Keepers of the Balance
The fairies are an old race. They, like the old legends go, hail from a realm called The Faerie.
They’re a very mercurial and capricious race. Some legends say they started out as angels, but they became too ‘corrupt’ for Heaven, but not corrupt enough for Hell.
They are very nature related and regular LotR elves would fall under this as well. Most of their magical abilities come in the form of manipulating nature. A fairy’s main goal is to keep nature in balance.
Mainly, the fairies still live in their home realm. Even tho the ‘gates’ to other parallel realms have been opened, finding a portal to The Faerie is rare. They can only be found in pure, untainted nature. However, some fairies like to go to visit the ‘Main World.’