Investigation Report: Tizard Children & The Fae by Sir William Knox, 1911 (1/2)

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Title: The Re-emergence of the Unseelie Court & The Reclassification of the Fae
Sir William Knox
Department: Queen Mary I Archives
Field/s: British and Celtic Mythology
Academic Subject/s: Fae / Unseelie Court / Tudor Kingdom
Investigator/s: Sir William Knox – DOSA
Photographer: Tiziano Bianchetti – SoNF
Investigation Date: March to June 1911
Location/s: Tizard Residence & Rodborough Common, Stroud, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
Investigation Subject/s: Rose Tizard (10) & Violet Tizard (12)
Final Report Date: June 27th, 1911

Preface Report

Established Lore: The Fae Kingdom and Fae Courts

  • The Dark Fae Court is ruled by Queen Mab.
    • This court is associated with enchanting Queen Mary I.
    • The court is associated with a sickness similar to scarlet fever.
  • Children do not need to use fae ointment on their eyes to see the fae.
  • Fae folk have personalities similar to that of children and have been documented to be drawn to them in a form of unconcious or concious kinship.
  • The Fae realm is divided into two courts
    • Sellie (Light) court ruled by Queens Titania
    • The Unseelie (Dark) Court ruled by Queens Mab
      • It is believed that Queen Mab’s court, or at least her part of the Fae realm is linked with Helheim and the infernal and daemonic.
        • Helheim, or Hel, Hell, the underworld are similar synonyms although there have been no historical accounts of ties between the Fae and infernal magiks.
  • They have a similar governmental structure to that of feudalism.
  • Although there is no societal distinction between the Fae, they can be classified by the colour caps or garb and their associated behaviours to retain the colour of their cap.
    • If a Fae was to lose the colour of their cap the result is fatal, they each have specific ways to ‘refill’ this colour.
    • Red: Fighters – Restored by human blood- Blue: Miners – Tin or Iron, Yellow: Tricksters – Gold or gems, Green: Nature – Flowers and animal offal, Brown: Household – Vegetable peel and animal bones, Grey: Water – Human Bones, Black: Death – human tears, White: Ensorcellment – human flesh.

Established Theory: Fae Realm and Dimensional Superpositioning

Queen Mary I encountered Queen Mab and the Unseelie Court as a child. The first interaction is usually almost fatal, showing signs of symptoms similar to that scarlet fever.

To survive this illness the child bargains their fertility to the Queen, granting her the ability to sire children once more. The child usually knows nothing of this bargain or if so, the importance of what they have done.

Queen Mary I became a close ally with Queen Mab and conspired to unify the two realms, the Fae and Midgard in both politics and reality. Dr John Dee at the time theorised as to the eventual outcome of such an event, in summary:

Destruction of a cataclysmic scale as the Fae realm and the principles and laws of its existence clashes with Earth’s physics tearing both realms apart and leaving one superpositioned on the other. Eventually, for an unknown period of time, the superpositioned dimension transmutes the loser, reconstituting the very nature of its existence into matter and energy native to the dominate world. During this process, reality will fray leaving both realities susceptible to destructive distortions. The eventual result has four possible outcomes.

Dr Dee’s Proposed Outcomes

  • The superpositioned dimension survives intact, the point of impact has been closed, the principles of reality are returned to normal. The transmutation process halts, leaving the latter reality in a state of flux, eventually tearing itself apart……
  • The superpositioned dimension survives intact, the point of impact cannot be closed it is in a state of flux. The principles of reality are in a state of stable flux. The transmutation process continues are a slow decay, providing enough extra energy to support the fluctuating principles of the superpositioned dimension. If stabilised, dependent on the process, the prime and secondary dimensions can be saved (see below)
  • The superpositioned dimension survives intact, the point of impact survives intact and the secondary dimension survives intact. A stable portal is created at the location of the ritual. Dependent on the process there are variable outcomes:
    • An increasing radius of reality in both areas of the portal are weakened creating a blending of both their principles but not matter or energy.
    • The process permanently fuses both realities. Principles of the both universes flux until a median is created, the size of the eventual landmass is dependent on the process, catastrophic if blending both realities as a whole but manageable in pockets. Portals in this area may lead in an out of either reality.
    • A veil, akin to that to the realm of Valhalla opens up. However, it stabilised and gargantuan in proportions, cutting a swathe across England and slicing her in two.
    • The superpositioned dimension collapses, the point of impact remains unstable, the secondary dimension collapses. Both dimensions enter entropy in mutual cataclysmic destruction.