The Gate-Stones of Lunestriel
Though the Shadow Plane is a different plane of existence from the Materiel Plane, Fetchlings, like the other Dowmarii, were similarly unable to reach Lunestriel until the opening of the Gate-Stones. Interestingly, the Gate-Stones work across the planes of existence. Thus, Fetchings were able to move from Golarion to Lunestriel in the Shadow Plane, just as humans moved by way of the Materiel Plane. However, the Fetchlings soon met with a hostile race there which quickly repelled them from the plane and into the materiel one. Thus for the most part, Fetchlings in Lunestriel live entirely in the Materiel Plane and are considered as Dowmarri, meaning “Portal-Born” in Ancient Lunerii.
Fetchlings are descendants of humans trapped in the Shadow Plane. After several generations, they have come to adapt to their new environment. Many fetchlings are offended by the word, given to them by humans, and prefer the term kayal, meaning “Dusk Dweller” in Aklo. Fetchlings are much the same height as humans, standing at 5’4" to 6’4" feet tall, but they are very slender, almost unnaturally so, weighing just 80 to 130 pounds. After years in the Shadow Plane, fetchlings have skin tones ranging from stark white to deep black, with all shades of gray in between. Their eyes are pupil-less and typically glow a luminescent shade of yellow or green-yellow, though rarely they have blue-green eyes. Typically, a fetchling’s hair is stark white or pale gray, but most dye their hair black. Those of a higher station sometimes dye their hair in more striking colors of violet, blue, or crimson red.
Fetchlings are skilled at adapting and often mimic the cultural norms of the society around them. They are quick and forceful, but are strange and sometimes distracted by errant thoughts. Fetchlings get along well with most races as they are good traders and diplomats. However, they find the destructive races, such as orcs and goblins, to be hard to work with and prefer to avoid them when they can. They have a strained relationship with dwarves, because dwarves find them creepy and sly. Similarly, Avians have a hard time trusting them. Fetchlings get along well with Changelings and Chirot, however, as they share a similar sense of being outcasts from society.