Faeries on occasion abandon their children to be raised by humans. Sometimes this is done to protect the child from a threat faced by the parents. Other times enemies might kidnap the babe and leave it with humans, denying it a true faerie upbringing. Sometimes a human baby is taken and replaced with a faerie. These are the changelings of legend.
Orphaned faeries know little of their native history or customs, but do possess some racial attributes and Qualities as well as an inherent glamour that disguises the truth of their conception. Ofttimes these children remain ignorant of their own origin until adolescence, when many learn to see through the illusion.