A Year & A Day: Kalavinki

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Kalavinki.pdf

Quoth the Kalavinki:

“You need help over there, Sister? Sure. Where you headed? A hot date? With who? Oh. Uhm,… Actually I am in a hurry… there was a thing I forgot to do. Sorry.”

Kith Excerpt:

Unrequited love is an exacting proposition and what makes it more-so is when the subject of one’s affections is a deplorable ass-hat who can only truly love themselves. The Kalavinki Tribe of Peri (Fae) are a race of pea-hens. Also called the Mayuri, they are doomed to forever romantically pursue their Kalavinkinka, also called the Mayura, opposites.

Yet this condemned chase/romance isn’t the end-all be-all for this all-female Janajaati (Kith). There are numerous stories of the Kalaviṅki aside from their male counterparts. They were beautiful bird-women with clear voices that rang out through the Buddhist heavens- decreeing the dharma to all who would receive it. Even as far East as China, these half-bird half human Peri were welcomed for their beauty and grace, and unlike the male half of the Tribe- their kindness and empathy.

The Kalavinki serve as the face, voice, and grace of the Vedic (Seelie) courts. The Grand conclaves held between both Vedic and Asura Janajaati have the Kalaviṅki representing all the desires and strictures that the Vedic courts espouse. Promoting mercy, tact and decorum (unless the other party is represented by Kalavinka – see frailty below) the Kalavinki present the best face possible for the Peri.

“Maybe I was destined to forever fall in love with people I couldn’t have.
Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them.
Waiting to make me feel the same impossibility over and over again.”
― Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home


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