A Year & A Day: Grey-Neighbours

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Grey-Neighbours.pdf

Quoth the Grey-Neighbour:

“Shh… Relax friend… this won’t hurt if you don’t struggle. There is nothing to worry about. Everything is fine…. Just fine…”

Kith Excerpt:

Perhaps more OTHER than any single entity in the dreaming or beyond, the Adhene family known colloquially as the Grey-Neighbours represents one of the most horrifying primal aspects of all Faerie Lore. – that of Kidnapping mortals for unknown ends.

Mortals once lived in so much fear of these completely alien creatures, that the appellation of Grey-Neighbours was the only title used in deferential submissiveness. While many other Kithain, Thallain, Adhene, or other family may have had euphemisms attached, the Grey-Neighbours simply have no other titles. They a simply ARE the Grey-Neighbours, and for good or worse, that is the only name that is needed to send cold shivers down the backs of both mortals and fae alike.

In modern times, the concept of being abducted by cold and emotionless beings has been reinterpreted to mean strange creatures from beyond the stars. The Grey-Neighbours, with their origins in the deepest recesses of the Far dreaming, and their impassive detached faces may have very well been a catalyst for such wide-spread urban legends. While the few Grey-Neighbours that are approached and asked of such connections just stare back wide-eyed and unresponsive, it does make for certain connections. The Grey-Neighbours can rightly described as “Alien” in mindset, more-so perhaps than any  other of the Adhene Denizens.



“Grey-Neighbours, the. One of the EUPHEMISTIC NAMES FOR THE FAIRIES given by the Shetlanders to the Trows, the small greyclad Goblins whom the Shetlanders used to propitiate and fear, using against them many of the means used all over the islands as PROTECTION AGAINST FAIRIES.” – Mary Katherine Briggs, An Encyclopedia of Fairies. Pg. 205.

“Humanity is actually under the control of dinosaur-like alien reptiles called the Babylon Brotherhood who must consume
human blood to maintain their human appearance.” – David Icke

“Everyone’s quick to blame the alien.” – Aeschylus


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