A Year & A Day: Chuhaister

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Chuhaister.pdf

Quoth the Chuhaister:

“No, please, continue your music. Don’t mind me, I’m just here to shake my groove-thing…”

Kith Excerpt:

Others will unjustly expect the Chuhaister to be a skulking, malevolent forest-giant: chaotic, evil, and the ringleader of a gang of goblins. Perhaps the twigs on their giant head looks like a wooden cage to hold tiny fae, or they bear too many wild similarities to their evil Leshiye cousins in the North. They certainly play enough pranks, usually on the overly violent Vâlvă (Kith) that they share the realm with. Perhaps it those violent types that have reinforced the stereotypes. It is hard for a thug to like anyone who refuses to give a good fight – or any fight really.

One of the most Sanziene (Seelie) of Vântoase (Changelings) in the Lands Beyond the Forest, stories tell of a time when giants roamed in a wild wood far removed from the safe world of mortals. The Old-World Chuhaister are a hold- over from ancient times, and still play the part, venturing into human settlements rarely. Only good drink, and beloved l music can coax a Chuhaister out of their forest.

Protective of humans in a way that few Fae are, the Chuhaister remember what their existence was before their chrysalis. They still remember how great it was to live amongst their kinain families. If their life wasn’t that great beforehand, then how great is it now?

Living out there in the woods with the cool and the mist and the green and the quiet. Plus, whenever they need, there is a whole village of music and drink and friends nearby. If some angry little folks see this life as chaotic or evil, so be it. It’s not the Chuhaister’s obligation to change minds.



“Power without compassion is like a giant that blocks the sunlight.” ― Criss Jami, Healology


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