‘When a simple gesture could start a war, until you know the lingo get used to placing hands firmly in pockets.’
Observations, Matilda Oakley
As well as speaking the common tongue for the sake of interactions with humanity, the fey use a form of sign language they believe communicates right to the heart.
The technique is known as Shaping, a term derived from the hand and finger movements used and a deeper meaning of shaping the world around you.
Spells are solely expressed through Shaping, with gestures building energy before being released from the fingertips.
The language takes on a different form in the depths of the Starless with Shadowshaping. Instead of harnessing magic, this unusual technique strengthens stealth, subterfuge and secrecy.