Dryads are a type of plant-like non-human species.
Appearance and BiologyEdit
Dryads are plant-like humanoids but are all female. They all have light-colored skin with hair depicting the color of the trees and/or flowers they grow from. Dryads are all female and exceedingly beautiful.
In Greek mythology, the dryads are female spirits of nature (nymphs), who preside over the groves and forests. Each one is born with a certain tree over which she watches. A dryad either lives in a tree, in which case she is called a hamadryad, or close to it. The lives of the dryads are connected with that of the trees; should the tree perish, then she dies with it. If this is caused by a mortal, the gods will punish him for that deed. The dryads themselves will also punish any thoughtless mortal who would somehow injure the trees.
Though they are easygoing and mild-mannered, they tend to not associate with other species (this is true of all plant-like species). However, exceptions are made for those who do not harm them or provide them with care, and they sometimes open their hearts to helpful members of other species.
Also, should a male of an intelligent species approach the tree, the Dryad will seduce and capture the male. Unable to resist their allure, the males are drawn to her. If the Dryad takes a liking to the male, she’ll keep him there by showing him a dream he will never wake up from. He’ll end up becoming nourishment to the dryad until he’s drained dry. However, if the male stays awake long enough for the dryad to get tired, he can escape without losing his life.
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