A Year & A Day: Jing Ze Shengwu

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Jing-Ze-Shengwu.pdf

Quoth the Jing Ze Shengwu:

“Indeed. I see you eating Food, with your mouth, yes? Tell me. Do you eat because you enjoy it? Or because you know it is important to do so, I wonder? Hunger is something you feel, yes?”

Kith Excerpt:

Somewhere between the razors edge of the fabled Inanimae Empire of Flickers and the borders of the deep dreaming lies the mirror world. Only two kinds of creatures exist in this realm, the Jìng zǐ Shēngwù – which translates to living mirror, and some cosmic fish. This story is true.

In 2697BC, an army of Inanimae from somewhere near the Empire of Flickers invaded what would one day be China. This Army was a mass of strange skittering goblins, with quicksilver skin and no identity of their own. Called the Fauna of Mirrors, these mercurial forces were thwarted by the Great Yellow Emperor, Huang Di. Through great alchemical sorcery and ingenious traps, he banished them back to their home realm, and devised failsafe methods to keep them bound. Guardian fish made of light were sent by Huang Di to guard the pathways between their world and the worlds beyond. Of course, mirrors served as the doorways to and from these worlds, and there were plenty of fish to patrol the mirrors. But Huang Di knew that someday these fail-safe methods would expire, and the fauna of mirrors would once again march on the world.

There are far more mirrors today then there were then, and that army of light-fish were finite in number. It is easier for the Jìng zǐ Shēngwù to enter our world today. According to the legend, the Jìng zǐ Shēngwù were trying to conquer our world and make it their own. That didn’t work. So, they devised a new plan. They will adapt to this world, comprehend the mortal spectrum, play the part of humanity. They study, learn, feign emotions. When the time is right, they will unite the mirror world and the waking realm, and not a human will notice…



“For I do not exist: there exist but the thousands of mirrors that reflect me. With every acquaintance I make, the population of phantoms resembling me increases. Somewhere they live, somewhere they multiply. I alone do not exist.” ― Vladimir Nabokov


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