A Year & A Day: Ahl-il-Tirub

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Ahl-Il-Tirub.pdf

Quoth the Ahl-Il Tirub:

“Look… there, do you see? All that water, it calls to you, yes? To slake your thirst in the cool wet depths, yes? Go to it, then. Run! It is there and it is waiting and it is real…”

Kith Excerpt:

The Tuareg tribes of Morocco understood the Ahl–il-Tirub well, these desert daughters of Jinn were capable of untold damage. The Sand-Witches would dry up wells, trip camels, and spring-up in the form of great columns of spinning sand to harm weary travelers. Though wild and angry, they were also staunch followers of Islam, and could show great mercy to those who approached the desert with the respect and awe it deserved. These tales serve as warnings to strangers travelling the Sahara and are truer than most outsiders reckon.

Not quite unlike their elemental cousins the Inanimae, the Ahl-il-Tirub are tied to the natural world in a way that few outsiders understand, even amongst their fellow Earth-conscious Emere. Though they aren’t hatched from any natural surrounding (like the Inanimate), the harsh wind, scouring heat and sand, and surreptitious siren’s call of the Sahara invites a young Ahl-il-Tirub’s chrysalis.

Despite their penchant for destruction, the Ahl-il-Tirub isn’t a Thallain Tribe, and certainly isn’t Jinn-blooded (though many of them haved alliances with the Djinn). The Ahl-il-Tirub are simply creatures of the desert- beautiful and passionate. Also known as Ahl at-Trab, they are manifestations of a sentient desert world. This world can be vindictive and cruel, but also playful and joyfully chaotic.



“I asked him if it were a mirage, and he said yes. I said it was a dream, and he agreed, but said it was the desert’s dream not his. And he told me that in a year or so, when he had aged enough for any man, then he would walk into the wind, until he saw the tents. This time, he said, he would go on with them.”
– Neil Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions


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