depending on how long their connection survives. Tree nymphs will often live for hundreds of years, while flower nymphs might live for mere weeks.
Magic: - As nymphs are composed of pure magic, it's thought that their power could be more or less limitless. However, this has never been proven, as the nymphs rarely ever display their magic.
Worshiped gods: - None. The nymphs believe themselves to be a form of god, and thus don't bother worshiping anything else.
Other notes: - One popular theory surrounding nymphs is that, upon their death, they are immediately reincarnated as another nymph. This is substantiated by the fact that, despite being quite aware of the state of their connection, most nymphs won't care if their object is destroyed and they die. - As they don't require food or water, nymphs tend to enjoy more carefree lives. As such, they often try to blend into crowds simply to avoid prying questions or requests for work. In that same veins, they often take on the form of children for that same reason, simply to pass by quietly. Some nymphs, though, seem to enjoy mingling with the ordinary world, and will take on adult forms, get jobs, and even take lovers.