paigethefiremage:

brothersapart:

Hah, it’s true! The wood sprites of Wellwood are all vegetarians. Interestingly enough, when Sam arrived, one of the first things the sprites did was see what their Archives had on humans. They discovered there that humans do eat meat, and then came an unbearably awkward conversation with Sam. It was hard to figure out how to bring it up with him, but it was kind of important that they know … would a human eat a sprite? And did they need to figure out a way to get meat for him, or could he survive without it?

Thankfully they could smooth that over after many perplexed looks and probably lots of cringing.

Sam grew up with a sprite diet, since it would be hard for them to get meat for him. It worked out well, because the food was all extremely healthy and helped him grow into a strong young knight!

Were they afraid Sam might try to eat them? That would be a very awkward conversation indeed…

Not at all! Sam is sprite-sized, so it didn’t cross their minds that he would want to eat them. However, after they found out that his brother might be a giant, suddenly they had to think about the fact that he could present that danger. Their worry was more along the lines of “if we find him, will he want to eat us?” A question like that can make diplomacy very tricky, depending on the answer.

Wood sprites are a prey species, so their general rule is caution with anything that might be a predator, and for people that consider four inches to be pretty tall, that list is kind of long.

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