Valka Fae Clan spotlight: Gadgix
Chieftain: Desz (Pronounced Dez)
History: Once led by the overzealous, even bigoted at times, Ferrarus, the Gadgix clan has always devoted itself to the studying of technology. Believing it to be a superior means of defense than simple brute force, most in this clan aren’t very physically imposing. Ferrarus believed in this cause so much, that when Gladius was inducting Natalie and her clan into the Valka Fae – he challenged her to a fight to the death. The fact that he also thought of her as sub fairy filth may have also played a role in this challenge. As with most fights of this nature, it was a highly public spectacle in which Natalie emerged victorious, however she opted not to kill Ferrarus; stating that she didn’t waste her time or her appetite on the weak.
Infuriated by her refusal to kill him after his weakness was made public, he orchestrated a plan to kidnap Natalie’s daughter Relina, and force her into an unfair fight elsewhere. Desz, his second in command at the time, alerted Natalie to the plot – which enabled her to turn the tables entirely on Ferrarus’s plot. Enraged by the attempt on her daughter, Natalie used her full power to utterly crush him in the rematch. Thereafter she devoured him, after hours of playing with him and teasing him with various things, such as chocolate. After the plot was made public, his son and everyone else involved were exiled from the spire, while Desz was promoted to be the new chieftain and given the opportunity to promote someone else to her “lieutenant”.
After that, she suddenly vanished without a trace, and most of her clan along with her. There was a note which eluded to a temporary self-exile – for the clan to find itself, and really rebuild anew after its former leader brought such disgrace. Lately, the Gadgix have started to return to Valkyrus (the inter-dimensional Valka Fae Spire) and word of their chieftain and lieutenant’s return has the entire community abuzz…
Threat Level: Low to Moderate-While the females are still very much man-eating, they spend a lot of time around humans and other species (generally disguised), working odd jobs as guides, mercenaries, soldiers, assassins, and many other things where their “unique” skillset and abilities may be useful. As a result, many Gadgix have very specific predation rules, and most have sworn off humans and the like all together. This also means they don’t run around picking or seeking fights, like those of Natalie’s clan would.
Their near obsession with new tech, also makes them easy to deal with should one ever find themselves the subject of a Gadgix’s hunger. They will almost always opt for the technology over devouring the person with it – even after getting it from that person they won’t harm them.
Habits: Tinkering and theorizing is what most Gadgix spend their time doing. If not that, then whatever job they’ve taken up – they tend to be very meticulous with mastering that and bettering themselves at it.
Techniques: Varies widely from fairy to fairy. They do, however, all make use of a similar tech they refer to as ether generators. In most cases, this allows them to channel, transfer, and use the magic their wings have plus that in their bodies and in the atmosphere to power their devices. As a result, Gadgix don’t use completed spells in combat at all – they use the raw energy behind the magic instead. The only exception to this is shrinking and growth spells of course. Without magic, or a great understanding of how Gadgix technology works, one cannot hope to use their own weapons against them. Disarming a Gadgix does not render them harmless at all, but rather now you’re dealing with a Felaryan fairy with combat training and a willingness to use it…