Pixies are a pain, pixies are a pest. What have the poor pixies done, one wonders, to merit such a reputation? Here's a small sampling from their biggest pranks.
The 1034 library heist
In 1034 pixies raided the grand library of S'endral and stole all the gilt from the book covers. Appearantly their initial plot had been to steal a book containing itching powder formulas but they got distracted. S'endrali researchers spent much of the next decade restoring the texts of such books that used gold inks for the first letter of each page. The pixies meanwhile went around with goldpaint on their faces until it went out of style the next decade.
The Zerthan jeweler torment, part I
During spring 1102 in the city state of Zerthan, jewelers started putting bowls of marbles in clearly visible places on their counters after a troop of pixies came looking for shinies in the busy jewelers district and made off with a fortune of rare gems and diamonds.
The Zerthan jeweler torment, part II
In the summer of 1102 in the city state of Zerthan, jewelers removed the bowls of marbles after they found out rather painfully that pixies can get very creative with round glass stones. Around the same time Zerthan doctors won great renown for their ability to fix broken legs and arms.
The pixie hunts of 1106
In 1106, pixies were hunted and prosecuted in the land of El'yan-der after one stole the glass eye of king Merketh while he was making a speech to his people urging for greater inter-species communication and tollerance for, you guessed it, pixies. The king was not amused.
In 1145 the entire crystal city of Ahm in the kingdom of
Bem, one of the wonders of the world that is, vanished overnight
after some pixies were spotted by farmers living closeby.
Spokepixies have strongly denied all allegations of involvement
and attribute the dissapearance to a freak act of nature.
Sholars that have been keen to point out that as Fey, pixies
are spirits of nature have been plagued by similar freak acts
All cities in bem are now constructed from dull grey stone.
In 1147 the young mage Yalin was asked to hold a speech about the nature of Magic to a gathering of nobles. Yalin, being a bookworm, was very nervous about talking in front of such a large and esteemed audience and told his teacher so. The teacher then recommended that he imagine the members of the audience in their underwear. Unfortonately this sage advice was overheard by some pixies who decided to help poor Yalin out.
Not all that shines is silver
Times weren't looking up in El'yan-der in 1204 after pixies stole the silver lining from all the clouds.
In the early 1200's it was said that the streets of Lhaeshorrand were paved with gold. Unfortunately this was said to pixies too, who flocked to the city by the dozen. When they did not find the promised gold there, about half of them started digging up the streets thinking the Lhaeshorrandae were being greedy and had hidden the gold. The other half got bored and started pulling pranks on the city. In modern days this is known as the pink age of Lhaeshorrand. It is in this age that the great asylum was built (and rapidly filled) in the proud port town.