A Contest of Nisse and Release
A term used to describe the beings who dwell beyond the elemental poles in the Wyld. The Unshaped Fair Folk who remain beyond the edges of Creation are hostile to all things of constant shape and form; they are Creatures of Darkness. A great number of Fair Folk, however, have entered the world and taken on shape; they are no longer Creatures of Darkness by default as Unshaped are. The vast majority of these beings are inimical to the beings of Creation—hunting down humans and feeding on their hopes and dreams—but a few do live among men as either lords or simple citizens. During the Great Contagion, the Host of Faerie rode out in a great crusade to bring an end to the blasphemy of shaped existence. It might well have even won had the Scarlet Empress not succeeded in bringing the Realm’s magical defenses to bear against them.
They call themselves the Raksha and their name for the Wyld is Rakshastan. They are a fractious lot. Nonetheless, they often gather under the banners of their five Great Courts