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Are there "Kill On Sight" enemies in Changeling (i.e., like BSDs or Nephandi?)

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  • #31
    Originally posted by PookaKnight View Post
    Werewolf is a game of threes — Wyrm, Weaver, and Wyld; human, wolf, and metis; etc. Changeling is a game of dualities — glamour vs banality, Tuathan vs Fomorian, seelie vs unseelie, etc.
    Except for Adhene's three Arias and Kithain three phases of aging, for some reason.
    Last edited by Firkraag; 09-20-2017, 02:58 AM.


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    • #32
      Originally posted by Firkraag View Post
      Except for Adhene's three Arias and Kithain three phases of aging, for some reason.

      Which aren't really at odds?

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      • #33
        Thallain mostly I'd say are the big bads often. Especially certain types. I can see some like Servatal, Spriggans, Beasties and Ghasts being mercilessly hunted.

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        • #34
          Generally, anything other than a Thallain or (some of) the Adhene will kill Fomorians on sight. Even -- as of C20 -- House Balor.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by CaptOtter View Post
            So, basically, killing a high-level Technocrat (and I say this for the sake of academic argument--i.e., setting aside whether or to what degree any given changeling could reasonably rely on successfully offing a high-level Technocrat even if they wanted to) who is formally spearheading a project designed to actively and quickly shift sleepers towards a more banal consensus... would probably be cool in the book of any Glamour-fueled being then?
            I'm not sure I would actually agree with that assessment. Unless part of said program is a pogrom against Kithain then that Technocrat isn't really that much worse than a litany of other entirely mundane persons and organizations that you can argue try to "actively and quickly shift sleepers towards a more banal consensus..." Is that a threat to the Dreaming? Yes, but if you kill all abstract threats to the Dreaming you'll never stop. That's part of the modern world of Changeling.

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            • #36
              The Thallain seem to be the majorly bad Changelings as far as the series goes. They're even said to have been created by (and happily serve) the Fomorians. Fortunately (for them), many Thallain have some level of resemblance to the Kithain, and can pass themselves off as one for a short time if they try hard enough. But if their true nature is ever discovered, they can expect to at the very least be driven from the area, if not outright killed.

              In C20, it flat out states that even the most reserved of Satyrs would rip a Nasty limb from limb if they ever came across each other.


              The Shadow Court seems to be the only group that's willing to work with them on a frequent basis, and those Thallain who live in Kithain society usually join its ranks.


              The Thallain predate the Kithain, they were created in a time when the Dreaming was ruled by chaos and basic impulses. If the Thallain seem like the edgy, grim dark antagonists, that's because those are the dreams that spawned them. They are ancient, mythical beings from a time before even the mere concept of civilization existed. When the Kithain came along, they changed all that, as they were created from dreams of something grander than just acting on savage barbarism. The Dreaming began to change too, and the Thallain didn't know how to properly handle that, since those concepts were alien to their way of life. This lead to the war that lead to them being imprisoned. But now they're free, and they're looking to pick up where they left off, by reducing the Dreaming back to the savage wild land from whence it came.


              The Dark-Kin, contrary to their name, don't appear to be strictly evil. Their write up mentions that they were fae spirits who were adversely effected by the shattering. Instead of being trapped in the Autumn world, their spirits were trapped within the Dreaming, and gradually changed over time due to the raw glamour that flowed there.
              Last edited by Nyrufa; 01-17-2018, 09:13 PM.

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              • #37
                While some people might like the Shadow court, they ARE the closest thing to an eternal enemy that the Kithain have. Most Kithain don't know all the various crimes of shadow court members, but if they did, they would be horrified. The behind-the-scenes activities of house Balor and house Leanhaun aren't things that even the staunchest unseelie Kithain would condone. The reason they aren't "kill-on-sight" is two-fold. First, Shadow court Kithain aren't easily found.. even though there might be rumors that House Leanhaun supports the shadow court, the Leanhaun as individuals would deny it, and there's no way to prove otherwise. Secondly, Kithain are kinda new to the concept of final death. Until "recently" (in Kithain terms), death was something that they'd eventually come back from.. for that reason, it's not generally considered to be a way of solving problems.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Gothik_Knight View Post
                  While some people might like the Shadow court, they ARE the closest thing to an eternal enemy that the Kithain have. Most Kithain don't know all the various crimes of shadow court members, but if they did, they would be horrified. The behind-the-scenes activities of house Balor and house Leanhaun aren't things that even the staunchest unseelie Kithain would condone. The reason they aren't "kill-on-sight" is two-fold. First, Shadow court Kithain aren't easily found.. even though there might be rumors that House Leanhaun supports the shadow court, the Leanhaun as individuals would deny it, and there's no way to prove otherwise. Secondly, Kithain are kinda new to the concept of final death. Until "recently" (in Kithain terms), death was something that they'd eventually come back from.. for that reason, it's not generally considered to be a way of solving problems.


                  Also, perma killing another fae is almost as damaging to the killer as it is to the victim.

                  In fact, permanently killing criminals should be reserved as a last resort option in most Changeling societies!

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                  • #39
                    Killing should always be the last things Changelings do. "Death" always means the end of potential dreams and is overall an unnatural concept to their fairy soul. And let's be frank: Fairies can do much worse than "kill" you. From a local legend around where I live: A fairy can't kill you for real. You always turn out fine when the sun rises. She can turn you into a mushroom, squish the mushroom, turn you back and you WON'T DIE. You'll be fine in the morning, but have fun until then.

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