A Year & A Day: Brunnies

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Brunnies.pdf

Quoth the Brunnies:

“No, No, don’t thank me, this is just a little gift between friends yes?”

Kith Excerpt:

Brunnies are wild and crazy, yet helpful and benevolent Cottage Faerie from the rural Scottish Country-side. Also called Brownies by those with more High-Brow Pronunciations (the more rustic of the Scot-folk still prefer the proper pronunciation of Brunnie) they appear as small frenzied looking creatures, somewhere between a Pooka, Piskie and Boggan. Often times young, female, and cute as a button, there is no wonder why a certain branch of Girl-scouts is named after them.

While the Boggans may be known as the chief caretakers of free-holds, castles, and keeps, Brunnies are the real power behind a places’ looking-after. A Brunnie gets immense pleasure in making sure a house-hold is clean, maintained and more than anything efficient. They are notorious for doing chores, and helping a house, often without being asked, and sometimes when their help isn’t even wanted. Washing dishes and doing laundry, bigger and harder jobs like harvesting and reaping crops, or even odd jobs like fixing someone’s shoes (much like a proverbial shoe-maker’s lucky ordeal).

However, as much as they live to help out a House-Hold, they will in no circumstance serve as staff. A Brunnie would rather eat a cold-iron knife than serve someone as a Butler or Maid. This may stem from their Frailty of never being able to accept Payment for their services. While food left out for them overnight is grand or even a new pair of shoes will delight them, these things have to be set up as gifts. A Brunnie cannot accept any form of payment, and even an utterance of “Thank You” will drive them from a domicile. Any Brunnie who does accept one of these things finds themselves wracked with conflicting emotions and may go Unseelie using their powers to harangue their House-Mates. This also may happen if someone in the Household should brag about living with a Brunnie. Brunnies will not suffer living with a braggart, and will either leave, or go Unseelie.



“Of all modern notions, the worst is this: that domesticity is dull. Inside the home, they say, is dead decorum and routine; outside is adventure and variety. But the truth is that the home is the only place of liberty, the only spot on earth where a man can alter arrangements suddenly, make an experiment or indulge in a whim. The home is not the one tame place in a world of adventure; it is the one wild place in a world of rules and set tasks.” ― G.K. Chesterton


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