Will-o'-the-Wisps (Family: Falsilucidae)Edit
The luminous will-o’-the-wisps are spotted deep in forests, swamps and other desolate places and appear as glowing orbs that move slowly over the landscape. These phantom lights are called by many different names and are even sometimes thought to be a prank of some malicious faerie. Elves particularly delight in using will-o’-the-wisps as a source of illumination and decoration for their revels.
Lost travelers spotting wisps often believe they are seeing an artificial light and head toward it, causing them to become even more lost. Many have died, lost and alone, or fallen prey to some more dangerous faerie. As with stray sod, it is unlikely that the wisps know that they cause so much havoc for mortals. Even if they did, however, there is little reason to think that they would change.Some Wisps have also been known to help lost travelers, by guiding them onto the correct path.
- Will-o'-the-Wisp (Candentisphaera floccata)
Additional factsEditAccording to Care and Feeding of Sprites, Will-o'-the-Wisps are sometimes mistaken for Sprites. It is not suggested to keep
Wisps as pets, as they can be very dangerous despite their great beauty. If Will-o'-the-Wisps is kept inside a house, they will float around lazily, and the lawn will start to become waterlogged and resembling the swamps that is the Wisps' natural habitat. People inside the house will become disoriented when the creatures is present and will even become lost in corridors and large rooms. Residents who leave the house will become more and more unable to find their way back home.