A Year & A Day: Vargomora

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Vargomora.pdf

Quoth the Vargomora:

“You don’t belong here. You are trespassing. Any further and I will send out my Matron to deal with you. She is far less forgiving than I.”

Kith Excerpt:

Beyond Srogi (Unseelie) and Sheka (Seelie) but perhaps a bit of both, the Vargomora are the living embodiments of the Wolfwoman Archetype, and enjoy the fear and respect such an archetype ensures. Colloquially called the Wolf-hags (though never in the Vargomora’s earshot) this all-female Krew (Kith) are created not born. When a kinain female (sometimes one from another Krew or Kith, already undergone chrysalis) becomes disillusioned, angry, or hurt by the outside world, they retreat both into themselves and the wild places. Only this certain type of rugged and independent women can inherit the mantle. Deep in the wild places, they are approached by an older Vargomora who presents them with a wolf-skin. Thus, another Vargomora is created.

Like the Swan Mays, Selkies, and numerous other Skin-Changers, this wolfskin is the catalyst for the Vargomora’s Fae existence. With it, the Vargomora can transmogrify her body into any number of wolfish forms. Yet only the rarest of females gets this opportunity, and only those who already possess a Vargomora’s mentality get the chance.

Once she receives and accepts the wolf-skin, the budding Vargomora is brought into a training period that will last the rest of her matron’s life. There are only ever two of the Vargomora together in such relationships. Such relationships exist in any number of dynamics. Mother/daughter, elder/younger sisters, lovers, matron/retainer, teacher/student, even master and slave for the worst of the relationships. Once a matron feels her undoing fast approaching, she will finish her training, present the younger with her own precious wolfskin, and the cycle begins anew.



“It is worse to stay where one does not belong at all than to wander about lost for a while and looking for the psychic and soulful kinship one requires.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype


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