A Year & A Day: Raksha

Changeling: the Dreaming

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Character Creation Guide Download: Raksha.pdf

Quoth the Raksha:

“Let us consider the words of Lord Krishna, when he said, ‘to the work you are entitled, but not to the fruits there-of.’ Kind of disheartening, no? But who needs Krishna when you have me as a spiritual advisor?”

Kith Excerpt:

Whether you call them Rakshasa, Rakshesa, Rakshi or Nri-chakshas, the Janjaati (Kith) family of tiger-headed demons is perhaps more notoriously infamous than any other Desi Monster. Masters of
illusion, and spinners of great lies, the Raksha claim their origins in the very origins of the cosmos.

When Brahma the great creator God took a nap after the turning of the last cycle, the Raksha created themselves out of Brahma’s own breath. Upon realization of their own destiny, they immediately fell upon Brahma and began to gorge themselves on his God-Flesh. Brahma awakening at his own destruction called to Vishnu for help.

“Rakshama!” he cried (literally, “Help me”), and Vishnu rushed in to cast the newly named Demons down to the realms of Men. The Raksha love this story and share it with all who listen. They also have several other origins of themselves, though, and they tell those with just as much pride.

For now, these liar-kings with backwards facing hands (some postulate a parting gift from Vishnu) ply their destructive trade amongst their Peri cousins. They are the voice and face of the Asura (Unseelie) Tribes, and they are doing just fine.



“Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.” ― Criss Jami


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