The Big Wheel
The Call is a feature of the fae. It is often misunderstood as a calling that makes one feel fulfillment. In fact, it is the being’s prime purpose for existence, written onto its very being at its creation. The Call is not tied to a fae’s soul, if they possess one. It is knit into the connection between all aspects of their being, and if one aspect lapses (physical, emotional, or spiritual), so does the Call.
All fae experience the Call. It transcends all other priorities and needs, and is able to sustain all aspects of a fae’s being as long as they strive after it. To be clear: fae do not need to eat, drink, or sleep while you are in communion with the Call.
For example, a fae tiger does not kill because it is hungry, it kills because its Call is to hunt and kill. The tiger is neither good nor evil, nor is its Call: it simply is. As another example, an Eladrin may have the Call to be a woodworker. She may ignore the Call in order to serve as mayor of her city, and will be able to survive like the mortal races: eating, drinking, and sleeping. The Call does not depart her, and she is free to return to it as long as she lives, as it is written on her very being.