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Spriggans are diminutive members of the fairy kingdom, more closely related to sprite than goblins and dwarves. In the natural state, they could easily be mistaken for a cat if seen from a distance, due to their large luminous eyes, furry bodies, and long tails. But spriggans are otherwise only similar to cats in their complete disinterest in anything other than their own agenda - which, being of the nature of other faeries, changes from moment to moment. Being a prominent figure of faerie, they possess certain magical powers that allow them to change shapes at dramatic speeds, ranging in size from tiny insects to towering monsters. They can also travel instantly across vast distances in the blink of an eye.

Popular culture

  • Lawrence Watt-Evans novel The Spriggan Mirror, as well as other books in the Ethshar series
  • Spriggans appear in the Elder Scrolls series of RPGs in the Bloodmoon expansion of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and in the The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion games, but here they represent dryads and wood spirits rather than fairies. In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for example, Spriggans can summon bears and other woodland creatures.
  • Spriggan is a manga series and 1998 anime movie.
  • Appears in Chrono Cross as a playable character named Sprigg, who has the ability to transform into many enemies she's defeated. She is named "Spriggan" in the Japanese version but her name was reduced due to the 6 character space restraint.