Fey (Nichole Susanne "Nikki" Reilly) was born in 1992 as Nicholas Reilly, Jr., an average teenager who was not pleased to find—after a series of strange dreams—that he was turning into a girl during his freshman year of high school. He managed to finish most of his freshman year, but was still enrolled in Whateley as a member of the class of 2010 in keeping with Whateley's 4-year policy.
|Mutant Identification Card|
|Ratings||Wiz (Fae Class): 7, Esper: 5|
|Sidhe-Class Mage. Deadly Force Pre-Authorized|
|Techniques||Glamour, Hovering, Thunderbolt, Fire Blast, TK Strike, Barrier Wave|
|Weak vs||Cold Iron|
|Backup / Team Affiliation||Team Kimba|
Nikki is bonded to the spirit of an ancient Sidhe queen, Aunghadhail, Daughter of the Burning Oak, Paramount Queen of the West in the Five-Fold Court, Patron of the Wolf Folk and their kin, the Seventh Queen of the West, the Chatelaine of Tyr-na-Baine, Hidden Blossom of the Spring, among other titles. According to Aunghadhail, Nikki's soul is the last piece of Aunghadhail's soul that was shattered by the major working known as The Sundering, an attack by The Bastard and other servitors of the Great Old Ones. They are gradually merging into one person.
She's a vegetarian – although she can still eat meat, upon becoming Fey, she gained a slight aversion to it.
Although she's nominally a sophomore, she will be taking some freshman classes (the more mutant-oriented ones like Powers Theory) while being tutored in magic by Sir Wallace Westmont and personal defense by Suzannah Hagarty, delaying sophomore classes until later.
- Main article: Aunghadhail
According to Aunghadhail, Nikki is the last piece of the Sidhe Queen's soul, which was fragmented by The Sundering.
Nikki can allow Aunghadhail to take over her body. When she does, she's every inch the queen. She does so occasionally when Aunghadhail can explain something better, and also sometimes in battle. When that occurs, her magical ability goes all the way from her normal Wiz-7 to WTF! She has also manifested her true self a few times.
Connection to The KellithEdit
Fey is an "elf" (she prefers to be called "Sidhe"), with long flame red hair, pointed ears, tilted, almond shaped large violet eyes. By early September 2006, just after finishing her transformation into a female, she was 5' 4" tall with 28 inches of leg length (inseam) and her measurements were 34C, 22, 35. She's generally regarded as the single most beautiful girl in the school, or at least in the top five in a school that's loaded with exemplar babes. Her voice has been described as melodious.
Fey is a Sidhe mage, classified at Wiz-7. Magic is as easy to her as breathing. She's got control issues; when she loses control her magic tends to break up into hobgoblins that, besides causing general havoc, tend to attack whoever is bothering her. As of January 2007 she was still producing hobgoblins at a rate of three or four a week.
Whether she's an avatar is debatable - according to both Aunghadhail and Powers Testing, the answer is a definite no. Fey's soul is Aunghadhail's reassembled soul. Other people have different viewpoints on the issue. Aunghadhail's prior association with Cirque (who definitely was an Avatar) clouds the issue further.
At one time, Aunghadhail had sufficient power to be in the same general class as the Elder Gods. She doesn't think Nikki will be at that power level for centuries, possibly a millennium. However, when Nikki gives Aunghadhail full rein, she's definitely in the WTF range.
It has been discovered that if Fey uses Sidhe magic she draws heavily on the environment. In times past this was safe to do as there was a "magical ecosystem" which fed the Sidhe and provided them with safe power. If Fey uses those same Sidhe magics these days strong negative consequences occur about two weeks after she uses the magics. For instance, two weeks after she helped recapture Maelstrom a large section of tree blight was discovered just north of the ARC facility where the fight occured.
- She... has defensive magick capable of rendering [fire and electricity] harmless. To her. Directly. When she knows they are going to be used against her.
She has a constant Glamour effect that increases her presence (which among other things, makes her seem more attractive). It's an "aura enhancement" that Aunghadhail brought with her, and Fey has finally gotten through to the Sidhe queen that being able to turn it off, or even better, turn it around so she gets ignored, would be a good idea. Aunghadhail agrees that the latter would be a good idea, if it can be done.
In extremis Fey emits a last-ditch Banshee Wail that's capable of killing, destroying spells and equipment. The first time she did this, during her Fall 2006 Combat Final, it took down the force field that was supposed to protect the audience from whatever happened in Arena 99. The capability is implanted in all Sidhe of noble birth when they're born; Aunghadhail brought it with her, and Fey didn't know about it until it happened.
Fey has shown the ability to heal herself and others from physical harm and disease (even supernatural ones as shown by her ability to heal the Voodoo Wolves's infection if it hadn't already transformed the victim). Her healing abilities seem to be tied to her magical ones as she wasn't able to heal herself while wearing cold iron handcuffs when Hekate attempted to enslave her, but as soon as the handcuffs were removed she started to heal; despite these abilities she doesn't have a "Heal" rating.
Fey is rated as level 5 Empath both on projective and receptive scale, which is very impressive, and has been shown to be capable of using it to acquire information about her surroundings on various occasions although nothing major has come from it so far and no combat application has been shown. She might be taking a special course for empaths in the winter term 2006/2007.
Initially, she's a total klutz at any kind of hand to hand combat. However, she comes along fairly fast under her tutor's instruction. By the end of the first term, she's pretty good with unarmed combat, a sword (Malachim's Feather - it's a scimitar, please!) and a bow and arrows.
As a Sidhe, she's totally at home in the forest surrounding Whateley, including The Grove.
Equipment and HoldoutsEdit
Fey has a Mithril scimitar that she pulls out of an extra-dimensional sheath.
Bow and ArrowsEdit
She has a bow and arrows that she likewise keeps in an extra-dimensional sheath.
During the Halloween battle Fey used forest green leather armor with metallic mail over it, later she upgraded her armor to a mithril suit composed of cuirass, pteriges, bracers and greaves. This suit was seen for the first time in the arena fight that Team Kimba had with the Young Turks. She summons her armor with the same spell that she uses for quick clothing changes. Whether she stores it in an extra-dimensional pocket, like she does with Malachim's Feather, or has a physical place for it has not been reveled yet.
The focus of Fey's privacy spell, made by her during Thanksgiving week 2006 in a process that involved several hours of inscribing. Fastened on a silver necklace this crystal appears to be an amethyst when inactive and changes into a ruby when activated. The spell is activated by her touching the focus crystal and saying the word "Tyranefthiél." Each participant must then touch the crystal to be included in the effect. The spell uses the The Law of Similarity to replace all patterns bearing information about the content of the conversation with the equivalent of a pre-recorded conversation except for the participants. She developed it to protect Team Kimba's conversation in the Crystal Hall cafeteria - that's one of the reasons most of the school thinks that TK is mostly about clothes, boyfriends, etc., while they're actually strategizing about how to get into, or out of, their latest adventure.
The magic faculty has caught on, and Circe has produced an effective duplicate that she gave to Mrs. Carson sometime early in Winter term. Mrs. Carson mentioned it to Phase during a conversation.
A Christmas gift crafted by Jade after Fey got all her pens and pencils taken away by an MCO officer attempting to get her wands away from her after seeing her MID. It's something to give the MCO the illusion of being able to disarm her. Whether she still has it or it was taken away has not been stated.
Recovered by Kodiak, this ancient artifact consists of a "circlet of mithril" topped by a "perfect amethyst". Beyond its symbolic and ceremonial importance, it is currently unknown if it concedes any other abilities to its wearer.
Fey shifts from being fun-loving to shy. She's quite willing to give as good as she gets in general teasing. She is also slowly developing a more regal bearing and attitude, probably as a side effect of Aunghadhail's influence.
When she shifts into Aunghadhail mode, she's totally the imperious queen. Aunghadhail does not like undue familiarity, and Fey finds the court courtesies embarrassing.
She has the standard Sidhe weaknesses to cold iron (burns and saps magic) and synthetic fibers and dyes (rashes).
Apparent changed scheduleEdit
- Team Tactics I 1st and 2nd periods.
- Dyffud Harraz's tutoring. Fourth Period.
- She's still taking tutoring from Sir Wallace and Suzannah Hagarty. This term in the afternoons; they're releasing her to Dyffud's care from time to time.
- Apparently a late night Mystic Arts class.
- Team Kimba
- Venus Inc.
- Boston PD SWAT (Deputized auxiliary)
- Sidhe (not really a group)
- Faerie Queen Appreciation Society (obviously not a member, but she has plenty of devotees)
- Wild Bunch (Whateley Security Auxiliaries - Anti-Voodoo Wolves Taskforce)
Fey's family lives in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. At the beginning of the story her parents are divorced. Her father, Nicholas, took her younger brother with him to Cleveland. Nikki wants them to get back together, and had high hopes for Christmas, but Nicholas had to work.
After the Blood Oath:
- Aunghadhail: spirit linked to her soul (see above)
- Cirque: Fey looks like a younger version of this former avatar of Aunghadhail
- Donald Finklestein: Public relations manager / agent
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Christmas Elves: Fey and Jade's Holiday Havoc
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Fey: Mom, I Don't Feel So Good
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Call the Thunder: Chapter 6 - There is no homework, only Zuul!
- ↑ The Boston Brawl II – This Time It’s Personal!
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ill Winds: Part 1
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 A Fistful of Chaka
- ↑ Toni and the Tiger
- ↑ Fey: Adjustments
- ↑ The Blood Oath
- ↑ Fey: PMS and Other Problems
- ↑ There's an Angel in Dickinson Cottage: Part 1
- ↑ Ayla and the Mad Scientist: Chapter 4 - La Plague
- ↑ Kristen Darken on Fey's Fire and Electricity protection.
- ↑ Tea and Synergy
- ↑ Quoth the Ninja, 'What? AGAIN?', a Parents' Day Vignette
- ↑ Jade 6 - Dreams and Awakenings
- ↑ Even Murphy's Law has Loopholes: Chapter 5
- ↑ Ayla and the Birthday Brawl: Chapter 10 - The Legend of Scudamore, or of Truthfulness
- ↑ Have Yourself a Monkey Little Christmas
- ↑ North To Atlantis
- ↑ Ayla and the Great Shoulder Angel Conspiracy: Chapter 1 - Ishim
- ↑ Five Elements Dancing: Book of the Metal
- ↑ The Secret of the Forger's List: Part 1