A Year & A Day: Shelly Coats

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Shelly-Coat.pdf

Quoth the Shelly Coat:

In your mother’s voice:
“Oh my GAWD! I am totally drowning in this Loch, Help! This water is totally cold and Nessie is nibbling at my liver! Hah! J.K.”

Kith Excerpt:

Like their Swan May and Selkie cousins, the Shelly Coats are a Kith born of inheritance. Along the shores of muddy lochs, and in rocky mountain streams, certain families of Kinain play and laugh at their own jokes and in their own tongues. These Caledonian tribes all boast a Wicht (Kith) forbear that has a great bounty to bequeath later on.

While it would be all too easy to dismiss the Shelly Coats as anything more than odd looking water-bogies in the same veins as aquatic Pooka sans shape-shifting, in truth the Shelly Coats are an old-world fae family with a long-history of infamous Highland jokes, with stories that reach back hundreds of generations. Perhaps as old as the Pechs, the Shelly Coats have been haranguing and harassing mortals well before Romans put up that wall. No few Shelly Coats will lie and tell you that their family was the reason for Hadrian’s disdain.

Truth of the wall or no, there is something to be said about the watery Wicht. Pranks and jests aside, they are capable of great loyalty and great deception both. Out of all Scotland’s many Fae creatures, old world and new, none are as over-looked as the Shelly Coats. The Shelly Coats also prefer it that way, the better to pull their pranks undetected.



“We have all at one time been stranded on islands shouting lies across the seas of misunderstanding, hoping the fog will carry our mischief to the distant ports in people’s minds.” ― Shannon L. Alder


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