I moved your post here in the new players because there is a lot of information that may help you play looking at the stickies, the game has changed quite a lot since you were here.
For one thing there are no fairies in game. Try getting in irc tomorrow and ask, your fairy should have an option to change to another race. These are the races.. and reading on, a little of the history but that is still being worked on.. http://illarion.org/illarion/races/us_races.php
In the mean time, you might wish to make another char just to learn the ins and outs of the game... irc can be helpful for you also. http://illarion.org/community/us_chat.php
You can also PM the GM's (listed in red at the bottom of this page) and ask, though I am not sure any are around this late.