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  • "unseelie" does not me impish prankster. your unseelie red cap should be eating babies. your unseelie sluagh should be creeping out of the closet to bring terror to children- absolute, psyche scarring horror. your unseelie pooka should be telling the kind of lies that wreck a marriage, that cause a massacre.

    mordicai: crown me king! mordicai 2004

  • Ironfoot is a former soldier and currently a scholar working for the seelie main Academy and specializing in arcane magic and technology who is investigating the devastating "weapon of mass destruction" that the villainous unseelie Queen Mab had unleashed on a seelie city at the end of Midwinter.

    "The Office of Shadow" by Matthew Sturges (reviewed by Liviu Suciu) Liviu 2010

  • ANALYSIS: "The Office of Shadow" starts with an action sequence some years past that features both agents of the title's organization - before its supposed official closing under the treaty mentioned above -and their deadly unseelie opponents, the Bel Zheret.

    "The Office of Shadow" by Matthew Sturges (reviewed by Liviu Suciu) Liviu 2010

  • Since little is known about the weapon, there is panic in the Faerie lands and among various conflicting proposals - invade, appease, investigate, bribe - the rumored and specifically banned by the last treaty with the unseelie, super-secret Office of Shadow is reconstituted with the three above as first new "recruits".

    "The Office of Shadow" by Matthew Sturges (reviewed by Liviu Suciu) Liviu 2010

  • I had originally given permission to a Greek fanzine to use the story -- a bit of juvenalia about a battle between the seelie and unseelie faerie courts as seen as a basketball game that is unpublished (and likely to remain so) in English -- last year for a special theme issue on sports to coincide with the Olympics.

    Breakfast in Bed desayunoencama 2005

  • For a second she noticed only how fast the dust settled, no air to lift it, and that it'd gotten all over her, a fine powder that clung, an unseelie mess.

    Operation Luna Anderson, Poul, 1926- 1999

  • Where the Wild Hunt are at the eck and call of the unseelie court and the seelie court are almost gone.

    Irish Blogs Susan Hated Literature 2010

  • There will be an assumed non-specific setting type, the principal assumption being that magic is hidden from the common folk and that technology is limited to full plate armour and arbalests (no firearms), other assumptions being that there is a spectral realm, a ghost realm and probably a seelie realm and an unseelie realm (rather than a single fey realm).

    theRPGSite Omnifray 2009

  • but here the author restricts both the characters and the action only to the neighboring two elvish kingdoms, of which the unseelie one is mostly aerial since it resides in great part over the "Badlands".

    "The Office of Shadow" by Matthew Sturges (reviewed by Liviu Suciu) Liviu 2010


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  • Two of the most prominent categories of fairies, derived from Scottish folklore, are the division into the Seelie Court and the Unseelie Court.

    The Unseelie (Unholy) Court consisted of the malicious and evilly-inclined fairies. Unlike the Seelie Court, no offense is necessary to bring down their assaults. As a group (or "host"), they would appear at night and assault travelers, often carrying them through the air, beating them, and forcing them to commit such acts as shooting elfshot at cattle.


    February 11, 2008