For those interested in integrating Outremer with On Her Majesty's Arcane Service, the Persian Peri may be of interest. Peris are essentially Fairies, with two related types - the Peri being beautiful and generally benevolent, and the Deev being mishapen and in the main malevolent - and often giant-sized. In OHMAS, fairies are all born much like humans babies, but take the shape of their inner selves as they age. Consquently, in Outremer Peris would do the same, with the Deev taking on grotesque and bizarre shapes, while the others become more refined and beautiful. Peri should have a Charisma of 16 when in humanoid form - which means 16 points *must* be allocated to CHAR for full Peri, and up to 16 MAY be allocated for Half-Peri - with the beautiful, ethereal Peri being intensely attractive, and the hulking, grotesque Deev being just as intensely repulsive. Deevs and Peris are constantly at war. Deevs frequently capture Peris and hang them from high trees in iron cages, to torture them with the nearness of freedom.
Peri of both types have all the powers of Fairies in OHMAS - Shape Change, Size Change, Glammer, and Illusion - but they are a bit different from European faries. Like Djinn, they are held to be creatures created from eternal fire and not from earth, like Humans. Like Djinn also, they can mate and have children with humans when in human form. Like Fairies, they are not immortal and dwell in pockets. Like Fairies, their sometimes extended lifetimes are most likely artifacts of different time scales in their pockets. In other words, they live for approximately the same span as humans, but since they may inhabit a place where a year is longer (or shorter) than a year on our Earth, they can appear to live for long times. Unlike Fairies, they do not practice kidnapping human children and replacing them with Peri children - i.e. creating Changelings.
A Half-Peri, the product of the union of a Peri and a Human, which is brought up in Human lands, should be treated as a Fairy Changeling, and not as a Human Changeling. OHMAS gives the particulars on this. A Half-Peri brought up as a Peri would be a Peri in all essentials. There is no reason why either a Half-Peri or a Peri cannot be a Player Character in Outremer.
Glammer makes things seem better than they actually are. People are better looking, charming, their voices sweeter and more melodious. When cast on people, on a successful check and the loss of one point of AGY, the recipient gains +1 CHAR per 2 successes, rounding up. When cast on items, on a successful check and the loss of one point of AGY, the item seems to double in value with each success. These effects are maintained so long as a MAG point
Illusion, on a successful check and the loss of a point of COOR, allows the caster to create an area with a convincing illusion, up to 5 square feet per success. In order to see through the illusion, the person looking at the illusion must make an Observe check with at least as many successes
as the caster’s Illusion check. The illusion is maintained as long as the MAG point is invested.
Shape Change allows the caster, on a successful check and the loss of a point of END, to change one body part of the target per success. The body part ‐ such as the head, hands, legs, feet, etc ‐ can be changed into the equivalent body part of any animal. The change is maintained as long as the MAG point is invested.
Size Change allows the caster, on a successful check and the loss of a point of STR, to change the size of the recipient by 25% per success. The change is maintained as long as the MAG point is invested. STR changes proportionately with size, rounding up.