The Seelie Courts
“The Seelie Courts” is the collective name for the four courts of seasons that make up the High Elves’ government. The Eladrin not only rule the elves of the mortal world, but to a lesser extent count the dryads, gnomes, and other fey creatures of the Faerie Realm as their subjects. As each season passes, a new court takes over, each one typifying their season.
The Spring Court
The Spring Court represents rebirth, fertility, and youth. The Queen of Flowers holds court during this time, in her raiment of flowers she represents the beauty of youth. Known to be the most brash and direct of all the courts, the Spring Court is not afraid to chart a new course or explore new options. Yet the downside of youth is often that, they are headstrong, and do not heed advice. Such is the Spring Court.
The Summer Court
The Summer Court represents vitality, maturity, and vigor. The Great Stag rules the Summer Court, an Eladrin that sprouts a pair of antlers that circles his head like a crown. The Summer Court represents life in it’s maturity, full of strength and vitality. The Summer Court is known as the most solid and dependable of the Courts. It does not shy from danger, but does not take overlong in coming to a decision either.
The Autumn Court
The Autumn Cort represents old age, wisdom, and caution. This Court is ruled by the Fall Lady, who appears as an aged woman (as aged as Eladrin get, at least) with fierce auburn hair and an air of great wisdom. The Autumn Court is known to be the most deliberative of the Courts, and though sometimes it takes long to reach a decision, the Fall Lady has often forged the wisest path for the Courts.
The Winter Court
The Winter Court represents death, endings, and slumber. The Winter Court is ruled by the Prince of Frost, who’s skin appears sunken and white, as if he was almost a corpse himself. The Winter Court is known for making the toughest decisions that the other courts are unwilling – or unable – to make. The Prince of Frost himself is cold and callous – though he is not cruel without reason, there is no pity, no mercy, in the heart of winter.