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During the Crystal War, repeated eye-witness accounts were received from the battlefields of volant creatures resembling what until then had been nothing more than legend. All reports indicated that these pixies, as they came to be called, had the power to wield magic as well as manipulate the winds. At the time, such accounts were dismissed by the nations' armies as hallucinations, brought about by the enormous mental strains of war.

Most wild Pixies will generally follow a habitual route over a large area. Sidhe are the only currently known exception to this rule.

Pixies will cast white magic on nearby players, including: all tiers of the Cure spell along with Raise II and Raise III. However, Pixies often must rest a short time period after casting a spell before they are able to use another (unless they are being directly threatened).

Pixies have also been observed in the forsaken realm of Abyssea. Abyssean pixies, however, display none of the friendly behavior common to their Vana'dialian counterparts; rather, most appear to be highly apathetic towards adventurers, and some are downright hostile.



Family Information
Type: Elementals
Subfamilies: Veela, Unseelie, Danaid
Common Behavior: S, HP
Weak against: Trans Fire Trans Light Slashing
Strong against: Trans Wind
Immune to: Silence, Sleep
Common Job(s): White Mage
Uncommon Job(s): Black Mage, Red Mage, Dancer
Charmable: Eks
Pankration: Eks
Aspir: Check
Drain: Check

Pixie hate

Pixie-type mobs often cure you and even raise you when you fall in battle. Killing Pixie-type mobs causes their population to decrease in the past, as well as the present. Whether or not a pixie will pop is determined by how safe they feel, a measure relating the times they were killed to the times they could "live safely." This can even go as far as to keep pixies from spawning at all in any zone. Trading a Bottled Pixie to the Fay Spring will help to build up their population over time. That said, trading Bottled Pixies has no effect on individual adventurers, but influences the entire server's status with the Pixie race. See the Witchfire Glen quest for more information.

Note: NM pixies do not cure other players, and do not affect pixie hate. Pixies within Abyssea also do not affect pixie hate.

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Wings of the Goddess Areas Abyssea
Spring Breeze: - AoE TP-Reduction and Sleep effect. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Summer Breeze: - AoE Erase effect. (If nothing to Erase, it instead gains Regain.) CheckCheck CheckCheck
Autumn Breeze: - HP Recovery CheckCheck CheckCheck
Winter Breeze: - AoE Dispel (Only removes one effect) and Stun CheckCheck CheckCheck
Zephyr Arrow: - Ranged Attack Knockback, inflicts Bind CheckCheck CheckCheck
Lethe Arrows: - Ranged Attack Knockback, inflicts Bind and Amnesia CheckCheck CheckCheck
Norn Arrows: - Ranged Attack Encumberance. Only used by certain Notorious Monsters. CheckCheck XEks
Cyclonic Turmoil: - AoE Wind damage, Knockback, and multiple effect Dispel CheckCheck CheckCheck
Cyclonic Torrent: - AoE Wind damage, Mute. Only used by certain Notorious Monsters. CheckCheck CheckCheck
Cyclonic Blight: - AoE Dark damage, Sleep, and Stun. Heals monster for 2-5% and Erases 1+ status ailments. Only used by certain Notorious Monsters. XEks CheckCheck
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Baba Yaga Forced Spawn by trading a Piceous Scale to the ??? at (H-7) Qmark Abyssea - La Theine
Carabosse Forced Spawn by clicking the ??? at (H-7) with key items Pellucid Fly Eye and Shimmering Pixie Pinion. Qmark Abyssea - La Theine
Fuath Timed Spawn at the Witchfire Glen (F-6) Qmark Abyssea - Grauberg
Lorelei Forced Spawn by trading a Fay Teardrop to the ??? at (F-6) Qmark Abyssea - Grauberg
Melusine Timed Spawn every 2 to 2:20 hours after death at (K-5) 74 East Ronfaure (S)
Peaseblossom Timed Spawn every 2 to 2:20 hours after death at (E-10) 74 North Gustaberg (S)
Skuld Forced Spawn by resting in a spawnable area with a Colorful Abyssite. Qmark Rolanberry Fields
Rolanberry Fields (S)
Batallia Downs
Batallia Downs (S)
Sauromugue Champaign
Sauromugue Champaign (S)
Tiffenotte Timed Spawn every 2 to 2:20 hours after death at (G-5) 73 West Sarutabaruta (S)
Teugghia Forced Spawn by trading an Unseelie Eye and a Naiad's Lock to the ??? at (F-5) Qmark Abyssea - Grauberg
Urd Forced Spawn by resting in a spawnable area with a Colorful Abyssite. Qmark Rolanberry Fields
Rolanberry Fields (S)
Batallia Downs
Batallia Downs (S)
Sauromugue Champaign
Sauromugue Champaign (S)
Verthandi Forced Spawn by resting in a spawnable area with a Yellow Abyssite. Qmark Rolanberry Fields
Rolanberry Fields (S)
Batallia Downs
Batallia Downs (S)
Sauromugue Champaign
Sauromugue Champaign (S)

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Feeorin (ANNM), Fay (ANNM)

Other NMs: None

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Pixie 51-54 East Ronfaure (S)
51-54 North Gustaberg (S)
51-54 West Sarutabaruta (S)
56-59 Batallia Downs (S)
56-59 Fort Karugo-Narugo (S)
56-59 Grauberg (S)
Qmark Buburimu Peninsula
Qmark East Ronfaure
Qmark East Sarutabaruta
Qmark Konschtat Highlands
Qmark La Theine Plateau
Qmark North Gustaberg
Qmark South Gustaberg
Qmark Tahrongi Canyon
Qmark Valkurm Dunes
Qmark West Ronfaure
Qmark West Sarutabaruta
Sprite 61-64 Pashhow Marshlands (S)
61-64 Rolanberry Fields (S)
61-64 Sauromugue Champaign (S)
65-68 Jugner Forest (S)
65-68 Meriphataud Mountains (S)
65-68 Vunkerl Inlet (S)
Qmark Batallia Downs
Qmark Jugner Forest
Qmark Meriphataud Mountains
Qmark Pashhow Marshlands
Qmark Rolanberry Fields
Qmark Sauromugue Champaign
Sidhe 75-77 Grauberg (S)
Farfadet Qmark Abyssea - La Theine
Seelie Qmark Abyssea - Grauberg
Unseelie Qmark Abyssea - Grauberg

Historical Background

In British folklore (specifically from Cornwall and Devon), pixies are diminutive spirit-like humanoids with insectoid wings. They were thought to reside in downs and moors and were known for playing tricks on people. Among their routine tricks were to steal horses and ride them across the moors at night, stealing objects from residences, throwing objects at people, and misleading travelers (“being led by pixies”) or sometimes luring people away to disappear forever. Pixies are said to be repulsed by silver.

Pixies were not all antagonistic. They were thought to perform household chores at any time of day if respected and given gifts of food or milk. Pixies are also known for pixie dust (fairy dust), a sparkling residual found trailing behind them.

The pixie’s origin has multiple versions. The general version is they were but one of many spirits that inhabited Britain without any particular backstory. After Christianity took hold on the island, the pixie’s origin changed to be Celtic druids who refused to convert to Christianity and grew progressively smaller the more they resisted conversion. Another origin story portrayed pixies as spirit beings that were morally neutral and thus unable to be accepted into heaven or cast into hell, thus being forced to roam the earth for eternity.

Pixie is also the origin of the word pixilated, which means confused, crazy, bewildered, or acting whimsical. Despite the close appearance, it is not the origin of the word pixel and term pixelated. Pixel derives from “pix element”, with pix being a common abbreviation for pictures in the 20th century.

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