A Year & A Day: Aikanaka

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Aikanaka.pdf

Quoth the Aikanaka:

Grumble Grumble – Tourists, No Meat on Them – Grumble Grumble – it says KAPU for a reason… Grumble.”

Kith Excerpt:

Maori Traditions have the Mohoao a cannibalistic beast of a man who ate his enemies. Hawaiian Mythology tells of a great Earthly Chieftain and lover of a Moon Goddess, who was feared and renowned for his great size and fearsome appetites. Oceania is overflowing with tales of Mortals eating Mortals, and great giants striding the land. Even as recently as the 1970’s, the Pineapple fields of Oahu had reports of a Sasquatch-likemonster frightening military brats.

Some of these stories may be realized in the Aikanaka Kadugo, a tribe of Hairy-men Huringa, not unlike the Sasquatches of the Northwestern United States or Yetis of Tibet. Yet unlike those peaceful creatures, the Aikanaka are man-eaters. The name Aikanaka itself means “Eaters of People.” And that they do, at least once a month.

It is important to realize that no Aikanaka sees themselves as evil. Even the most ardent of their Kūhiki sees themselves as motivated by hunger alone, and scaring mortals seeks to teach a valuable lesson in respecting boundaries- a lesson many tourists valuably need.



“Go to the meat market of a Saturday night and see the crowds of live bipeds staring up at the long rows of dead quadrupeds. Does not that sight take a tooth out of the cannibal’s jaw? Cannibals? who is not a cannibal? I tell you it will be more tolerable for the Fejee that salted down a lean missionary in his cellar against a coming famine; it will be more tolerable for that provident Fejee, I say, in the day of judgement, than for thee, civilized and enlightened gourmand, who naliest geese to the ground and feistiest on their bloated livers in thy paté-de-foie-gras.” ― Herman Melville


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