Bardic Dave wrote:
Got it! One more question (sorry): how would you answer the previous question without relying on meta considerations like creature type? Put another way, what is it about fey that makes them not-outsiders (they are native denizens of another plane, after all). Or what is it about outsiders that gives them this property of soul-body fusion? Or why are some extra-planar creatures outsiders with soul-body fusion while some aren’t?
Just looking for metaphysical justifications for these distinctions to ponder! If you’re not interested in diving too deeply into this, no worries!
I'd still quantify it as "things that petitioners turn into." Life that exists on the far side of death. Fey are natives of the First World, which is the "first draft" of the universe, so they're not so much "from another plane" as much as they are "from before this plane."
I'm not interested in doing a deep dive into the metaphysics, since that sounds too much like work to me, and this is technically a vacation day... plus I prefer to avoid designing new lore on the forums anyway.
Check out Planar Adventures from 1st edition for more details, I guess.
Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions. Enjoy your day off!