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  • Madhatter
    replied to Fae Enitites
    Here are some interesting Fairy creatures that would make really creepy/cool Changelings.
    The Pukwudgie, also known as bagwajinini or bokwjimen, among other things, is thought to be a magical creature of the forests and swamps. It is physically similar to a gray-skinned troll or other small goblin-type being in size and stature. The origin of the pukwudgie legend comes from Native American folklore. The name “pukwudgie” literally means “person of the wilderness.”

    The Algonquian and Wampanoag tribes have many legends about this creature who is thought to be capable of...
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  • Madhatter
    replied to True Fae characters
    Here are some Persian Gods that would make interesting True Fae. Drug
    An ancient Iranian female demon, the representation of the lie. She causes much evil. She is the eternal opponent of Asha vahishta.

    Angra Mainyu
    God of darkness, the eternal destroyer of good, personification and creator of evil, bringer of death and disease. He is also known as Ahriman, and his name means "fiendish spirit". He is seen as the personification of evil, he leading the dark forces against the hosts of Spenta Mainyu, the holy spirit, who assisted Ahura Mazda, the wise...
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  • Madhatter
    replied to Legendary/Epic Changeling
    Hansel and Gretel’s story begins just before the Black Death burst on the world stage, in the year 1316. After the European economy imploded and the little Ice Age of 1300 had begun. When people were so desperate that they were digging up graves to eat the corpses of the dead….. and they began eating each other. In a part of Europe that would become Germany a husband and wife were talking to each other. They did not have enough food to feed themselves and certainly not their son and daughter, Hansel and Gretel. The wife told the husband to take the children to the woods and leave them there....
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  • Madhatter
    replied to True Fae characters
    Here are some Dragons that would make interesting True Fae.
    Níðhöggr a powerful dragon in Norse Mythology that lives among the roots of the tree Yggdrasil which holds the 9 realms of Norse cosmology together. Níðhöggr also chews on the roots of the tree for all eternity with hopes to damage it and topple it. He has a rivalry with an unnamed eagle that lives at the top of the World Tree and the two exchange harsh words and messages through Ratatoskr, the giant mischievous squirrel, that bears the words between the two. It is said that the Níðhöggr will go off to Raganorak, the Norse...
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  • Madhatter
    replied to Legendary/Epic Changeling
    I guess the best way to explain my view of True Fae and Changeling's connection to mythologies and fairytales is based on how I separate True Fae from Changelings. As my thread on True Fae inspirations emphasize, I envision True Fae as the pagan gods and Leviathans, and Emperors of Hell that humans worshipped. Changelings are the fairytale heroes, villains(wyrd 1 through 6), demigods, spirits, greater faerie monsters, prince and princesses of hell(wyrd 7 to 9) that opposed or supported the True Fae. The True Fae are connected to the myths of the Asgardians, Jotuns, Firbolgs, Formorians, Olympians,...
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  • Madhatter
    replied to Legendary/Epic Changeling
    I wasn't talking about their appearance changing, rather that when escaping, the Changeling takes the story the True Fae set for them and made it there own. The second part of my argument was that there being multiple versions of a fairy tale did not mean that a Changeling's mien is constantly changing. My impression is that True Fae and Changelings (those of wyrd 10, at least) can gain a certain degree of power as legends and folktales surrounding them become more popular and well known.

    My earlier point of there being myths and legends older than our more popular fairytales was...
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  • Madhatter
    replied to Legendary/Epic Changeling
    A fairy tale that I think would work really well in a Changeling: The Lost setting, is the story of Undine. The story begins with a fisherman's daughter drowning, when she falls into a lake. However, the next morning, they find her wet and asleep in her cot (some versions imply while others state outright that undine was exchanged for a nymphs daughter and is a changeling). The child is very quit and mild. However, when they take her to a church to be baptized and prayers are said, the child begins to shriek and throw and tantrum. As Undine grows up, she become an extremely beautiful woman, but...
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  • Madhatter
    replied to Legendary/Epic Changeling
    Let me further explain this. One idea I have for the origins of the True Fae draws inspiration from the Fair Folk/Raksha from the Exalted Universe. That is.. that the True Fae were originally shapeless entities trapped outside of the mortal realm. As humans began to worship and develop myths about their gods, the True Fae discovered that they could enter the mortal realm and gain identity and shape by tapping into and harvesting these myths. They also developed their realms in Arcadia by drawing on human myths.

    The flip side was that Changelings discovered that they could develop...
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  • Madhatter
    replied to Legendary/Epic Changeling
    You need to remember that the major for theme of Changeling the lost is taking back your identity and making the story your own. I don't see there being multiple versions of a fairytales causing forcing a changeling's mien to constantly change, because the fairy tale was how you took your life back. I can actually see a wyrd 10 changeling gaining power from it though....
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  • Madhatter
    replied to Legendary/Epic Changeling
    I think an epic changeling book should imply (or at least allow to be explored) the idea that True Fae were, if not created, given form by human myths. You also have to remember that before there were fairy tales, there were mythologies and legends about Pagan gods. An epic Changeling book can suggest that such legends were what allowed the True Fae to first enter the mortal/human realm....
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  • Madhatter
    started a topic Global Changeling Book

    Global Changeling Book

    In the Legendary/Epic Changeling thread, it has been argued that such a book should focus on the least well known folk tales from around the world. Truthfully, I would like to see such myths explored in a global changeling book. That is, a book that looks at changeling society from around the world with chapters broken up into different regions; Asia(not just Japan, Korea, and China, but also Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Laos and India), Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. I would like the book to explore not just the courts specific to the different regions, but also kiths and...
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  • Madhatter
    replied to Legendary/Epic Changeling
    In the discussions of whether or not to use popular fairytale folk heroes/villains in a rule book that focuses on epic/legendary/wyrd 10 changelings, one developer stated that they would rather focus on the least well known legends. My argument for using the characters of popular tales is that you can explore the dark origins or darker versions of the myths.

    Case in point, Aladdin. Contrary to the popular Disney version of Aladdin as a heroic and noble figure, the original Alladin was impetuous, lazy, and stupid. His father dies of disappointment in the beginning of the story. To...
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  • Madhatter
    replied to Legendary/Epic Changeling
    I remember on this thread, the description of what a draconic darkling would look like. This churned in my head as I was thinking of mythical heroes and villains to be transformed into wyrd 10 changelings. I am surprised it took me this long, but I eventually realized, the Arthurian arch villain Mordred, would be the perfect folk villain to be reinvisioned as a darkling draconic. Thank’s to Sir Thomas Mallory’s popular interpretation of the Arthurian cycle, most of us know/envision Mordred as the traitorous son of King Arthur. However, Mordred’s beginnings are more diverse than that.
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  • Madhatter
    replied to True Fae characters
    I think your ideas for True Fae are rather interesting. Do you have any ideas for wyrd 10 changelings?...
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  • Madhatter
    replied to Legendary/Epic Changeling
    An interesting wyrd 10 Changeling storyline to explore would be one that focused on the story of Journey to the West. The story is based on an actual event, the pilgrimage of a Tang dynasty Buddhist monk, Xuanzang, to India so an East Asian Changeling chronicle could be used to explore the historical and mythical history of this work. Plus, I would LOVE to see Son Wukung, the Monkey King and inspiration for heroes like Son Goku as a wyrd 10 changeling I could easily see him as a wyrd 10 changeling with dual kith, the potent seeming merit for both kiths, plus my idea of potent seeming
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  • Madhatter
    replied to Legendary/Epic Changeling
    Alice Liddell: Along time ago, or to be more specific, in a rowing boat on The Isis/River Thames July 4, 1862, young Alice Pleasance Liddell told Charles Lutwig Dodgson( who would write under the pseudonym Lewsis Caroll) a most peculiar story. She described how she followed a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and found herself in the magical world of Wonderland. While there, she befriended a Mad Hatter, March Hare, the twins Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, as well as the White Rabbit, himself. She rescues them from the foul tempered and murderous Queen of Hearts, escapes from the Harpy...
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  • Madhatter
    replied to Fae Enitites
    I am not saying that orcs can't be changelings or True Fae. Rather, I try to include fae creatures that are not well known or put up folklore that allows popular fae entities to be reinterpreted in a less known way.
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  • Madhatter
    replied to Fae Enitites
    Truthfully, the reason I didn't include orcs is due to the fact that they are a comparatively newer folklore invented by Tolkien and inspired by bugbears and goblins....
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  • Madhatter
    replied to Fae Enitites
    Scota Bess was an evil being from Orkney folklore who was best described as a malevolent hag- she was said to of once inhabited the area known as Stronsay and sat upon a rock formation known locally as the Mermaid's Chair casting wicked spells by which to summon storms.

    Scota Bess was thus known (and feared) as one of Orkney's storm witches and embodies the unpredictable and dangerous nature of the open sea - somewhat ironically Scota Bess' ancient throne would later become associated with fortune telling and lost some of its former sinister status....
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  • Madhatter
    replied to True Fae characters
    The Tarasque is a legendary dragon from Provence, in southern France, that was tamed by Saint Martha of the New Testament. The dragon's story is very similar to that of King Kong's and the Beast's from Beauty and the Beast.

    According to the Golden Legend, a collection of the biographies of the saints and eccelesiastical leaders, the Tarasque terrorized the area Nerluc, causing massive devastation. The creaure was also believed to have been born to the Onachus, a bison-like beast who burnt anything it touched, and the Leviathan, a supposedly serpetine-like creature discussed in...
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