A Year & A Day: Pillywiggins


Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Rules Download: Pillywiggins.pdf

Quoth the Pilllywiggin:

A Redcap with a pipe-wrench? A Tooth-Fairy? No my dear, that is simply not the case. The Tooth-Fairies are lovely little Nevers that kiss your eye-lids with magic lips while you are sleeping and convert your milk-Teeth to the purest glittering glamour.


Pillywiggins Excerpt

Since the arrival of the Victorian Age, the once feared Fae were relegated to less and less of a threat. Whereas once they were the bane of old-farmers and country-folk, the logic of the 19th Century draped them in Victorian Frippery – Flower Fairies with gossamer butterfly wings and tiny glistening wands.

Some Fae balked at this bowdlerization of their once feared name. Not so the Pillywiggins.

At one time they were simple flowerfairies, but ever-since the mortal’s changing consensus of who and what the Fae were, they have not just acclimated, but have helped to reinforce it. Their natural knowledge of the Fae world easily granted them access into the Theosophical Society or other occult groups, where they worked extra hard to promote the New Fairy Identity.

The Fair-folk were now light and airy spirits of twilight, all gossamer and kindly and flighty. Every Fairy was a beneficial Fairy Godmother of legend. This even brought the Pillywiggins to the attention of the Autumn Mages of the Technocracy, who surprisingly approved – due to the control of the consensus that such brought.

For the Seelie of the Pillywiggins, this served as crowdcontrol, as the mortal populace grew to appreciate and even believe in the magic of the Fair Folk (see the The Cottingley Fairies). For the Unseelie, it garnered lots of ignorant victims, who were all too eager to step into the dragon’s mouth for three wishes or a magic kiss, or other such nonsense.




“The poets of old to make all things look more venerable than they were devised a thousand false Chimaeras; on every Field, River, Grove and Cave they bestowed a Fantasm of their own making: With these they amazed the world.
. . . And in the modern Ages these Fantastical Forms were reviv’d and possessed Christendom. . . .”
– History of the Royal Society, Thomas Sprat

. . .

“Believe in the Fairies who make Dreams come True. Believe in the Wonder, the Stars and the Moon. Believe in the magic from Fairies above. They dance in the flowers and sing songs of love. And if you just believe, and always stay true. The fairies will be there to watch over you.”
Believe ( Outro ) – Fuimadane

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“I write the songs that make the whole world sing. I write the songs of love and special things. I write the songs that make the young girls cry. I write the songs, I write the songs.”

– I write the Songs, Barry Manilow

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