I finally caved after all this time and made a closed species! They're based off of the fairies of Irish mythology, otherwise known as Daoine maithe (which is what "Daomai" is short for!)What are Daomai?
Daomai are a species of fairy originating in Ireland, but have since migrated around the world. You can find Daomai of any human ethnicity, but you can also find Daomai that are more fantasy-esque, with colorful hair and skintones! All Daomai are Chaotic Neutral at heart, and march to the beat of their own drums. While they do have their own social hierarchy and make friends between each other, true loyalty is rare among Daomai. Loyalty to humans is even rarer. Because they're trickster spirits at heart, Daomai get along very well with other trickster species, such as Kitsune.
Daomai tend to be about the same height as humans, common heights range from about 4 feet tall to 6 feet tall, and they come in all weights and body types. Some Daomai use magic to hide their fairy features, such as their face markings and wings so that they can blend in with human society, and some embrace their species and go their entire lives without human contact.
Daomai culture has a heavy emphasis on being unique. All Daomai have special face paint (commonly referred to as "facial markings") that they wear to distinguish themselves. Daomai who have more extra traits that distinguish them use less face paint, as they already stand out enough. Some Daomai model their facial markings after human pop culture, but this practice is shunned, seeing as it's considered unoriginal. Male Daomai typically have beards, and adjust their facial marking designs accordingly.
All Daomai are allergic to iron, and touching it kills them instantly.
What Traits do Daomai Have?
There are five traits that all Daomai share...
Facial Marking Complexity
These different traits have a few possible ways of presenting. View the sheet above to get a feel for them and their rarities!
However, the traits that differ from Daomai to Daomai are...
Facial Marking design
Can I Make My Own Daomai?
Daomai are a CLOSED
species, meaning you have to get a MYO slot to make your own, OR get one as part of an adopt raffle/auction. I hold free MYO events once a month in my Daomai group, so keep an eye peeled if you want one for free! If not, I sell Daomai MYO slots on my page under "commissions".
Sign Me Up! Do You Have a Group?
Yes I do! You can join it here >>