“Peace is not a product of force, but of understanding."
-from Uthiel, a Conservator
The Fae Courts formed the Conservators’ Order as part of a peace treaty developed to end the Veiled War. All courts are required to send one out of every hundred children to the island of Sanktejo, where the children are bound to all of the Walking Gods and trained to serve the whole of the realm, working for the betterment of Faekind rather than any individual court. The secret ritual that manages to bind the Conservators to all three Walking Gods neuters those who undergo it, ensuring that the Conservators never establish a dynasty of their own. Conservators have high status among the upper rings of the Fae Courts, usually becoming seneschals, viziers, ambassadors, or scholars. A Conservator is forbidden from taking a life or serving in any military unless he or she is a member of the Justicars, an order that enforces the ancient laws of the Fae court. Conservators who violate their vows of neutrality are deemed Apostates, and are hunted down ruthlessly by other Justicars.
Play a Conservator if you want…
- To be very involved in political and social concerns.
- To adapt to the challenges you face by altering your essential nature
- To be able to excel as a druid or seeker.
- Use the Wilden statistics from the Player’s Handbook 3, but add telepathy in the fashion specified by the Ondine entry. Spoken languages are Vulgate and Seelie.
Physical Description: A conservator’s basic physical appearance is determined by whatever court that they originally hailed from, though the process of weaving one’s soul at such a young age to the three remaining Walking Gods does warp one’s appearance and physicality. Conservator’s skin color will often shift into unnatural hues due to the process, becoming tints of blue, green, or violet. Their eyes shift color based on what aspect they are invoking—blue for winter, hazel for autumn, and golden for summer. The most important physical change that a conservator goes through from the process is that the weaving makes them infertile. In terms of dress, conservators usually are garbed in very fine clothes befitting their special status in Fae Court society, with intricate and impractical designs being ubiquitous among them.
Playing a conservator in this campaign: Most conservators are very dedicated to their cause of maintaining peace between the three remaining Fae Courts, and as such tend to be serious and goal-driven. Conservators also are used to receiving a degree of special treatment due to their status as envoys of the peace, and so you may be taken aback by the treatment other races may give you. You are very well-educated, having been selected at a young age based on your capabilities, and so you may have developed a level of pretension.