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Spring Child

Occasionally dryads take mates of other then fey, charming mortals of great attractiveness or artistic ability. Sometimes the resulting birth is a dryad but occasionally the child is instead born a delicate half-breed, with mortal and fey blood flowing equallythrough her veins. Very rarely,this child is male. Though dryads love these spring children no less than they do their fey children, the fey courts often wish the child raised amongst their mortal parent. Inevitably, the child will be called back to its court, to be of service to the fey there.

Spring children always resemble lithe, attractive humanoids, similar to elves but with some unusual features. A spring child's eyes are very bright, generally a striking color such as pale sky blue, fiery red, or even gold or silver. Their hair and skin coloring seem dependednt on teh court they are born into; Spring it is some form of green, though this can vary from a light pastel hue to a dark mossy color; Summer time it is always a reddish tone with with olive skin, Autumn courts are a brilliant auburn or blond; and the winter courts becomes pale blue or white.

Spring children are sensual and enjoy art in all its forms, especially music and poetry. They love to eat fine foods (though not to excess), dance, sing, hear and tell jokes, and spend time in the company of friends. They are not boisterous, preferring to enjoy their pleasures quietly but fully. Spring children are also inexplicably drawn to tragedy, easily moved by a sad play or a traveler's tale of woe. Though they can become melancholy after such an experience, they continue to seek it out wherever they go. Spring children are unable to stay in anyone place for more than a few months or a year.They constantly crave to look beyond the horizon and over the next hill. Yet they also have a great fear of being alone and prefer companionship even when seeking a quiet place to rest. Though not bound to the woodlands as their parents are, spring children cannot abide being too far from the forest, and are comfortable in a city for only a few days unless a large copse of trees is easily in sight.

Spring children learn early that they attract people of all types, and they generally become excellent judges of character. Most grow up with a single parent, or are foisted off on distant relatives.They make lifelong friends and lifetime enemies with equal ease, and continually encounter jealousy of their talents, beauty, and easy acceptance. Spring children mature slightly faster than humans but never age once they have achieved adulthood . This agelessness is not just physical; spring children do not mature mentally the way other races do either. Each day they begin anew, with the sunrise just as fascinating as it was the morning before. They can learn and gain the benefits of experience, but never become jaded or wiser as other races do. The vast majority of spring children take after their fey heritage, guided by the laws of their court. Evil spring children are not unknown, but even those tend to be driven more by lack of interest in others than any malicious intent.

Spring children are called to adventure by wande rlust and a desire to ee new places. Since they dislike being alone, they find it easier to travel with companions . 

+2 D exterity, +2 Wisdom, -2  Strength ,  +4 Charisma. Spring children are not physically powerful. They are very nimble, however, and have a fair share of their mother's intuition, charm, and natural good looks. 
Medium size. 
Spring child base speed is 30 feet. 
Spring children add +2 to the save DC of any mind affecting spell cast they cast. Low-light vision. 

Speak with Plants & Animals(Sp):As a free action a numb er of times a day equal to the spring child's Charisma bonus (minimumof 1).ThisisasthespeU cast by a druid of the same level as the spring child. 

Sense Fey

Ageless(Ex): A spring child does not experience any of the benefits or penalties of aging.A spring child that reachestheageof sixteenis considered adult and never enters the middle age,old, or venerable age categories.At the end of herlife,aspringchildsimplydiesinher sleep,her hairchanging to its winter color- ationregardlessof theseason. 

Fey Court Association

In many cases a spring child learns an occupation useful to a band of adventurers out of a de ire to travel with them, rather than being an end unto itself. Most spring children are not leaders, despite their ability to attract numerous foUowers.They prefer to be negotiators and diplomats, making deals but not left with the difficult decisions. This makes them natural for support roles, and many become spellcasters, especially bards, druids, and enchanters. Rangers, rogues, and sorcerers are also common choices for spring children, but not fighters, barbarians, or paladins. A few become clerics of nature gods, hut those with a religious bent are more druids. likely to become Because of their ability to fit in, spring children work well with any class. They eventually win over member; of most races as well, though individuals who do not like elves are often unfriendly to spring children initially.